Homeland Security

GovExec Daily: The DHS Inspector General's Office Is Under Scrutiny

Courtney Bublé joins the podcast to discuss the scandals surrounding Joseph Cuffari.

4 in 5 Afghans Who Worked for the US Have Faced Taliban Threats, Poll Finds

Lawmakers and advocates are working on legislation to make the special immigrant visa program permanent.

A New Office Seeks to Improve the Health and Wellness of DHS Employees and Detainees

The announcement follows several scandals involving the Homeland Security Department's ability to provide care.

Report: Half of the Responders in Uvalde Were Feds but That Didn't Speed Up the Slow Response

A comprehensive examination of the incident finds law enforcement prioritized their own safety over the 21 shooting victims.

Joe Biden Has a New Vision for the National Flood Insurance Program

The administration's flood insurance reforms could improve transparency — and make some Americans more vulnerable.

DHS is Making ‘Significant Reforms’ to the Employee Discipline Process

This comes after an outside oversight group alleged wrongdoing in the inspector general office, which the IG contests.

A New Law Ensures Kids’ Needs Are Prioritized In Natural Disasters and Other Catastrophic Events

“Children suffer the most when these tragedies occur in communities,” one lead lawmaker says.

The Federal Government Is Ramping Up Anti-Retail Theft Efforts

“It’s a crime that’s occurring out in our streets that is becoming large enough where the federal government is announcing its involvement,” said a top DHS official. 

Why Federal Agents Were the First on the Scene to Kill the School Shooter in Texas

Current and former officials explain why it is common for DHS personnel to respond in some local emergencies.

GovExec Daily: Why is Disinformation Such an Intractable Problem?

Nextgov's Frank Konkel joins the podcast to discuss the pause of the the Department of Homeland Security's Disinformation Governance Board.

DHS IG Says He Did Not Mishandle the Agency’s Reports on Sexual Harassment and Domestic Violence

The Project On Government Oversight – the outside oversight group that brought these claims – pushed back on Joseph Cuffari’s letter to lawmakers.

Scam Artists Have Misused the DHS Seal. One Lawmaker Wants to Change That

“It is clear the department needs express authority to protect its seal so it can pursue action against those who unlawfully misappropriate it,” said Rep. Bennie Thompson.

Lawmakers Are Trying Again to Move the Secret Service Back to the Treasury Department

The Secret Service was moved to the Homeland Security Department in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.