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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 Senate failed again to approve cybersecurity legislation to better protect the power grid and other critical infrastructure, leaving the job to President Barack Obama to carry out through executive fiat.
Seven years after El Dorado County, California, suffered severe flooding and mudslides during freak Christmas holiday season storms, the federal government finally got around this year to checking on how taxpayers' disaster funds were spent. What it found was, well, another disaster."The County did not comply with federal grant regulations and FEMA guidelines to award a contract totaling $2.2 million, nor did it ensure the reasonableness of the contract price," the Homeland Security Department's inspector general concluded in a recent report that reminds American taxpayers in the aftermath of superstorm Sandy that they often get fleeced during the cleanup and restoration efforts after natural disasters.
Federal investigators were able to get fraudulent driver's licenses in all three states where they tried, according to a report released Friday that shows continued problems with states' ID programs more than 11 years after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks highlighted the problem.
The Obama administration is preparing an executive order with new rules to protect U.S. computer systems, after Congress failed earlier this summer to pass a cybersecurity bill. The provisions include voluntary standards for companies, a special council run by the Homeland Security Department and new regulations covering especially vital systems, according to a draft proposal obtained by the Associated Press.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's chief of staff has resigned amid allegations of inappropriate behavior and potential sexual harassment, and congressional Republicans have vowed to conduct their own review of the Obama administration.
The Republican chairman of the House Judiciary Committee is charging that the Obama administration has "falsified" deportation records to artificially boost numbers — a move critics of the Homeland Security Department have long suspected.
More than 1.7 million illegal immigrants could become eligible for tentative legal status Wednesday when President Obama's non-deportation policy goes into effect, and after initial fears that the program would backfire, immigrant advocates are urging young immigrants to sign up.
IRS supervisors ignored employees who tried to warn agency higher-ups of fraud in a program designed to collect taxes from immigrants, resulting in the agency paying out potentially bogus refunds, according to an official audit released Wednesday.