Homeland Security

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano addresses the American Hotel and Lodging Association's 2013 Legislative Action Summit on Capitol Hill April 24, 2013 in Washington, DC. Napolitano highlighted her department's 'If You See Something, Say Something' campaign and other steps toward smoothing air travel inside and outside the United States. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Janet Napolitano Expected To Be Confirmed As UC President In SF

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano was getting ready to meet the 26 people who were expected to become her new bosses—members of the University of California’s governing board.

07/18/2013

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano speaks at San Jose State University (CBS)

Janet Napolitano Resigns To Head University Of California System

U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is resigning, to become head of the University of California system.

07/12/2013

Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi.  (Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Pelosi’s Defense Of NSA Surveillance Draws Boos In San Jose

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has disappointed some of her liberal base with her defense of the Obama administration’s classified surveillance of U.S. residents’ phone and Internet records.

06/23/2013

Coast Guard crew members aboard a HH-65C Dolphin helicopter. (U.S. Coast Guard via Getty Images)

Phil Matier: Bay Area Lawmaker Concerned About Coast Guard Cutting Bridge Patrols

East Bay Congressman Eric Swalwell said he’s tired of the “whack-a-mole” approaching to trying to fix the budget.

05/01/2013

Surveillance video on a San Francisco Muni bus. (CBS)

Police To Get Live Access To Video, Sound Onboard SF Muni

Security cameras and microphones have been in place on San Francisco buses and trains for over a decade – you’re warned of that every time you step onto a bus or train – but soon those recordings will be beamed back to San Francisco Transit officials or police in real-time, and that has privacy advocates upset.

01/02/2013

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Tech Report: Obama’s Executive Order Has Critics Concerned Over Internet Control

President Barack Obama signed an executive order last week that some critics fear could give the U.S. government the authority to take over the internet.

07/12/2012

Mitt Romney and Rick Scott (Photo by Gerardo Mora/Getty Images)

Opinion: Florida’s Voter Purge Attempts To Stifle Democrats and Minorities

Elected officials would do well to remember that it is the job of the voters to pick their representatives, it is not the job of elected officials to pick who gets to vote.

06/14/2012

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano speaks at San Jose State University (CBS)

Secretary Of Homeland Security Speaks At SJSU

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano spoke at San Jose State Monday morning. Specifically, she was expected to call on high tech companies to join the federal government in its fight against international hackers.

04/16/2012

An airplane lands at nightfall. (CBS)

Court Says Stanford Student On ‘No-Fly List’ Can Sue Homeland Security

A federal appeals court said a Stanford University student can sue the Department of Homeland Security over her erroneous placement on the government’s “no-fly list.”

02/08/2012

Police Car, light, siren, generic

Bay Area Law Enforcement Agencies Prepare to Train in ‘Urban Shield’ Drill

More than 500 members of law enforcement agencies are getting ready to take part in the Bay Area’s non-stop, 48-hour training exercise called “Urban Shield.”

10/15/2011

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