The Transportation Security Administration eased restrictions on airline passengers Sunday, while the Department of Homeland Security moved the terror threat level down a notch on flights from Britain. TSA chief Kip Hawley discusses the new security measures. Continue reading
Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff outlines what authorities have learned about the plot to blow up airplanes traveling from Britain to the United States, an attack Chertoff said would have been “comparable to 9/11.” Continue reading
A congressional report to be released Thursday has found dozens of Homeland Security Department contracts worth $34 billion were prone to wasteful spending, overcharges, and abuse stemming from an increase in no-bid deals and a shortage of managers.
Seven men were indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury for planning to bomb a number of buildings including the Sears Tower in Chicago and a federal building in Miami. Two experts discuss the arrests and what is known about their conspiracy. Continue reading
On the first day of the 2006 hurricane season, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff discusses the federal government’s preparedness for another storm season after the devastation and chaotic response to Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Saying last week’s deadly London bombings were "sobering and jarring reminders of the threats we now face," Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff unveiled an overhaul aimed at improving the nation’s anti-terrorism and disaster preparedness. Continue reading
The Senate unanimously confirmed federal judge Michael Chertoff as the nation’s next Homeland Security secretary Tuesday, despite wrangling over whether he had any connection to a Justice Department memo on the treatment of terror suspects. Continue reading
President George W. Bush tapped federal Judge Michael Chertoff Tuesday to head the Department of Homeland Security, replacing outgoing Secretary Tom Ridge. Continue reading
President Bush on Friday nominated Bernard Kerik, New York City police commissioner during the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, as secretary of the Department of Homeland Security to replace Tom Ridge. Continue reading
Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge announced Friday that the U.S. terror alert level is being reduced from "high" to "elevated," although some heightened security measures will remain in place. Continue reading