Utica College's Center for Identity Management and Information Protection Releases Report: "The New Face of Identity Theft"
Utica College’s Center for Identity Management and Information Protection (CIMIP) has just released its report, “The New Face of Identity Theft,” coinciding with International Fraud Awareness Week.
The study, which analyzed federal case data from 2008 to 2013, was intended to serve as a follow-up to CIMIP’s 2007 study, “Identity Fraud Trends and Patterns: Building a Data-Based Foundation for Proactive Enforcement.” The 2007 study evaluated identity crime trends to provide law enforcers with proactive rather than reactive means of combating identity theft. Both studies were supported by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, a component of the Office of Justice Programs.
FAA Forms National Drone Registry Task Force
On October 29, 2015, the Federal Aviation Association (FAA) released the full list of industry members who will serve on the UAS Registration Task Force.The FAA named 26 individuals representing aviation and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) trade organizations, drone and camera suppliers, and major retailers, including Walmart.
Those members will receive “expert support” from representatives of several federal agencies, including the Departments of Commerce, Defense, Homeland Security, NASA, the Office of Management and Budget ,and the State Department. Earl Lawrence, director of the FAA’s UAS Integration Office, and Dave Vos, who heads Google’s Project Wing effort, will serve as cochairmen.
Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch Delivers Remarks on Violent Crime Reduction at Meeting with the U.S. Conference of Mayors
Under the leadership of U.S. Conference of Mayors President Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, leaders of the Conference met with U.S. Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch on Monday, November 16. During the meeting, Mayor Rawlings-Blake, Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter. and Washington, DC, Mayor Muriel Bowser discussed various topics, including responses to the homicide and violence spikes currently occurring in a number of cities, as well as criminal justice reform.
Department of Justice Announces 10 Tribes to Participate in Initial Phase of Tribal Access Program to Improve Exchange of National Crime Information
The Department of Justice announced the first 10 tribes to participate in an initial User Feedback Phase of the Tribal Access Program (TAP) for National Crime Information, a program to provide federally recognized tribes the ability to access and exchange data with national crime information databases for both civil and criminal purposes.
The User Feedback Phase will grant access to national crime information databases and technical support to the following tribes: the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians of North Carolina, the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community of Michigan, the Oneida Indian Nation of New York, the Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona, the Suquamish Indian Tribe of the Port Madison Reservation of Washington, the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of the Fort Hall Reservation of Idaho, the Tulalip Tribes of Washington, the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla of Oregon and the White Mountain Apache Tribe of the Fort Apache Reservation of Arizona.
ODNI Releases Transparency Implementation Plan
The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) recently published the implementation plan for the Principles of Intelligence Transparency for the Intelligence Community. The principles are intended to facilitate intelligence community (IC) decisions on making information publicly available while continuing to protect information when disclosure would harm national security. The implementation plan sets IC priorities for transparency, translating the principles into concrete, measurable initiatives.