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  • Oracle Pledges to Fix Java Security Flaw 'Shortly' Saturday, 12 Jan 2013 | 5:27 PM ET
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    Oracle said it is preparing an update to address a flaw in its widely used Java software after the U.S. Department of Homeland Security urged computer users to disable the program.

  • Obama Names Biden to Head Gun-Control Effort Wednesday, 19 Dec 2012 | 12:15 PM ET
    President Barack Obama announces the creation of an interagency task force for guns as as Vice President Joseph Biden listens on.

    President Obama appointed Vice President Joe Biden to lead an effort to draft policies to reduce gun violence, a call to action after the massacre of 26 people, including 20 children, at a Connecticut elementary school.

  • FBI Investigation Uncovered Petraeus Affair Monday, 12 Nov 2012 | 7:36 PM ET
    FBI Investigation Uncovered Petraeus Affair

    Discussing news that the FBI withheld its findings about Petraeus' affair from the White House and congressional leaders, with Homeland Security Committee Chairman Rep. Peter King (R).

  • Putting Up a Digital Defense: Lessons From Israel Sunday, 11 Nov 2012 | 7:31 PM ET
    Putting Up a Digital Defense: Lessons From Israel

    A US delegation is heading to Israel to learn more about their security measures — specifically, cybersecurity after several US bank web sites were attacked.

  • Napolitano Addresses NYC's Sandy Efforts Thursday, 1 Nov 2012 | 1:45 PM ET
    Napolitano Addresses NYC's Sandy Efforts

    U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano remarks on efforts to recover from Sandy. "This recovery will be as speedy and as efficient as possible," says Napolitano.

  • South Carolina Hack Attack Friday, 26 Oct 2012 | 7:45 PM ET
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    In a South Carolina hacker attack, 3.6 million social security numbers were exposed, along with 387,000 debit and credit card numbers. CNBC's Eamon Javers has the details.

  • Major Airports to Remove Invasive X-ray, Body Scanners Tuesday, 23 Oct 2012 | 2:28 PM ET
    Major Airports to Remove Invasive X-ray, Body Scanners

    Body scanners that display naked images of travelers to screeners are being replaced at major U.S. airports.

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

    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
    Does Huawei Pose Threat to US Security?

    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
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    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
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    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.

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    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 Answers Questions

    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
    Aurora Police News Conference on Shooting

    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
    Cinemark CEO Tim Warner Speaks Out on Shooting

    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
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    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.

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    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.