The Defense Department may now officials exclude contractors or subcontractors from receiving information technology contracts based on the risk their supply chain poses to national security systems, Fierce Government reports.
Nearly half of financial frauds being uncovered involve criminals trying to use someone else’s stolen personal details, Experian warns. The credit checking company says that identity theft is a “significant and rising threat,” accounting for 46 percent of financial frauds detected this year – that’s almost double the rate of cases seen in 2012 (27 percent).
Even Sweden’s famous Ice Hotel is not exempt from fire code – this year’s installation of the hotel, built from scratch annually from snow and giant blocks of ice in the arctic town of Jukkasjarvi, included fire alarms and a built-in sprinkler system.
Thousands of tax delinquents, including one who owes the IRS $2 million, have sensitive security clearances, posing a risk that has gone undetected by federal agencies, congressional investigators will report this Thursday.
Wisconsin will be the latest of the majority of states that require FBI background checks for child care providers, their employees and household members in a move advocates say is an important step to make sure criminals don’t slip through the cracks, The Journal Times reports.
Terrorism has emerged in the last decade as one of the most critical issues with which governments must contend, topping most Western nations’ agendas in terms of resource allocation. For example, some reports indicate the United States has spent more than one trillion dollars waging the “War on Terror” – money and resources that may have been allocated very differently in the absence of such threats.
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