Although the Homeland Security Department pledged three years ago to steadily reduce backlogged Freedom of Information Act requests, the number has risen even higher, congressional investigators said.
Westerners are going off to fight alongside jihadists in Syria and Iraq for diverse reasons, ranging from a desire to live in an "authentic Muslim caliphate" to "jihadist cool," a new RAND report explains.
The IG's report listed a number of challenges across the Homeland Security Department over the last year through investigations and audits, but it didn't contain any recommendations.
On the heels of last week's U.S.-China deal to limit greenhouse gases, a White House task force is proposing several measures that federal agencies can take to help communities better prepare for impacts from climate change.
Immigration authorities need to better assess the cost effectiveness of an alternative-to-detention program that releases illegal aliens into the community as they await removal proceedings, congressional investigators said in a Nov. 13 report.
Recent jihadist messages are encouraging "individual jihad" or "small cell" operations to target and attack law enforcement officers and others in the West, warns an intelligence bulletin to local, state and federal government agencies.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency risks mismanaging disaster relief funds because it doesn't track costs or performance data for offices established to deal with long-term recovery efforts, a recently released internal audit found.
And while more lightning strikes could mean a higher incidence of human injuries and deaths, it could also result in more wildfires since half of all such fires now are started by lightning.
The Homeland Security Department has enhanced screening procedures at ports of entry and invoked its authority to prevent people who may be infected with the Ebola virus from flying into the United States, the department's secretary testified at a recent Senate hearing.
Higher risk of armed conflicts in sub-Saharan Africa has been statistically linked to rising temperatures created by climate change, a new study from the University of Colorado Boulder found.
The Homeland Security Department is turning to industry to get information about advanced technologies and systems that can help improve the storage, matching capabilities and analysis of biometric data.
Facebook, YouTube and Twitter have been essential in investigating, solving and preventing crimes, but a new LexisNexis study shows that many law enforcement agencies lack formal policies, training or dedicated staff to use such social media tools.
The Obama administration announced Nov. 7 it will request $5.6 billion for Overseas Contingency Operations to counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL. The additional funding comes five months after the administration's original OCO request, which funds some Defense and State Department efforts, as well as other international programs.
While the Government Accountability Office found that FEMA — which is the Homeland Security Department's lead agency responsible for such grants — required states to provide justification for such funding starting in fiscal 2012, the data is still unreliable.
With about 22 million people living in hurricane-prone areas along the East and Gulf coasts, the federal government recently released an interactive, online map that can help them evaluate their own risks to storm surges.
Despite a greater focus on nuclear terrorism as a top threat to international security, a new report tries to shed light on nuclear weapons materials that have gone missing – an area that has gotten very little scrutiny.
Due to significant budget cuts, aging ships and aircraft in the Coast Guard's fleet haven't gotten planned critical IT systems upgrades, which could hamper their vital missions, an audit revealed.
While federal and state governments can impose quarantines and isolation measures to stop the spread of diseases like Ebola, their orders will likely be subject to constitutional challenges.
Concerned about the rising number of people with Western passports fighting with terrorist groups, Homeland Security Department officials earlier this week began collecting more information about international visitors who aren't required to get a visa to enter the United States.
A focus on reducing pollutants such as soot and methane overestimates the impact on climate change without also reducing carbon dioxide emissions, new research says.