DHS' Science and Technology Directorate is seeking input from other federal, state, local, local, territorial, nongovernmental and private-sector organizations to help develop the "big picture" plan and define core "North Star" visionary goals.
The Transportation Security Administration's TSA PreCheck program has enrolled more than half a million travelers since it was launched in December. The Customs and Border Protection's has enrolled more than three million travelers in its Global Entry, NEXUS and SENTRI programs.
The United States should work with Mexico and Central American nations to find regional solutions to the violence and economic stagnation that's spurring the migration of tens of thousands of unaccompanied children and others to cross the Texas border, according to a policy brief by a nonpartisan think tank.
Countering domestic terrorism appears to have become a top priority again at the Justice Department, according to a brief from the Congressional Research Service.
The federal judiciary's rules committee has backed a Justice Department proposal that would broaden the ability of agents to remotely gain access to people's computers possibly involved in criminal activities.
A team of university researchers said, in lab tests, they were able to hide firearms and other contraband from full-body, backscatter X-ray machines that were used at U.S. airports between 2009 and 2013.
More than 360 smugglers have been arrested and more than $800,000 in illegal payments to smuggling networks have been seized from nearly 440 bank accounts as part of an aggressive campaign to curb the sharp rise in illegal immigration along the southwest border.
The FBI has made notable strides in bringing its practices around national security letters more into compliance with the law, but not when it comes to typographical errors, says a new report from the Justice Department's inspector general.
While the use of military-style tactics and equipment to quash protests in Ferguson, Mo., last week drew widespread concern about police infringing on First Amendment rights, some civil liberties advocates are increasingly concerned about software that law enforcement could potentially exploit to thwart protests as well.
Travelers to the United States will now be able to submit their passport information and customs declaration form through a new smartphone or tablet app as a way to expedite their entry process, the Customs and Border Protection agency said recently.