Computer hackers and identity thieves have taken on a new roll: agents of the Homeland Security Department.
At least, that's the claim in a recent round of malicious spam e-mails sent to thousands nation-wide. The scam purports that Homeland Security (DHS) is starting an investigation into a user's activity, and are going to suspend their computer. The easiest way to avoid the investigation? Pay a small fine.
Multiple government agencies are inspecting the same lab sites that work with hazardous materials like anthrax, an unnecessary overlap that wastes the government money as it faces budget cuts brought about by sequestration, a federal watchdog warns.
In the midst of a historic surge in gun violence along the Mexican border and a rise in attacks on its own agents, the Homeland Security Department’s Customs and Border Patrol agency dished out $8.4 million for an unprecedented strategy.
The tax dollars didn’t buy more ammunition, put more drone patrols into the skies or pay the salaries of new border guards.
Instead, it went to Jay Robinson Racing LLC, a North Carolina -based racing team that competes in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR Nationwide Series.
Homeland Security Department "fusion centers" designed to improve the analysis of terrorism intelligence have largely failed in their mission and in some instances have violated Americans' civil liberties, according to a bipartisan Senate investigation that accused the Obama administration of hiding the problems from Congress.
After a building has been contaminated with deadly anthrax, how do you know the cleanup has made it fully safe? The government still hasn't figured that out, an investigation concludes, even though it's been nearly 11 years since the nation was stunned by anthrax attacks.