Homeland Security


Lawmakers suggest major restructuring for DHS

Proposal is intended to increase DHS efficiency, but GAO has yet to analyze the idea.

Executive order puts information sharing in the spotlight

President Obama is building on efforts to boost federal information sharing, but according to GAO, much work still remains.

Will congressional infighting stall cybersecurity laws?

Congress is running out of time to pass critical cybersecurity legislation, and Capitol Hill squabbling isn't helping the cause.

Panetta appoints new leader of cyber programs

Eric Rosenbach held previous roles as a national security advisor to Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) and a staffer on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.

Counterterrorism effort gets new tech

The director of the National Counterterrorism Center shared details on recent upgrades to IT systems and data tools at a Senate committee hearing.

DHS, FBI beef up fingerprint checks for visitors

The Homeland Security Department and FBI are implementing a more robust system of checking fingerprint identities of international visitors at airport ports of entry.

NOAA to build 'weather-ready' nation

After a record number of weather disasters this year -- including a hurricane and flooding in Washington, D.C. -- the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is amplifying its efforts to improve forecasting and response.

Senate panel would restore partial funding for DHS projects

The Senate Appropriations Committee approved a budget for the Homeland Security Department that would partially restore some funding that had been cut by the House.

DHS still has growing pains, comptroller says

U.S. Comptroller General Gene Dodaro testified that the Homeland Security Department has achieved successes but still has organizational problems.

Intelligence agencies seek crystal ball

The Open Source Indicators Program would extract and analyze public data to reveal patterns that precede global upheavals and generate warnings of such events.

Probe finds insider hacking at immigration agency

Several instances of internal hacking have been discovered at the Bureau of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

How DHS will track down 757,000 aliens

The Homeland Security Department is collaborating with the intelligence community to prioritize investigations of more than 700,000 foreign visitors who have overstayed their visas, based on the national security threat they pose.