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CBO: FBI Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act to Cost $1M Per Year

The Congressional Budget Office has estimated that it would cost approximately $1 million per year to implement a bill that seeks to boost legal protections for FBI employees who report abuse, fraud and misuse related to government activities. CBO said Monday the enactment of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of …

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Supreme Court Approves DOJ Search Warrant Rule Amendment to Support Botnet Investigations

The Supreme Court has approved the Justice Department‘s proposed amendment that will help investigators streamline search warrant applications and dismantle botnet operations. Leslie Caldwell, assistant attorney general at DOJ’s criminal division, wrote in a blog post published Tuesday the amendment to the Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure on search warrants will take effect on Dec. 1, …

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DHS, FAA Start UAS Detection Study Around Denver Airport

The Department of Homeland Security and Federal Aviation Administration have kicked off a drone detection research around Denver as part of an effort to explore technologies the agencies believe could help detect unmanned aircraft systems near airports. The FAA said Wednesday the research being conducted in the vicinity of Denver International …

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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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Cyber Training Course Goes Online for Officers & First Responders

The International Association of Chiefs of Police has partnered with the FBI to provide a free online cyber training program for all local, state, tribal, territorial and federal law enforcers and first responders. The Cyber Investigator Certification Program features nine modules on software, hardware, the internet and social networks, encryption, …

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Reports: GSA to Announce FBI Headquarters Location, Developer in March

The General Services Administration has pushed back to March 2017 the selection of the location and developer of the new FBI headquarters, the Washington Post reported Monday. Jonathan O’Connell writes GSA considers Landover and Greenbelt in Maryland as well as Springfield in Virginia candidate sites for the bureau’s future 2.1 million-square-foot facility. …

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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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