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About 3,000 TSA agents are specially trained to spot suspicious behavior. (Getty Images)

Report: TSA Behavioral Screening Program Deeply Flawed

WASHINGTON (CBS DC) – A Congressional report is questioning the efficacy of one of the Transportation Security Administration’s centerpiece programs. Since 2007, he TSA has spent nearly a billion dollars training officers to pick out bad […]

11/14/2013

File photo of The Department of Homeland Security main complex in Washington, DC. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Homeland Security Employees Abusing Overtime Cost Gov’t Millions

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.

10/31/2013

Revelations over the past few years about how U.S. security officials have the ability to track people through phone, email and other electronic records are making it harder for journalists to report on what the government is doing, two human rights groups say.  (PAUL J.RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Feds Re-Evaluating Security Clearance Access For Employees

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.

10/31/2013

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. (THOMAS COEX/AFP/Getty Images)

AP CEO: Press Freedom v. National Security A ‘False Choice’

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.

10/20/2013

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano gives her farewell speech at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on Aug. 27, 2013. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Napolitano: US Will ‘Face A Major Cyber Event That Will Have A Serious Effect On Our Lives’

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says her agency’s flexibility and agility have prepared it to respond to disasters and terror attacks alike.

08/27/2013

U.S. Border Patrol agents escort a group of undocumented immigrants into custody with helicopter support from the U.S. Office of Air and Marine on May 20, 2013 near the U.S.-Mexico border in Havana, Texas. (credit:  John Moore/Getty Images)

9 Mexican Activists Attempting To Enter US Illegally Released From Federal Custody

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.

08/08/2013

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. (Photo credit: Brett Deering/Getty Images)

Homeland Security’s Janet Napolitano to Resign

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.

07/12/2013

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. (Photo credit: Brett Deering/Getty Images)

Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano Resigning

U.S. officials say Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is resigning to take a senior posting in the University of California system.

07/12/2013

File photo of ammunition. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

House Votes To Limit Amount Of Ammo Homeland Security Can Purchase

The U.S. House of Representatives voted Wednesday night to limit the amount of ammunition the Department of Homeland Security can purchase.

06/06/2013

The Obama administration has eased the rules for would-be asylum-seekers, refugees and others who hope to come to the United States or stay here and who gave "limited" support to terrorists or terrorist groups.  (credit: Maria Belen Perez Gabilondo/AFP/Getty Images)

Homeland Security Orders Border Agents to Verify All Int’l Student Visas ‘Effective Immediately’

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.

05/03/2013

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