Additionally, only 66 noncompetitive grants worth about $126 million were awarded out of a total of the department's 13,700 grants, valued at $8.7 billion, last year.
The Government Accountability Office said protection at such facilities is vital given recent high-profile incidents such as the shooting at the Washington Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., where 12 people died and three others were injured by a lone gunman.
The Chicago Project on Security and Terrorism's 2014 Suicide Attack Index showed that Iraq accounted for about 40 percent of the 504 confirmed total attacks around the world, which is the highest number in seven years.
While some nations favor the current hardline global approach in dealing with illicit drug production, trade and use, others want to liberalize elements of that framework, creating uncertainty for an international conference next year that will debate such issues.
The Government Accountability Office didn't provide any recommendations in its report, but made several observations based on a review of 10 selected states.
In July 2014, a regional task force published a report that said sea-level rise is an "inevitable consequence" that will threaten infrastructure, the water supply, natural resources, agriculture and the local economy without adaptive planning.
Over the last four years, there have been 42 extreme weather events "that caused at least $1 billion in damage, for a total cost of about $227 billion and 1,286 lives lost."
If confirmed by the Senate, Peter Neffenger would replace former TSA administrator John Pistole who retired from public service Dec. 31 after announcing his depature two months before.
Although the position of assistant secretary for preparedness and response has been established to coordinate these types of scenarios, Jim Talent said he didn't see that person during this Ebola event.
Of those 22, 14 programs had schedule slips, and half of those also experienced cost increases and the estimated lifecycle cost of these programs also rose by $9.7 billion, or 18 percent.
The department's inspector general issued three separate reports, publicly released over the last week, involving the Secret Service, the Management Directorate and the offices of the chief information office and financial management.
In reviewing 382 medium- to high-risk shipments from fiscal years 2011 to 2013, the DHS inspector general said Customs and Border Protection officers conducted the required reviews of such shipments, but could improve the documentation of waivers and exceptions to required inspections of such shipments.
Although a new permanent alarm was obtained in mid-January 2014, it wasn't installed until November and December 2014. The Secret Service said it was determining why there was a delay. However, the agency installed a temporary alarm in April 2014.
The Interior Department, Environmental Protection Agency and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said the goal is to ensure that long-term conservation efforts in the selected areas in southwest Florida, Hawaii, Washington state and the Great Lakes region take climate change into account.
Although new research shows that lone wolf terrorism isn't on the rise in America, these individuals with no ties to organized terrorist groups are primarily targeting police and military personnel and prefer using high-velocity firearms.
DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson said the department is finalizing plans to open a Silicon Valley satellite office "to serve as another point of contact" in remarks to RSA Conference April 21.
The report, which is based on a Feb. 23 meeting of 45 Arctic experts, government officials and representatives of leading non-government organizations, said the Arctic "should be kept apart from the curent complex geo-political environment" as much as possible.
The service is the nation's foremost defense against cocaine, but about half of the Coast Guard's high-confidence intelligence drug trafficking cases in the Caribbean cannot be acted on because it doesn't have enough ships there.
With 2014 as the warmest year on record and 14 of the 15 hottest years on record in the 21st Century, Obama said there will be stronger storms, longer droughts and more wildfires, among other implications.
ICE Air Operations, which is responsible for transporting detainees within the United States or returning them to their countries of origin, does not collect data that could help it better support operational decisions and improve program effectiveness.