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Food Anti-Terror Efforts Lacking, Report Says

Efforts to protect the nation’s food supply from terrorism have no centralized coordination, according to a Government Accountability Office report. In an 81-page report released Tuesday, GAO said no single agency is in charge of overseeing the federal government’s progress in implementing food and agriculture defense policies. The Agriculture Department‘s …

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Obama Launches ‘Hearts & Minds’ Counterterrorism Measure

President Barack Obama issued an executive order Friday establishing a strategic counterterrorism strategy targeting the international audience. The Center for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications, under the direction of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, will run a temporary organization aimed at winning the hearts and minds of the public outside the U.S. …

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TSA Buying New Imaging Machines, Says Privacy Protected

The Transportation Security Administration announced Wednesday it is spending $44.8 million to purchase new imaging machines it claims will eliminate passenger-specific images and enhance privacy. TSA ordered 300 of the millimeter wave Advanced Imaging Technology machines for deployment at airports across the country. TSA said it began installing software on …

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Gaps in Intel Sharing Nets Remain Ten Years After 9/11, Report Says

Ten years on from the 9/11 attacks, intelligence agencies are still struggling to strengthen the information sharing networks that broke down in 2001, says a report from the Congressional Research Service. The Hill reports the CRS issued a 33-page report on outstanding intelligence issues that Congress needs to address. The …

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Two More Years for FBI Director Mueller

FBI Director Robert Mueller was sworn in Wednesday for another two-year term as head of the bureau. Mueller had already been in charge of the bureau for ten years, originally the maximum term for FBI directors. However, The Hill reports President Obama asked Congress for an extended term in order …

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Juan Zarate

Juan Zarate was a deputy assistant to the president and deputy national security adviser for combating terrorism in the George W. Bush administration. He now serves as a senior adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, in the D.C. think tank’s Transnational Threats Project. Before joining the National …

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Staff Changes at FBI’s Counterterrorism Division

A familiar face is returning to FBI’s Washington Field Office, amid a series of a staff changes. FBI Director Robert S. Mueller announced his pick of James W. McJunkin, who most recently served in the counterterrorism division, to be assistant director in charge of the Washington Field Office. McJunkin, who …

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Biden Addresses Troops on New Diplomatic Mission in Iraq

Vice President Joe Biden spoke yesterday in Baghdad, emphasizing the importance of Operation New Dawn in the light of ending the combat operations in Iraq. His message to an audience of troops at Camp Victory’s ad Faw Palace was that the U.S. military and diplomatic efforts are still very much …

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FBI Names Thomas J. Harrington Associate Deputy Director

FBI Director Robert S. Mueller, III last week announced the appointment of Thomas J. Harrington as the bureau’s associate deputy director. Harrington, who will be replacing Timothy P. Murphy, most recently served as the executive assistant director of the criminal, cyber, response and services branch. He has led the largest …

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FBI Responds to Evolving Threats, Says FBI Director Mueller

Director of Federal Bureau of Investigation Robert S. Mueller appeared yesterday before the Senate Judiciary Committee at the “Oversight of the Federal Bureau of Investigation” hearing to highlight some of the agency’s accomplishments in responding to threats to the United States within the past year. In his testimony, Mueller cited …

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