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Monday, February 6th, 2023

U.S. Policy

New York funds seek to bolster cybersecurity initiatives

New York state officials are espousing the benefits of $35.2 million in new funding in support of statewide cybersecurity enhancements. “The frequency, magnitude, and impact of cyber-attacks have increased, but we will continue to take bold measures to secure and protect New York’s critical... Read More »

TSA details record Philadelphia airport gun seizures

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officials said 44 guns detected in carry-on luggage in 2022 at Philadelphia International Airport represent a record for the most guns caught at the security checkpoint. “Our TSA officers are good at their jobs in helping to ensure that passengers get... Read More »

DEA details Louisville Division fentanyl seizures

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) said that, last year, the Louisville Division yielded the seizure of 184,382 fentanyl-laced, fake prescription pills and 316 pounds of Fentanyl powder. “Fentanyl is a national problem, and it’s landed right on our doorstep,” DEA Louisville... Read More »

Resolution targets illicit trade, money laundering

U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) said his resolution encouraging Congress to combat international criminal organizations, illicit trade, and the use of trade-based money laundering (TBML) has garnered Senate approval. Cassidy was joined by U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)... Read More »

Measure advocates law enforcement DNA analysis

U.S. Rep. Kelly Armstrong (R-ND) has introduced a bill she said seeks to deploy advanced forensic genetic genealogical DNA analysis as a means of aiding law enforcement in solving cases. The Carla Walker Act of 2022 authorizes the Justice Department to issue grants to state, local, and tribal... Read More »

Bill targets Latin America, Caribbean gun trafficking

U.S. Reps. Albio Sires (D-NJ), Joaquin Castro (D-TX), Norma Torres (D-CA), Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ), Nanette Barragán (D-CA), Adriano Espaillat (D-NY) and Ilhan Omar (D-MN) recently introduced legislation to address Latin America and Caribbean gun trafficking. The Americas Regional Monitoring... Read More »

DHS touts customer experience improvements

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials are espousing the benefits of a series of initiatives the agency said has resulted in customer experience improvements. “Through the talent and dedication of the Department’s employees, we have made significant progress modernizing our delivery... Read More »