03/06/14 05:01 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has confirmed three of President Barack Obama's Homeland Security nominees. R. Gil Kerlikowske was confirmed Thursday as the first permanent commissioner for the agency that oversees both customs and immigration officers at the country's ports of entry and the...
02/27/14 06:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department has awarded a $145 million contract for a series of border security towers to be built along the Mexican border in Arizona. Customs and Border Protection spokesman Michael Friel says the contact was given to EFW Inc., a government contractor...
By Associated Press | 02/27/14 08:33 AM
A Los Angeles International Airport police dispatcher who received a call seconds after a gunman opened fire last year didn't know where to send officers because no one was on the line and the airport communications system didn't identify that the call was coming from a security checkpoint...
By Kelly Cohen | 02/25/14 05:18 PM
Improved documentation of federal buildings across five agencies could eliminate up to $20 billion in excess costs, according to a new Government Accountability Office report. Delayed building maintenance and repair backlogs can cost as much as $20 billion from the General Services...
By Alicia A. Caldwell | 02/20/14 08:10 AM
The Homeland Security Department has warned airlines that terrorists could try to hide explosives in shoes. It's the second time in less than three weeks that the government has issued a warning about possible attempts to smuggle explosives on a commercial jetliner.
By Alicia A. Caldwell | 02/20/14 08:09 AM
The Homeland Security Department abruptly reversed course Wednesday and dropped plans to ask a private company to give the government access to a nationwide database of license plate tracking information.
02/19/14 08:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department has warned airlines that terrorists could try to hide explosives in shoes. It's the second time in less than three weeks that the government has issued a warning about possible attempts to smuggle explosives on a commercial jetliner. Homeland...
By Associated Press | 02/08/14 12:33 PM
The Homeland Security Department is back to flying drones along the country's borders more than a week after one crashed into the Pacific Ocean.
02/08/14 11:46 AM
McCaul, who chairs the House Homeland Security Committee, has spoken recently about the possibility of a terrorist attack at the Winter Olympic Games.
By Paul Bedard | 02/08/14 10:52 AM
President Obama’s new Homeland Security boss dismissed the GOP’s focus on building a border fence with Mexico as the answer to the nation's illegal immigration problem and urged Congress to OK a “path to citizenship” because 11.5 million illegals “are not going away.” In a major...
By Joan Lowy | 02/06/14 08:17 AM
The threat was passed onto airlines that have direct flights to Russia, including some that originate in the United States, according to a law enforcement official speaking Wednesday on condition of anonymity.
By Austin Bay | 02/05/14 11:48 AM
On Feb. 4th, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental AffaIRS Committee's minority staff released a 19-page assessment titled "The Federal Government's Track Record on Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure." Retiring Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., sponsored the assessment. The footnoted...
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