It's the stuff of nightmares: an attack on the nation's captial that would take out whole swaths of official Washington. In response to a presidential directive, White House homeland security adviser Frances Townsend will deliver a plan thi
The director of national intelligence said Tuesday that President Bush authorized a series of secret intelligence activities under an executive order in late 2001, making clear that a National Security Agency surveillance effort was part of a much br
The fate of a Bush-backed national identification card is up in the air after the US senate rejected providing US$300 million in funding for the plan. By a 50-44 vote mostly along party lines, the chamber set aside a Republican-backed amendment to a
What they seized was a working replica of a revolutionary war era Turtle submarine. Its creator, Duke Riley, painstakingly recreated it at the Red Hook Woodworks Studio. Friends say when he started on this passion project they were skeptical.
A teenager was imprisoned in Atlanta, Georgia after being wrongfully accused of not paying a minor traffic ticket. U.S. Customs agents apprehended Stephen Kelsey, 17, at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport after the youth returned from a
Thursday morning at a couple of downtown bus stops, riders who wanted to board had to go through a security checkpoint. It is a new effort from the Transportation Security Administration.
The Transportation Security Agency's national security bulletin issued was based on bogus examples that were combined to give the impression of ominous terrorist plotting, CNN reports.
We've discovered a 4.5 hour time frame each night when virtually anything can be brought into the secure side of Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. There's no metal detector, no X-ray machine, and it's apparently not a problem.
Constituents called Rep. Peter Defazio's (D-Ore) worried there was a conspiracy buried in the classified portion of a White House plan for operating the government after a terrorist attack. As a member of the House Committee on Homeland Security
Top homeland security officials Friday that tougher crossing rules will be gradually imposed next year at the four international Niagra River crossings. You may not need a passport to return to the US. But it'll take more than a library card or
(I'll hold my breath until more details come out from the gang that can't shoot straight) A contract worker has been accused of stealing nuclear secrets and trying to peddle them to a foreign government, NBC News reports.
The Transportation Security Adminstration wants to increase the professionalism of its 43,000 screeners who scrutinize airline passengers and luggage for explosives, weapons and other contraband. The more professionalism the better
The dishonorable Senator Tom Coburn asked, "Why is it wrong to shoot the [trafficker] after he's been told to stop?" during a recent Senate Judiciary Committee hearing concerning the conviction of two Border Patrol agents who shot a fle
"Drug traffickers will know we are doing everything we can to deny them this lane through Southern Arizona, so the cost of business will increase because they will have to get more sophisticated" Tucson DEA agent Anthony Coulson said.
Undercover Congressional investigators set up a bogus company and obtained a license from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in March that would have allowed them to buy the radioactive materials needed for a so-called dirty bomb.
Once again the DHS's semi-annual report shows significantly large numbers of arrests of department and other government employees, and a department besieged by complaints.
Only one in five surveyed said the government is doing enough to scrutinize people crossing the border into the U.S., the poll found. Just two in five expressed confidence the government is ready for an epidemic.
US airports will see an increased presence of local police and federal security officials amid heightened vigilance following an explosion in Glasgow and a bomb alert in London, the White House said.
The project started in 2003 with a $2 million contract to help the new Dept. of Homeland Security quickly get an intelligence operation up and running. Over the next year, the cost of the no-bid arrangement with consultant Booz Allen Hamilton soared
It's time to put the Senate on notice that we think a national ID scheme is un-American, dangerous and wrong. Our Senators will be voting on amendments to the immigration bill that will remove REAL ID provisions from the bill either today or tom
The Homeland Security Dept, the lead US agency for fighting cyber threats, suffered more than 800 hacker break-ins, virus outbreaks and other computer security problems over two years, senior officials acknowledged to Congress. (Don't you feel sa
Look out on a river or a lake and you're likely to see recreational boats galore. Look up in the sky and you'll see plenty of private planes. Small planes and boats seem to be everywhere, especially this time of year. They also may be the
Neither the police nor TSA took any action that indicated that they throught she might be a security risk. She was just detained, harassed and threatened with arrest. All because of a sippy cup with water in it.
Calling the federal Real ID Act "repugnant" to the state and federal constitutions, New Hampshire lawmakers voted to join other states - including neighboring Maine - in rejecting the federal Real ID Act as tantamount to requiring a nationa
The Bush administration is poised to suspend a major post-9/11 security initiative to cope with increasingly angry complaints from Americans whose summer vacations are threatened by new passport rules.
Passengers travelling from the US will have to present their fingers as well as their passports at check-in from the end of next year, according to a senior security official. Michael Jackson, deputy secretary of the US department of homeland securit
The United States would spend more to combat illegal immigration and prepare for terrorist and weather-related disasters under legislation approved on Tuesday by a House of Representatives panel that ignores a White House veto threat.
Airlines and airports remain prime targets for extremists nearly 6 years after the September 11, 2001 terror attacks, but the U.S. government has yet to determine whether sweeping security proposals could ever be put into practice.
Their latest trick is to declare that if you are a citizen of a state that rejects Real National ID, you won’t be able to legally hold a job. (Of course, preventing innocents from supporting themselves is unconstitutional, violating a fundamental fre
American cell phones can already check e-mail, surf the Internet and store music, but they could have a new set of features in coming years: the Department of Homeland Security wants them to sense biological, chemical and radioactive material. Put