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2 years 9 months ago

Keeping an eye on terrorism

Homeland Security says they average 55 daily encounters with known or suspected terrorists, according to a Reuters report. Officials say usually the contact is people popping up on government watch lists, like while traveling. Most don't end up in jail, but that pace adds up to more than 20,000 interactions...

3 years 6 months ago

US Northern Command team visits Mexico

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AP) - Personnel from the U.S. military command responsible for homeland security have met with members of Mexico's military in a visit to that country. Army Gen. Charles H. Jacoby Jr., head of U.S. Northern Command, writes in his blog that the visit occurred last...

3 years 6 months ago

Colorado spent $160M on homeland security gear

DENVER (AP) - State records show Colorado has spent more than $160 million on homeland security gear ranging from protective gloves to emergency command trucks since the 2001 terrorist attacks. The Denver Post reported Thursday that officials produced the list after the newspaper's previous stories showed the state couldn't...

3 years 6 months ago

Report: Colo spent $354M on security since 9/11

DENVER (AP) - State and local governments in Colorado have received $354 million in federal grants for homeland security since 2002. The Denver Post reported Sunday that spending records are incomplete, and that some spending had little to do with fighting terrorism. State officials acknowledge that record-keeping was...

3 years 10 months ago

TSA to partner with Pikes Peak Community College

The Transportation Security Administration will collaborate with Pike Peak Community College to train employees in security fields. PPCC will offer a Homeland Security Certificate as well as a two-year degree in Homeland Security. The partnership was announced today.

4 years 5 months ago

Lockheed Martin to sell EIG unit for $815M

Lockheed Martin says it has agreed to sell its enterprise integration group to the private equity firm Veritas Capital for $815 million in cash. Lockheed Martin, which is based in Bethesda, Maryland, announced its plan to sell the group in June along with the Pacific Architects and Engineers unit...

4 years 8 months ago

Colorado Springs Fire Department gets $1 million grant

The Colorado Springs Fire Department has received a $1.1 million grant from the .S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Colorado Division of Emergency Management. The money will be used for wildfire mitigation projects throughout Colorado Springs. "These projects directly benefit residents and the community...

4 years 10 months ago

Girl tells First Lady her mom "doesn't have papers"

A Department of Homeland Security official says federal immigration authorities are not pursuing the family of a Maryland girl who told first lady Michelle Obama that her mother "doesn't have papers." DHS spokesman Matt Chandler said in an e-mailed statement Thursday that Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigations "are based...

5 years 1 month ago

Security plan in place for Super Bowl

U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has toured the site of Sunday's Super Bowl and says the security plan is ready to thwart any threats. The NFL said Monday's tour of Sun Life Stadium was the first by a Cabinet secretary before a championship game. Napolitano says she considered...

5 years 2 months ago

Dutch to use full body scanners on US flights

The Netherlands will immediately begin using full body scanners for flights heading to the United States to prevent future terrorist attacks like the foiled Christmas Day attempt. Officials say Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, a 23-year-old Nigerian, managed to board Northwest Airlines Flight 253 to Detroit from Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport carrying...

5 years 2 months ago

Obama: 'A systemic failure has occurred' in skies

President Barack Obama says he wants a preliminary accounting completed by Thursday into what went wrong that allowed explosives to make it onto a Detroit-bound airliner last week. He says "it's essential we diagnosis the problems quickly." The president said Tuesday "a systemic failure has occurred" that led a "catastrophic...

5 years 2 months ago

Key security agencies lack permanent leaders

Two federal agencies charged with keeping potential terrorists off planes and out of the country remain without their top leaders. The Obama administration took more than eight months to nominate anyone to head the Transportation Security Administration and the Customs and Border Protection agency. Those two agencies will be at...

5 years 3 months ago

Fugitive worked for Homeland Security

Prosecutors don't understand how a fugitive wanted in New Jersey worked for the Homeland Security Department in Georgia despite a nationwide alert for her arrest. Tahaya Buchanan was sought on a 2007 indictment on charges of staging the theft of her Range Rover. Paul Loriquet of the Essex...

5 years 5 months ago

Zazi case a "wake up call"

Bryan Cunningham says the case of Najibullah Zazi and what he is accused of planning is one of the biggest terrorism cases found on U.S. soil since the September 11th attacks. "Clearly, it's a victory for law enforcement and intelligence, because we stopped the attack," says Cunningham. Cunningham...

5 years 6 months ago

Terror warning for sporting events

Security bulletins have been issued across the nation urging extra vigilance at sporting events and entertainment venues. The Federal Government stresses that there are no known terror plots. The bulletin was issued this week the FBI and Homeland Security Department. It tells law enforcement to be alert at sports arenas,...

5 years 6 months ago

Feds issue security bulletins on stadiums, hotels

Counterterrorism officials have issued security bulletins about terrorist interest in attacking sports stadiums, entertainment complexes and hotels. The FBI and Homeland Security Department sent two bulletins Monday to police around the country, saying they know of no specific plots against such sites. The bulletins obtained by The Associated Press say...

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