Government Agencies Homeland Security

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 6- The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday approved a two-week stopgap spending bill that would avert a government shutdown, sending it to the Senate. Without action by Congress, funding for several federal agencies, including the Department of Agriculture, State Department and Department of Homeland Security, would expire.

  • A U.S. Marine secures concertina wire on the California-Mexico border at the Otay Mesa Port of Entry in California, Nov. 23, 2018. 

    Secretary of Defense James Mattis extended active-duty troops until Jan. 31, in order to help "harden" the border in response to a caravan of migrants from Central America.

  • Haiyan Song, Senior VP & GM of Security Markets of Splunk, speaks during Fireside Chat on Day 3 of CNBC East Tech West at LN Garden Hotel Nansha Guangzhou. 

    The "internet of things" has created all sorts of problems on the cybersecurity front — and the problem may get worse soon.

  • President Donald Trump delivers remarks on immigration and border security in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., November 1, 2018. 

    President Donald Trump issued the ban this month in response to the caravans of migrants that have started to arrive at the U.S.-Mexico border.

  • Our freedom of speech is one of our greatest strengths and weaknesses, says former DHS Sec. Jeh Johnson

    Jeh Johnson, former Homeland Security secretary, discusses the current risks to America like cybersecurity issues, election integrity and "fake news" proliferation.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 6- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security said on Saturday it currently had no reason to doubt statements from companies that have denied a Bloomberg report that their supply chains were compromised by malicious computer chips inserted by Chinese intelligence services. Apple contested the Bloomberg report on Thursday, saying its own...

  • Oct 4- Apple Inc and Amazon.com Inc denied a Bloomberg report on Thursday that their systems had been infiltrated by malicious computer chips inserted by Chinese intelligence, according to statements from the companies released by Bloomberg. Representatives of Apple, the FBI and Department of Homeland Security could not be reached for comment.

  • Oct 4- Apple Inc and Amazon.com Inc denied a Bloomberg report on Thursday that their systems had been infiltrated by malicious computer chips inserted by Chinese intelligence, according to statements from the companies released by Bloomberg. Representatives of Apple, Bloomberg, the FBI and Department of Homeland Security could not be reached for comment.

  • LOS ANGELES, Sept 27- The Port of San Diego said on Thursday that the FBI and Department of Homeland Security were investigating a ransomware attack that disrupted the port's information technology systems. "This is mainly an administrative issue and normal Port operations are continuing as usual," the Port of San Diego's Chief Executive Officer Randa...

  • Donald Trump joins in the celebration of the opening of his championship golf course in Sterling, VA.

    A canoeing group filed a federal lawsuit against the Trump administration, claiming Trump's use of his golf course in Northern Virginia has led to illegal restrictions on the Potomac River, USA Today reports. 

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 13- The head of the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency is under investigation over his use of government vehicles, Politico reported on Thursday, as a massive hurricane approached the U.S. The Department of Homeland Security inspector general is probing FEMA Director Brock Long's travel between Washington and his home in North...

  • A police officer stands in front of the closed Las Vegas Strip next to the site of the Route 91 music festival mass shooting outside the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, October 3, 2017.

    A little-known federal law from 2002 to urge the use of anti-terrorism technologies is now under scrutiny after MGM Resorts International invoked it to sue victims of the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history to avoid paying out for lawsuits.

  • Here's why Trump's attacking Turkey with tariffs and sanctions

    On Thursday morning, Donald Trump announced the doubling of metal tariffs against Turkey.

  • US Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen speaks at the press briefing at the White House in Washington, DC on June 18, 2018.

    The government alone can't defend against the growing threat of cyberwarfare, writes Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen. That's why DHS launched a platform to help the private sector join the battle.

  • A Transportation Security Administration officer checks a traveler's bag at a screening location at Salt Lake City International Airport.

    The TSA says it's just studying the possibility of eliminating security checkpoints at 150 smaller airports, in an effort to save money. It's already facing serious backlash over the idea, USA Today reports. 

  • NEW YORK, July 31- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday said it will bolster collaboration with the private sector to defend the nation against cyber attacks by working more closely with industry to combat emerging threats. She said the U.S. government knew that Russia was responsible for meddling in the 2016 presidential election, that the...

  • LONDON, July 25- At least a dozen companies and government agencies have been targeted and thousands more are exposed to data breaches by hackers exploiting old security flaws in management software, two cyber security firms warned in study published on Wednesday. The Department of Homeland Security issued an alert citing the study by security firms Digital...

  • LONDON, July 25- At least a dozen companies and government agencies have been targeted and thousands more are exposed to data breaches by hackers exploiting old security flaws in management software, the U.S. government warned on Wednesday based on a new report. The Department of Homeland Security issued an alert citing a wide-ranging study by two cyber...

  • Mark Hurd, CEO of Oracle Corp. 

    Homeland Security is preparing on Wednesday to issue an alert based on the report about the risks posed to unpatched business systems from software makers Oracle and SAP, which can enable hackers to steal corporate secrets, according to researchers.

  • LONDON, July 25- At least a dozen companies and government agencies have been targeted and thousands more organisations are exposed to data breaches by hackers exploiting old security flaws in management software, two cyber security firms told Reuters. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is preparing on Wednesday to issue an alert based on the report...