Department of Homeland Security

The Homeland Security logo is seen August 26, 2011, shortly before a press conference by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano regarding Hurricane Irene at FEMA headquarters in Washington, DC. Top US emergency officials warned Friday that it could take weeks or possibly months to get relief to some areas in response to the incoming Hurricane Irene. AFP Photo/Paul J. Richards (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

US To Increase Security At Various Federal Buildings As Part Of ‘Precautionary Step’

Security will be increased at various federal government buildings in Washington and other major American cities, including New York City, the Homeland Security Department announced Tuesday in what it described as a “precautionary step.”

10/28/2014

Terminal 4 at JFK Airport (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

JFK, Newark Liberty Among 5 U.S. Airports On Lookout For Ebola

Homeland Security agents at U.S. airports and other ports of entry are beginning to observe travelers coming into the United States for potential signs of Ebola infection and handing out fact sheets about the disease.

10/08/2014

Long Island City Immigration Office (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Lawmakers To Introduce Legislation To Only Honor Immigration Detainers With Federal Warrant

Lawmakers say New York City’s police and correction departments should not honor immigration detainers unless a federal judge has issued a warrant.

10/02/2014

Secret Service Director Julia Pierson prepares to testify to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on the White House perimeter breach at the Rayburn House Office Building on September 30, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Secret Service Director Pierson Resigns Amid Criticism Over White House Breaches

Secret Service Director Julia Pierson stepped down Wednesday, in the wake of several security breaches affecting the White House and President Barack Obama.

10/01/2014

Man Who Impersonated A Federal Agent Multiple Times Sentenced To Prison

Carl Osborne, 37, had not earned a law enforcement badge of any type, but that didn’t stop him from acting like he did, according to WCBS 880’s Irene Cornell.

09/26/2014

US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) and Saudi Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal  take questions after a meeting of the Gulf Cooperation Council and regional partners at King Abdulaziz International Airports Royal Terminal on September 11, 2014 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.  (Photo: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

US, Arab Allies Committed To Fighting ISIS

Key Arab allies of the United States agreed Thursday to “do their share” to fight the Islamic State group, promising to take action to stop the flow of fighters and funding to the insurgents and possibly to join military action.

09/11/2014

President Barack Obama discusses plans to defeat the Islamic State group in the Middle East. (Credit: CBS News)

Obama Announces US Will Expand Airstrikes On Islamic State

President Barack Obama says the United States will wage a military campaign that will target Islamic State fighters with airstrikes “wherever they exist.”

09/10/2014

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DHS: More Than 1,000 U.S. Retailers Could Be Vulnerable To Data Hackers

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Friday was warning shoppers that hackers could be eyeing their money.

08/22/2014

A fan passes through a new metal detector at Yankee Stadium on Aug. 19, 2014 (Credit: Gary Baumgarten/1010 WINS)

Dawn Of New Security Era At Yankee Stadium

Fans arriving for the first of a three-game series between the Yankees and the Houston Astros had to pass through metal detectors at Gate 2.

08/19/2014

Fans walk through a metal detector before Game 2 of the 2013 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals at Fenway Park on October 24, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Sign Of The Times: Metal Detectors Coming To Yankee Stadium Next Week

The use of metal detectors at the stadium will be in addition to bag checks and have prompted the Yankees to urge their fans to get to the ballpark earlier.

08/15/2014

Experts say logging onto some Wi-Fi hotspots could leave users vulnerable to hackers. (Credit: CBS 2)

Department Of Homeland Security: Private Company That Conducts Background Checks Hacked

The FBI has launched an investigation, and a multi-agency response team is attempting to figure out the scope of the breach, DHS said.

08/06/2014

Newark Liberty International Airport (file/credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Some U.S. Bound Air Travelers Will Have To Power Up Cell Phones To Get Past Security

Passengers headed to the United States can expect to encounter tighter security. The move comes amid the growing threat of terrorists sneaking a new type of bomb onto a flight.

07/06/2014

New Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says NYC will receive more anti-terror funding than previously allocated. (Photo: CBS 2)

EXCLUSIVE: DHS May Reverse Course, Increase NYC Anti-Terror Funding

President Barack Obama’s words on his nightmare scenario — nuclear weapons going off in Manhattan — have become a dream come true for the NYPD.

04/02/2014

Airport Security (file / credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Homeland Security Warns Of New Terror Chatter About Explosives In Shoes

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security was warning airlines Wednesday to be aware of new chatter about explosives placed in shoes.

02/19/2014

A look at the scoreboards at MetLife Stadium as seen from Chopper 880 on Jan. 28, 2014. The stadium will play host to Super Bowl XLVIII on Feb. 2, 2014. (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880)

All-Out Security Blitz Under Way Ahead Of Super Bowl XLVIII

Super Bowl security preparations have gotten a thumbs up from U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson.

01/29/2014

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