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US government conducts largest cyber-defense exercise to protect critical infrastructure

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.

GOP congressman seeks more transparency about migrant children's whereabouts in US

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.

NGA, DHS and DoD agree on joint plan to strengthen cybersecurity

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.

House passes bill authorizing DHS program to improve security at chemical plants

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.

Obama asks Congress for $3.7B to deal with thousands of child migrants in southwest border

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 wants $500M reimbursement from federal government for border security

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.

DHS to step up security measures at overseas airports, no specific threat cited

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.

DHS needs to strengthen multiagency coordination along Southwest border, GAO says

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.

DHS: Efforts underway to ease travel to US, improve visitor experience

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.

Federal judge orders US government to amend no-fly list redress procedures

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.