Homeland Security


A hearing on 'misplaced' climate focus at DHS

Jul 8, 2015
'It's a life-and-death question' at the Pentagon, witness testifies.
Posted In: climate change, Homeland Security, at risk

Fixing the TSA will take time, expert says

Jun 16, 2015
As lawmakers examine how it vets workers, critics call for a culture shift.
Posted In: TSA, Homeland Security, leadership
Despite the risk of shutting down looming, the Department of Homeland Security also consistently ranks worst for morale among large government agencies.

Cities and counties rely on Homeland Security dollars

Feb 27, 2015
Local governments are watching the impasse over Homeland Security funding.
Posted In: Homeland Security, DHS, Philadelphia

Congress considers federal social media strategy

Jul 8, 2014
The challenges of developing a social media strategy for the US government.
Posted In: social media, Homeland Security, Congress

Want to catch a criminal? There's an app for that.

Sep 16, 2013
A new app built by the Homeland Security Investigations unit is designed to catch criminals through crowd sourcing.
Posted In: criminals, Crime, sexual predators, apps, cell phones, Homeland Security

Homeland Security freezes account linked to Bitcoin exchange

May 17, 2013
In a blow to the fledgling digital currency, U.S. government officials have frozen an account tied to the world's largest Bitcoin exchange.
Posted In: bitcoin, Homeland Security

Forget GPS jamming, drone 'spoofing' is all the rage

Mar 11, 2013
For those who want to stop others from tracking their movement, GPS signals can be jammed -- albeit illegally. And now, GPS signals can also be 'spoofed.'
Posted In: gps, drones, Homeland Security
About a month before Chuck Hagel, left, was named Secretary of Defense in early 2013, he greeted Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.), committee chairman of the Senate Armed Service Committee.

At Hagel hearings, 'green' Pentagon could make some lawmakers see red

Jan 31, 2013
Lawmakers are likely to raise alternative fuel costs at Hagel confirmation hearing.
Posted In: Pentagon, alternative energy, Homeland Security, Military and Energy

Java problems, Aaron Swartz's legacy, and Tactus's amazing keyboard

Jan 15, 2013
Internet computing language Java may be leaving your computer vulnerable to hackers. Did overly-aggressive prosecutors drive software wunderkind Aaron Swartz to suicide? And, a look at a new technology that could change the future of keyboards and gaming controllers.
Posted In: Java, Homeland Security, reddit, hackers

Is the airport pat-down coming to an end?

May 28, 2012
Maybe in the distant future. The Department of Homeland Security wants technology companies to design a scanning device that would replace the pat-down.
Posted In: airports, Homeland Security, technology