Texas A&M AgriLife to lead consortium in establishing Center for Cross-Border Threat Screening and Supply Chain Defense

Media contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Texas A&M AgriLife will lead a consortium of U.S. academic institutions and other partners in establishing a new Department of Homeland Security Center for…

Amendments protecting DACA recipients passes Homeland Security Approps committee Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. –Last week, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) supported amendments in the fiscal year 2019 Homeland Security Appropriations…

Dozens of groups ask Trump administration for more time to comment on border wall

More than three dozen environmental, faith-based and immigrant rights groups are urging the federal government to extend the public-comment period for construction of the border wall, arguing that the U.S. Department…

Sanders calls to ‘Abolish the Cruel, Dysfunctional Immigration System We Have Today.’ Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — “Now, it is time to do what Americans overwhelmingly want: Abolish the cruel,…

“This project is underway. This is the beginning of the president’s Border Wall.” Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — The Department of Homeland Security marked the official start of construction…

“I applaud President Trump & DHS’s announcement to further address Border Security.” Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — “The safety of Americans is absolutely paramount, and I applaud President Trump…

Salvadoran TPS recipients will lose protections By Adryana Aldeen, Senior Correspondent Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — This week’s big news was that El Salvador Immigrants will lose their protections and…

AgConnect simulation exercise draws national animal health leaders

Media contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Veterinary health practitioners, federal and state officials, and others from across Texas and the U.S. recently participated in a two-day animal…

Anti-wall activists march to protect church in Rio Grande Valley

It’s supposed to be God, not government, that decides when a Catholic church that’s been welcoming parishioners since 1899 should burn its last candle. But as the sun’s light slowly…

As the DHS, FBI, and NSA pin cyberattacks on North Korea, here’s how to understand the motivations of the Hermit Kingdom’s hackers. Source: Science News

IT threat evolution Q1 2017

Overview Targeted attacks and malware campaigns More wipers The aim of most targeted attack campaigns is to steal sensitive data. However, this isn’t always the goal. Sometimes attackers erase data…

Legislation Will Provide Funding for Border Security, Coastal Protection Study, NASA, Active Shooter Training, & Disaster Relief WASHINGTON –U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) supported the passage of the Omnibus Appropriations bill…

Cornyn & Cruz Split On U.S. Senate Budget Vote

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Senate passes $1.1T spending bill for Trump’s signature; puts off fights with Democrats on border wall, spending cuts. Statement issued by Senator John Cornyn’s office: U.S. Senator…

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas –  The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today issued its first “Declined Detainer Outcome Report,” which highlights the Counties that are not cooperating with Immigrations…

5 Reasons why this Mission may be Impossible By Susanne Trimbath, Ph.D. Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — While running for office, President Trump said the border wall would cost about…

UTSA & Texas A&M to participate in National Cyber Preparedness partnership Texas Insider Report: Washington, DC – This week, the National Cybersecurity Preparedness Consortium Act was reintroduced in both the…

“We cannot risk the prospect of malevolent actors using our immigration system to take American lives.” Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – “The Executive Order signed today by President Trump…

New(ish) Mirai Spreader Poses New Risks

A cross-platform win32-based Mirai spreader and botnet is in the wild and previously discussed publicly. However, there is much information confused together, as if an entirely new IoT bot is…

By Malia Zimmerman — FoxNews.com A proposed law that would punish countries that refuse to take back their illegal immigrant criminals is two years too late to save Casey Chadwick, but…

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas –  Washington, DC (December 20, 2016). Today, the National Border Patrol Council joined the bipartisan effort officially requesting flight hours for Operation Phalanx. Operation Phalanx…