Johnson must be confirmed by the Senate before taking over the post most recently held by Janet Napolitano, who stepped down in August to become president of the University of California system.
President Barack Obama seems to have NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly on the short list of candidates to replace U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, but if Kelly is interested, he is keeping mum.
The purpose of the study is to determine the best course of action in the event chemical, biological or radiological materials are released in the city, whether intentionally or not. The research will help officials decide on evacuation or sheltering plans.
Senator Charles Schumer has recommended New York Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly to lead the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Elected officials would do well to remember that it is the job of the voters to pick their representatives, it is not the job of elected officials to pick who gets to vote.
The plot is said to have involved an upgrade of the underwear bomb that failed to detonate aboard a jetliner over Detroit on Christmas 2009.
New York officials say $1.4 million in federal homeland security money will be distributed to support the operations of a dozen bomb squads across the state.
Contamination concerns have hit one New Jersey town after a series of break-ins at several water treatment plants. Now the Department of Homeland Security is investigating.
Over 100 New York City business leaders have written a joint letter to the leaders in Congress, asking that they not cut homeland security funding for the world’s biggest terrorist target.
Saying the radicalization in Muslim communities has increased in America and Britain, King said “we can’t afford to be politically correct.”
Former New Jersey governor Tom Kean Sr. said he remains concerned about domestic terrorists because people with U.S. passports who want to do harm are more difficult to thwart than international terrorists.
The FBI and Homeland Security have issued a nationwide alert about al-Qaeda threats to small airplanes. The bulletin says terrorists have considered renting private planes and loading them with explosives.
It’s etched forever in the minds of their teachers, but for the majority of school children, Sept. 11, 2001, is a day of infamy they don’t remember.
U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer unveiled new legislation Sunday that would change a loophole in the law that doesn’t require workers hired at most power plants to undergo FBI background checks.
Federal officials in New Jersey have arrested six suspects in connection with a human smuggling ring that had been running since 2008.