Employees from six Homeland Security Department offices have abused an overtime program and cost the government about $8.7 million a year, according to an Office of Special Counsel letter and report sent Thursday to the president and Congress.
Federal officials say they are retooling aspects of the nation’s security clearance system, including the process of re-evaluating the behavior of employees and contractors who have access to sensitive information, according to testimony at a Senate hearing Thursday.
Governments that try to force citizens to decide between a free press and national security create a “false choice” that weakens democracy, and journalists must fight increasing government overreach that has had a chilling effect on efforts to hold leaders accountable, the president and CEO of The Associated Press said.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says her agency’s flexibility and agility have prepared it to respond to disasters and terror attacks alike.
Nine activists arrested after attempting to cross the border from Mexico into the U.S. in protest of American immigration policy were released Wednesday from federal custody in Arizona.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, who led the burgeoning Department of Homeland Security through a host of policy changes in the post 9/11 era, is resigning to head the University of California system.
U.S. officials say Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is resigning to take a senior posting in the University of California system.
The U.S. House of Representatives voted Wednesday night to limit the amount of ammunition the Department of Homeland Security can purchase.
The Homeland Security Department ordered its border agents ‘effective immediately’ to verify that every international student who arrives in the U.S. has a valid student visa, according to an internal memorandum obtained Friday by The Associated Press.
Canadian and United States authorities have reportedly thwarted a major terror attack plot.