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Issues with Designating Election Infrastructure as Critical Infrastructure

By   /  October 15, 2016  /  Cyber-terrorism/Finance/Other, National Security Law  /  Comments Off on Issues with Designating Election Infrastructure as Critical Infrastructure

By Daniel Patrick Shaffer Critical Infrastructure and the Power of the Executive Branch Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson recently proposed the idea of designating election infrastructure as “critical infrastructure.” Critical infrastructure includes pieces of infrastructure that are so vital to the United States, that their destruction would have a crippling effect on our […]

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Internal Audit Reveals DHS Struggles with Timely Dissemination of Intelligence Information

By   /  November 17, 2010  /  Unsorted  /  Comments Off on Internal Audit Reveals DHS Struggles with Timely Dissemination of Intelligence Information

A recently released report by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) revealed that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is struggling to provide regional fusion centers with timely intelligence information due to limitations of its IT systems and dissemination process. DHS collaborated with the Department of Justice (DOJ) in 2003 to set up fusion […]

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Former Employees Say Blackwater Defrauded Government

By   /  February 12, 2010  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

Two former employees of Blackwater Worldwide have accused the private security contractor of defrauding the US government. The false billing allegedly includes charging taxpayers for alcohol, parties, spa trips and a prostitute. In court records unsealed this week, a husband and wife who worked for Blackwater said they witnessed the company fabricating invoices, double-billing federal […]

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U.S. Grants Humanitarian Parole Policy for Haitian Orphans

By   /  January 19, 2010  /  Analysis  /  No Comments

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced Monday that a new humanitarian parole policy allowing orphaned children from Haiti to enter the United States temporarily on an individual basis will be implemented immediately. Three key groups will be targeted during the policy: Children who have been legally confirmed as orphans eligible for intercountry adoption by […]

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Black Boxes on Buses?

By   /  November 30, 2009  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

Though it seems like it should have been implemented years ago when black boxes became routine for airplanes, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is just now beginning testing on an inexpensive video camera for widespread use in bus transportation nationwide.  The black boxes with video cameras inside will survive not only explosions and the intense […]

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