An office in the Department of Homeland Security that reviews government surveillance programs to ensure they respect American's privacy rights has given its approval to an initiative aimed at monitoring social media sites for emerging threats.
A federal judge in San Francisco signed off on a court order for cellphone customer data, which was then used by FBI investigators to quietly justify the deployment of a powerful surveillance technology known as “stingrays,” privacy groups contend in a new court filing.
The nation’s vast network of anti-terrorism “fusion centers” for law enforcement have produced shoddy, untimely and often useless intelligence reports that have done little to keep the U.S. safer, a scathing U.S. Senate report concludes.
The watchdog agency that polices the Homeland Security Department for waste, fraud and abuse may have given the wrong impression on the extent of crimes committed by immigration officers, border agents and other employees in a recent summary report of its accomplishments.
A recent report by the Congressional Research Service provides an in-depth look at the history of the Posse Comitatus Act, passed by Congress more than 130 years ago to restrict the use of military personnel on U.S. soil.
The roughly $6.5 billion spent last year alone by Washington to make air travel safe is not the only expense being shouldered by taxpayers. Other lesser-noticed costs have to be considered to determine just how much is enough, according to a new RAND Corp. report.
In the latest sign of trouble for the Homeland Security Department's inspector general, the agency has removed five oversight reports from its website pending an internal review of a possible conflict of interest.
In its continuing campaign to match the ingenuity of drug traffickers, the Department of Homeland Security has awarded a $100 million contract for a specialized system intended to detect ultralight aircraft used to secretly transport drugs.
A video released in November by Alabama homeland security officials joins a genre of slickly produced online movies that the next generation of Americans will grow to remember. Now, however, the videos teach citizens how to spot terrorists and respond to active shooters.