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  • Al Qaeda Danger Threat Growing Worse?  Wednesday, 17 Oct 2012 | 7:03 PM ET

    Rep Peter King, Chair of House Homeland Security Committee explains why al Qaeda off-shoots remain extremely dangerous, even with Osama bin Laden gone.

  • Does Huawei Pose Threat to US Security?  Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 4:20 AM ET

    Dane Chamorro, director of global risk advisory at Control Risks, tells CNBC, "The biggest concern is the security of the actual systems that Huawei might be selling into the United States and that comes down to transparency and trust."

  • States With the Most Federal Funding Friday, 28 Sep 2012 | 11:18 AM ET
    Federal spending per capita: $30,318Total federal spending: $577.80 billionNumber of state residents: 19.1 millionThe state of Florida was the recipient of the most federal spending in the nation, both in total and on a per capita basis. It’s similar to second-place Louisiana in that one of the 10 prime awards it received went to the Department of Health and Human Services, and all the others went to the Department of Homeland Security.Other than the Harris Corporation, a telecommunications comp

    Using data from USASpending.gov,an OMB website, CNBC.com presents the 10 states that received the most federal dollars per capita in fiscal year 2011.

  • How Secure Are US Posts Abroad? Thursday, 13 Sep 2012 | 2:24 AM ET

    Security at US embassies and other diplomatic grounds isn't the same worldwide. Protection is paramount, but appearing too fortified can bring risks of its own, the Global Post reports.

  • Uh-Oh, Where's My Passport? Monday, 20 Aug 2012 | 10:03 AM ET
    U.S. Passport

    Losing a passport is stressful enough, let alone with a business trip fast approaching. Experts share tips on what to do and how to get it replaced quickly.

  • The Department of Homeland Security is investigating complaints from airport security officers that the behavior detection program is a magnet for racial profiling.

  • Items Prohibited or Restricted at the Olympics Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012 | 3:07 PM ET
    Although the athletes on the playing surface may be sporting them, that doesn’t mean spectators should feel free to bring bicycles, folding bikes, roller-skates or skateboards into venues. They’re too large to fit under a seat or on a lap, and would certainly be a nuisance to others. Biking is popular in London, so an announced ban on non-folding bicycles on trains during the Olympics was lifted

    So what are some of the prohibited and restricted items in 2012 Olympic venues? Click ahead for some of the most interesting examples.

  • Aurora Police Chief Answers Questions  Friday, 20 Jul 2012 | 1:47 PM ET

    Aurora Police Chief Dan Oates answers questions regarding the movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado.

  • Aurora Police News Conference on Shooting  Friday, 20 Jul 2012 | 1:47 PM ET

    Gov. John Hickenlooper (D-CO), addresses last night's movie theater shooting killing 12 people, and injuring 50. "Our hearts are broken as we think about the families and friends of the victims of this senseless tragedy," says Hickenlooper. Aurora Co-Mayor Steven Hogan; Dan Oates, Aurora Police Chief; Carol Chambers Arapahoe County District Attorney; and Jim Yacone, FBI Special Agent, also comment on the crisis and details of the suspect.

  • Cinemark CEO Tim Warner Speaks Out on Shooting  Friday, 20 Jul 2012 | 1:05 PM ET

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports on movie theaters across the nation stepping up security since news of the Colorado shooting.

  • With Expectations This Low, Olympics Must Succeed Monday, 16 Jul 2012 | 6:35 AM ET
    A detailed view of the prototype design of the new golden Olympic torch during its unveiling at St Pancras Station on June 8, 2011 in London, England. 8,000 torchbearers will carry the Olympic Flame around the UK during the 70-day relay, which starts at Land's End in Cornwall on May 19, 2012.

    Over the weekend the Times of London demanded it stop raining in the UK.

  • Why Energy Grids Are So Susceptible to Cyberattack Wednesday, 11 Jul 2012 | 2:17 PM ET
    Programmable Logic Controller

    Computer war has grown up. It has moved from the age of the equivalent of black powder to the equivalent of high-explosive shells—not yet nuclear devices, but close.

  • Boston airport will be the first U.S. location to use upgraded body scanners that display more generic, "Gumby"-like images of passengers. The new machines offer more traveler privacy without sacrificing security.

  • Expedited Airport Security Program 'PreCheck' Expands Friday, 22 Jun 2012 | 12:21 PM ET
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    The Transportation Security Administration's "PreCheck" expedited security screening program expanded to more airports and airlines this week.

  • Faster, Better Airport Security May Not Be Far Off Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 3:01 PM ET

    High-tech, faster airport security designed to identify travelers via fingerprints and iris scans may not be far off, the airline industry says. Obstacles, though, remain.

  • The federal agency is aggressively responding to a series of what it sees as hostile attempts by private sector firms to access its website at times when market-moving economic data are released to the public.

  • Internet Security

    A secret nanoscale "backdoor" etched into the silicon of a supposedly secure programmable chip could give cyberattackers access to classified US weapons systems, including guidance, flight control, networking, and communications systems, according to a new report by cybersecurity researchers in Britain. The Christian Science Monitor reports.

  • A new smartphone app allows travelers to file an immediate complaint with the Transportation Security Administration if they feel mistreated during checkpoint screening.

  • Aircraft manufacturer Airbus is offering extra-wide coach seats to airlines ordering their Airbus A320 jets. But is the move simply a way for airlines to accomodate larger passengers, and charge extra for more space?

  • Report: Henry Kissinger Received Full TSA Pat-Down Tuesday, 15 May 2012 | 5:28 PM ET
    Henry Kissinger

    Henry Kissinger, the jet-setting diplomat who invented shuttle diplomacy, reportedly had to go through a full pat-down before a flight to Toronto at New York's LaGuardia Airport.