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Michael Gelber: GSA to Unveil New Plan for FBI HQ Consolidation Project by Year’s End

The General Services Administration plans to submit to Congress by the end of the year a “workable” plan for the FBI headquarters consolidation project, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Michael Gelber, acting commissioner for GSA’s public buildings service, said he would submit within 120 days a plan for the bureau’s new headquarters …

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Report: GSA Decides to End FBI HQ Search

The General Services Administration will notify industry on Tuesday regarding its decision to call off the agency’s search for a new FBI headquarters, the Washington Post reported Monday. The cancellation came four months after GSA postponed the announcement of its selected site for the new FBI building until it secures congressional …

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Govt, Industry Participants Train for Infrastructure Defense at Cyber Guard Exercise

The FBI, Cyber Command and Department of Homeland Security have co-hosted a week long exercise wherein participants from academia, industry, U.S. government and other allies performed training activities designed to prepare personnel for potential cyber attacks on critical infrastructure. Cybercom said Wednesday that the Cyber Guard event gathered more than …

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DHS’ Jeanette Manfra: Russia Targeted Election Systems in 21 States

Federal officials told lawmakers at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing Wednesday they have determined that Russia interfered with election-related platforms prior to the U.S. presidential elections in 2016, The Hill reported Wednesday. “We have evidence of election-related systems in 21 states that were targeted,” said Jeanette Manfra, acting deputy undersecretary for …

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Senators Ask FBI for Investigation Updates on DDoS Attacks on FCC Public Comment Filing Portal

A group of five senators has asked the FBI for updates on its investigation into distributed denial-of-service attacks that targeted the Federal Communications Commission’s electronic comment filing platform. FCC reported on May 8 that external threat actors orchestrated the DDoS attacks to bombard the comment portal and prevented legitimate commenters to …

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