Security Services

Large-scale automobile insurance fraud ring disrupted

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law_enforcement_first_responders

Thirty-eight people were charged last week for their role in a large-scale auto insurance fraud ring that resulted in hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost revenue. The charges follow a year-long investigation led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) with assistance from the Insurance Fraud Bureau of Massachusetts, the Northwestern District Attorney's Office, and the Massachusetts State Police.

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Motion rugged tablets battles heat, crime, and mobility challenges

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law_enforcement_first_responders

Austin, TX-based Motion Computing has announced that The City of Brenham has achieved a 30% cost savings by replacing its old mobile communications and data technology throughout its police and fire vehicles with Motion’s Windows-based rugged tablets and RAM mounts.

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ID.me approved to issue high assurance digital identity credentials

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access_control_identification

With FICAM’s decision to approve McLean, VA-based ID.me as an accredited Credential Service Provider last Thursday, the company joins the likes of Symantec and Verizon by enabling American citizens to easily and securely access government services online through a trusted Single Sign On, ID.me says. The Federal Identity Credential Access Management (FICAM) Trust Framework Solutions program approved ID.me as a non-PKI Credential Service Provider (CSP) and Token Manager service operating at Assurance Levels 1, 2, and 3.

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CBP finds Africanized Honey Bees on vessel

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infrastructure_protection

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture specialists have found African Honey Bees (AHB) aboard a vessel in Savannah, GA that arrived from Mexico. The bees had been present for one to two weeks and were present in the interior surface of the bow of the vessel, which had also visited ports in Venezuela and Colombia before its Savannah arrival.

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Dupont settles with U.S. to resolve Clean Air Act violations and protect communities and Kanawha River in WV

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law_enforcement_first_responders

The Department of Justice (DOJ) and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have announced a settlement with Dupont for eight alleged releases of hazardous substances at its Belle, WV facility.

Several of the releases, which occurred between May 2006 and January 2010, posed significant risk to people or the Kanawha River, according to the DOJ. One DuPont worker died after exposure to phosgene, a toxic gas released due to the company’s failure to comply with industry accident prevention procedures.

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MorphoTrust and QLess join forces to reduce MVA wait times

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access_control_identification

A strategic partnership to reduce lines and wait times at motor vehicle agencies (MVAs) and for other identity services has been announced by MorphoTrust USA (Safran) and QLess. The partnership will improve consumer convenience and organizational efficiency through the innovative use of technology. MorphoTrust, the provider of issuance solutions for approximately 80 percent of all U.S.

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DHS achieves trusted traveler program milestones

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airport_aviation_security
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TSA Admin. John Pistole

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security recently achieved two major milestones for its trusted traveler programs. The Transportation Security Administration Pre✓ application program, which began in December 2013, has now enrolled more than half a million travelers.

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CBP addresses humanitarian challenges of unaccompanied child migrants

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border_security

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is dealing with multifaceted humanitarian and security issues as tens of thousands of unaccompanied migrant children have been arriving at the Southwest U.S. border.

The most immediate problem: Caring for the children. As of mid-June of this fiscal year, CBP had apprehended more than 52,000 children at the border. Approximately three-quarters of them originated from El Salvador, Guatemala or Honduras after traveling for weeks through Mexico.

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Next generation phased radar systems lead to hardware improvements

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military_force_protection

Meeting the performance needs of the next generation of radar systems that will be deployed by the military is spurring the development of more efficient and sensitive hardware components to go along with the rapid advances in signal processing techniques and bandwidth.

The military uses radar for many purposes, including guiding missiles to targets, directing the firing of weapon systems, and providing long-distance surveillance and navigation information.

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Former acting HHS cyber security director convicted of engaging in child pornography enterprise

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infrastructure_protection

A former acting director of cyber security at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has been convicted on child pornography charges, according to the Department of Justice (DOJ).

Timothy DeFoggi, 56, formerly of Germantown, MD, was convicted Tuesday of engaging in a child exploitation enterprise, conspiracy to advertise and distribute child pornography, and accessing a computer with intent to view child pornography in connection with his membership in a child pornography website. He was found guilty by a federal jury in the District of Nebraska Tuesday.

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