Department of Homeland Security (DHS) http://www.kunc.org en The Next Disaster Scenario Power Companies Are Preparing For http://www.kunc.org/post/next-disaster-scenario-power-companies-are-preparing In the 10 years since sagging power lines in Ohio sparked a blackout across much of the Northeastern United States and Canada, utility engineers say they have implemented measures to prevent another such event in the country's electric grid.<p>But there is one disaster scenario for which the power companies are still unprepared: a massive attack on the computer networks that underlie the U.S. Thu, 15 Aug 2013 06:57:00 +0000 Tom Gjelten 48365 at http://www.kunc.org The Next Disaster Scenario Power Companies Are Preparing For Lack Of Leaders Puts Strain On Homeland Security Department http://www.kunc.org/post/lack-leaders-puts-strain-homeland-security-department Janet Napolitano's announcement that she'll be stepping down as Department of Homeland Security secretary after four years on the job leaves an opening at the top of the key Cabinet agency. But it's not the only job opening at Homeland Security.<p>Fifteen top posts at DHS, including secretary, are now vacant or soon will be. Many are being filled on a temporary basis, and lawmakers from both sides of the aisle want the Obama administration to get busy filling those jobs, too.<p>The DHS was formed some 11 years ago, after the Sept. 11 attacks. Mon, 22 Jul 2013 21:59:00 +0000 Brian Naylor 47411 at http://www.kunc.org Lack Of Leaders Puts Strain On Homeland Security Department Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano Is Stepping Down http://www.kunc.org/post/homeland-security-secretary-napolitano-stepping-down (<a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/07/12/201463778/homeland-secretary-napolitano-stepping-down/#0001" target="_self">Click here for latest updates</a>.)<p>Saying the post has been "the highlight of my professional career," Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced Friday morning that she is stepping down to become president of the University of California.<p>Her statement followed <a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/07/12/us-usa-homeland-napolitano-idUSBRE96B0HQ20130712" target="_blank">a Reuters report that broke the news</a>.<p>And <a href="http://www.la Fri, 12 Jul 2013 14:43:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 46987 at http://www.kunc.org Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano Is Stepping Down U.S. Revises Entry Procedure For Those On Student Visas http://www.kunc.org/post/us-revises-entry-procedure-those-student-visas The department of Homeland Security is changing the way border agents process those people entering the country on student visas.<p>"Effective immediately," <a href="http://www.denverpost.com/legislature/ci_23165113/customs-ordered-verify-all-intl-student-visas">the AP reports,</a> agents will have to "verify that every international student who arrives in the U.S. has a valid student visa."<p>The AP adds:<p><blockquote><p>"The order from a senior official at U.S. Customs and Border Protection, David J. Fri, 03 May 2013 20:04:00 +0000 43814 at http://www.kunc.org Bill Would Put Immigration Verification System To The Test http://www.kunc.org/post/bill-would-put-immigration-verification-system-test Some employers around the nation have been using E-Verify to check the immigration status of employees for years. Operated by the Department of Homeland Security, <a href="http://1.usa.gov/8k8MZ">the online system</a> is designed to make it harder to hire unauthorized workers — and harder for those workers to find jobs.<p>While participation in the program has been voluntary since 1996, the immigration bill now in the Senate would make E-Verify mandatory.<p>In Arizona, the Tucson-based social services organization PPEP employs more than 500 workers. Thu, 02 May 2013 20:35:00 +0000 Ted Robbins 43768 at http://www.kunc.org Bill Would Put Immigration Verification System To The Test