FBI Director James Comey said that the public has several "misimpressions" that law enforcement and national security officials will be able to get around device encryption to capture suspected terrorists and other bad guys.
Results from Customs and Border Protection's covert operations, which are conducted to evaluate nuclear and radiological detection and interdiction capabilities at different ports of entry, cannot be used to assess capabilities across all such U.S. locations, a congressional investigation found.
After years of refusing to tell people whether or not they were on the federal government's "no-fly list," the Justice Department Oct. 10 notified seven people of their status.
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said he's worried about foreign fighters, who go overseas to join terrorist groups, learn how to fight and return to carry out potential attacks, as well as the domestic-based "lone wolf" attacks inspired by such groups.
A federal appeals court Oct. 6 ruled that federal agents were wrong when they held two non-U.S. citizens in Massachusetts in "mandatory detention" without giving them an opportunity for bail during their immigration proceedings.
The Customs and Border Protection agency's drone program is complying with privacy and civil liberty laws and standards regarding the collection, retention, storage and distribution of images, and is taking steps to document such procedures into written policies, according to a congressional investigation.
Despite the political gridlock on Capitol Hill on a range of highly charged issues, there's a surprising amount of consensus in drug policy reform, said a health and drug policy analyst.
A third of the extremists charged since 2001 were turned in by family or community members. Additionally, of the 50 plots against the United States since 9/11, almost half were under surveillance by informants, while only eight were directed by a foreign terrorist organization.
The effectiveness of a Homeland Security Department program designed to deny terrorists, criminals and other ineligible applicants from receiving U.S. visas is unclear, an internal audit found.
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson recently testified that he's unaware of any plot by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant to cross into the United States thorugh Mexico.