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James Clapper Addresses Cyber Threats, Anti-Satellite Systems Before Senate Panel

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has said the U.S. continues to face cyber espionage-related threats from countries such as China, North Korea, Iran and Russia. Clapper said in his testimony Tuesday before the Senate Armed Services Committee that the Islamic State organization also poses cyber threats to the U.S. “ISIL has used cyber …

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FBI’s Michael Steinbach: Domestic, Int’l Collaboration to Help Efforts Against Domestic Terror

Michael Steinbach, assistant director of FBI‘s counterterrorism division, told a subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee that the bureau continues to monitor homegrown violent extremists and foreign fighters joining the Islamic State group. In the testimony published Thursday on the FBI website, Steinbach told the subcommittee on crime, terrorism, homeland security and investigations …

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Nicholas Rasmussen: Terror Landscape Veers From Central Leadership

Nicholas Rasmussen, director of the National Counterterrorism Center, outlined the center’s efforts to combat current terrorist threats around the world during testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee Thursday. “[Our] attention is concentrated on the security crises in Iraq and Syria—and rightly so. But we continue to detect, disrupt, and defeat threats from …

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Gen. Martin Dempsey: US Eyes ‘Indirect’ Action Against Security Threats

Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey has discussed the U.S. military’s actions to address security issues that have emerged over the past years in different locations around the world in an interview with Fox News aired Sunday. Dempsey told anchor Chris Wallace that the U.S. is working to adapt its military strategies to counter terrorist, nuclear, cyber …

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Jeh Johnson: DHS, Army to Increase Cooperation to Combat Evolving Threats

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson has called for closer cooperation between his department and the U.S. Army to counter threats and address public concerns through fact-based dialogue and messaging, DoD News reported Tuesday. Jim Garamone writes Johnson noted the need to align efforts, particularly in counterterrorism, as threats evolve and terrorists utilize technology to recruit fighters and …

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