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Ash Carter, India’s Defense Minister Discuss Collaborative Priorities

U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and his counterpart from India Manohar Parrikar met in New Delhi as part of a trip to discuss priorities with ally nations and thank service members around the world, DoD News reported Thursday. Amaani Lyle writes the two leaders discussed technology matters including the Defense Technology and Trade …

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Detroit News: Former US Rep. Mike Rogers to Lead Donald Trump’s Presidential Transition Team for Natl Security

Mike Rogers, former chairman of the U.S. House Intelligence Committee and a CNN commentator, will lead national security planning for Donald Trump’s presidential transition, The Detroit News reported Thursday. The former Michigan representative is a vocal advocate of national security, intelligence and counterterrorism issues, according to the joint report by Chad Livengood, …

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James Clapper Talks Intell Integration at Business Executives for National Security & INSA Event

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has said that intelligence integration serves as a “prerequisite” to help meet the objectives of the 9/11 Commission and could help facilitate collaboration among agencies within the Intelligence Community. Clapper noted in a speech delivered Thursday at the Business Executives for National Security & INSA Event in Washington that …

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Scott Smith to Serve as FBI Cyber Division Asst Director

Scott Smith, a 20-year FBI veteran and former deputy assistant director for the human resources division at the bureau’s headquarters in Washington, has been named assistant director of the cyber division. He joined FBI in 1996 as a special agent focused on violent crime and general criminal investigations at the Cleveland division and …

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Facebook Seeks Counterterrorism Research Analyst to Join Info Security Org

Facebook‘s information security organization looks for a counterterrorism research analyst to work with the company’s team in Washington. Menlo Park, California-based Facebook said the selected candidate will help identify tools, tactics and infrastructure that terrorist actors use as they affect the social network’s systems in efforts to mitigate threats. The analyst will also support cross-functional and cross-industry initiatives to …

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NATO Eyes E-3 AWACS Aircraft Deployment for Islamic State Fight

NATO wants to send E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft to the Middle East in October to aid the US-led coalition’s counterterrorism efforts against the Islamic State militant group, Defense News reported Monday. Valerie Insinna writes NATO Deputy General Alexander Vershbow told reporters the alliance’s fleet of 16 E-3 AWACS planes can help coalition members conduct intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance …

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Lisa Monaco: DHS Offers Cybersecurity Support to State Election Administrators

Lisa Monaco, the president’s assistant for homeland security and counterterrorism, said the Department of Homeland Security has reached out to state election administrators to offer cybersecurity support and boost public confidence in voting systems, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Jared Serbu writes Monaco told a Center for Strategic and International Studies forum audience the …

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FEMA Report Underscores DHS’ Interagency Emergency Response Efforts

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has released the 2016 National Preparedness Report which highlights the Department of Homeland Security‘s efforts to prepare emergency first responders through interagency cooperation. DHS said Monday that FEMA’s report tracked progress from the last five years in prevention, protection, mitigation, response and recovery initiatives. DHS and interagency partners continue to …

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Motherboard: NSA’s Iraq War Documents Detail Surveillance Expansion in Counterterrorism Efforts

Internal National Security Agency documents on the Iraq war have revealed that former NSA director Michael Hayden called for cooperation within the agency to support surveillance efforts as part of an “intelligence-driven” initiative against terrorism, Motherboard reported Tuesday. Jason Koebler writes a 2008 Freedom of Information Act request led to the publication of …

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