Homeland Security

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

Jeh Johnson Rejects Duncan Hunter's Claim ISIS Entering US Via Mexico

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Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson took to CNN to publicly counter claims made by Republican Rep. Duncan D. Hunter that Islamic State militants have been detained attempting to enter the United States from Mexico. "[A]t least 10 ISIS fighters have been caught coming across the Mexican border in Texas," Hunter told Fox News. The California ... more

Julia Pierson Resigns as Head of Secret Service

Secret Service Director Julia Pierson. AP photo

After facing heavy criticism for several major breaches of security, head of the Secret Service Julia Pierson announced she would resign her post Wednesday. "Today, Julia Pierson, the director of the Secret Service, offered her resignation and I accepted it," said Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson. "I salute her 30 years to the Secret ... more

Homeland Security Warns Airlines of New Threat

WASHINGTON - The Homeland Security Department has warned airlines that terrorists could try to hide explosives in shoes. It's the second time in less than three weeks that the government has issued a warning about possible attempts to smuggle explosives on a commercial jetliner. Homeland Security said Wednesday it regularly shares relevant info... more

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