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  • Protecting America's power grid     Thursday, 6 Feb 2014 | 1:18 PM ET

    Frank Gaffney, President of Center for Security Policy, provides insight on the vulnerable American electric grid, and homeland security's role protecting them.

  • The Olympic Cauldron is tested by fire crews at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Park in the Costal Cluster on January 27, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

    NBC News' Pete Williams is reporting the U.S. government has sent an advisory to airlines flying to Russia warning them of potential explosives in toothpaste tubes, with CNBC's Eamon Javers.

  • Justice Dept. accuses USIS of fraud     Thursday, 23 Jan 2014 | 1:38 PM ET

    A look at internal emails from federal government contractor USIS, which performs background checks for security positions within the government, with CNBC's Eamon Javers. The Justice Department alleges some background investigations were fraudulent.

  • A Google Glass pirate? Feds pull user from theater Wednesday, 22 Jan 2014 | 11:05 AM ET
    File photo: Google Glass

    Federal anti-piracy agents working for Homeland Security pulled a man out of an AMC Theater in Ohio for wearing Google Glass.

  • How the Target hackers did it Friday, 17 Jan 2014 | 2:16 PM ET

    Hackers that stole credit and debit card information from Target likely used tools that have been in the computer underground for a long time.

  • Obama: Intelligence agencies need secrecy     Friday, 17 Jan 2014 | 11:24 AM ET

    The danger of government overreach becomes acute, especially when our reliance on digital technology advances faster than our laws, says President Obama.

  • Obama: Defending US vs. upholding privacy     Friday, 17 Jan 2014 | 11:21 AM ET

    A variety of factors continue to complicate America's efforts to defend our nation and uphold our civil liberties, says President Obama.

  • Obama: Internet presents new security threat     Friday, 17 Jan 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    President Obama discusses the nation's long history of surveillance and how government agencies must now adapt to protect the country from new threats on the Internet.

  • Obama to address NSA reform     Friday, 17 Jan 2014 | 11:03 AM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers provides a preview of the President's speech on changes at the National Security Agency.

  • Securing America's energy future     Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 | 7:31 AM ET

    Retired General Michael Hagee, U.S. Marine Corps, and retired Admiral Dennis Blair, U.S. Navy, discuss highlights from a new report that shows how the U.S. oil boom will likely impact national security and foreign policy.

  • Clemency for Snowden?     Thursday, 2 Jan 2014 | 1:40 PM ET

    Should Edward Snowden be given a plea bargain? The New York Times is calling for clemency for the former NSA contractor, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.

  • Securing Sochi for the Olympics     Monday, 30 Dec 2013 | 1:02 PM ET

    Gen. Barry McCaffrey, McCaffrey Associates, discusses the turmoil in Russia and how Sochi can be secured for the Winter Olympics.

  • Judge: NSA program likely unconstitutional     Monday, 16 Dec 2013 | 2:26 PM ET

    A U.S. District Court judge ruled the NSA program is likely unconstitutional, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.

  • Hi-tech protection: Are you safe?     Thursday, 26 Sep 2013 | 12:00 AM ET

    Over 20,000 security experts gathered in Chicago this week to discuss the latest in protecting people, property and soft targets. CNBC's Scott Cohn speaks to those in attendance about just how safe we are in shopping malls, sports arenas and schools and the technology used to fight potential threats in the wake of the Kenya shopping mall siege.

  • Is your mall safe?     Wednesday, 25 Sep 2013 | 3:46 PM ET

    Following the Nairobi Mall siege, concerns for U.S. malls are in focus. CNBC's Scott Cohn spoke with security experts in Chicago on how to protect "soft targets" like shopping malls.

  • Increasing workplace safety     Tuesday, 17 Sep 2013 | 8:41 AM ET

    Mike Barrett, Diligent Innovations CEO, discusses ways to increase awareness of workplace security and safety.

  • This is a people problem and when you see somebody coming undone, getting unhinged, you report it, says Robert Siciliano, personal security expert, discussing ways to keep the workplace safe.

  • Has the government gone wild?     Tuesday, 13 Aug 2013 | 7:44 PM ET

    Breaking down the latest examples of the government involving itself in everything, with Bill Burton, former deputy White House press secretary, and Hadley Heath, Independent Women's Forum. Bitcoins, North Carolina's new voter ID fight, JPMorgan's "whale" of a problem, and BP fighting the EPA.

  • Al Qaeda's global terror threat     Monday, 5 Aug 2013 | 7:00 PM ET

    Amazon's Jeff Bezos is paying $250 million to acquire the publishing business of The Washington Post, with CNBC's Julia Boorstin. NBC's Steve Handelsman discusses the information he has about the terror threat in the Middle East; and Retired General Wesley Clark; former ambassador to U.N. security council Richard Williamson; and Peter Brookes of the Heritage Foundation, discuss.

  • Security in the air     Monday, 5 Aug 2013 | 1:14 PM ET

    The State Department extended the closings of some U.S. embassies. CNBC's Jane Wells reports on products which help customers track and redirect traveling employees to safety amid a terror risk.