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The latest coverage of the Department of Homeland Security and cyber threats around the globe.

Islamic State chemical attack may be possible in U.S.

By Maggie Ybarra - The Washington Times

Lawmakers and municipal officials are growing increasingly concerned about the Islamic State's efforts to obtain and use chemical weapons to attack soft targets within the United States. Published March 19, 2015

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Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter said the government may need to consult private companies in order to reduce cybersecurity threats to the U.S. (Associated Press)

Ashton Carter: DOD must work harder on cybersecurity

- The Washington Times

Officials at the famously insular Department of Defense said Wednesday they often find it "awkward" to work with other parts of the government, but realize they'll have to try harder if they're going to tackle cross-agency issues such as cybersecurity.

United States Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., participates in a news conference about Homeland Security funding in New York, Monday, March 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Senate rejects debate on homeland funds in push for 'clean' bill

- The Washington Times

The Senate on Monday rejected further negotiations over homeland security spending and sent a "clean" spending bill back to the House minus any restrictions on President Obama's deportation amnesty, daring House Republicans to either accept it as is or face blame for shutting down key security agencies.

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James Clapper          T.J. Kirkpatrick/The Washington Times

Throwing Clapper under the bus

When President Obama attributed the rise in Iraq of the Islamic State, or ISIS, to the failures of the U.S. intelligence community earlier this week, naming and blaming directly National Intelligence Director James R. Clapper, he was attempting to deflect criticism of his own incompetence.

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