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.
Federal regulators are relying on decades of aviation rules that imagined a human being in the cockpit – not an onslaught of remotely piloted aircraft – prompting questions about whether federal flight rules for drones are strong enough to prevent accidents and midair collisions.
The top watchdog for the Homeland Security Department told a House oversight panel today that turf battles over internal corruption investigations have subsided and his agency is not backlogged with employee misconduct cases, but he deflected questions about an ongoing criminal investigation of a Texas branch office.
In Arizona, Customs and Border Protection is experimenting with a security kiosk with "credibility assessment" technology that seeks to capture physiological cues we give off emotionally and cognitively.
James M. Woosley thought he'd never get caught. The former acting intelligence chief for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement didn't appear to try to hide the embezzlement of more than $500,000 from the agency, according to his attorney.