Live facial recognition (LFR) technology will be deployed in locations in Westminster, London, UK on December 17 and 18 as part of the Metropolitan Police Service’s ongoing trial of the technology.
The federal government planned to invest more than $96 billion in IT in fiscal year 2018. However, these investments have often failed or contributed little to mission-related outcomes.
According to the DEA’s Cocaine Signature Program, over 90 percent of cocaine found in the continental United States is of Colombian origin and cocaine use in the U.S. is concurrent with production increases in Colombia.
Some stakeholders identified communication challenges as well as opportunities for OEC to improve communication. For example, approximately one quarter (26 percent) of SWICs said that OEC does not communicate training well.
The rate of voice fraud climbed over 350 percent from 2013 through 2017, with no signs of slowing down. Additionally, between 2016 and 2017, overall voice channel fraud increased by 47 percent, or one in every 638 calls.
DOD, DHS and HHS contracting officials misreported competition data for 22 of the 41 orders GAO reviewed. The findings call into question competition data associated with nearly $3 billion in annual obligations for IT-related orders.
IOM has strengthened the three governments’ capacity to collect, manage, analyze, and share migration information. Prior to these USAID-assisted efforts, data on returning migrants was limited in all three countries and the information produced was not readily available for use by other government agencies.
In response to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, as well as the 2017 California wildfires, GAO found that FEMA AND USACE relied heavily on advance contracts. As of May 31, 2018, FEMA and USACE obligated about $4.5 billion for various goods and services through these contracts.
Seven designated agencies – the Departments of Homeland Security, Justice, Defense, Commerce, Energy, and the Treasury, and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence – developed government-wide policies, procedures, and guidelines to assist federal and nonfederal entities in their efforts to receive and share cybersecurity information.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) noted CyberX’s industrial cybersecurity platform when recommending new ways of securing manufacturing industrial control systems in its November report.