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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.

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Many Fed smartphones have zero password protection.
A Government Accountability Office report stated Federal Government-issued mobile devices are susceptible to hacking due to their lack of
password protection. Out of half of all Federal employees, one in three is not protected and 85 percent contain downloaded unrestricted apps that make the devices more vulnerable to attacks.

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Ireland recalls 10M burgers on horsemeat fears.
Ireland’s Silvercrest Foods recalled 10 million burger patties January 16 when government DNA tests confirmed that horse meat was found in their beef
supply.

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2 prison inmates claim $1.1 billion in tax refunds; 173,000 fraudulent prison tax returns uncovered.
A report by the Treasury Department’s inspector general for tax administration states prison inmates filed over 173,00 fake tax returns in 2012 using false information. The Internal Revenue Service halted $2.2 billion in fraudulent returns in 2012, attributing $1.1 billion of it to a claim filed by two inmates.

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U.S. faces drug shortages in treating multidrugresistant TB.
A National Tuberculosis Controllers Association survey of health departments illustrates that around 80 percent of health facilities that treat tuberculosis (TB) are finding a shortage of drugs that are able to treat the new, resistant strains of TB.

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