The U.S. government has just wrapped up one of the largest cyber exercises to date, involving more than 500 participants from the military, law enforcement, civilian agencies, academia and the commercial sector.
A Republican congressman said he intends to introduce legislation directing federal officials to account for the whereabouts of unaccompanied migrant children that are flooding the Southwest border.
State governors and the Homeland Security and Defense departments said they've agreed on a joint plan to help strengthen cybersecurity across the United States.
The House on July 8 passed a bipartisan bill that codifies a Homeland Security Department program designed to improve security standards at chemical facilities across the United States.
President Barack Obama is seeking $3.7 billion in emergency appropriations from Congress to help deal with the thousands of unaccompanied children crossing the southwest border.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry asked the federal government to reimburse his state for a decade of contributions to border security during a House hearing July 3.
Citing unnamed global threats, the Homeland Security Department said July 2 that it will implement enhanced security measures at certain overseas airports with direct flights to the United States.
While the Homeland Security Department has established performance measures and reporting processes within multiagency security efforts along the Southwest border, congressional investigators said it still needs to do more to strengthen the collaboration and improve efficiency.
Two Homeland Security Department officials testified before a Senate subcommittee that international travelers face several challenges, such as increased wait times and poor service at many U.S. ports of entry, but efforts are underway to improve those areas as the U.S. tries to reach a goal of attracting 100 million visitors annually by 2021.
A federal judge in Oregon said June 24 that the federal government's "no-fly list" redress process is unconstitutional and ordered it to revamp its procedures following a lawsuit brought by 13 U.S. citizens and permanent residents.