Latest Department of Homeland Security Stories

Critics of Cybersecurity Bill Say it Gives Too Much Power to Bureaucrats
2012-02-17 14:39:04

Jedidiah Becker for RedOrbit.com There´s a battle raging on Capitol Hill over the details of a new bill that will attempt to mandate cybersecurity measures for a number of private-sector companies. After a group of web security experts urged the Senate Thursday to include tighter security mandates for a number critical industries´ networks, Republican senators pushed back Friday, alleging that the legislation would arbitrarily overextend federal authority in the infrastructure...

2012-02-01 21:14:57

Predicting bomb shockwaves, building vulnerability, and evacuation priority Thanks to lightning-fast software from the Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T), if a truck bomb was discovered in Lower Manhattan we will now be able to predict the likely damage patterns in the surrounding areas, and prioritize the first responders' activities long before the bomb's acoustic shockwave ricocheted out at the speed of sound. It's called the Urban...

2012-02-01 12:00:35

By helping buildings withstand unusually severe hazards, the Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate aims to keep critical infrastructure open for business In an ideal world, every tunnel, train terminal, and critical building would be built like a fortress to withstand any emergency. But in the real world, construction costs matter and engineers "build to code." While Americans can take comfort that their critical infrastructure meets minimum codes for safety,...

Tourists Arrested Over Twitter Remarks
2012-02-01 05:56:59

Two tourists were arrested and kept under armed guard in Los Angeles recently for remarks made on a Twitter account. Leigh Van Bryan, a 26-year-old, was arrested and placed in a cell with Mexican drug dealers for 12 hours after landing in the U.S. with his friend Emily Bunting. He was flagged by the Department of Homeland Security as a potential threat when he posted a tweet that read: "Free this week, for quick gossip/prep before I go and destroy America?" The two were arrested at...

2012-01-17 13:00:00

Nuix is proud to announce that the Criminal Investigations division of the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as well as divisions of the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have all implemented Nuix software in order to improve their electronic investigation and eDiscovery procedures. Washington, DC (PRWEB) January 17, 2012 Nuix, a worldwide provider of information management technologies, including eDiscovery, electronic investigation and...

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