Dina Temple-Raston

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Why Didn't The FBI And DHS Produce A Threat Report Ahead of The Capitol Insurrection?

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security wrote detailed threat assessments before Black Lives Matter demonstrations last summer, but offered only general warnings before the events on Jan. 6.


The Tragedy Of 'St. Joe's'

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Back in March, a coronavirus outbreak at St. Joseph's Senior Home in Woodbridge, N.J., led state officials to evacuate all 78 of its residents. Within weeks, nearly half of them were dead.


As Vaccine Approvals Loom, U.S. Funds A Backup Plan For Delivery

Thursday, November 19, 2020

As the U.S. prepares for what will likely be the largest vaccination program in its history, the Trump administration plans to loan $590 million to a Connecticut company with a novel technology.


How The U.S. Fended Off Serious Foreign Election Day Cyberattacks

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Officials feared the worst on Election Day: foreign-inspired disinformation and hacking. It didn't happen. Here's how government and private cyber sleuths helped keep the system safe.


CDC Report: Officials Knew Coronavirus Test Was Flawed But Released It Anyway

Friday, November 06, 2020

An unreleased CDC review obtained by NPR shows that lab officials knew an early coronavirus test kit had a high failure rate. They decided not to recall it and sent it to the nation's labs anyway.


Voter Websites In California And Florida Could Be Vulnerable To Hacks, Report Finds

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Cyber experts told the Department of Homeland Security in July that voter registration systems in California and Florida could be vulnerable to a hack, a closely-held report obtained by NPR reveals.


HHS Renews $10.2 Million Contract For Controversial COVID-19 Data Tracking Company

Friday, October 02, 2020

Despite an HHS Inspector General investigation and questions about performance, the administration has renewed TeleTracking's contract to gather COVID data from hospitals, NPR has learned.


Where Are The Deepfakes In This Presidential Election?

Thursday, October 01, 2020

Deepfake videos haven't been a problem yet in the 2020 presidential race. It's not because they aren't a threat, but because simpler deceptive tactics are still effective at spreading misinformation.


Watchdog To Review Nonlethal Tactics Against Protesters, Including 'Heat Ray' Request

Friday, September 18, 2020

The Government Accountability Office, a nonpartisan government watchdog, will review the federal government's use of nonlethal weapons and the tactics it wielded against protesters this summer.


Military Confirms It Sought Information on Using 'Heat Ray' Against D.C. Protesters

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

D.C. military confirms to NPR that hours before federal police cleared protesters near the White House on June 1, the District's top military police officer was looking for a "heat ray" system.


Protesters Were Supposed To Hear Warnings Before Federal Police Moved In. They Didn't

Friday, September 11, 2020

In June, federal police cleared peaceful protesters from a park by the White House. Lawyers now say U.S. Park Police violated a settlement that set out rules for engaging mass demonstrations in D.C.


Who Is Louis DeJoy? U.S. Postmaster General In Spotlight Ahead Of 2020 Election

Friday, August 21, 2020

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, a longtime Republican donor, controls the U.S. Postal Service at a time when mail-in voting is central to the presidential election.


Irregularities in COVID Reporting Contract Award Process Raises New Questions

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

The administration awarded a contract for a COVID-19 database to TeleTracking Technologies using a process reserved for innovative research. Its CEO had links to the New York real estate world.


How Small Tech Company Got $10.2 Million Contract To Build COVID-19 Database

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

The Department of Health and Human Services awarded a $10.2 million contract to a small firm to create a COVID-19 database. An NPR investigation finds unusual decisions made in the contract process.


Congress Is Investigating Contracts Tied To Mask And PPE Shortages

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Seven multi-million-dollar contracts are at the center of a House subcommittee probe. Investigators say the companies lacked experience and some had political connections to the Trump administration.


Lawyers Charged With Seven Felonies In Molotov Cocktail Attack Out On Bail

Wednesday, July 01, 2020

Two lawyers could face life in prison for allegedly firebombing an empty police car during a protest in New York. Prosecutors call it a calculated crime. Supporters say they're being singled out.


Can A Computer Catch A Spy?

Sunday, December 08, 2019

Thirty years ago, a team of investigators set out to find one of the most damaging spies in U.S. history. It took three years. Could today's computer algorithms uncover insider threats any faster?


Elephants Under Attack Have An Unlikely Ally: Artificial Intelligence

Friday, October 25, 2019

Conservationists are deploying audio recorders, neural networks and predictive analytics in a bid to save elephants.


The Quest To Create A Better Spy-Catching Algorithm

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Data surveillance and algorithms have changed the way law enforcement finds criminals, terrorists and insider threats. But algorithms aren't neutral. They can take on problematic human qualities.


Solving The Challenges To Counting Forest Elephants

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Cornell University's Elephant Listening Project is using artificial intelligence and audio recorders in a bid to save forest elephants from poachers.