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Nation Feb 19Massive breach fuels calls for U.S. action on cybersecurity
U.S. officials are scrambling to reinforce the nation’s cyber defenses following a sweeping hack that may have exposed government and corporate secrets to Russia.
Politics Feb 17U.S. still unraveling ‘sophisticated’ hack of 9 government agencies
Anne Neuberger says a task force has identified nine federal agencies and about 100 private companies that were breached by what she called a "sophisticated" actor.
Politics Jan 27U.S. terrorism alert warns of politically motivated violence
The department isn't citing a specific threat, but DHS points to "a heightened threat environment across the United States" that it believes "will persist" in the weeks since Biden took office.
Politics Jan 26WATCH: Alejandro Mayorkas faces nomination vote from Senate Homeland Security Committee
The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee is expected to vote Jan. 26 on the nomination of Alejandro Mayorkas as secretary of homeland security.
Politics Dec 17U.S. cybersecurity agency warns of ‘grave’ threat from global hack
It was the most detailed comment yet from the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency since reports emerged that government agencies including the Treasury and Commerce departments were among those penetrated.
Nation Dec 02Survey finds harassment, discrimination ‘common’ at FEMA
More than a quarter of employees at the Federal Emergency Management Agency say they have been harassed or discriminated against based on their gender or race.
Politics Nov 04Post-election vote tallying raises fresh security concerns
Election Day came and went without any overt signs of foreign interference affecting the vote, but that doesn’t mean the risk has faded.
Nation Oct 06Trump administration to sharply limit issuance of skilled-worker visas
The Trump administration has announced plans to sharply limit visas issued to skilled workers from overseas. The new rules will be issued soon to restrict the use of what's known as the H-1B program.
Politics Sep 23WATCH: Trump Homeland Security pick denies intelligence meddling
It was a part of a wide-ranging confirmation hearing for a nominee who has been criticized over his agency's handling of civil unrest, the coronavirus and immigration. It's not yet clear when the Senate will vote on his nomination.
Economy Sep 22Congress seeks to block goods from China over forced labor
A bipartisan bill aimed at keeping goods out of the U.S. that are made with the forced labor of detained ethnic minorities in China passed overwhelmingly Tuesday in the House of Representatives.