11/17/2009 - Officials from the Bureau of Prisons and the Department of Defense yesterday toured the Thomson Correctional Center in rural Illinois to evaluate whether the nearly vacant prison could safely and securely house detainees from the prison complex at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
11/09/2009 - During a speech yesterday, a high-level official from the Department of Homeland Security explained how his office will support the nation's rapidly expanding network of state-based intelligence fusion centers created to share information across all levels of government to help prevent terrorist attacks.
10/29/2009 - The Iraqi government has arrested approximately 60 members of the security forces after twin suicide bombings ripped through Baghdad on Sunday, killing more than 155 people in one of the deadliest terrorist attacks in Iraq since the 2003 invasion.
10/27/2009 - Lawmakers and state officials today criticized an initiative that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) created to measure the return on investment from homeland security grants provided to states for preparedness.
10/21/2009 - Spending bill headed to President Obama's desk would ban transfer of Guantanamo Bay detainees to U.S. soil and places conditions on construction of a new bio/agro defense facility planned in the heartland.
09/16/2009 - Institutions, including the private sector, are much better served by the color-coded terror-alert system created after the 9-11 attacks than the public, a bipartisan task force created to reevaluate the system reported yesterday.
09/02/2009 - The United States government announced a bilateral agreement with Mexico today that will create a public security communications network to bolster border security between the two countries.
08/06/2009 - John Brennan, assistant to the president for homeland security and counterterrorism, says the administration is aggressively pursuing terrorists with an emphasis on diplomacy and civil liberties that eluded its predecessor.