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DOJ Needs Policies Regulating its ‘Uncoordinated Approach’ to Using Drones

As of May, four components of the Department of Justice (DOJ) had either tested for evaluation or flown Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) to support their operations. The FBI, however, is the only DOJ component that’s actually deployed UAS to support its mission, according to an interim audit by DOJ’s Inspector General (IG). The Interim Report… Keep Reading

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ICE Arrests Sexual Predator While 3,000 Deportable Alien Sex Offenders Released

Less than 36 hours after US Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) announced the availability of its new Operation Predator smartphone app to solicit information from the public about wanted child predators, a Michigan man profiled in the app was arrested. Meanwhile, however, the Government Accountability Office (GAO), Congress’ investigatory and audit branch,… Keep Reading

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EXCLUSIVE: NSA’s X-KEYSCORE Does Far More than Just Siphon the ‘Net, But is it Working?

The National Security Agency’s (NSA) X-KEYSCORE Digital Network Intelligence (DNI) exploitation system that allows analysts to search vast repositories of metadata siphoned by numerous SIGINT collection systems from Internet-based databases including emails, online chats and browsing histories, actually provides a much farther reaching capability than has been disclosed, Homeland Security Today has been told. According to… Keep Reading

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More Loaded Handguns and Other Aviation Threats

During the first two weeks in May, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) found record numbers of loaded handguns in carry-on luggage. Fifty side arms were found by TSA screeners during the week of May 5. Then, the following week, an astounding 65 were found, the agency said. After a short respite, during the week of… Keep Reading

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‘Home-Grown,’ Spectacular Jihad Growing Problem, Authorities Fear

The threat of “homegrown” and foreign jihadist groups and individuals plotting mass casualty attacks on US soil has not weakened, despite degradation of Al Qaeda Central (AQC), senior US counterterrorism officials and authorities told Homeland Security Today in recent wide-ranging interviews. Authorities said there is an exceptionally “heightened concern” regarding intelligence that the successful radicalization of Muslims… Keep Reading

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Potentially Lethal Attacks Pose Risks to CBP Personnel on SW Border

Security and enforcement of America’s Southwest border has vastly improved (see Measuring Border Security in the March 2013 Homeland Security Today), but it continues to be a very dangerous place for Customs and Border Protection (CPB). For at least a decade, the most violent acts against CBP officers and Border Patrol agents have occurred on the… Keep Reading

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Baseline for Acceptable Level of Illicit Cross-Border Activity Gets Closer Scrutiny

More than a year ago, senior Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials began to discuss whether, as a matter of policy, a statistical baseline for an allowable level of illegal migration and other illicit cross-border activity could be established as a realistic metric for measuring acceptable security on the Southwest border. Policymakers understand that there… Keep Reading

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Airport Screeners’ Failure to Find IED During Covert Test No Surprise, Officials Say

Writing on the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) blog, veteran TSA official Bob Burns tried to explain to the legions of ill-informed why the Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) at Newark Liberty International Airport failed to detect a mock IED carried by undercover TSA inspectors. The inspectors — from TSA’s Office of Inspection — were involved in… Keep Reading

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DHS Moves to Implement Sequester; How Will Security be Impacted?

Following President Barack Obama signing an executive order Friday evening implementing the approximately $85 billion in White House engineered cuts in federal spending over the next decade that are mandated by the Budget Control Act of 2011 (BCA) — known as sequester — the Departments of Homeland Security (DHS) and Defense and Intelligence Community began to… Keep Reading

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Thousands of Guns, ‘Artfully Concealed’ Weapons Found by TSA Screeners Highlights Need for Screening Procedures

From Dec. 28, 2012, through Feb. 21 of this year, alert Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screeners at airports across the nation found 229 handguns in carry-on bags and packages. But what’s more disturbing than that, more than half of these handguns, 183, were loaded. And if that isn’t alarming enough, a quarter (64) of these handguns… Keep Reading

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