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GAO Slams DHS for Failing to Recognize Deteriorating Threat Environment that Led to Capitol Attack

The Department of Homeland Security has been condemned by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) for its inflexibility and failure to designate January 6, 2021 as a special event.

Secret Service Launches Most Wanted Cyber Fugitives Page

To address this continued shift in criminality, the Secret Service operates a network of Cyber Fraud Task Forces (CFTF), a public-private partnership with law enforcement agencies at every level, prosecutors, the private sector and academia.

U.S. Secret Service Celebrates 156th Anniversary

Director James M. Murray attributed the agency’s longevity to its ability to successfully adapt to constantly emerging threats throughout history, and its focus on training.

DHS Coordinates with Partners to Secure the Indianapolis 500

The Indy 500 is categorized as Special Event Assessment Rating (SEAR) 2. SEAR 2 events are significant events with national importance which may require national-level federal support.

OIG Finds DHS Law Enforcement Components Did Not Consistently Collect DNA from Arrestees

Of the five DHS law enforcement components we reviewed that are subject to these DNA collection requirements, only United States Secret Service consistently collected DNA from arrestees.

Flat DHS Budget in Biden Request Includes Increases for Cyber Threats, Domestic Terror

Immigration increases include USCIS funding and Office of Professional Responsibility to process CBP, ICE complaints.

NTAC Examines Commonalities in Foiled School Attacks to Help Prevent Future Incidents

The U.S. Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center (NTAC) released Averting Targeted School Violence: A U.S. Secret Service Analysis of Plots Against Schools, the newest report out of the center.

Portland Man Charged with Assaulting Swiss Ambassador, Breaking into Official Residence

The suspect, Christian David Mandeville, 30, is facing federal charges including assault on a foreign official after refusing to leave the ambassador’s residence, which is attached to the Swiss embassy in Washington D.C.
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