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FBI Internet Crime Report Released for 2018

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Internet Complaint Center (IC3) released its annual report on internet crimes in its 2018 Internet Crime Report. A total of 351,936 complaints of internet crime were submitted to the FBI IC3 in 2018, resulting in monetary losses exceeding $2.7 billion. The most common crimes...

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Combating Terrorist Financing

The U.S. Department of the Treasury released its National Strategy for Combating Terrorist and Other Illicit Financing (Illicit Finance Strategy) describing current government strategies to combat illicit financing of terrorist organizations both domestically and internationally. Transnational criminal organizations, terrorists, and weapons proliferation are the primary drivers of illicit financing activities,...

OIG Report Investigates ATF Use of Undercover Income-Generating Operations

Last month the OIG (Office of the Inspector General) released an audit report on ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives) use of income-generating, undercover operations. The report audited the “churning investigations” of the agency, which refers to the authority to use proceeds generated from undercover operations to offset...

Exploring GAO’s High Risk List and Opportunities for Reform

The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform held a hearing yesterday titled, “Exploring GAO’s High Risk List and Opportunities for Reform.” “Every two years at the start of a new Congress, GAO [Government Accountability Office] calls attention to agencies and program areas that are high risk...

Progress in REAL ID Implementation

The Center for Immigration Studies provides a comprehensive assessment of the progress of the states in the license standards set by the REAL ID Act. The report “REAL ID Implementation Annual Report: Major Progress Made in Securing Driver’s License Issuance Against Identity Theft and Fraud” covers the eight most important...