The new acting director of the Secret Service recently told congressional lawmakers that he's addressing communications failures and gaps in training that allowed a White House fence jumper in September to get as far as the East Room of the mansion.
Westerners are going off to fight alongside jihadists in Syria and Iraq for diverse reasons, ranging from a desire to live in an "authentic Muslim caliphate" to "jihadist cool," a new RAND report explains.
The IG's report listed a number of challenges across the Homeland Security Department over the last year through investigations and audits, but it didn't contain any recommendations.
Immigration authorities need to better assess the cost effectiveness of an alternative-to-detention program that releases illegal aliens into the community as they await removal proceedings, congressional investigators said in a Nov. 13 report.
Recent jihadist messages are encouraging "individual jihad" or "small cell" operations to target and attack law enforcement officers and others in the West, warns an intelligence bulletin to local, state and federal government agencies.
The Homeland Security Department is turning to industry to get information about advanced technologies and systems that can help improve the storage, matching capabilities and analysis of biometric data.
Facebook, YouTube and Twitter have been essential in investigating, solving and preventing crimes, but a new LexisNexis study shows that many law enforcement agencies lack formal policies, training or dedicated staff to use such social media tools.
Concerned about the rising number of people with Western passports fighting with terrorist groups, Homeland Security Department officials earlier this week began collecting more information about international visitors who aren't required to get a visa to enter the United States.
U.S. citizens who go overseas to fight for foreign terrorist groups may have their passports revoked by the Secretary of State, but may not be necessarily denied entry back into the country even if they don't have papers, according to a pair of Congressional Research Service reports.
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.