Homeland Security


  • TSA: Ice skates OK on plane; fake saw stays home Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 12:52 PM ET

    NEW YORK— The Transportation Security Administration displayed thousands of items on Tuesday that were confiscated from carry-on bags over three months at New York's Kennedy Airport. Four tons of prohibited items are collected every year at Kennedy alone. "Say you've got a knife; this is something that you like to carry with you, as this person did," TSA...

  • Correction: Security Clearance-Hacking story Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 11:28 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— In a story Nov. 13 about former Department of Homeland Security official Christopher Cummiskey's remarks about a computer breach at U.S. Investigations Services LLC, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Cummiskey said a DHS contract with the firm specified rigorous computer security and data-management practices.

  • Ex-DHS official warns of more USIS breach victims Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 4:52 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— A massive cyberbreach that compromised the private files of more than 25,000 Department of Homeland Security workers earlier this year also exposed data belonging to numerous workers at other federal agencies, a former senior DHS official said Thursday. Cummiskey said that officials found similarities between the techniques used by...

  • BOSTON, Oct 22- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is investigating about two dozen cases of suspected cybersecurity flaws in medical devices and hospital equipment that officials fear could be exploited by hackers, a senior official at the agency told Reuters. The products under review by the agency's Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency...

  • CDC improving Ebola procedures     Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 1:05 PM ET

    CNBC's Meg Tirrell reports the details of the CDC conference call on Ebola after the second health care worker was diagnosed who treated Thomas Eric Duncan.

  • CDC's Frieden: Risk low for other passengers     Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 1:05 PM ET

    CNBC's Meg Tirrell reports the second health care worker diagnosed with Ebola in Dallas will be transferred to Emory University Hospital.

  • CDC Director Tom Frieden, says the second health care worker diagnosed with Ebola should not have traveled on a commercial airline, despite showing no symptoms or fever at the time.

  • CDC outlines contacts of confirmed Ebola cases     Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 12:57 PM ET

    CDC Director Tom Frieden, says the two health care workers diagnosed with Ebola both had extensive contact with Thomas Eric Duncan before he was diagnosed with Ebola, and he was showing symptoms.

  • CDC Director Tom Frieden, addresses the second health care worker diagnosed with Ebola. Frieden says once she developed and reported symptoms, she was rapidly isolated and tested.

  • HHS Secretary: We know how to stop Ebola     Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 12:52 PM ET

    HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell, holds a conference call over the hospital preparedness and response for Ebola patients in the U.S.

  • The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is questioning Secret Service Director Julia Pierson about recent security lapses at the White House, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.

  • A man armed with a knife jumped the White House fence last week and entered the executive mansion, an act that surprised his former neighbors in Copperas Cove, Texas. KCEN's Chris Davis reports.

  • The letter was sent to the heads of the Department of Transportation, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Justice and the FCC, and urged a comprehensive review of policy across jurisdictional lines.

  • Five ways to protect yourself from data breaches Saturday, 20 Sep 2014 | 1:04 PM ET

    Data breaches at retailers aren't going away but there are ways consumers can protect themselves from future heists of their payment card information.

  • North Dakota population boom     Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 7:53 AM ET

    Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, (D- N.D.), discusses how the state's growing population is impacting the housing market.

  • Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, (D- N.D.), shares her thoughts on the outcome of getting approval on building out the Keystone pipeline.

  • Blue Dog in a Red State?     Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 7:05 AM ET

    We need to have a Congress that works, says Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, (D- N.D.), sharing her thoughts of creating bipartisanship on Capitol Hill.

  • Sen. Heitkamp: Tons of jobs in North Dakota     Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 7:03 AM ET

    Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, (D- N.D.), discusses job openings in North Dakota. I say we have zero unemployment in our state, says Heitkamp.

  • Nine years later, Katrina funds still being misused Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 10:14 AM ET
    Residents are rescued amid flood waters 30 August 2005 in New Orleans, Louisiana, following Hurricane Katrina.

    Nine years after the hurricane, federal auditors were still examining the misuse of hundreds of millions of relief dollars. The Fiscal Times reports.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 5- U.S. lawmakers have urged the Department of Homeland Security to withdraw a $190 million border security contract awarded to a company which checks government employees' backgrounds and suffered a cyber attack disclosed last month.