The Somalia-based terrorist group al-Shabaab has largely lagged other such groups when targeting attacks abroad and recruiting foreign fighters, but new leadership could change that.
A Customs and Border Protection initiative designed to reduce recidivism rates of aliens who illegally try to enter or re-enter the United States isn't being measured well enough to determine its effectiveness.
Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Ireland and Norway face increased terrorist threats from the Islamic State as well as from al-Qaeda and its supporters.
The audit noted that these deficiencies are a result of several "systemic root causes," including limited resources, poor oversight, complex and highly interrelated but decentralized systems, or manual processes that are subject to error.
Last year, the president announced he would offer deportation relief and three-year work permits to roughly 4 million undocumented immigrants, mostly parents who have lived in the country for at least five years and have children who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
Thirty-eight teams from around the world participated in the competition to develop accurate predictions of the spread of the chikungunya virus from September 2014 to March 2015 across the Western Hemisphere.
In reviewing reliability standards of utilities, a paper published in the journal Risk Analysis found there were no national laws or regulations that mandated the acceptable frequency and duration of power outages.
The Automated Commercial Environment program is expected to collect and process data submitted by the international trade community, giving the federal government a better ability to assess risks of cargo coming into the country and facilitate smoother operations at U.S. ports.
That Aug. 24, 2014, earthquake, which was the strongest in a quarter century, injured more than 280 people, destroyed 18 structures and damaged nearly 2,000 more.
The Homeland Security Department's Science and Technology Directorate announced that the Vreeland Institute and Certa Cito have won a prize competition around developing new technologies to track first responders inside buildings.
Scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research and City University of New York say more people across the south from Georgia to Arizona will be exposed to extreme heat waves – but, overall, there will be a four- to six-fold increase in exposure by mid-century.
The web-based system is much cheaper than the making reservations by phone. Online fees cost about $7 to $10, while doing it offline costs about $30 to $37, or more than three times the cost.
The Coast Guard has made progress in protecting personal and health data, but organizational challenges such as a lack of coordination among its privacy offices, incomplete contingency planning and infrequent security reviews of physical facilities could still put data at risk.
It's the third and final phase of construction of the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility, expected to cost a total of $1.25 billion. Construction is supposed to finished in 2020 with the facility becoming fully operational two years later.
Over the past five years, the Coast Guard's budget for acquiring assets such as fixed-wing aircraft and various cutters has "fallen short" of what's needed to fully recapitalize the service's assets.
The report recognizes that nuclear weapons are "indispensable" to deter other nations from attacking the U.S. and allies with such weapons, but offer no other advantage over U.S. conventional military superiority.
The State Wide Interoperable Communications Enhancement Act would require states to coordinate activities related to interoperability communications policies that are coordinated through an individual or group.
The probability of severe solar storms are low, but they could have a significant impact on the power grid and cause blackouts and damage to equipment resulting in prolonged outages to the system. They can also interrupt communications satellites.
The department could do a better job of collecting data and developing measures and metrics to assess what they're getting out of investments.