FEMA ‘major privacy incident’ reveals data from 2.5 million disaster survivors – The Washington Post

The Federal Emergency Management Agency shared personal addresses and banking information of more than 2 million U.S. disaster survivors in what the agency acknowledged Friday was a “major privacy incident.”  The data mishap, discovered recently and the subject of a report by the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General, occurred when the agency […]

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Watchdog: FEMA wrongly released personal data of victims – Raleigh News & Observer

The Federal Emergency Management Agency wrongly released to a contractor the personal information of 2.3 million survivors of devastating 2017 hurricanes and wildfires, potentially exposing the victims to identity fraud and theft, a government watchdog reported Friday. The Homeland Security Department’s Office of Inspector General found the breach occurred when FEMA was working with a […]

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Accused Philly police officers get reassigned to the ‘last place’ they should be, critics say – Philly.com

The DVIC is a collaboration among local and federal law enforcement agencies in Philadelphia and 11 surrounding counties in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland. It is one of 79 so-called “fusion centers” in the United States and U.S. territories created in concert with the Department of Homeland Security. Seen as an intelligence-sharing operation, DVIC […]

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DOJ: Mueller's report doesn't clear Trump or find crime – WWMT-TV

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department said Sunday that special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation did not find evidence that President Donald Trump’s campaign “conspired or coordinated” with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election. Mueller also investigated whether Trump obstructed justice but did not come to a definitive answer, Attorney General William Barr said in […]

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Problem police are moved to jobs at Homeland Security center – WHYY

Some problem police officers in Philadelphia have been assigned to monitor security cameras in a highly sensitive Homeland Security intelligence facility. The location has become a sort of holding area for officers on restricted duty, meaning they are unfit for street duty because of pending criminal charges or accusations of wrongdoing, according to The Philadelphia […]

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Homeland Security warns of critical flaws in Medtronic defibrillators – TechCrunch

Homeland Security has issued a warning for a set of critical-rated vulnerabilities in Medtronic defibrillators that put the devices at risk of manipulation. These small cardio-defibrillators are implanted in a patient’s chest to deliver small electrical shocks to prevent irregular or dangerously fast heartbeats, which can prove fatal. Most modern devices come with wireless or […]

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Homeland Security offers grants for added security for at-risk nonprofits – Vallejo Times Herald

Department of Homeland Security offers thousands in grants for groups considered at “high risk for terrorist attack,” to beef up security and prepare for active shooter incidents, department officials announced. In the aftermath of the deadly shooting in New Zealand, U.S. Attorney McGregor Scott recommends continued training and preparation for active shooter incidents, the announcement says. […]

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