Congress Passes Legislation Standing Up Cybersecurity Agency in DHS

November 23, 2018

On November 16, 2018, President Trump signed into law a bill that authorizes the reorganization of the US Department of Homeland Security’s National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) into a new cybersecurity agency, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).  The new federal agency operating within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will have a…

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Obama Suspends Deportation of Eligible Young Undocumented Immigrants*

June 18, 2012

This past Friday, President Obama announced a new federal policy that will ease enforcement of immigration laws and allow an unprecedented number of undocumented immigrants to apply for work permits. The change in policy is estimated to affect as many as 800,000 immigrants nationwide, and just under 40,000 undocumented immigrants in North Carolina. Taking effect…

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U.S. Department of Homeland Security Monitors Social Networks

April 13, 2012

Behind the ostensibly innocuous abbreviation “IOI” stands a vast list of terms monitored -through a subcontractor- by the Department of Homeland Security. The terms are supposed to help the Department uncover “Items of Interest.” IOIs currently relate to 14 categories: 1) Terrorism2) Weather/Natural Disasters/Emergency Management3) Fire4) Trafficking/Border Control Issues5) Immigration6) HAZMAT7) Nuclear8) Transportation Security9) Infrastructure10)…

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New Air Security Rules issued by TSA

December 28, 2009

They are, however, subject to change. See for more details. On Dec. 25, 2009, an individual on board Northwest Airlines Flight 253 set off a device and was subdued by passengers and crew. As a result of this incident, TSA has worked with airline and law enforcement authorities, as well as federal, state, local,…

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