Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson elicited loud cheers when he asked distinguished DHS employees about worker morale at the agency.
Officials said the jumper was taken into custody after being bitten by a guard dog on the North Lawn.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Wednesday returned looted Peruvian artifacts that were smuggled into the U.S.
The upscale Brazilian steakhouse sued after a DHS office denied a visa to a man who had worked as a specialized gaucho chef in Brazil.
Debilitating morale problems that have plagued DHS for years worsened since Johnson took over in December, according to a survey.
September marked the third consecutive month that the numbers declined, according to Homeland Security chief Jeh Johnson.
Congressmen teamed to call for a far broader investigation of the Secret Service than Homeland Security has promised.
Congressional aides from both parties have said in recent days that they are hoping to reach agreement on a comprehensive cyber bill that could be voted on after the election.
He said DHS is working to address the threat with outreach to steer people away from radical groups and ideologies.
The attorney general, who became an icon to liberals but a divisive figure to many conservatives, will step down once a successor is confirmed.