Homeland Security

Secret Service Investigating Agents' Crash Near White House

In this Jan. 26, 2015 file photo, Secret Service officers search the south grounds of the White House in Washington after an unmanned aerial drone was found on the White House grounds during the middle of the night. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

WASHINGTON — The Homeland Security Department is investigating two senior Secret Service agents accused of crashing a car into a White House security barrier, an agency spokesman said Wednesday. Secret Service spokesman Robert Hoback said recently appointed Director Joseph Clancy has been briefed on the March 4 incident. Clancy has asked the Ho... more

US to Increase Security at Some Federal Buildings

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WASHINGTON -- Security will be increased at various federal government buildings in Washington and other major American cities, the Homeland Security Department announced Tuesday in what it described as a "precautionary step." The move came one week after a gunman in Ottawa fatally shot a soldier as he stood as a ceremonial guard at Ottawa's N... more

US Names 4 to Lead Secret Service Review

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WASHINGTON — Four former senior government officials will lead an independent review of the embattled Secret Service after the disclosure of a series of breaches in presidential security, the Homeland Security Department announced Friday. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said the four panelists — two who served during the Obama administr... more

Napolitano Resigning From Homeland Security

In this April 25, 2012 file photo, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington.

WASHINGTON - 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. Napolitano, just the third person to lead the 10-year-old department, told her senior staff Friday she would be leaving... more

Deadline Approaches for Congress to Reauthorize Surveillance Powers

Photo shows the sign outside the National Security Administration (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

The deadline is approaching for Congress to reauthorize Section 215 of the Patriot Act, the NSA's legal justification for domestic surveillance. "I believe we have to protect our national security, but we also have to protect our civil liberties that make us unique as a country," Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy said recently. Congress has to ... more

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