Latest Department of Homeland Security Stories

Government Pre-Crime, Data Mining Operations Raising Privacy Concerns
2011-10-10 05:18:37

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is allowing members of the public to voluntarily participate in a new program that has been created to try and predict when an individual will commit a crime--or possibly engage in terroristic activities--Declan McCullagh of CNET reported Friday. McCullagh said that an internal document originating from Homeland Security, obtained by the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) under the Freedom of Information Act, reveals "efforts to 'collect,...

Racing Against Time
2011-09-21 07:55:19

  Homeland Security has a new tool available for rapidly rescuing those trapped beneath concrete When the twin towers collapsed on September 11, 2011, one of the most critical challenges that first responders faced was cutting through concrete to get to victims trapped under debris — a painful and tedious race against time when tragedy strikes. Breaching reinforced concrete has long been a losing race when relying on drills, saws, and jackhammers. The Department of...

2011-08-16 08:00:00

The Liquid Bomb Plot Presents Exclusive Interviews With CIA and Homeland Security Agents on the Chilling and Tense Global Surveillance Operation That Uncovered a Plot to Kill More Than 2,000 People The Liquid Bomb Plot Premieres This Sunday, August 21, 2011, at 9 P.M. EDT/PDT on National Geographic Channel WASHINGTON, Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the summer of 2006, as many as 18 conspirators planned to simultaneously blow up almost 10 airplanes by bringing hydrogen...

2011-07-26 09:35:00

The Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) senior cyber security official abruptly resigned on Monday amid several high-profile attacks on government computer systems, reports Reuters. Randy Vickers resigned as director of the US Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT), a part of DHS's National Cyber Security Division. DHS declined to comment on either the attacks or the resignation of its top official as of Monday. Vickers' resignation was announced in an email to staff by Bobbie...

Word of the Day
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.