The NSA is taking a lot of heat for monitoring the phone calls of people with links to terrorism without bothering with cumbersome stuff like warrants.
But on the lighter side, there is a government agency that is using its high tech gadgetry for monitoring something more important. You may have heard rumors about about it, but it's true. NORAD, the North American Aerospace Command, will be using its high powered radar to track Santa Claus! See it happen here.