DHS Building National License Plate Reader Database

Cameras can identify, track vehicles on watch lists

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is seeking to build a national license plate reader database, according to a recent job posting for government contractors.

Report: 4 in 10 Government Security Breaches Go Undetected

DHS, DOJ, DOD, EPA, NASA, Energy, State routinely hacked
DHS cyber security analysts / AP

A new report by Sen. Tom Coburn (R., Okla.) details widespread cybersecurity breaches in the federal government, despite billions in spending to secure the nation’s most sensitive information.

The report, released on Tuesday, found that approximately 40 percent of breaches go undetected, and highlighted “serious vulnerabilities in the government’s efforts to protect its own civilian computers and networks.”

Shelters Overwhelmed With Homeless, Recent Deaths Reported

Obama administration’s ‘Opening Doors’ project yet to make impact
St. Martin de Porres Church in Yorba Linda, Calif. / AP

The recent deaths of five homeless men due to hypothermia and reports of shelters being overwhelmed by those seeking a warm bed shows that the Obama administration has failed to combat an endemic problem, experts say.