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US, China in high-level talks for cyber arms deal in advance of major Obama-Xi meeting

In advance of Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to the United States on Sept. 24, officials from both nations are trying to hammer out an agreement to not attack each other's infrastructure with cyber weapons during peacetime.

Examining the slow pace of judicial confirmations

As the Senate left for its month-long recess on Aug. 7, it had confirmed only five judges so far in 2015.

Coalition: Senate bill aimed at boosting private sector cybersecurity data sharing is 'a train wreck'

Sixty-eight security experts, technology companies and civil society groups sent a letter to President Obama July 27, urging him to threaten to veto the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015.

Justice Department won't look to Supreme Court to lift order blocking Obama immigration action

Last year, the president announced he would offer deportation relief and three-year work permits to roughly 4 million undocumented immigrants, mostly parents who have lived in the country for at least five years and have children who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

Obama nominates Coast Guard vice admiral to head TSA

If confirmed by the Senate, Peter Neffenger would replace former TSA administrator John Pistole who retired from public service Dec. 31 after announcing his depature two months before.

Obama will veto House VA appropriations bill because it fails to fund healthcare fixes

The White House said President Obama would veto the House's version of the fiscal 2016 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs appropriation bill should it land on his desk.

With Earth Day nearing, Obama calls climate change biggest threat to planet

With 2014 as the warmest year on record and 14 of the 15 hottest years on record in the 21st Century, Obama said there will be stronger storms, longer droughts and more wildfires, among other implications.

Secret Service making moves to 'combat' personnel misconduct, DHS IG tells lawmakers

However, John Roth says there's a feeling among Secret Service officers that they can't report such misconduct to superiors because they fear retaliation, which is a serious problem.

House lawmakers introduce bill to reform beleaguered Secret Service

A bi-partisan group of House lawmakers March 26 introduced legislation aimed at reforming the Secret Service, which has been plagued by a series of scandals, low morale and breaches over the last few years.

Obama taps Secret Service vet Joseph Clancy to head agency, ignoring calls for an outsider

In December, an independent panel convened by Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson recommended appointing a director from outside the Secret Service who could act independently of the agency's traditions and personal relationships.