Homeland Security

An Inside Look at All the Data CBP Collects About Everyone Crossing U.S. Borders

The agency is putting more data in the cloud and integrating more of its collection efforts.

Homeland Security Stands Up Transatlantic Aviation Roundtable

The new committee will address critical security issues that trouble the open skies.

Agencies, Industry Take Creative Approaches to Cyber Recruitment

Federal officials and executives shared how they’re rethinking the credentials and experience of cyber recruits.

DHS Plans to Expand Social Media Collection on Refugees and Immigrants

The agency wants the public to weigh in on its plan to change its data gathering practices.

Lawmakers Want to Expand DHS' Cyber Monitoring Program to State and Local Governments

Under a forthcoming bill, lawmakers also aim to make it easier for agencies to put the data collected under the program to good use.

Watchdog: IT Troubles Limited FEMA’s Response to 2017 Hurricanes, Wildfires

The flaws, some of which date back more than a decade, left first responders scrambling to gather, share and access critical information.

DHS: App Vetting Tools Are a Must-Have for Agencies, Despite Their Flaws 

There’s still no ideal way to integrate mobile security tools, but that shouldn’t stop agencies from using them, according to Homeland Security researchers.

CBP to Test Autonomous Drones for Use at the Border

The experimental project reached the fourth and final stage of development: testing in real-world environments.

DHS Launches Smart City Sensor Pilot in St. Louis

The outcomes could inform the city’s future procurement decisions.

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TSA Launches Facial Recognition Pilot at Las Vegas Airport 

The agency will assess how the tech verifies travelers’ live facial images against pictures taken from travelers’ identity documents.

DHS Asks for Feedback on Vulnerability Disclosure Program

Officials plan to create a public form where security researchers can submit weaknesses they uncover in the agency’s IT infrastructure.

TSA Agents Say They’re Not Discriminating Against Black Women, But Their Body Scanners Might Be

The full-body scanners at airports across the country frequently give false alarms for Afros, braids, twists and other hairstyles popular among black women.

When Transgender Travelers Walk Into Scanners, Invasive Searches Sometimes Wait on the Other Side

Transgender and gender nonconforming people say they have been pressured to expose their genitals during TSA searches at airports. The encounters stem from shortcomings in the agency’s technology and insufficient training of its staff.

CISA Chief Unveils Vision for Federal Cybersecurity

Civilian agencies shouldn’t all be forced to manage their own cyber risks, Chris Krebs said.

CISA Awards GDIT a $325 Million Emergency Communications Contract

Under the contract, the company will support the systems federal leaders and others use to coordinate responses to during natural disasters, acts of terrorism and other crises.