Government Agencies Homeland Security

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 27- U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told a Senate panel on Tuesday the United States was cracking down on Middle Eastern migrants illegally crossing the southern U.S. border. Johnson, FBI Director James Comey and National Counterterrorism Center Director Nicholas Rasmussen all were pressed on a range of security...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 27- U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told a Senate panel on Tuesday that his agency established a working group in recent months to crack down on smuggling groups bringing Middle Eastern migrants across the southern U.S. border. Johnson, speaking to the Senate Homeland Security Committee at a hearing on national...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 27- U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told a Senate panel on Tuesday that 18 U.S. states have asked his agency for help in order to secure their voting systems from cyber hacks ahead of the Nov. 8 election.

  • Small businesses would get more information from the government about internet security under a bill that has passed the U.S. House. The Improving Small Business Cyber Security Act of 2016, which now goes to the Senate, calls on the Small Business Administration and Department of Homeland Security to create a strategy to increase business owners' awareness...

  • Marissa Mayer

    Yahoo users closed accounts after the company announced it suffered one of the world's largest cyber breaches.

  • Screening for package safety

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports former Homeland Security Advisor Tom Ridge wrote an op-ed piece warning of the hidden dangers of terrorist using the U.S. and global postal systems but questions remain about who is funding the safety measures message.

  • "Yesterday, USDA received several anonymous messages that are concerning for the safety of USDA personnel and its facilities. As a precaution, USDA has closed offices, " USDA spokesman Matthew Herrick said in an emailed statement. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said USDA was working with the Department of Homeland Security to ensure the safety of their...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 29- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security will study whether to discontinue using privately run detention centers, which the Justice Department recently called unsafe, for migrants and shares of private prison operators fell on Monday after the news. Department Secretary Jeh Johnson said he directed his advisory council to evaluate...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 29- Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced on Monday that he directed his advisory council to evaluate whether the agency should continue to contract with private prisons, news that hit shares of private prison operators. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, a division of DHS, currently uses private prison groups...

  • Top issues in presidential race

    CNBC contributor James Pethokoukis says Donald Trump's speech last night took a tone of "American is under siege." CNBC contributor Jared Bernstein, and Libby Cantrill, PIMCO, discuss expectations for the DNC, and themes to come for the rest of the presidential race.

  • Reducing impact of tragic events

    Michael Barrett, Diligent Innovations CEO, reacts to the deadly France attack on Bastille Day, and the role of the government in protecting citizens.

  • Expect hit to European airline revenues: Bethune

    Former Continental Airlines CEO Gordon Bethune, discusses the security and consumer impact after the terror attack in Nice, France.

  • Catching suicide bombers at the door

    Michael Ellenbogen, Evolv CEO, discusses his company's technology which proposes it can help prevent mass causalities.

  • Big data's role against terrorism

    Holman Jenkins, Wall Street Journal, talks about using big data to combat terrorism and weighs in on gun control.

  • US strikes hurting ISIL in the millions: Obama

    President Obama addresses the impact of U.S. strikes on ISIL's revenue.

  • ISIL losing key leaders: Pres. Obama

    President Obama addresses the current and past efforts to destroy ISIL.

  • Obama: Orlando shooter pledged allegiance to ISIL

    President Obama says there is currently no information that indicates the Orlando massacre was led by a foreign terrorist group.

  • Pres. Obama: LGBT Americans are not alone

    President Obama speaks about the deadly Orlando shooting.

  • The Department of Homeland Security agents are probing whether privately held Global Plywood& Lumber Inc violated U.S. and Peruvian law by importing wood that officials say was taken from the Amazon without proper permits, according to the warrant filed in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California in San Diego on Monday and executed on...

  • June 7- A U.S. government watchdog is satisfied with new steps that the Transportation Security Administration is taking to improve screening at airports after major lapses last year, according to testimony on Tuesday before a U.S. Senate committee. "As a result of our audit reports... TSA is now, for the first time in memory, critically assessing its deficiencies in...