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Intel Briefing – March 2013

Ark. woman dies after 911 call not put in system. A woman died and her five-year-old son was in serious condition after a 9-1-1 dispatcher did not follow proper protocol and may have caused a delay in response to the victims. ………………………………………………………………………… Many Fed smartphones have zero password protection. A Government Accountability Office report stated [...]

Intel Briefing – February 2013

Treatment-resistant gonorrhea threat rises in North America. Concerned U.S. health officials suggested a halt on prescribing the only remaining gonorrhea oral antibiotic after a Canadian study found it is ineffective in 7 percent of patients. ………………………………………………………………………… Defense department cracking down on hacking disclosures for defense contractors. The National Defense Authorization Act signed on January 3 [...]

Intel Briefing – January 2013

Cicero man dies after fall into Wheeling chemical tank. Fire crews recovered the dead body from the bottom of a chemical storage tank at the Sunnyside Corporation in Wheeling, Illinois, November 29. A man was cleaning the tank near an opening at the top before falling into the chemical “slime” at the bottom of the [...]

Intel Briefing – December 2012

IRS warns of sophisticated phishing scheme using fake IRS website. A sophisticated phishing scheme that uses an official-looking but fake Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Web site has been netting victims, the IRS said November 1. The scam uses a Web site that mimics the IRS e-Services registration page to collect personal information. The official page [...]

Intel Briefing – November 2012

America’s levees, dams, navigation projects will decay without new money sources, report says. America’s vast network of levees, dams, navigation structures, and hydroelectric power facilities will continue to decay if the federal government does not find new ways to pay to for their maintenance and operation, and fail to prioritize new projects already approved, said [...]