July 2015 News Archive

Report: DHS chief used personal email on work computer despite risk - It’s a black eye for a department that has positioned itself as the government’s civilian leader on cybersecurity.

Jul 21 2015 - 5:19pm


Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and other top DHS officials continued to access their personal email accounts from their work computers more than a year after the department banned the practice as a security risk, Bloomberg reported Monday — a revelation that raises more questions about the federal government’s shaky cybersecurity practices.

Federal judge tosses out case against ICE agent accused of excessive force

Jul 10 2015 - 11:27am

The Salt Lake Tribune

A federal judge on Thursday tossed the case against an immigration agent accused of using excessive force.

Judge Dee Benson dismissed the alleged Fourth Amendment violation, regarding unreasonable force during search and seizure, against Jon Martinson Jr., without prejudice, meaning the case can be refiled.

Hack of security clearance system affected 21.5 million people, federal authorities say

Jul 9 2015 - 5:05pm

The Washington Post

The massive hack last year of the Office of Personnel Management’s system containing security clearance information affected 21.5 million people, including current and former employees, contractors and their families and friends, officials said Thursday.

Killing roils immigration debate

Jul 8 2015 - 11:27am

The Hill

The fatal shooting of a San Francisco woman in a popular tourist district, allegedly by an illegal immigrant with a long criminal record, has intensified the debate over immigration on Capitol Hill.

It has also focused attention on the issue of “sanctuary” cities that do not cooperate with federal officials on deportations.

Gun allegedly used by San Francisco shooting suspect belonged to federal agent, source says

Jul 8 2015 - 11:16am


The gun used by a Mexican illegal immigrant when he allegedly shot and killed a 32-year-old woman at a San Francisco pier belonged to a federal agent, a source confirmed to Fox News Tuesday.