From Politico: The U.S. government is stepping up security at federal buildings in response to the recent killing of a Canadian soldier near that country’s parliament and continuing threats from groups like the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said.
From The Washington Post: Former homeland security secretary Janet Napolitano is supporting executive action by President Obama to change immigration policy if Congress fails to pass a broad overhaul, citing what she calls her successful 2012 push to delay deportations of many younger immigrants…Napolitano spoke ahead of a speech she is scheduled to give Monday […]
From The Washington Post: The apprehension of a man who jumped the White House fence Wednesday night and was bitten by a guard dog highlighted one of the Secret Service’s most effective weapons: its canines. Secret Service agents and K-9 units quickly subdued the latest fence jumper, whom authorities identified as Dominic Adesanya, 23, of […]
From The Boston Herald: The U.S. and Canada have missed a crucial deadline to share more intelligence as both countries now scramble to tighten security after a lone gunman killed a soldier at Ottawa’s national war memorial yesterday. The shooting came after the U.S. and Canada let a June deadline for implementing the so-called “Beyond […]
From The Atlantic: It’s not a outright Ebola travel ban, but the federal government is limiting the ways in which passengers from West Africa can enter the United States. The Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday announced that travelers from Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea—the three countries at the center of the Ebola outbreak—will have […]
From The Atlantic: Government buildings on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Canada, are on lockdown after a shooter opened fire on Wednesday morning just before 10 a.m. ET, wounding one military officer. Reports indicate the victim is a Canadian military member who was standing guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, he has been taken […]
From The New York Times: A hit-and-run car crash that killed one soldier and injured another this week was a terrorist attack, Canadian politicians, police and military commanders all suggested Tuesday, saying it had resulted from another Canadian’s turn to radical Islam.
From Roll Call: Have Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., or House Speaker John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, ever taken an elevator ride alongside an armed contractor with a criminal record? The answer to that and other sensitive security questions about congressional protective details is hard to find, thanks to legislation enacted in 2004.
From The Washington Post: Much of the public discourse in Washington in recent weeks has focused on possible new threats to the U.S. homeland from the Islamic State and other extremist groups. But Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says he is even more concerned about a danger that has been around for years, since even […]
From The Boston Globe: The announcement Wednesday that Secret Service Director Julia Pierson had resigned her post and that the Department of Homeland Security will conduct an investigation of the service shows that problems within the agency are being taken seriously. But the review shouldn’t just result in further layers of security around the White […]