Steve Peacock's U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor tag:typepad.com,2003:weblog-94161205314098957 2014-02-16T12:01:14-05:00 Original reporting on little-known U.S. government funded foreign aid projects, so-called "drug war" initiatives, and overseas business subsidies. TypePad Drudge Report Features “Feds Want to Track Your DNA Like a License Plate” tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e201a5116dff4b970c 2014-02-16T12:01:14-05:00 2014-02-16T12:01:14-05:00 Many thanks to Drudge Report for spreading the word about my latest article “Feds want to track your DNA like a license plate.” Steve Peacock Feds Want to Track Your DNA Like a License Plate (WND) tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e201a73d79549f970d 2014-02-16T11:48:14-05:00 2014-02-16T11:48:14-05:00 Just as details are emerging about a controversial, nationwide vehicle-surveillance database, WND has learned the federal government is planning an even more invasive spy program using “physiological signatures” to track down individuals. Steve Peacock FBI Becomes the 'Watchers-in-Chief' tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e201a3fca828d9970b 2014-01-25T22:37:02-05:00 2014-01-25T22:37:02-05:00 The number of people identified by the Obama administration as potential terrorists surged in the past two years, and the FBI now is preparing for another spike as it plans to intensify its scrutiny of foreign visitors and U.S. citizens, U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor has discovered. The federal government will hire up to 116 full-time private-contractor personnel to help amass and screen data on persons whose movements or activities are brought to the attention of the Terrorist Screening Center, an FBI-administered interagency unit. Steve Peacock Steve Peacock Interview with Talk-Show Host Peter Boyles tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e20191045e7d8b970c 2013-07-23T16:56:48-04:00 2013-07-23T16:56:48-04:00 Today I was tracked down by Denver radio talk-show host Peter Boyles (710KNUS), who took note of my reporting via WND on the issues of drones -- unmanned aerial systems -- and other forms of electronic surveillance. We spoke for nearly 20 minutes about some of the following articles, while Mr. Boyles also allowed me to mention U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor and my background as a Capitol Hill reporter covering the final years of the Clinton Administration through the start of the George W. Bush Administration. Steve Peacock WND: FBI Plans to Spend $100 Million on Ammo tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2017c38282d65970b 2013-03-27T22:53:15-04:00 2013-03-27T22:53:15-04:00 WND has uncovered plans by the FBI to spend up to $100 million over five years on millions of rounds for its machine guns and pistols. Steve Peacock Obama Hands Out Free Health Care to Pakistanis tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2017ee8bb0279970d 2013-02-25T18:15:42-05:00 2013-02-25T18:15:42-05:00 The Obama administration is preparing to give free health care to Pakistanis even as Americans who cannot get health insurance because of pre-existing conditions soon will be rejected by domestic programs due to a lack of funds. Pakistani nationals working at several U.S. embassies soon could get a boost in health care benefits as the U.S. State Department has begun shopping for top-tier services. Steve Peacock Feds Recruit Private Sector to Expand Drone Use tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e201761665a0e0970c 2012-07-12T13:51:49-04:00 2012-07-12T13:51:49-04:00 The federal government’s expanded use of drones over U.S. airspace for “humanitarian assistance and homeland security” purposes soon will receive a boost of assistance from the private sector. A cadre of contracted “subject-matter experts” will help devise national policies and procedures governing unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs. Steve Peacock WND: Feds Recruit Private Sector to Expand Drone Use tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e20177432c5221970d 2012-07-09T10:00:03-04:00 2012-07-12T14:00:24-04:00 See my latest article contribution to WND: “Feds recruit private sector to expand drone use; Seek traffic control experts to launch more spy planes over U.S. airspace.” Steve Peacock Recommended Site: The PMSC Observer tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e20154324e318b970c 2011-05-14T12:14:32-04:00 2011-05-14T22:26:20-04:00 For those readers interested in additional resources about government contracting, specifically in the realms of global security and law enforcement, I highly recommend familiarizing yourself with The PMSC Observer. Steve Peacock DHS ' Racing ' to Fill Border Patrol, Customs Vacancies tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2014e88240767970d 2008-03-01T00:00:00-05:00 2008-03-01T00:00:00-05:00 The Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS) has come up with a new idea to help secure the nation's borders and airports: by sponsoring NASCAR racing teams. DHS is soliciting bids from marketing firms capable of arranging the placement of Customs & Border Patrol (CBP) advertising on the cars of winning... Steve Peacock