DHS: ‘Mass Exodus’ of Children Illegally Crossing Border Stresses Authorities

Influx of 52,000 children taking toll on system
Secretary Jeh Johnson listens while testifying on Capitol Hill on Tuesday/ AP

The Department of Homeland Security is struggling to handle a “mass exodus” of some 52,0000 unaccompanied immigrant children who have illegally crossed the U.S. border in record-breaking numbers over the past several months, according to testimony Tuesday by DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson.

DHS Secretly Allowed Suspects with Terror Ties Into Country

Sen. Grassley seeking more information about DHS' 'hands off' list
U.S. Homeland Security police officers / AP

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) secretly assembled a terrorist “hands off” list that permitted individuals with terrorist ties unfettered entrance into the United States, according to document released by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa).

DHS Building National License Plate Reader Database

Cameras can identify, track vehicles on watch lists
AP

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is seeking to build a national license plate reader database, according to a recent job posting for government contractors.

Report: 4 in 10 Government Security Breaches Go Undetected

DHS, DOJ, DOD, EPA, NASA, Energy, State routinely hacked
DHS cyber security analysts / AP

A new report by Sen. Tom Coburn (R., Okla.) details widespread cybersecurity breaches in the federal government, despite billions in spending to secure the nation’s most sensitive information.

The report, released on Tuesday, found that approximately 40 percent of breaches go undetected, and highlighted “serious vulnerabilities in the government’s efforts to protect its own civilian computers and networks.”