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Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen today will outline her priorities for the first time — including protecting election security and countering foreign meddling — during a House Appropriations Committee hearing. The details: Nielsen's agenda, resonant with the Trump administration's "America ...
The International border, composed of barbed wire and "X" barriers, cuts through Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, right, and Nogales, Ariz., as seen Tuesday, April 10, 2018 near Nogales, Ariz. The Republican governors of Texas, Arizona and New Mexico on Monday committed 1,600 Guard members to the ...

QUINCY — A National Guardsman was arrested in Quincy this week after police said he claimed to be a Homeland Security agent while poking around yachts docked in Marina Bay. Aaron M. Power, 21, of Fairhaven, was charged with trespassing and impersonating a police officer, but his arraignment in ...
All of this comes after word Russian attackers tried hacking Lee and Collier Counties just days before the 2016 election. The concerns are so real that Homeland Security was in Southwest Florida taking a look at safeguards. Homeland Security was in Lee and Glades Counties on Tuesday. They're looking ...
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's homeland security adviser is resigning in the latest White House departure. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement Tuesday that Thomas Bossert would be leaving his post. She said Trump was “grateful for Tom's commitment ...
WASHINGTON — A day after John R. Bolton went to work as national security adviser, he began shaking up the Trump administration's national security ranks, ousting President Trump's chief adviser on homeland security, Thomas P. Bossert. Mr. Bossert's sudden departure on Tuesday was the latest in an ...

Context: Bossert's departure isn't the biggest one to hit the White House in recent weeks, but it adds to the accumulated momentum of departures, sense of turmoil, and transition. This is an especially uncertain moment for a White House in flux on multiple counts: policy, personnel, and Trump's own mood ...
The Department of Homeland Security intends to list and track hundreds of thousands of news outlets, journalists, bloggers, and "influencers" in traditional and new media alike. Its plan is to analyze targets' "sentiment," monitor "any and all" coverage of select news stories, and possibly share data with ...
As an organization dedicated to ensuring that US immigration enforcement efforts are pursued in a way that is consonant with US obligations under international human rights and constitutional law, we have documented serious failures by the Department of Homeland Security to use existing resources ...
Dees has owned Club Majestic for 15 years. He's no stranger to underage kids trying to get alcohol, but this latest round has him concerned. "They're really good counterfeits,” said Dees. “They embedded some of the protections that the state of Oklahoma put in these things, like…the 'OK' that's embedded.".
It would require that Homeland Security's National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center — the office in which the response teams are housed — continually evaluate the response teams and report to Congress on their efforts at the end of each fiscal year for four years after the bill becomes ...
Two civil rights groups, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and Color of Change (COR), have filed a motion asking a judge to force the Department of Homeland Security to un-redact a mysterious document known as the “Race Paper.” Following FOIA requests, the DHS turned over hundreds of ...
Past initiatives include studies on disaster preparedness, response, recovery, and resilience; the evolving dynamics of South Asian militancy; international homeland security cooperation; “homegrown” extremism in the United States; the future of al Qaeda and its affiliates; and information sharing in law enforcement and ...
From CNN: President Donald Trump's longtime personal aide John McEntee was fired because he is currently under investigation by the Department of Homeland Security for serious financial crimes, a source familiar with his firing told CNN. The charges are not related to the President, the source said.
James Schwab has resigned from his job as a Department of Homeland Security spokesman, saying he didn't agree with Trump administration officials' use of "misleading facts" to attack Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf after the mayor issued a warning about an immigration sweep in late February.
Both said the security issues presented little or no risk to patients when the Homeland Security Department publicized the issues. St. Jude Medical, meanwhile, opted to sue the researchers and investors who claimed the med-tech company's in-office programmers and at-home bedside monitors were ...
In the months after 9/11, the Department of Homeland Security turned to biometrics -- or body recognition technology -- to help with border security. Programs such as TSA PreCheck, Global Entry and smartphones with fingerprint entry also rely on this technology. DHS turned to biometrics on the premise ...

