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U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security

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  • Congress members voice doubts about BioWatch

    WASHINGTON — Democrats on the House Homeland Security Committee and a senior Republican colleague voiced grave doubts Thursday about the viability of BioWatch, the nation's system for detecting biological attacks that has been plagued by false...
  • Islamic terrorism: It's not what many think, new report suggests

     
    Terrorism report: A new report suggests that the al-Qaeda model of terrorism, in which transnational groups of foreign-trained and foreign-funded extremists cross borders to commit high-profile attacks, has largely been outpaced by a sloppier and less-...
  • Documents provide new insight into Kathryn Bigelow's Bin Laden movie

     
    The release of government documents has fanned a simmering controversy in Washington over how much access the White House, the CIA and the Pentagon granted director Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal for their upcoming movie on the hunt for...
  • International sting operation brought down underwear bomb plot

     
    WASHINGTON -- The successful blocking of an ambitious Al Qaeda plot to bomb a U.S.-bound airliner was an international sting operation worthy of Hollywood, with spies tricking terrorists into showing their cards. Saudi Arabia’s intelligence agency,...
  • Petraeus affair: An FBI, Justice Department cover-up?

    Petraeus affair: An FBI, Justice Department cover-up?
    Congressional leaders on intelligence issues are questioning why they were not told before the election about the FBI investigation into CIA chief David Petraeus’ affair. "We should have been told," said Sen. Dianne Feinstein, a Democrat from...
  • TSA reforms are urgently needed

    TSA reforms are urgently needed
    Now that the fury has quieted over those touchy-feely pat-downs and body scans, it's time to turn up the volume on how to truly reform airport security. The U.S. Travel Association, the tourism industry's key Washington lobbying group, did just that this...
  • Escort in Secret Service scandal: 'They are idiots'

    Escort in Secret Service scandal: 'They are idiots'
    The woman at the center of theĀ  U.S. Secret ServiceĀ  prostitution scandal embraced her notoriety and spilled colorful details Friday about alcohol flowing like water and Secret Service agents dancing on a bar. Dania Londono Suarez is the escort who...
  • Al Qaeda Airliner Bomb Plot Foiled by Saudi Secret Agent

    Al Qaeda Airliner Bomb Plot Foiled by Saudi Secret Agent
    WASHINGTON -- The agent who penetrated al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and returned from Yemen with the group's new "airline bomb" was always under Saudi control and was not a double-agent, two sources briefed by Saudi counterterrorism officials have...
  • Hearing Scheduled on Secret Service Prostitution Scandal

    Hearing Scheduled on Secret Service Prostitution Scandal
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Senate Homeland Security Committee has scheduled a public hearing on the prostitution scandal involving U.S. military and Secret Service agents in Colombia. The hearing will take place May 23, Sen. Joe Lieberman, the committee...
  • Dead Dog Among Security Breaches at Newark Airport

    Dead Dog Among Security Breaches at Newark Airport
    A Department of Homeland Security report released Monday revealed TSA, the Transportation Security Administration, was not funneling enough information about security breaches at Newark Airport and five, other facilities to a national operations center....
  • Passenger's 'Suspicious Behavior' Forces US Airways Flight To Divert To Maine

    Passenger's 'Suspicious Behavior' Forces US Airways Flight To Divert To Maine
    A passenger who claimed to have a device surgically implanted inside her triggered the security scare that led to the diversion of a North Carolina-bound jetliner Tuesday, a leading congressman's office said. Doctors aboard U.S. Airways Flight 787...
  • Passenger's Implant Claim Triggers Flight Diversion

    Passenger's Implant Claim Triggers Flight Diversion
    BANGOR, Maine -- A passenger who claimed to have a device surgically implanted inside her spurred authorities to divert a North Carolina-bound jetliner to Maine on Tuesday, federal officials said. Doctors aboard US Airways Flight 787 examined the woman...