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GAO: DHS, FBI Should Formally Conduct Bioforensics Capability Gap Analysis

The Government Accountability Office has urged the Department of Homeland Security to cooperate with the FBI in the completion of a formal bioforensics capability gap analysis. GAO said Friday the capability gap analysis can help inform current and future bioforensics investments through the identification of needs and scientific and technical gaps. DHS and FBI have …

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WSJ: FBI Chief James Comey Says Russian Hackers Targeted Republican Data During Election Campaign

FBI Director James Comey has told Senate Intelligence Committee members at a hearing  that Russian hackers also targeted Republican data in the 2016 election campaign and that the documents revealed were less than the unveiled emails of Democrats, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. Devlin Barrett writes Comey discussed incidents of alleged Russian hacking when he …

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DHS: Russian Intell Services Conducted Spearphishing Attacks Against US Critical Infrastructure, Govt Agencies

A Department of Homeland Security report says Russian intelligence services performed spearphishing attacks and other malicious cyber operations called Grizzly Steppe in order to gain access into networks of U.S. government agencies, critical infrastructure, companies and academic institutions. Todd Breasseale, assistant secretary for public affairs at DHS, said in an executive summary published …

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Report: FBI, ODNI Agree With CIA Assessment on Russia’s Influence Over 2016 US Election

CIA Director John Brennan has said FBI Director James Comey and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper agree with CIA’s assessment that Russia launched cyber intrusions to help Donald Trump win the U.S. presidential election, The Washington Post reported Friday. Adam Entous and Ellen Nakashima write that Brennan told CIA employees that …

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