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 Homeland Security

  1. James Clapper: A 'perfect storm' is making the U.S more vulnerable to terrorists. File

    Clapper: Terror threat is growing

    A 'perfect storm' or factors is making the nation more vulnerable, 10 years after the 9/11 Commission's report.

    • Jul. 25, 2014
  2. Reclassifying some TSA personnel would lead to lowered salaries and pension benefits, according to the bill. Scott Olson/Getty Images

    House passes bill to demote some TSA officers

    Agents who spend less than half their time on law enforcement could see a pay cut.

    • Jul. 23, 2014
  3. DoD cyber exercise builds on National Guard's lead

    DHS, FBI take part in test drive of operational capabilities

    • Jul. 18, 2014
  4. Sen. Tom Coburn wants to know why DHS awarded a contract to a company accused of fraud involving security clearance investigations. Rob Curtis/Staff / Federal Times

    Lawmakers knock DHS for contract with company accused of fraud

    USIS gets new contract despite ongoing litigation with the Justice Department

    • Jul. 18, 2014
  5. Lebanese supporters of the Shiite Hezbollah movement wave the Syrian flag. Social media is emerging as a tool for gathering information on global hotspots. Mahmoud Zayyat / Getty Images

    The new intelligence frontier?

    As an open-source information tool, social media could become invaluable.

    • Jul. 2, 2014
  6. A Senate bill would overhaul the overtime pay system for the Border Patrol. John Moore / Getty Images

    Border Patrol overtime pay reform advances in Senate

    Bill introduced in 2013 begins to make progress.

    • Jun. 25, 2014
  7. White House and Homeland Security Department officials are adding new metrics to measure the success of redeveloped cybersecurity efforts. PAUL J. RICHARDS

    DHS, White House eyeing new cyber performance goals

    DHS to evaluate how cross-agency efforts are measured, streamline information-gathering.

    • Jun. 20, 2014
  8. Nick Nayak, Chief Procurement Officer at DHS, is leaving the department. Gannett Government Media Corp

    Nayak to leave DHS

    The chief procurement officer will end his tenure in July.

    • Jun. 20, 2014
  9. DHS's second quadrennial review shows how the department has developed in response to a changing profile of theats. DHS Report Cover

    DHS review reflects four years of evolution

    Second quadrennial review notes the changing nature of threats and hazards.

    • Jun. 20, 2014
  10. Sen. Tom Coburn says Border Patrol's overtime abuse needs to be addressed before the pay system is substantially changed. John Moore/Getty Images

    Border Patrol overtime system under scrutiny

    Bill would revise system, address abuse allegations.

    • Jun. 10, 2014
  11. The House has passed a bill to reform DHS's acquisition process. KAREN BLEIER / AFP

    House passes bill to reform DHS acquisition management

    Department would have to report all cost overruns for major projects.

    • Jun. 10, 2014
  12. DHS staff members attend the 2009 opening of the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team/National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center facility in Arlington, Virginia. Win McNamee / Getty Images

    DHS struggles with intelligence and analysis capabilities

    GAO finds that the department's efforts so far have not been effective.

    • Jun. 5, 2014
  13. Gen. William Shelton, head of US Air Force Space Command, warnes of the need to better track space objects. Space Foundation photo

    USAF seeks space debris defense

    Hundreds of thousands of manmade objects in orbit could destroy satellites—as could enemy attacks.

    • May. 30, 2014
  14. DHS's John Streufert will keynote an event on securing federal networks.

    DHS's Streufert to keynote cybersecurity event

    Federal networks, especially those related to national security, homeland security and intelligence, are ripe targets for attack.

    • May. 23, 2014
  15. Sen. Tom Carper introduced a bill to give DHS expanded hiring authority for cybersecurity experts. Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images

    Bill to give DHS special cyber hiring authority advances in Senate

    DHS would gain flexibility that DoD and NSA already have.

    • May. 21, 2014
  16. Larry Zelvin: Lack of cybersecurity legislation caused some delays in Heartbleed response. DHS

    DHS: Lack of cyber law caused 'unnecessary delays' in Heartbleed response

    Lawmakers get details of department's actions during hearing.

    • May. 21, 2014
  17. CHICAGO - MARCH 15: A Transportation Security Administration (TSA) volunteer demonstrates a full-body scanner at O'Hare International Airport on March 15, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. The Backscatter Advanced Imaging Technology scanners are being transferred to state and local prisons. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) Scott Olson / Getty Images

    Guess where TSA's invasive scanners are now?

    The screening machines that angered privacy advocates for their too-revealing images of travelers are finding new uses.

    • May. 16, 2014
  18. From left, Max Stier, Partnership for Public Service president; Penny Pritzker, Dept. of Commerce Secretary; Jeh Charles Johnson, Dept. Homeland Security Secretary; Katherine Archuleta, Director, Office of Personnel Management and Thomas E. Perez, Dept. of Labor Secretary speak at a roundtable May 8. Credit: Andy Medici Andy Medici / Gannett Government Media

    Agency heads: Government has an image problem

    The government has an image problem and needs to do a better job educating the public on the services it provides, according to cabinet officials.

    • May. 8, 2014
  19. The nation's air traffic control system is vulnerable to cyber-attack. Shown: Air Traffic Controller, Robert Moreland, works in the airport control tower in Opa-locka, Fla. Joe Raedle / Getty Images

    Government, industry target air traffic cyber attacks

    TSA is leading public-private partnership.

    • Apr. 25, 2014
  20. DHS's Ann L. Barron-DiCamillo says partners and stakeholders are communicating better about cyber-threats.

    DHS reports progress with cyber threat-sharing tools

    Stakeholders, partners are communicating better than they once did, official says.

    • Apr. 25, 2014
  21. The center building at DHS headquarters construction on the St. Elizabeths Hospital campus .May 15, 2013 in Washington DC Thomas Brown/Staff Gannett Government Media Corp

    GSA gears up for next phase of DHS consolidation

    The General Services Administration is gearing up for the next phase of its consolidation of the Department of Homeland Security into one location, according to a presolicitation posted on FedBizOpps.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
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