US keeps eye on Russian nuclear
While Washington and Moscow have been daggers drawn Cold War-style since the start of the Ukrainian crisis, the US administration is trying to keep a few discreet Russian programmes operational. [...]
The Department of Homeland Security was established in the wake of the 9/11 attacks and, with a budget of $100 million and more than 240,000 personnel, it is now one of the US’ biggest government departments. Its varied missions include the fight against terrorism, border control and cyber-security.
Weighed down by debts, the private security group Altegrity, which owns the corporate intelligence firm Kroll and the vetting companies Hireright and USIS, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on February 8. Beyond its difficulties in the wake of the botched [. [...]