On December 15, 2009, HHS announced the latest expansion of the Medicare Fraud Strike Force, a multi-agency team of federal, state and local officials working to combat Medicare fraud through the use of data analysis techniques and an increased focus on community policing. The Strike Force is now operating in Brooklyn, Tampa and Baton Rouge, joining other teams in Miami, Los Angeles, Detroit, and Houston. Since its inception, the Strike Force has obtained more than 460 indictments for Medicare fraud involving a total of more than $1 billion in claims.