His expertise includes infrastructure security, maritime security, homeland security, contraband interdiction and intelligence gathering. He has also received commendations from the Coast Guard. Currently, Jarrod is a supervisor in the Reserve Program and provides leadership to Reserve members who ...
President Donald Trump's longtime personal aide John McEntee was fired because he is currently under investigation by the Department of Homeland Security for serious financial crimes, a source familiar with his firing told CNN. The charges are not related to the President, the source said. Minutes after ...
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is responding after the chief spokesman for ICE in San Francisco quit his job. KGO. Tuesday, March 13, 2018 03:13PM. SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) --. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is responding after the chief spokesman for ICE in San Francisco quit his job.
The Homeland Security Department must launch a program offering cash rewards for hackable computer vulnerabilities discovered by non-government researchers under a reauthorization bill a Senate committee advanced last week. The program, known as a bug bounty, would be limited to the ...
ALLENTOWN, Pa. - The Department of Homeland Security is now involved in the mysterious disappearance of a 16-year-old Allentown girl and a 45-year-old man believed to be with her. Amy Yu was last seen in Allentown a week ago and is believed to be with Kevin Esterly, the father of one her friends.
Jasper County Emergency Management Director Karen Wilson wished to inform county residents about upcoming events regarding the recent flooding. The Indiana Department Of Homeland Security (IDHS) will be sending out Damage Assessment Teams to Jasper County this weekend. Wilson noted that ...
The man shot and killed by an agent with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations in the parking lot of a Scottsdale Whataburger Friday had recently been convicted of human trafficking, police said in a statement released Saturday morning. Scottsdale police ...
... who served as U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security from 2009 to 2013, called Schaaf's statements “courageous” and added that they are a “product of the change in ICE policy” dictating that “anyone in the country who is undocumented is fair game.” “That really disrupts immigrant communities,” she said.
An agent with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations shot and killed a known suspect in the parking lot of a Whataburger in Scottsdale on Friday morning, police said. Sgt. Ben Hoster, a Scottsdale police spokesman, said the suspect, whose name was not released, ...
Established in 2002 in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the Department of Homeland Security is the nation's youngest executive department, with continually evolving practices. On Wednesday, former Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, who served in the administration of former ...
The Department of Homeland Security's first problem is its name. Mainstream American political thought long celebrated the United States as a multicultural nation, one that forged a common civic identity among people from disparate cultures. Except for the Native Americans, this country is no one's ...
The US Treasury also placed sanctions on Russian hackers over election meddling and last year's NotPetya ransomware attack. Infrastructure hacks: A joint alert from the FBI and Homeland Security Department explains that “since at least March 2016, Russian government cyber actors have also targeted ...
Peraton said Tuesday it has hired two-decade market veteran John Coleman as president of its homeland security sector in a move slated to take effect March 5. Coleman will lead the Herndon, Virginia-based technology services contractor's business with the Homeland Security and State Departments.
ABC News(WASHINGTON) — A former Homeland Security secretary said the fight against Russian election meddling should put internet companies rather than the government in charge of regulating content on social media. Jeh Johnson, who headed the Department of Homeland Security in President ...
When a 29-year-old man from Uzbekistan plowed a truck into a crowd of people in Manhattan in October, killing eight, President Trump's response to the attack as a matter of homeland security was swift. Within hours, the president decried the attack and attacker as having been carried out by a "sick and ...
Since its inception over a decade ago, the Department of Homeland Security has had authority over the $1.25 billion National Bio and Agro-defense Facility, or NBAF, under construction on the campus of Kansas State University. The 2019 federal budget released this week proposes transferring authority ...
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A group of immigrant rights activists tried to block a Homeland Security van from leaving a downtown Los Angeles jail Thursday night. A crowd gathered at about 7 p.m. in the area of Aliso and Alameda streets, later surrounding a van trying to leave the Metropolitan Detention ...
