Tag Archives: law enforcement

DOE IG Finds No Enterprise Cyber Incident Mgmt System

An inspector general report has found the Energy Department does not have a departmentwide cybersecurity incident management system, Fierce Government IT reports. The DOE IG’s office also said the department and the National Nuclear Security Administration have a decentralized and fragmented approach to cybersecurity, including partially duplicative projects on incident …

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Social Security OIG Explains Hollow-Point Bullet Purchase

The Social Security Administration‘s request to industry for 174,000 rounds of hollow-point bullets is standard issue for the agency’s 295 special agents and supervisory special agents, SSA’s office of the inspector general said in a blog post. According to the OIG, those bullets are also standard-issue for the majority of …

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FBI Launching Facial Recognition Service

The FBI by mid-January will launch a nationwide facial recognition service in select states to help local police identify unknown subjects in photos, according to a report in NextGov. The FBI’s fingerprint database is being overhauled to apply other biometric markers, including iris scans and voice recordings, to help identify …

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NASA Rules Out N. America As Dead Satellite Drop Zone

A dead NASA satellite falling to Earth will not pass over North America during its re-entry into the atmosphere, the space agency said. The Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite is expected to enter the Earth’s atmosphere Friday afternoon, with all but 26 pieces expected to burn up upon re-entry. “The satellite …

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Labor Dept., IRS to Crack Down on Misclassifying Employees

The Labor Department has signed agreements with the Internal Revenue Service and nine states in an effort to crack down on the business practice of misclassifying employees to avoid paying benefits and taxes. According to a release issued Monday, the Labor Department will share information and coordinate law enforcement with …

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FBI Eliminated DNA Backlog, Audit Finds

The FBI has eliminated a backlog of DNA samples and now works with a more manageable number of samples, according to an inspector general report released Friday. In a 43-page report, investigators said the FBI’s effort to reduce its backlog resulted in a greater ability for state and local law …

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DHS Launching “See Something, Say Something” Radio & TV Ads

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano unveiled a new public service announcement campaign Wednesday, aimed at educating the public on reporting suspicious activity to law enforcement. The “If You See Something, Say Something” ads will be distributed to radio and television stations across the country. The ads present scenarios involving witnessing …

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Two More Years for FBI Director Mueller

FBI Director Robert Mueller was sworn in Wednesday for another two-year term as head of the bureau. Mueller had already been in charge of the bureau for ten years, originally the maximum term for FBI directors. However, The Hill reports President Obama asked Congress for an extended term in order …

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Research Says Suspicious Activity Reports Don’t Get Plot Info

A report from the Institute for Homeland Security Solutions says the suspicious activity reports (SARs) officials rely on to find terrorist activity don’t capture the type of information that helped to stop terrorist plots in the past decade, FierceHomelandSecurity reports. The April 2011 report found 86 publicly known cases of …

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