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Fact Sheet for Department of Homeland Security

Country: United States
Observations: The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is a Cabinet department of the Federal Government of the United States with the responsibility of protecting the territory of the United States from terrorist attack and responding to natural disasters. The department was created from 22 existing federal agencies in response to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.Whereas the Department of Defense is charged with military actions abroad, the Department of Homeland Security works in the civilian sphere to protect America within its borders. Its goal is to prepare for, prevent, and respond to domestic emergencies, particularly terrorism.
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The UN Security Council on Friday condemned "in the strongest terms" a deadly terrorist attack on a military checkpoint in the restive northern part of Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, saying "any acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable."At least 30 ... [Published - 1 hour ago]
First reported 6 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 3 reports

Homeland Security raids boutique and seizes hundreds of panties

According to Fox, Danielle Meister, co-owner of Birdies Panties shop, said the agents took lingerie, claiming that the store violated copyright laws. The underwear that was seized said "Take the Crown" and "KC" across the rear. The design was to honor ... [Published Digital Journal - 1 hour ago]
First reported Oct 24 2014 - Updated 6 hours ago - 3 reports

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WASHINGTON, October 24, (RIA Novosti) – The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) mismanaged its program to handle the current Ebola outbreak , the Department's Inspector General told the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Friday."In ... [Published Russia Profile - 10 hours ago]
First reported 18 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 2 reports

The day after the Ottawa terrorist attack

Brian reflects on yesterday's terrorist attack from Parliament Hill. ... [Published Pelham - 11 hours ago]
First reported 14 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 2 reports

Are There Cybersecurity Flaws in Medical Devices?

The US Department of Homeland Security is investigating approximately two dozen cases of suspected cybersecurity flaws in medical devices. Can a hacker actually break through the cybersecurity platforms on current medical devices? That is the question ... [Published Health IT Security - 12 hours ago]
First reported Oct 23 2014 - Updated 15 hours ago - 3 reports

DHS Agents Raid Lingerie Shop, Save America From Unlicensed Underwear

Your homeland has never been more secure . (h/t to Techdirt reader jupiterkansas ) “They came in and there were two guys” Honig said. “I asked one of them what size he needed and he showed me a badge and took me outside. They told me they were from ... [Published Techdirt - 15 hours ago]
First reported 16 hours ago - Updated 16 hours ago - 2 reports

Homeland Security chief draws whoops with worker-morale question

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson got right to the point Thursday afternoon after handing out distinguished-service awards to more than 300 department employees. A recent government survey has shown DHS morale plunging to new lows, but Johnson was ... [Published Austin American Statesman - 16 hours ago]
First reported Oct 23 2014 - Updated 21 hours ago - 3 reports

US prosecutor recognised for probing case against Infosys

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First reported Oct 23 2014 - Updated Oct 24 2014 - 3 reports

Homeland Security Investigating Medical Device Cybersecurity

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First reported Oct 23 2014 - Updated 19 hours ago - 3 reports

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First reported Oct 23 2014 - Updated Oct 24 2014 - 2 reports

FDA, Homeland Security Launch Nationwide Crackdown On Costume Contact Lenses

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Terrorist attack in Ottawa

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