Delays in certain tests performed by the Los Alamos National Laboratory could affect the safety, reliablity and performance of the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile, the Energy Department's inspector general said.
Most U.S. coastal cities will see 30 or more days of "nuisance flooding" every year by 2050 as the sea level continues to rise as a result of climate warming.
DHS agencies have collectively spent about $512 million on AUO payments in fiscal 2013 and $255 million through March of this year, mostly on Border Patrol agents, according to a recently released report said.
Johns Hopkins University researchers looked at historic hurricane records along with a dozen plausible scenarios in which climate change could affect the intensity, frequency and location of future storms to determine which of 27 cities would be most vulnerable to power outages.
The agency is not requiring that established targets for reducing administrative costs during disasters be met, congressional investigators said in Dec. 17 report.
That means the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program, which provides a federal backstop for insurance coverage, if losses from such attacks exceed a certain threshold will expire Dec. 31.
A former agent within the Homeland Security Department's office of inspector general was sentenced Dec. 15 to more than three years in prison for impeding an internal investigation and falsifying records in the Texas field office.
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.