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Op-Ed: The Shallow State — Trump vs US intelligence, a horror story

Washington - If anything has truly characterised Trump’s presidency, it’s relationships. Trump’s incendiary relationship with the US intelligence sector is a case. New analyses are showing deep fractures, dysfunction, and digressions which are truly dangerous.

Op-Ed: Dumb move of the week — Trump's latest plan to save coal sector

The Trump administration is considering implementing the 68-year-old Defense Production Act, which was first passed by Congress in the midst of the Korean War as a way to nationalize an energy industry necessary in times of war.

Homeland Security forces federal agencies to secure their emails

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has announced that federal agencies must improve their cybersecurity within the next 90 days. The decision, praised by the Global Cyber Appliance, will force agencies to use HTTPS and secure email accounts.

Op-Ed: Homeland Security claims 21 state election systems hack targets

The United States Department of Homeland Security notified 21 states that hackers had targeted their election systems in 2016 but none of the systems were used for recording votes. Only a small number of networks were actually breached.

U.S. security agency warns against 'useless' antivirus programs

Washington - U.S. government computer experts are warning consumers that some popular antivirus software programs have become "useless" and could compromise the safety of home computers.

Judge orders U.S. to free detained immigrant children and mothers

A federal judge in California has ruled that the Obama administration is in serious violation of a court agreement by detaining women and children who cross the border illegally from Mexico.

White House to make records more public; DHS offers new FOIA app

Seven federal agencies launched a new effort to put online the records they distribute to requesters under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

One detained after gyrocopter lands at the U.S. Capitol

The U.S. capitol remains of high alert after a small gyrocopter lands outside the west end of the Capitol building. The pilot has been detained at this time.

Stolen 1911 Picasso seized in NY by Homeland Security

Stolen some 10 years ago, Picasso's $2.5M century-old cubist painting, "La Coiffeuse," has been seized by the U.S. Homeland Security. It was found in a New York mail room wearing a $37 Fed Ex shipping label.

Op-Ed: DHS may shut down but TSA will continue groping testicles

Washington, D. C. - The Department of Homeland Security might be shutting down soon but that won't stop the department from reigning its tyranny on the American people.

Harvard email threats may not be 'credible'

Harvard - Hundreds of emails were sent to students and staff members at Harvard University Friday, threatening to shoot them on Saturday. The emails were probably sent from outside the U.S., but university and law enforcement officials are taking them seriously.

Op-Ed: Why a government program could be labeling you as a terrorist

Five men in California are finally standing up against the government's 'Suspicious Activity Reporting' initiative, an Orwellian counter-terrorism program that has, until now, been overlooked by both mainstream and alternative media.

Huge haul of smuggled Mongolian fossils repatriated by Feds

New York - US authorities approved, Thursday, the shipment back to Mongolia of a huge haul of dinosaur fossils that had been illicitly imported to the United States having been stolen from archaeological sites in Mongolia’s Gobi Desert.

Backpacker arrested for remaining in U.S half hour too long

A South American backpacker visiting the United States was locked in federal detention after reportedly over-extending his stay by 30 minutes. Diego Simonassi said he roamed freely with just a backpack in the United States for six months.

Homeland Security seeks nationwide license plate tracking system

Washington - The US Department of Homeland Security is seeking to partner with a private company to create a nationwide database containing the license plate numbers of every single registered automobile in the nation.

All eyes on Oakland as Oakland has plans for eyes on all

Public safety is an issue that concerns all in this age of terrorism. Port cities such as Oakland can be particularly vulnerable to attacks. What started out to be plans for a Port of Oakland surveillance center has turned out to be much more.

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano leaving DC for UC

Washington - After more than four years as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Napolitano announced in a statement today that she will be leaving the post to head the University of California System.

Op-Ed: 3-D printed guns will literally blow up

If you still think gun control isn't a problem, it's about to get a whole lot worse. As 3D-printed gun blueprints continue to circulate, they will cause more harm than good.

DHS, FBI release document in response to Boston bombings

The Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation released a Joint Intelligence Bulletin on April 16, 2013, in response to the explosions at the Boston Marathon.

NYPD to conduct anti-terror gas tests in NYC subway system

New York - The NYPD and scientists with the federal government will conduct a highly detailed airflow study this summer to better understand the behavior of toxic gases that may be released by terrorists in an attack on the city’s subway system.

Op-Ed: Napolitano — More gaffes in Boston Bomber case

Washington - One has to wonder which planet Janet Napolitano lives on. The Homeland Security Secretary told a Senate Committee yesterday that the proposed immigration legislation would have better tracked Boston bomber suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev. Really?

Man photographed on roof during Boston bombing prompts suspicion

Boston - All that is visible is an ominous dark figure walking a top a roof in Boston, as the explosion takes place unleashing carnage on the streets below.

Can cancer drugs be used to counter bioterrorist threats?

A research team has been given a grant to see if two cancer medications have the potential of protecting U.S. troops from biological agents that could be unleashed during an attack.

Homeland Security spies on peaceful demonstrators

According to documents, the Department of Homeland Security spies on peaceful demonstrators, because it is a "matter of policy."

Homeland Security suspicious activity goals for winter 2013

The Department of Homeland Security discusses high points for suspicious activity reporting in the winter 2013 season in this new document, released in January.

Drone strikes could be used to kill American citizens on US soil

Washington - In response to Republican Senator Rand Paul, US Attorney General Eric Holder has written that carrying out drone strikes against American citizens on US soil is a possibility, under an 'extraordinary circumstance'.

What is our government preparing for?

Several recent events have many Americans wondering what the government could be preparing for; and with the current status of global politics and economics, the possibilities are quite scary.

Top Republican official slams DHS for wasteful zombie training

Washington - It seems even the United States federal government is preparing for the zombie apocalypse. A new report by a top Republican official slammed the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for wasting money on zombie training.

TSA agents caught performing security checks at Romney event

Van Meter - In what appears to be a growing trend, TSA agents were seen conducting screenings at an Iowa campaign event for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Tuesday.

Homeland Security says same sex partners is 'family relationship'

Washington - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has agreed to change current immigration rules and will begin to consider same-sex partners as being in a "family relationship" during immigration proceedings.
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