A warmer Arctic is changing the region and pushing new issues forward, including critical infrastructure protection and claims on future resources, said Ret. Coast Guard Adm. Robert Papp at a recent congressional hearing.
Congressional investigators want the Transportation Security Administration to better measure the effectiveness of a process in which randomly selected airport passengers go through expedited screening lanes.
The Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency agreed to move several of its employees working at a Los Angeles facility to another office space after an internal audit revealed that the building's inadequate fire sprinklers and alarm system posed an "immediate and potential danger" to them.
Firefighters might lose communications during an incident if their handheld radios are exposed to high temperatures, according to new tests conducted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology researchers.
The Homeland Security Department's research and development arm recently released a pre-solicitation notice to small businesses regarding the potential development of innovative technologies from forensics to cybersecurity to wearable communications.
Several federal law enforcement and computer security officials told a Senate panel Dec. 10 that increasingly sophisticated malware and other tools designed to infiltrate information systems are available to any individual, organization or country at relatively lower costs through underground markets.
The White House, Interior Department and several other agencies this week released large government datasets on water and ecosystems as well as new geospatial tools to help communities prepare and cope with impacts from climate change.
The House on Dec. 10 overwhelmingly voted to extend a federal-private sector risk-sharing program by six years that makes affordable terrorism risk insurance widely available.
The Justice Department is expected to update guidance Dec. 8, prohibiting federal law enforcement officials from profiling individuals based on national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and gender identity, in addition to race and ethnicity that was banned more than a decade ago.
At the end of fiscal 2014, the federal government has 5,520 invention secrecy orders that prohibit both the issuance of a patent and its public disclosure, according to recent blog post by the Federation of American Scientists.
After meeting with the Federal Emergency Management Agency over complaints about flood damage claims from homeowners affected by Hurricane Sandy, several U.S. lawmakers said agreed-to reforms should help victims resolve issues and get the benefits they need.
As part of a three-decade-long program, researchers at Sandia National Laboratories are studying in real time how aging electronic components within a nuclear weapon affect performance.
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson defended President Obama's recent executive actions on immigration Dec. 2, telling lawmakers on Capitol Hill that the administration has the legal authority to proceed.
An internal Energy Department investigation has substantiated several allegations of "unsuitable, reportable behavior" by an operations squad commander within a federal office that transports government-owned nuclear material within the United States.
There's a new agency within the U.S. intelligence community that is expected to more effectively integrate counterintelligence and security missions.
The extent and impact of a federal moratorium levied this year on certain research projects involving influenza, Middle East respiratory syndrome and severe acute respiratory syndrome viruses are unclear, according to recent Congressional Research Service analysis.
The Homeland Security Department is scrapping a controversial program that was supposed to effectively identify and remove criminal aliens held by state and local law enforcement agencies and replacing it with one that's more focused.
An Army-developed containment system fitted into an aircraft is being used for the first time to quarantine Ebola patients being flown out of West Africa. The Aeromedical Biological Containment System is a tent-like, modular system that has been installed in a specially modified Gulfstream III air ambulance. Several successful missions have been conducted already.
Under H.R. 5712, known as the "DHS Private Sector Office Engagement Act of 2014," the Homeland Security Department would be required to analyze and report on the economic impact of changes in policy, including all regulations.
More than a fifth of U.S. law enforcement agencies say controlled prescription drug abuse is the greatest drug threat, a significant increase since 2009, according to the Drug Enforcement Agency's recently issued threat assessment.