Tag Archives: Federal Trade Commission

FBI, Secret Service Team Up to Address Illegal Activities Amid Pandemic

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The FBI and the U.S. Secret Service have partnered in efforts to safeguard people in the country against fraudulent schemes and other crimes during the COVID-19 crisis. "We are working aggressively to enforce the law and are devoting unprecedented resources to pursuing those who seek to undermine the nation’s response effort," Michael D’Ambrosio -- assistant director of the U.S. Secret Service's investigations office -- and Terry Wade -- executive assistant director of the FBI's criminal, cyber, response and services branch -- said in a joint statement published Wednesday.

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Maxar Technologies Selling MDA for $765M Northern Private Capital; Dan Jablonsky, Biggs Porter Quoted

Maxar Technologies (NYSE: MAXR) has agreed to sell MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates (MDA), its Canadian subsidiary, to Northern Private Capital (NPC) for $765 million pending regulatory approval, the company announced on Monday.

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Senators Launch Inquiry Into Bias in Health Care Algorithms

Sens. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) sent letters to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Federal Trade Commission and five health care companies requesting information on measures they implement to address bias in algorithms.

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FTC OIG: Agency Needs to Address Information Security Issues

The Federal Trade Commission's inspector general has found that the agency faces security and cost challenges in information technology. FTC Office of the Inspector General identified the agency's challenges in securing information systems and networks from destruction, data Loss or compromise, Andrew Katsaros, FTC inspector general, wrote in a letter posted Sept. 27.

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Federal Trade Commission Reports on Fraud Cases

The Federal Trade Commission has reached a new record in the number of received complaints regarding government imposters. FTC said Monday that it received 46,600 complaints in May on cases of scammers posing as government representatives, with a total of 176,200 complaints on the issue filed in 2019 as of spring.

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Report: US Govt Needs New Authority to Improve Online Consumer Privacy

The Government Accountability Office has called on Congress to create new legislation on internet privacy to better secure user data and give the government flexible authority to address evolving consumer concerns and digital threats. GAO issued a report on Wednesday that highlighted the lack of comprehensive internet privacy laws in the U.S.

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Raghav Vajjhala Talks FTC’s Cloud Migration, Other IT Modernization Efforts

Raghav Vajjhala, chief information officer of the Federal Trade Commission, has said the FTC will advance its information technology modernization efforts by using a multiple-award contract with four companies, Federal News Network reported Friday. Vajjhala said on the Ask the CIO program that migrating email to the cloud would be one of the first task orders.

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