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  • President Barack Obama signed a federal declaration of emergency for Washington state on Friday, authorizing the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency to coordinate relief efforts in 11 counties and several Indian reservations hard hit by wildfires. The Okanogan Complex includes the so-called Twisp River fire,...


  • FireEye's CEO and the meaning of 'basically' Thursday, 18 Jun 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Dave DeWalt, chairman and CEO of FireEye.

    FireEye says the accuracy of a statement by its CEO about legal indemnifcation depends on what the meaning of "basically" is.

  • TSA is 'security theater': Pro Tuesday, 9 Jun 2015 | 4:33 PM ET
    TSA is 'security theater': Pro

    Discussing screening procedures by the TSA, with Anthony Roman, Roman & Associates, and Seth Kaplan, Airline Weekly.

  • Senate takes TSA to task Tuesday, 9 Jun 2015 | 1:15 PM ET
    Senate takes TSA to task

    Discussing the safety of America's airports, with CNBC's Eamon Javers and Robert Crandall, former American Airlines chairman and CEO.

  • Can the government protect itself from hackers? Friday, 5 Jun 2015 | 6:20 PM ET
    The Theodore Roosevelt Federal Building that houses the Office of Personnel Management headquarters is shown June 5, 2015 in Washington, DC.

    The breach announced on Thursday raises questions about the government's ability to protect itself from attacks, NBC reports.

  • Authorities suspect the cyber attack originated in China, according to media reports, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation said it had launched a probe and would hold the culprits accountable. The Office of Personnel Management detected new malicious activity affecting its information systems in April and the Department of Homeland Security said it...

  • WASHINGTON, June 4- A U.S. Senate panel on Thursday approved the nomination of Peter Neffenger to lead the Transportation Security Administration, days after its acting administrator was reassigned amid reports that airport screeners failed to detect mock weapons in tests. Neffenger's nomination, approved on a voice vote by the Commerce, Science and...

  • TSA major security lapses Tuesday, 2 Jun 2015 | 1:07 PM ET
    TSA major security lapses

    Insight to new fears about the security of America's airports, with CNBC's Eamon Javers; "The Profit" host Marcus Lemonis; and Seth Kaplan, managing partner of Airline Weekly.

  • TSA security failures Tuesday, 2 Jun 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    TSA security failures

    TSA chief reassigned after screeners catch just 5-percent of weapons in undercover test by Homeland Security.

  • TSA chief out after agents fail airport breach test Tuesday, 2 Jun 2015 | 6:03 AM ET
    TSA chief out after agents fail airport breach test

    Undercover investigators were able to smuggle weapons, fake explosives and other contraband through numerous checkpoints, reports NBC's Tom Costello.

  • Ex-NSA general counsel: Sunset of Patriot Act will be bad

    Stewart Baker, partner at Steptoe & Johnson and former General Counsel at the National Security Agency, says the expiry of surveillance programs will hamper the investigation of potential spies.

  • The case against US surveillance programs Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 7:45 PM ET
    The case against US surveillance programs

    Neema Singh Guliani, legislative counsel with the American Civil Liberties Union, says the controversial section 215 of the Patriot Act has not been effective in protecting Americans against terrorist attacks.

  • I'm trying to make aviation safer: Hacker Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 6:00 PM ET
    I'm trying to make aviation safer: Hacker

    Chris Roberts, CTO & founder of One World Labs, discusses his ban from all future United flights due to a tweet he sent out that pointed out flaws in avionics security systems.

  • Gyrocopter flies through restricted area: How? Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 4:41 PM ET
    Gyrocopter flies through restricted area: How?

    A one-man helicopter made it through a restricted airspace and landed near the U.S. Capitol. Discussing security, with MSNBC's Luke Russert and Robert Liscouski, former DHS official.

  • 'Dirty dozen' tax scams Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 2:56 PM ET
    'Dirty dozen' tax scams

    A call from an IRS agent asking for information and demanding money may be a scam. CNBC's Eamon Javers reports on a warning from the IRS.

  • New York's TSA collected HOW MUCH in loose change?! Monday, 13 Apr 2015 | 9:49 AM ET
    copper pennies

    The TSA collected $76,000 in loose change left at security checkpoints in New York City area's three major airports last year.

  • US Customs seizes $65K in fake 100-dollar bills Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 2:11 PM ET
    Counterfeit money seized at JFK airport

    The counterfeit money was concealed in place mats and a shoe bag from Ecuador, U.S. Customs says.

  • Silicon Valley, DC at odds on security clearances Friday, 6 Mar 2015 | 12:54 PM ET
    President Barack Obama speaks at the Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection at Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif., Feb. 13, 2015.

    D.C. insiders say foot-dragging by some Silicon Valley firms is making it harder to protect American companies from cyberattacks in real time.

  • Homeland funding bill passes in House Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 3:12 PM ET
    Homeland funding bill passes in House

    The House of Representatives has passed funding for the Department of Homeland Security through the end of the year, reports CNBC's John Harwood.