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Elise Foley

Steve King To Janet Napolitano: See You In Litigation

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 07.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) thanked Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano Thursday for making her first appearance bef...

Andrea Stone

Muslim Radicalization Feud Ongoing In Hearing Series

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 06.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The latest hearing in a series designed to explore the roots of Islamist terrorism appeared to advance the ball little Wednesday as a co...

Andrea Stone

Peter King Plans Another Hearing On Muslim Radicalization

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 06.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security has scheduled a fifth hearing on radicalization within the Muslim-American comm...

Elise Foley

House GOP Votes To Defund Obama Immigration Efforts

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 06.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House voted on Thursday to kill nearly every action by the Obama administration to reform the immigration enforcement system, approv...

House Passes Homeland Security Spending Bill With Anti-Abortion Rider

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 08.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Homeland Security spending bill approved by the GOP-led House on Thursday includes a provision to bar Immigration and Customs En...

Elise Foley

D.C. Resists U.S. Immigration Mandate

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- District of Columbia council members said they plan to act swiftly on Tuesday to defy a federal immigration enforcement program the city...

Homeland Security Secretary Urges Hurricane Plan

AP | Posted 08.01.2012 | Green

MIAMI -- U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano wants to make sure Americans are prepared for the start of the Atlantic hurri...

Andrea Stone

DHS Seeks To 'Accelerate' Use Of Drones By Police

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 05.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Department of Homeland Security has launched a program to "facilitate and accelerate the adoption" of small, unmanned drones by poli...

Andrea Stone

Just In Time For Democratic Convention: 'See Something, 'Say Something' Starts In Charlotte

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 05.21.2012 | Politics

The Department of Homeland Security said it is expanding its "If You See Something, Say Something" public awareness campaign to Charlotte, N.C., just ...

Elise Foley

Obama Administration Expands Prison Rape Elimination Act To Protect Immigrants

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Immigrant detainees will no longer be treated differently under the law than prison inmates for purposes of rape prevention, the Obama a...

Elise Foley

Disappointed Democrats Fight Obama On Immigration -- And Campaign For Him

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.), one of President Barack Obama's most vocal critics on immigration, was sitting at dinner with his family a...

Andrea Stone

Mitt Romney's Homeland Security Record In Massachusetts: Everyone A Suspect

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 05.04.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney ran for governor of Massachusetts as the man who saved the 2002 winter Olympics. While much of his focus had been on righting the games in...

Andrea Stone

Europeans Hold Nose, Agree To Air Passenger Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 04.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two years after the formal expiration of a controversial Bush-era pact requiring air passenger data be handed over to the U.S. Departmen...

Gerry Smith

'Extremely Partisan' GOP Impeding Progress On Cybersecurity Bill, Democrat Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 04.19.2012 | Technology

As the House prepares to vote next week on landmark legislation to protect the nation's computer systems, Republicans have stripped a key provision fr...

Elise Foley

Homeland Security Didn't Mean To Deceive Communities -- But Did, Inspector Finds

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two years ago, the Department of Homeland Security began an immigration enforcement program called Secure Communities, designed to find ...

Agency's Awards Program Wildly Overspent

AP | LARRY MARGASAK | Posted 06.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The General Services Administration developed an employee awards program that spent more than $438,000 over four years, far exceedi...

Homeland Security Office Accused of Faking Reports on Internal Investigations

Andrew Becker | Posted 06.06.2012 | Politics
Andrew Becker

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's watchdog agency is in turmoil amid allegations that its agents in Texas were told to falsify reports ahead of an office inspection last fall, according to an internal email and interviews.

Elise Foley

Thousands Arrested In Immigration Operation

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 04.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Republicans accuse the Obama administration of shirking its responsibilities on immigration enforcement, the agency responsible for i...

Elise Foley

DHS Expanding Deportation Reviews To 4 More Cities

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 03.30.2012 | Latino Voices

WASHINGTON -- The Department of Homeland Security will begin to close deportation cases in Seattle, Detroit, New Orleans and Orlando after it temporar...

Elise Foley

Immigrant Detention TOO Nice, House Republicans Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 03.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- To some Republicans in Congress, U.S. immigration detention facilities sound like resorts. That was the premise of a hearing Wednesd...

Repress U, Class of 2012: 7 Steps to a Homeland Security Campus

Michael Gould-Wartofsky | Posted 05.23.2012 | College
Michael Gould-Wartofsky

Since 9/11, the homeland security state has come to campus just as it has come to America's towns and cities, its places of work and its houses of worship, its public space and its cyberspace.

U.S. Hate And Extremist Groups Hit Record Levels, New Report Says

Brian Levin, J.D. | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics
Brian Levin, J.D.

2012-03-08-Screenshot20120308at10.15.01AM.pngThe number of domestic hate and extremist groups in the United States grew to record levels in 2011, led by a surge in anti-government radicalism.

Andrea Stone

No Questions Asked, Or How I Became A 'Trusted Traveler'

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 03.12.2012 | Politics

Last week, just days after this story was posted and after informing the chief spokesman for the Department of Homeland Security that the name on my G...

Andrea Stone

The Keywords Government Uses To Monitor Social Media

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 02.25.2012 | Politics

Ever complain on Facebook that you were feeling "sick?" Told your friends to "watch" a certain TV show? Left a comment on a media website about govern...

PSC = Private Security Counterterrorist

David Isenberg | Posted 04.23.2012 | Business
David Isenberg

Has the role of private military and security companies been overlooked since the al Qaeda attacks of September 11, 2001? With everything that has been written and said about the subject, from Afghanistan to Iraq and KBR to Wackenhut Services, it is difficult to think that is the case.