Homeland Security


  • 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.

  • 5 ways to protect yourself from data breaches Saturday, 20 Sep 2014 | 12:02 AM ET

    Home Depot said Thursday that malicious software lurking in its check-out terminals between April and September affected 56 million debit and credit cards that customers swiped at its stores. The Department of Homeland Security Department warned last month that more than 1,000 retailers could have malware in their cash-register computers.

  • 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.

  • FEMA wants at least $5.8M in Sandy aid repaid Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 2:00 AM ET

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency is scrutinizing about 4,500 households that it suspects received improper payments after the storm, according to program officials and data obtained by The Associated Press through a public records request. As of early September, FEMA had asked around 850 of those aid recipients to return a collective $5.8 million.

  • 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.

  • U.S. agency urged to yank vetting firm contract Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 8:12 PM ET

    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.

  • BOSTON, Aug 22- A cyber attack at a company that performs background checks for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security compromised data of at least 25,000 government workers, and that number could rise, an agency official said on Friday.

  • BOSTON, July 31- The U.S. Department Of Homeland Security warned retailers about a type of malicious software attacking point-of-sales systems, dubbed "Backoff", that it said is undetectable by most types of anti-virus software.

  • July 30- Two airline trade groups asked a U.S. appeals court on Wednesday to review fee increases on airplane tickets imposed by the Transportation Security Administration, saying the agency is "improperly" raising taxes on travelers and hurting carriers.

  • BAE reversal came after Homeland Security called Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 11:59 AM ET
    Department of Homeland Security employees work inside the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center in Arlington, Va.

    Federal security officials contacted BAE Systems in the wake of its claim that it had stopped a purported hack attack against a hedge fund.

  • New crackdown on airport security     Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 4:25 PM ET

    New rules about electronics on inbound flights have sparked terror fears. Anthony Cordesman Center for Strategic and International Studies, provides perspective.

  • U.S. arrests Russian in hacking of retail systems Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 3:35 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, July 7- U.S. authorities have arrested a Russian man accused of hacking into American retailers' computer systems to steal credit card data from 2009 to 2011, officials said on Monday. The Secret Service arrested Roman Valerevich Seleznev, 30, on Saturday, according to the Department of Homeland Security.

  • This US project is 10 years late, $1.5B over budget Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 10:55 AM ET
    Construction of Coast Guard Headquarters at St. Elizabeths.

    Construction on the Department of Homeland Security's new headquarters has fallen behind as Congress recommends slashing its budget.

  • WASHINGTON, July 6- The U.S. Transportation Security Administration will not allow cellphones or other electronic devices on U.S.-bound planes at some overseas airports if the devices are not charged up, the agency said on Sunday.

  • BOSTON, May 20- A sophisticated hacking group recently attacked a U.S. public utility and compromised its control system network, but there was no evidence that the utility's operations were affected, according to the Department of Homeland Security.

  • President Obama says his administration has shared its intelligence process with the Germans, and addresses the U.S. focus to prevent terrorism.

  • Merkel: Work of intelligence indispensable     Friday, 2 May 2014 | 12:17 PM ET

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel addresses U.S. intelligence services, and its role in fighting terrorism.

  • Microsoft works to fix IE security flaw     Monday, 28 Apr 2014 | 1:34 PM ET

    The Department of Homeland Security advises people to avoid using the Internet Explorer browser until a security flaw is fixed. CNBC's Jon Fortt provides insight.

  • US: Stay away from Internet Explorer until bug fixed Monday, 28 Apr 2014 | 11:20 AM ET

    The bug is the first high-profile security flaw to emerge since Microsoft stopped providing security updates for Windows XP earlier this month.