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Major Security Clearance Contractor Furloughs Thousands of Employees

Major Security Clearance Contractor Furloughs Thousands of Employees By Charles S. Clark September 3, 2014 Andrey_Popov/Shutterstock.com The Falls Church, Va., contractor that conducts the lion’s share of federal background checks is now losing work and furloughing employees because of the … Continue reading

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Up to 25,000 Homeland Security staff have personal data stolen

Up to 25,000 Homeland Security staff have personal data stolen BY Stephen Braun, Associated Press  August 22, 2014 at 5:12 PM EDT WASHINGTON — The internal records of as many as 25,000 Homeland Security Department employees were exposed during a … Continue reading

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DHS contractor suffers major computer breach, officials say

DHS contractor suffers major computer breach, officials say By Ellen Nakashima August 6 at 4:07 PM Follow @nakashimae A major U.S. contractor that conducts background checks for the Department of Homeland Security has suffered a computer breach that probably resulted … Continue reading

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U.S. Gives New Contract To Firm That Vetted NSA Leaker Edward Snowden; Government Awards $190 Million Job to Company Accused of Fraud

US U.S. Gives New Contract To Firm That Vetted NSA Leaker Edward Snowden; Government Awards $190 Million Job to Company Accused of Fraud The Wall Street Journal Online By Dion Nissenbaum 2 July 2014 15:43 WASHINGTON—The Department of Homeland Security … Continue reading

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Feds Tap Data Surveillance Firm for Money Laundering Investigations

Feds Tap Data Surveillance Firm for Money Laundering Investigations Chamille White/Shutteerstock.com By Aliya Sternstein April 23, 2014 The federal government has tapped data surveillance provider Palantir to help civilian intelligence agencies collaborate on money laundering investigations. The five-year $9.9 million … Continue reading

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Homeland Defense Advisory Firm Taps Into Demand for Market Intelligence

4/19/2014   Homeland Defense Advisory Firm Taps Into Demand for Market Intelligence   By Sandra I. Erwin       The homeland security business is mind-boggling, for both buyers and sellers. Agencies need products but may not know where to … Continue reading

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They Are Watching You The National Security State and the U.S.-Mexican Border

Posted by Todd Miller at 8:00am, April 22, 2014. Follow TomDispatch on Twitter @TomDispatch. … They Are Watching You The National Security State and the U.S.-Mexican Border By Todd Miller With the agility of a seasoned Border Patrol veteran, the … Continue reading

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Homeland Security wants private firm to give access to nationwide license plate information

The Canadian Press February 19, 2014 9:21pm Homeland Security wants private firm to give access to nationwide license plate information WASHINGTON – The Homeland Security Department is proposing that a private company give it access to a nationwide database of … Continue reading

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Border security CBP awards $145 million border towers contract to Elbit

Border security CBP awards $145 million border towers contract to Elbit Published 6 March 2014 DHS’s Customs and Border Protection(CBP) has awarded Elbit Systems of America, a subsidiary of Israeli based Elbit Systems, a $145 million contract for the Integrated … Continue reading

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Is Homeland Security Building a Mercenary Unit? DHS to Hire “Top Secret” Domestic Security Force

Is Homeland Security Building a Mercenary Unit? DHS to Hire “Top Secret” Domestic Security Force By Paul Joseph Watson Global Research, November 06, 2013 5 November 2013 The Department of Homeland Security is to spend $19 million dollars on a … Continue reading

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