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Navy to Deploy Raytheon Precision-Guided Missiles for Anti-Islamic State Campaign

The U.S. Navy is acquiring 566 AGM-65E2/L Maverick laser-guided weapon systems from Raytheon to support counterterrorism operations against the Islamic State group, Scout Warrior reported Thursday. Kris Osborn writes the Navy will deploy the Maverick air-to-ground missile systems for the Operation Inherent Resolve campaign against the militant group. The AGM-65E2/L‘s precision technology is intended to aid in coalition …

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Carl Ghattas Named FBI Assistant Director for Counterterrorism

Carl Ghattas has been appointed as FBI‘s new assistant director for the counterterrorism division and will be based at the bureau headquarters in Washington. FBI Director James Comey has tasked the former special agent to oversee the headquarters’ investigations in counterterrorism, the bureau said Thursday. The new assistant director has held numerous leadership positions since he joined …

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David Bowdich Named FBI Associate Deputy Director

David Bowdich, formerly assistant director in charge of the FBI’s Los Angeles field office, has been named associate deputy director of the bureau, its third-ranked executive position. The FBI said Thursday Bowdich will be responsible for the agency’s non-operational divisions and branches and be succeeded at the LA office by Deirdre …

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Jeh Johnson: DHS Continues Efforts to Centralize Agency Processes, Bolster National Security

Jeh Johnson, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, highlighted the agency’s management reform activities and public safety operations in his remarks Thursday at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington. He said Thursday that DHS works to transform budgeting, acquisition and programming functions under its Unity of Effort initiative to shift away from …

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State Dept’s New Center Seeks to Counter Violent Extremism Via Social Media Campaigns

The State Department has launched a new center staffed by public and private sector professionals who aim to counter disinformation from ISIS, al-Qaeda and other extremist groups through the use of computer-mediated tools. The Global Engagement Center will collaborate with government organizations to create thematic campaigns across social media as well as coordinate counterterrorism messaging efforts aimed at …

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