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.
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.
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 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.
The Homeland Security Department is scrapping a controversial program that was supposed to effectively identify and remove criminal aliens held by state and local law enforcement agencies and replacing it with one that's more focused.
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.