Tag Archives: law enforcement

GAO Reports on Federal Use of Facial Recognition Tech Systems

Facial Recognition

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) surveyed 24 Chief Financial Officers Act agencies on their use of facial recognition technology in fiscal year 2020 and found that 18 of those agencies reported using FRT for one or several purposes. GAO reported that 16 agencies said they are using the technology for cybersecurity or digital access.

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Law Enforcement Officials Retrieve $2.3M in Ransomware Payments From Colonial Pipeline Hackers; Paul Abbate Quoted

Data-Centric Security

Officials from the FBI and the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Monday the recovery of $2.3 million in bitcoin paid to a group of cyber hackers responsible for the ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline. Paul Abbate, deputy director of the FBI, said agents identified the digital currency wallet used by the DarkSide group to collect ransomware payments from the oil company.

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FBI Director Christopher Wray Calls for Coordination to Fight Ransomware Attacks

Christopher Wray

FBI Director Christopher Wray said the bureau was investigating approximately 100 various types of ransomware and the recent attacks on oil and meat processing companies accounted for only a fraction of those types of ransomware. He highlighted the importance of coordination between companies and law enforcement authorities in identifying those behind the attacks and finding ways to counter threat actors.

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LexisNexis Special Services Appoints William Gross to Board of Directors; Haywood Talcove Quoted

LexisNexis

LexisNexis Special Services announced Monday its appointment of William G. Gross, former Boston Police commissioner and superintendent-in-chief, to its board of directors. Goss has 37 years of experience in Boston law enforcement and was the city’s 42nd police commissioner. As commissioner, he enhanced the ideals of community policing and created the first Bureau of Community Engagement.

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DHS S&T Partners With Law Enforcement Community to Study Police-Citizen Interactions

Cyber Hygiene

The Science and Technology Directorate of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS S&T) has partnered with Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC) and Dallas Police Department to study how interactions between officers and citizens affect conflict management. Jim Grove, FLETC portfolio manager at S&T, said they hope to convert manual coding into an algorithm for automation.

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DOD Cyber Crime Center Recognized as Air Force Field Operating Agency; Jeffrey Specht Quoted

Jeffrey Specht

The Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3) has been officially recognized as a field operating agency within the U.S. Air Force. DC3, which previously operated as a unit under the Office of Special Investigations, will now run as an independent agency aligned under the inspector general, office of the secretary of the Air Force.

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Noblis Elects Rich Jacques as Corporate Officer; Amr ElSawy Quoted

Rich Jacques, Corporate Officer of Noblis

Rich Jacques, Noblis vice president of Intelligence and Law Enforcement, has been elected by the Noblis Board of Trustees to serve as corporate officer. “Rich has strengthened our offerings to clients in the intelligence and law enforcement area and built a strong leadership team positioning Noblis for further growth,” said Amr ElSawy, Noblis president and CEO and two-time Wash100 Award recipient. 

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Notable CI Practitoners Discussed How to Maintain Competitive Advantage During ArchIntel’s AI in Competitive Intelligence Virtual Event

ArchIntel

During ArchIntel's AI in Competitive Intelligence Virtual Event on Oct. 22nd, notable executives within the competitive intelligence landscape united on a panel to discuss how market and competitive intelligence have shifted as emerging technologies are integrated into solutions. If you missed the event on October 22nd, you can still access the OnDemand version by visiting ArchIntel Events.

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FirstNet Wins Army Task Order to Advance Public Safety Communications; Jill Singer, Kevin Comfort Quoted

Jill Singer

The U.S. Army has awarded FirstNet a task order to support firefighters, law enforcement and security personnel at 72 Army installations across the U.S. and Puerto Rico, the company reported on Tuesday. FirstNet will provide support and mission-focused tools to help the Army ensure reliable, secure communications capabilities during national emergencies.

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Axon Wins Contract to Deliver Law Enforcement Technologies to CBP; Richard Coleman Quoted

Richard Coleman

Axon has secured a $13 million contract with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency (CBP) signed to deliver Axon Body 3 cameras to 3,800 border patrol agents, the company reported on Wednesday. The order was received in the third quarter of 2020 and will ship in multiple phases throughout 2020 and 2021.

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