The ranking Democrat on the House Homeland Security Committee issued a statement criticizing the FBI on Friday after the bureau admitted it failed to follow standard "protocol" when it received a tip earlier this year about the suspect accused of killing 17 at a Florida high school on Wednesday. Rep.
Sen. Lindsey Graham · Lindsey Olin GrahamMcConnell: 'Whoever gets to 60 wins' on immigration Overnight Tech: Uber exec says 'no justification' for covering up hack | Apple considers battery rebates | Regulators talk bitcoin | SpaceX launches world's most powerful rocket Overnight Cybersecurity: ...
There have been previous concerns about the way TSA handles sensitive security information – In May 2016, the House Committee on Homeland Security requested that the OIG review TSA's use of the SSI designation, citing concerns that TSA was using the designation to withhold information from public ...
February 15, 2018 - The Department of Homeland Security is looking to telehealth to help create a tool for identifying potential biological attacks. Five digital health programs that mine social media, news, public health and hospital data for clues to impending epidemics have been selected as finalists in the ...
Responding to the growing need for a new generation of leaders in the field of homeland security—and the professionals who will educate them—St. John's University's College of Professional Studies has launched a Doctor of Professional Studies in Homeland Security program, to begin in the Fall 2018 ...
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a series of “press releases” panning various bipartisan immigration amendments Thursday, on the same day senators made moves to debate elements of a framework that provides permanent protections for certain undocumented immigrants ...
A former student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, is accused of murdering 17 people in a shooting rampage. Wednesday's massacre marks the 18th school shooting just this year. CBS News senior national security analyst Fran Townsend told "CBS This Morning" it's time we ...
Immigrant rights activists block a Homeland Security van outside the Metropolitan Detention Center in downtown L.A.. (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times). A crowd of immigrant rights advocates blocked a Homeland Security van late Thursday from accessing the Metropolitan Detention Center in downtown ...
Tom Ridge, the first US Homeland Security Secretary, welcomed her to Ridge Global Education, saying: “Ann will be a tremendous asset as we look to build Ridge Global Education as a trusted resource for C-Suite executives, corporate boards, and companies who need to train their employees on not only ...
Jefferson Community College will have a special guest today: the Director of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Thomas Homan, who is orginally from Carthage, is set to speak to students in Professor Paul Alteri's Intro to Criminal Justice. The roughly thirty ...
WESLEY CHAPEL (FOX 13) - An assistant principal at a Pasco County school faces child pornography charges as part of a Homeland Security investigation. Kyle Ritsema was arrested Tuesday and taken to jail under with no bond and as a “Homeland Security hold” for a federal rule violation. FOX 13 ...
An assistant principal at a Pasco County school has been arrested as part of a Homeland Security investigation, records show. Kyle Ritsema, 35, of Land O Lakes, was arrested Tuesday afternoon is on a hold for Homeland Security investigation on a charge of federal rule violation, according to jail records.
As major tech companies get better at ridding their platforms of gory videos and calls to commit violence, terrorists are finding new ways to post their messages, Kirstjen Nielsen, secretary of the US Department of Homeland Security, said Tuesday. "They've continued to demonstrate their will," Nielsen said, ...
LELAND — Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office have arrested a Leland man on child pornography charges after a joint investigation with Homeland Security agents. Andrew Timothy Hodge was arrested Monday night, Feb. 12, and charged with four counts of second-degree exploitation of ...
In a 2 1/2 -hour afternoon hearing witnessed by a packed courtroom, the California Attorney General's Office and environmental protection advocates teamed up against the government, arguing that the Department of Homeland Security abused its discretion by broadly interpreting a law that has allowed ...
"We believe the FreedomView Videoscope is the best-in-class for contraband detection," stated Paul Joyce, President and CEO of Optim. "We are extremely excited that Department of Homeland Security and the CPB selected our cutting-edge equipment to enable agents to effectively police, maintain, and ...


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