The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill on Monday authored by U.S. Rep. Bill Keating (D-MA) to strengthen security at the nation’s airports.
The bill stems from an investigation into the death of a 16 year-old boy who managed to break security at the Charlotte-Douglas Airport and hid... Read More »
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents stationed at the Weldon Station Border Checkpoint seized more than $700,000 in narcotics and arrested 10 individuals during two separate incidents over the weekend.
The first incident began on Saturday when agents stopped a male U.S. citizen and... Read More »
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) began a series of actions this week designed to combat the emerging threat of Zika virus and to mitigate its spread throughout the U.S. and the world.
The FDA began with important steps to help protect the safety of the blood supply. One of the first... Read More »
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers stationed at the Gateway International Bridge seized a shipment on Friday of alleged heroin hidden within a 2001 Nissan Xterra SUV.
The seizure took place when officers referred a 29-year-old Mexican citizen driving a green 2001 Nissan Xterra... Read More »
The European Parliament has taken an important step toward protecting victims of potential biological, chemical and other types of terrorist attacks in the European Union with its new draft counterterrorism directive that is being negotiated this week.
The European Parliament’s Civil... Read More »
U.S. Sens. Tom Udall (D-NM) and Martin Heinrich (D-NM) announced $10.4 million in grants on Monday to support border security and emergency preparedness in New Mexico.
The grants were awarded through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s preparedness grant programs.
"Living in a... Read More »
The European Commission launched a privacy shield for the United States and the European Union (EU) on Tuesday to strengthen protection for transatlantic data flows.
The framework of the project protects the fundamental rights of anyone in the EU whose personal data is transferred to the United... Read More »
The U.S. House of Representatives passed four bills on Monday to better provide homeland security.
The bills prevent foreign fighter travel to the U.S., improve airport security measures and improve internal Department of Homeland Security (DHS) practices and reviews.
“We face an... Read More »
The U.S. House of Representatives passed the FAA Extension, Safety and Security Act of 2016, H.R. 818, on Monday to support the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and strengthen security for Americans traveling by air in the United States and those flying from abroad.
“When we go to... Read More »
The U.S. House of Representatives passed U.S. Rep. Martha McSally’s (R-AZ) legislation on Monday to require a stress test of U.S. government protection and prevention programs against terrorist travel.
The bill, the Terrorist and Foreign Fighter Travel Exercise Act, is the result of a task... Read More »
Committee on Small Business Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) recently chaired a full committee hearing on the threat of cyber attacks on small businesses in the U.S.
“According to a recent study, over 70 percent of cyber attacks occur in businesses with fewer than 100 employees,” Chabot said at... Read More »
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a detailed account on Thursday of the agency’s response to the Ebola virus epidemic of 2014-2016.
The report, a special supplement to the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), comes on the second anniversary of... Read More »
A team at the Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC) has developed a means for Department of Defense (DoD) labs across the globe to quickly obtain a genomic analysis of unknown and potentially hazardous biological samples without incurring the cost and risk of shipping them to a robust... Read More »
The House Homeland Security Committee released a report on Thursday critiquing the misconduct of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in recent months.
The report, titled “Misconduct at TSA Threatens the Security of the Flying Public,” is the result of a six month investigation... Read More »
Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson provided an up-to-date analysis of security and immigration enforcement priorities on Thursday.
“In June 2016, apprehensions by the Border Patrol on our southwest border – an indicator of total attempts to cross the border illegally – decreased... Read More »