Brian Naylor

Brian Naylor appears in the following:

U.S. Bioterrorism-Detection Program Is Unreliable, Report Finds

Monday, November 23, 2015

The Government Accountability Office says that Homeland Security's BioWatch system, deployed in 30 U.S. cities, has issued dozens of false alarms since its introduction in 2003.


4 Things To Know About Visa Waivers And Security

Friday, November 20, 2015

The visa waiver program allowed 20 million travelers into the U.S. last year. Many say it poses a bigger threat than the refugee resettlement program.


4 Things To Know About The Vetting Process For Syrian Refugees

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

The Paris attacks have ignited a debate over whether Syrian refugees should be allowed into the U.S. Refugees are vetted by various agencies, but several state officials have cited security concerns.


Obama Defends U.S. Strategy Against ISIS

Monday, November 16, 2015

In a press conference in Turkey, the president ruled out sending additional U.S. troops to Syria in the wake of the Paris attacks.


Russian Jetliner Disaster Renews Airport Security Concerns

Friday, November 13, 2015

The possibility that a bomb caused the mid-air disintegration of a Russian airliner has officials worried about airport security. Workers in the U.S. undergo background checks, but gaps remain.


IRS May Soon Use Private Debt Collectors

Monday, November 09, 2015

A provision in the highway bills before Congress would require the IRS to hire collection agencies to collect back taxes. Congress sees it as a way of raising money to pay for highwa...


New TSA Head Promises To Improve Security Procedures

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Government investigators say they've found repeated failures in the effectiveness of airport screening. The TSA head said Tuesday he's committed to trying to improve performance.


Groups Aim To Make It Easier To Own A Cable TV Box Instead Of Renting

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

A study estimated that 99 percent of cable TV subscribers rent their set-top boxes and pay on average $231 a year to do so. Groups want to make it easier for consumers to own similar devices.


FAA Proposes Record Fine Against Drone Operator

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

The FAA is proposing a nearly $2 million fine against a drone operator it says was operating outside the rules and endangering safety. NPR talks to the head of the FAA about what's behind the hefty penalty.


FAA Proposes Nearly $2 Million Fine To Drone Operator For Restricted Flights

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

The Federal Aviation Administration charges the company, SkyPan International, conducted 65 flights in the skies over Chicago and New York, some of the nation's most restricted and congested airspace.


Amid VW Scandal, Critics Want Access To Carmakers' Computer Code

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Most of us are unaware of what goes on under the hood of our car. Some people, including safety researchers, would like to access the software. But a 1998 copyright law stands in the way.


A Regular Guy With A Big Job: The Legacy Of Speaker Boehner

Friday, September 25, 2015

As House Speaker John Boehner steps down, NPR's Brian Naylor offers a look at how Boehner shaped, and struggled with, the institution he loved โ€” the U.S. House of Representatives.


OPM Now Says More Than 5 Million Fingerprints Were Stolen In Cyberattack

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Hackers were able to steal the prints of some 5.6 million people โ€” up from the original estimate of 1.1 million. The new number comes as Chinese President Xi Jinping visits the U.S.


Cybersecurity Tops Agenda As Chinese President Visits Obama

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

One of the biggest topics President Obama is expected to discuss with Chinese President Xi Jinping this week is the hacking of U.S. companies by China. American officials say the iss...


'America Is Great Right Now' Obama Says, Alluding To Trump's Slogan

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Not mentioning any names, but speaking of the "presidential campaign," the president rebutted GOP criticism of his administration while speaking to business leaders in Washington on Wednesday.


Carly Fiorina, The Outsider, Actually Got Her Start In Washington

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

The former Hewlett-Packard CEO has made her mark in the GOP primary as an outsider taking on the establishment. But her break in business actually came in federal sales with AT&T.


After Government's Greenlight, Commercial Drones Set To Take Off

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

The FAA has granted 1,300 permits that allow commercial firms to operate drones for everything from selling real estate to inspecting utility lines. But there's concern over some recent close calls.


IRS Hack Bigger Than First Thought

Monday, August 17, 2015

A closer look shows hackers got nearly three times the taxpayer data originally feared.


Privacy Advocates To Senate Cyber Security Bill

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

The Senate is considering a bill to make it easier for businesses and the government to share data about cyber threats. Proponents say it would enhance security; opponents call it surveillance.


Obama's First Trip To Kenya As President Is Less About His Roots This Time

Thursday, July 23, 2015

President Obama is heading to Kenya, where his father was born. He'll meet with relatives, but the trip is not strictly personal. There's plenty of official business on the agenda.