Department of Treasury


Interagency investigation into phone scams



Interagency investigation into phone scams
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) have joined forces to investigate phone scammers posing as IRS officials. The interagency investigation resulted in indictment of 61 individuals in late October. Timothy Camus, TIGTA deputy inspector general for investigations,… Read More

Treasury discusses cybersecurity in banking



Treasury discusses cybersecurity in banking
On Tuesday, members of the  Financial and Banking Information Infrastructure Committee (FBIIC) met to discuss cybersecurity policy issues in the financial sector. The FBIIC is made up of 18 federal and state financial regulatory organizations, and is chaired by the Treasury Department. The FBIIC meets regularly to coordinate cybersecurity strategy… Read More

White House establishes Interagency Hostage Recovery Fusion Cell



White House establishes Interagency Hostage Recovery Fusion Cell

President Obama announced the completion of the review of U.S. hostage policy on June 24. The President also announced the creation of an interagency Hostage Recovery Fusion Cell aimed at improving how the government develops hostage recovery plans...

State releases International Narcotics Control Strategy Report



State releases International Narcotics Control Strategy Report

Early in March, the Department of State released the 2013 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report. The report provides an overview of counternarcotics efforts by the governments of over 90 countries, including several U.S. departments and agencies...