Homeland Security

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

DHS: Homeland Budget Impasse Could Harm Effort to Fight ISIS Appeal

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WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is warning states that the possible shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security would harm the nation's ability to counter the extremist appeal of the Islamic State group within the U.S. and help communities struggling with an onslaught of winter snowstorms. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said... more

Report: Official Probing Scandal Quits Over Prostitution Incident

The Hotel Caribe in Cartagena, Colombia, was the site of an incident that touched off a prostitution scandal involving the U.S. military and Secret Service. Jose A. Iglesias/El Nuevo Herald

WASHINGTON -- The investigator who led the Homeland Security Department's internal review of a prostitution scandal involving Secret Service agents on assignment in Colombia in 2012 has himself resigned over an incident involving a prostitute in Florida, The New York Times reported. Current and former department officials say that investigator ... more

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