WASHINGTON — Lawmakers are working on legislation to ensure a person’s online presence is reviewed as part of the vetting process for a visa to enter the United States. The goal is to close security gaps that didn’t pick up…
By Eric Tucker, Deb Riechmann, Tami Abdollah, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The U.S. government appears not to have picked up on extremist messages exchanged during the online courtship two years ago between the American-born man accused in the California shootings and his then-fiancée in Pakistan, according to lawmakers detailing…
By Alicia A. Caldwell, Associated Press
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration will announce changes to the terror alert system "in the coming days," Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Monday.
By PBS NewsHour
The House overwhelmingly passed the American SAFE Act, which would likely force a pause on Syrian and Iraqi refugees by enforcing strict vetting. Meanwhile, some local governments have said they don't want Syrians fleeing war in their communities. Political director…
The U.S. government wants to be able to read certain data that's inaccessible to intelligence agencies due to encryption. At a Senate hearing, FBI director James Comey said the privacy technology can be a double-edged sword, detrimental to public safety.
As the Fourth of July approaches, security officials are on a heightened state of alert. What’s behind the warnings? Hari Sreenivasan talks to Daniel Benjamin, former coordinator for counterterrorism at the State Department.
By Ken Dilanian and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press
China-based hackers are suspected once again of breaking into U.S. government computer networks, and the entire federal workforce could be at risk this time.
By Ken Dilanian, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court has declared illegal the National Security Agency program that collects data on the landline calling records of nearly every American. The ruling Thursday, the first of its kind by an appeals court, comes as…
By Erica Werner, Eileen Sullivan, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The Florida postal carrier charged Thursday with two federal crimes for steering his small gyrocopter through protected Washington airspace "literally flew under the radar" to the lawn of the Capitol, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said as key…
By News Desk
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has signed a law funding the Homeland Security Department through the end of the budget year.
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