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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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Blog: NSA’s Adm. Michael Rogers Taps Industry for Social Media Counterterrorism Ideas

National Security Agency Director Adm. Michael Rogers has engaged with companies in efforts to identify how they can help disrupt terrorist groups’ exploitation of social media, according to an Atlantic Council blog article published Thursday. Ashish Kumar Sen reports Rogers, who also heads the U.S. Cyber Command, told audience at the Atlantic …

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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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Defense One: Gen. Joseph Votel the Lead Candidate for Top CENTCOM Post

Army Gen. Joseph Votel, commander of Special Operations Command, has surfaced as the White House’s top choice to succeed Gen. Lloyd Austin as head of U.S. Central Command, Defense One reported Thursday. Kevin Baron writes Votel became SOCOM’s commander in August 2014 after he led the Joint Special Operations Command and its counterterrorism missions …

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DoD’s Peter Cook: U.S. Decides to Bolster Counterterrorism Intell Exchange with France

Peter Cook, press secretary at the Defense Department, has said the U.S. and France want to increase sharing of intelligence between the two countries as they step up efforts to fight terrorism, DoD News reported Monday. Cook noted the U.S. will “stand strong and firm” with France after terrorists associated with the Islamic …

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