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FTC's 'Operation Short Change' netting big results

Lean economic times lead to promises of non-existent jobs; overhyped get-rich-quick plans, and bogus government grants.

Tags: management , government grants , Lois Greisman , Bureau of Consumer Protection

Tuesday - 08/25/2009, 12:52pm EDT

FTC relaunches cyber 'on guard' site

The Federal Trade Commission has reshaped and relaunched its OnGuardOnline website.The site includes tips and resources on how to be safe, secure and responsible online.

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , DHS

Thursday - 09/22/2011, 12:35pm EDT

Federal partners crackdown on immigration scams

DHS, DOJ and FTC collaborate with state and local partners in and unprecedented effort. DHS's Alejandro Mayorkas explains how it works.

Tags: Federal Drive , DHS , DoJ , Alejandro Mayorkas , USCIS , immigration scams

Friday - 06/10/2011, 10:08am EDT

FTC surprised by number of ID theft complaints

The Federal Trade Commission has released its annual list of the top consumer complaints received in 2010. FTC's Steven Toporoff shares detalis.

Tags: Federal Drive , identity theft , Steven Toporoff

Friday - 03/11/2011, 10:41am EST

FTC unveils stricter guidelines for bloggers

The FTC is reaching out to bloggers to come clean with their readers.

Tags: blogging , Richard Cleland

Friday - 10/09/2009, 10:21am EDT

FTC settles with companies after cyberbreach

Two companies that maintain large amounts of sensitive information about the employees of their business customers, including Social Security numbers, have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges.

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , Cybersecurity , Ceridian

Thursday - 05/05/2011, 10:30am EDT

FTC's Top Consumer Complaints in 2010

For the 11th year in a row, identity theft was the number one consumer complaint category

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , Cybersecurity , identity theft

Wednesday - 03/09/2011, 08:30am EST

Part 4: SBA's contracting practices under close scrutiny

In part 4 of Federal News Radio's investigative series "Discouraged and Disrespected at SBA," allegations of cronyism and conflict of interest in the acquisition process arise. Over the past year, lawmakers and auditors have raised concerns about the agency's acquisition practices. SBA officials deny the accusations and say they are strengthening their acquisition processes.

Tags: management , contracting , Ethel Matthews , Jonathan Swain , Karen Mills , Olympia Snowe , Nydia Velazquez , Eileen Harrington , Sara Lipscomb , SBA , House Small Business Committee , Senate Small Business Committee , Bill Shook , Rosemarie Straight , Tom Wimer , KnowledgeBank , McKinsey and Company , conflict of interest , whistleblower retaliation , Recovery Act , Discouraged and Disrespected at SBA , Jason Miller

Thursday - 02/10/2011, 07:20am EST

Commerce says a privacy office is needed

The Commerce Department recommended forming the office as part of a framework for ensuring online data privacy.

Tags: Federal Drive , Commerce , Cybersecurity Update , Cybersecurity , management , Technology

Friday - 12/17/2010, 09:30am EST

Internet Explorer to add tracking protection

The New York Times reports that Internet Explorer will add a tracking protection feature.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , Technology , Microsoft , Internet Explorer , browser , Do Not Track , Dorobek Insider ,

Thursday - 12/09/2010, 04:01pm EST
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