Homeland Security Articles

DHS Chief Worried About Drones in 2016 Campaign

Said there was 'a little drone flying over my head' during recent speech.
7:21 AM, May 15, 2015

DHS chief Jeh Johnson agreed with Chuck Todd that drones could make protecting 2016 presidential candidates more difficult. And, Johnson said as an example, he was a giving a speech recently when he looked up to see "a little drone flying over my head."

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State Dept. Stonewalls on Releasing Info on McAuliffe Favoritism

9:28 AM, Mar 25, 2015

Almost two years ago, Tim Miller, the then executive director of the America Rising PAC, authored a letter to look into possible favoritism from Hillary Clinton's State Department epartment to longtime Clinton associate Terry McAuliffe. The letter, addressed to the State Department, was acknowledged as having been received, but none of the information requested has ever been handed over.

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DHS Chief: 'Be Particularly Careful' If You Go to Mall of America

6:51 PM, Feb 22, 2015

Department of Homeland Security chief Jeh Johnson basically warned against going to the Mall of America today, after threats of a terror attack by al Shabaab. " I would say that, if anyone is planning to go to the Mall of America today, they have got to be particularly careful," said Johnson.

He made the comments this morning on CNN:

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Feds Begin Preparing for Possible 2015 Surge of Unaccompanied Children Across Border

8:01 AM, Dec 25, 2014

Just two days before Christmas, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) took the first step to prepare for a possible "surge" of unaccompanied minors in 2015.

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Amid Border Crisis, DHS Secretary To Participate in 'Let's Read! Let's Move!' Event

7:13 PM, Jul 28, 2014

Thousands of illegal immigrants are streaming across America's southern border, but on Wednesday the chief of the Department of Homeland Security will be attending an educational event with schoolchildren in Washington, D.C.

In an email to reporters with the subject line reading, "SECRETARY JOHNSON TO PARTICIPATE IN A LET’S READ! LET’S MOVE! EVENT," the department announced that Jeh Johnson will be attending an event Wednesday morning at the library of Congress, along with other government officials, a chef, and a retired NFL player. Here's an excerpt from the email:

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GAO: ‘Visa Overstay’ Backlog at DHS Remains Over One Million

9:53 AM, May 21, 2013

Today, the Government Accountability Office issued a report of preliminary finding on the progress the Department of Homeland Security has made in its efforts to reduce the backlog of immigrant visas. Although almost 863,000 records were "closed" in the last two years, the backlog of potential overstays remains at more than one million [emphasis added]:

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Homeland Only Fully Approves 10% of Freedom of Information Requests

FOIA staff of 400; costs over $38 million.
3:32 PM, Feb 05, 2013

According to an annual report for 2012 just released by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), DHS processed a total of 205,895 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests during the year. The report, presented by Acting Chief Freedom of Information Act Officer Jonathan R. Cantor, shows that DHS reduced the backlog of such requests by 30 percent during the year. However, a deeper look at the numbers reveals that the agency only fully granted just over 10 percent of FOIA requests that were processed.  

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DHS to 'Expand and Formalize Coordination' on Gun Control Efforts

1:09 PM, Jan 16, 2013

Janet Napolitano, head of the Department of Homeland Security, released a statement Wednesday saying she is "proud to support" the Obama administration's efforts to "combat gun violence in our country." Here's more from Napolitano's statement:

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Homeland Security Ranked Worst Large Federal Agency to Work At

2:48 PM, Dec 17, 2012

According to bestplacestowork.org, the worst large federal agency to work at is the Department of Homeland Security. The second worst large federal agency to work at is the Department of Veteran Affairs, while the Department of Labor is the third worst.

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Napolitano to Address 'Diversity in Cyber Security Conference'

12:32 PM, Oct 24, 2012

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is scheduled to deliver a keynote address at the "Diversity in Cyber Security Conference" tomorrow in Washington, D.C., a press release from the organization hosting the event announced in a press release. The group Women in International Security is hosting the event.

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Napolitano Expresses Concern About Key Part of Ariz. Immigration Law: 'Will Make DHS’ Work More Challenging'

2:13 PM, Jun 25, 2012

Department of Homeland Security secretary Janet Napolitano celebrated the Supreme Court's Arizona decision in a statement. But Napolitano expressed concern in a statement that a key component of the law, which allows law enforcement officials to check the immigration status of folks who are stopped, saying that it "will make DHS' work more challenging."

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Def Con Three, Def Con Three ... Hut, Hut

2:02 PM, Feb 02, 2012

Now this has to be a big relief to Eli, Butch, Gronk, Victor, and the rest of those studs. Not to mention Belichick and Coughlin. Shoot, even the commish has got to feel like a big weight has been lifted off his shoulders. Big Sis Napolitano, herself, has done a walkthrough of the stadium where they will be playing the Super Bowl on Sunday.

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Hearing Reveals Al Shabbab's Recruitment in U.S.

1:15 PM, Jul 27, 2011

At a House Homeland Security Committee hearing Wednesday morning on the domestic threat of al Shabaab, Chairman Peter King (R-N.Y.) warned that the Somali terrorist organization could carry out a terrorist attack in America and that it should not be underestimated.

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Special Report Panel on Homegrown Radicalization

9:43 AM, Mar 08, 2011

Steve Hayes, with Mara Liasson and Charles Krauthammer, last night on Fox News:

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WaPo: King's IRA Ties Complicate Homeland Security Hearings

12:15 PM, Mar 07, 2011

The Washington Post ran a cover story in Saturday's issue about New York Republican congressman Peter King, the chair of the House Homeland Security committee.

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At Homeland Security Hearing, Congressman Questions DHS Secretary on 'Anti-Tax Groups'

2:48 PM, Feb 09, 2011

Despite concern from the left about the potential for Rep. Peter King's Homeland Security Committee hearings would unfairly "[single] out an entire community, such as Muslim Americans," this morning's hearing with Department of Homeland Security secretary Janet Napolitano and Michael Leiter, director of the National Counterterrorism Center, focused primarily on the efficacy of the government's counterterrorism efforts with regard to homegrown Islamic terrorism. But for a brief five minutes, Democrat Bennie Thompson, the ranking member on the committee, brought the focus to what he considers a great threat to homeland security: anti-tax groups.

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