Tag Archives: FBI

Domestic Abuse and Firearms

Today’s WatchBlog looks at another GAO report—in this case, regarding FBI’s firearm background check system and domestic violence records. We examined this issue at the request of Congress, and today we share some of what we found about the National … Continue reading

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Security of Federal Facilities Leased from Foreign Owners (Podcast)

The federal government leases space for many high-security federal agencies—such as the FBI and the DEA—which may conduct classified operations and handle sensitive data. If the spaces are in buildings owned by foreign entities, how does the government address potential … Continue reading

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FBI Face Recognition Technology

In movies and television shows, law enforcement agencies use automated face recognition to find suspects and solve crimes. Does it work that way in real life? Not quite—as Diana Maurer, a director in our Homeland Security and Justice team, explains … Continue reading

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Privacy, Accuracy, and the FBI’s Face Recognition Technology (podcast)

Face recognition technology used to only be the stuff of science fiction. The FBI now uses this technology for investigative leads. But how well can this new technology actually link crime images to criminals? And where is the FBI getting … Continue reading

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Informing on Law Enforcement Agencies and Their Confidential Informants

Confidential informants, people who provide useful information on criminal activities, can be a major asset to law enforcement officials. Because undercover work can be dangerous for everyone involved, the government has set some ground rules for working with informants. But … Continue reading

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What Happens to FBI Whistleblower Retaliation Complaints?

Whistleblowers play a key role in saving taxpayer money and reducing fraud, waste, and abuse in the federal government. But what happens when one faces retaliation for blowing the whistle? Today’s WatchBlog explores what we found happens to whistleblowers at … Continue reading

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Passenger Security and Safety on Cruise Ships

Planning a vacation this winter? Each year, millions of people board cruise ships departing from U.S. ports. We have done work on the security and safety requirements for cruise vessels that may give you a better understanding of how cruise … Continue reading

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