Department of Homeland Security News

Vulnerability Reduction Scorecard Helps Cities Save Lives and Resources

In Norfolk, Virginia, officials are taking action to reduce their city’s vulnerability to flood risks. Flooding in Norfolk does not just happen during major storms. It can happen when the sun is shining, if the tide is high or the …

U.S. FAA probes sighting of drone over baseball game at Boston’s Fenway Park

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said on Friday it was investigating a report of a drone flying over Boston’s Fenway Park during Thursday’s baseball game. The Boston Red Sox said Friday that a drone flew over the playing …

St. Louis Cardinals’ Safety Act Proposal Gets Senator Backing

Sen. Claire McCaskill on Wednesday asked the Department of Homeland Security to give “full consideration” to the St. Louis Cardinals’ request for certification that would give the team certain legal protections in the event of a terrorist attack at Busch …

Cybersecurity Needs to Catch up With Auto Technology

Most people are familiar with the process of updating the software on their computer and mobile phone, but cyber components—and cybersecurity—are not limited to computers and smart phones. Today’s automobile is a smart device and is highly sophisticated. A modern …

Senator Sparks Call to Action to Get Explosive Detectors Tested

The Department of Homeland Security must move faster to test explosive detectors that can sense compounds that have been used in recent extremist attacks and to determine if the devices can be installed at airports and train stations across the …

3 Ways Your Personal Data is at Risk

Data Privacy Day, recognized each year on January 28, is an international effort focused on protecting privacy, safeguarding data, and enabling trust. Data Privacy Day encourages everyone to weigh the benefits and risks of sharing information, understand what their information …

Online Fraud in 2012 Resulted in $525M in Losses

Online fraud is big business for criminals. The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), jointly run by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the National White Collar Crime Center, reported receiving over 289,000 complaints in 2012, which resulted in more than …

Department of Homeland Security Wants License Plate Tracking Technology

The federal agency overseeing immigration and customs is seeking technology that would find fugitives and undocumented immigrants using license plates, according to a document posted on a U.S. website. The Department of Homeland Security is asking private companies for proposals …

Futuristic Technology Will Assist First Responders and Adjusters

To believe that technologies once dreamed of in science fiction novels, television shows, and comic strips may one day be a reality, or that real-world technologies might make the fantastic devices of fiction obsolete, you’d need to be either an …

Multi-State Earthquake Drill Scheduled for Feb. 7

The Indiana Department of Homeland Security wants Hoosiers to take part in an earthquake drill that will be conducted throughout the central United States on the 200th anniversary of the 1812 New Madrid earthquakes. The state is encouraging residents to …