Government Agencies Homeland Security

  • 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...

  • Officials say a computer breach in a vendor's system that processes online hunting and fishing license sales has exposed several million records containing personal information in Idaho, Oregon and Washington state. The Washington State Office of Cyber Security in a statement Friday says the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and FBI are investigating...

  • LOS ANGELES— The hateful hack of comedian Leslie Jones' personal website reveals the tricky cyber landscape celebrities tread and the murky legal protections that exist for personal digital content. While Jones' supporters have been vocal with their outrage and Department of Homeland Security investigators are looking into the breach of Jones' website...

  • 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...

  • A shortage of staff and a surge in air travelers have created a nightmare scenario for the U.S. Transportation Security Administration, with airport wait times in places like Chicago having stretched beyond two hours. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, who oversees the TSA, said he asked Congress on Thursday for another $28 million to...

  • A shortage of staff and a surge in air travelers have created a nightmare scenario for the U.S. Transportation Security Administration, with airport wait times in places like Chicago having stretched beyond two hours. American, the world's biggest airline, wants TSA to create a senior internal role focused on traveler concerns, Philipovitch told a...

  • A shortage of staff and a surge in air travelers have created a nightmare scenario for the U.S. Transportation Security Administration, with airport wait times in places like Chicago stretching beyond two hours. While TSA is taking steps to shorten lines such as hiring more full-time officers, it lacks the staffing to handle peak travel times this summer,...

  • Allies team up to battle cybercrime

    We have to change the paradigm of the way we look at the threat, says Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance discussing the need to work with other countries in an effort to thwart cyberattacks. Prevention is better than prosecution, says Vance.