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New York gets $2 million boost in Homeland Security funds

6 hours agoNews : NY Daily News

New York City will get a bit of a boost in anti-terror funding this year from the Homeland Security Department.

Federal Law Enforcement Hits Reddit Seeking to Nab Darkweb Users

11 hours agoNews : Reason

Scary news from Andy Greenberg at Wired  for all of us who treasure the idea that on the Internet know one knows whether you are a drug dealer or a dog. Seems the Department of Homeland Security's Immigration and Customs enforcement wants Reddit to tell them personal data about five users of a Reddit r/darkmarkets forum. Show More Summary

Jason Flohrs: Heidi Heitkamp Brings Scandal-Plagued DHS Official To North Dakota

Today, Senator Heidi Heitkamp will welcome Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas to North Dakota for a two-day trip focused on rail and public safety issues. Or at least, that’s what Heitkamp wants people to be talking about. Here’s what’s really happening: As the number two at DHS, Mayorkas is responsible for carrying out...

Mexico double-transplant patient gets U.S. humanitarian pass

yesterdayNews : NY Daily News

Homeland Security gave a humanitarian pass to a 20-year-old Mexican man seeking a double transplant in the U.S.

PJMedia Monitor: Top Ten Underreported Stories You’ll Want to Share

Every week we scour the Internet to find the stories that apparently aren’t fit to print. This week we’re looking at: the latest threats on liberty; Obama’s arrogant attitude toward Congress; the impact of Iran on our homeland security; the consequence of Obama’s treatment of Israel; and why an “American Pride” dance became such a problem […]

Virginia Towns Using Federally-Funded License Plate Readers To Collect Local Taxes

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Two things remain certain in life: death... and law enforcement agencies using license plate readers obtained with Homeland Security grants for purposes not even remotely related to securing the homeland. Here's how Newport News, Virginia's...Show More Summary

Heidi Heitkamp Bringing Controversial Homeland Security Figure To North Dakota

“U.S. Sen Heidi Heitkamp is bringing the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s No. 2 official to North Dakota this week for a two-day trip,” reports the Associated Press. “Heitkamp and Homeland Security Deputy Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas are scheduled to meet with local officials Tuesday and Wednesday.” That’s an interesting development given that Mayorkas is embroiled...

Former Homeland Security head tells Pando why he doesn’t trust his fitness data to the cloud

Michael Chertoff is one of the millions of Americans who use fitness trackers to accompany them when they exercise. In his case, when he runs. Where the former Homeland Security secretary under George W. Bush differs from most people...Show More Summary

Homeland Security Secretary Admits ‘Thousands’ of Illegal Children STILL Coming Into USA

Our new Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson, is now admitting that the onslaught of unaccompanied illegal immigrant children are still flooding across the border even though the media has

IG: Top DHS Official Did Big Favors for Hillary's Brother

A Department of Homeland Security watchdog report issued Tuesday blasted the agency's No. 2 official for repeatedly intervening on behalf of well-connected participants in an investor-visa program, including Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D-Virginia) and Tony Rodham, a brother of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Show More Summary

Top homeland security Congressjerk only just heard about crypto, and he doesn't like it

4 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Rep John Carter [R-TX] chairs Homeland Security Appropriations and sits on Defense subcommittees, but he only found out that encryption exists when FBI Director James Comey gave bizarre congressional testimony about the coming Bad Times if we're allowed to know about math. Read the rest

GOP celebrates good week on Hill, sees challenges ahead

The GOP's first months in control of both chambers of Congress were marked by high-profile stumbles and a near-shutdown of the Homeland Security Department. House leaders struck a bipartisan deal on Medicare that passed on a huge vote and is expected to clear the Senate once lawmakers return from a two-week spring break.

DHS / ICE and City of London Police Make Piracy Fight Official

City of London Police and US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations underlined their relationship this week with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding. Focusing on IP crime, the agencies collaborate to suspend domains, shut down file-sharing sites, and arrest uploaders. Show More Summary

Tension Brews Between ICE And Immigration Advocates Over Deportation Policies

5 days agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- Last Friday, immigration advocates met with Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Sarah Saldaña and brought up some concerns, including a surprising statement...Show More Summary

Inglewood hires firm to assess security risks of proposed NFL stadium

A month after a report by Tom Ridge, the former secretary of Homeland Security, questioned the safety of a proposed NFL stadium in Inglewood became public, the city has retained a security consulting firm to assess the $1.86-billion project’s risks.

Here’s how Virginia’s governor defends his Homeland Security lobbying

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) on Thursday defended his aggressive actions while pushing for visa approvals on behalf of his electric-car company before he entered office, saying he was merely “raising heck” over delays in processing. Show More Summary

U.S. lawmaker to Homeland Security: 'clean up' Secret Service

5 days agoNews : The Newsroom

A U.S. lawmaker on Thursday questioned Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson's choice of a veteran agent to lead the U.S. Secret Service and said the agency that protects the American president needs to be cleaned up. We all have the highest of regard and respect for the Secret Service. Show More Summary

Inspector General: 'Unprecedented Intervention' In Visa Program By Prominent Dems

Yeah, this looks like a real mess and while predictable, It's all too disgustingly emblematic of Us vs. Them: The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) inspector general has accused the department’s former No. 2 official of “unprecedented”...Show More Summary

Getting "Back In The USA" Will be Faster

5 days agoTechnology : VoIPWatch

The U.S. Customs and Border Enforcement folks (not to be confused with Homeland Security) are making great strides to improve the "welcome home" and "welcome to the USA" experience. And, they're doing it with your smartphone and applications. Show More Summary

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Report: Homeland Security official used improper influence in visa cases inv…

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Report: Homeland Security official used improper influence in visa cases involving prominent Democrats. “The No. 2 official at the Homeland Security Department improperly intervened on behalf of foreign investors seeking U.S. Show More Summary

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