Tag Archives: FBI

White House Issues Cyber Incident Coordination Policy

President Barack Obama has issued a new directive to establish principles that will govern the federal government’s response to malicious cyber activities in the public and private sectors. The Presidential Policy Directive-41 designates the departments of Justice and Homeland Security as well as the Office of the Director of National Intelligence as federal lead …

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FBI, State Dept Join Illegal Diamond Trade & Threat Financing Forum

The FBI and the State Department are helping to lead a global law enforcement forum on diamond trafficking, illegal trade and threat financing which will run until Thursday. The FBI said Tuesday the Europol-hosted forum will focus on the use of diamonds for trade-based money laundering, crime financing and other illegal purposes. “Europol is interested in …

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GSA Purchases Frederick County, VA Site for FBI Central Records Complex

The U.S. General Services Administration has purchased 59 acres of land in Winchester and Frederick County, Virginia for $4.75 million to house the FBI‘s future Central Records Complex as the bureau seeks to comply with the National Archives‘ record storage requirements. GSA aims to help the FBI consolidate its records from 265 current locations and continue efforts …

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FBI Appoints Joshua Skule Intell Branch Executive Assistant Director

Joshua Skule, former assistant director of the FBI‘s intelligence directorate, has been appointed executive assistant director for intelligence at the bureau’s Washington headquarters. Skule started his FBI career in 1998 as a special agent based in the Chicago division and focused on public corruption and violent crime cases, the bureau said Thursday. The 18-year bureau veteran also previously held various leadership roles within the counterterrorism division …

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Report: Virginia, Maryland Leaders Propose Infrastructure Investments for FBI HQ Relocation Project

The governors of Maryland and Virginia have created separate proposals to invest in transportation and road improvement projects as they persuade the General Services Administration to pick their states as the location for the FBI’s future headquarters, The Washington Post reported Tuesday. Jonathan O’Connell writes the GSA is considering relocating the FBI …

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GAO Asks FBI to Verify Face Recognition Service Accuracy

The Government Accountability Office has called on the FBI to verify the accuracy of the agency’s face recognition service and to check whether systems used by external partners are appropriate for FBI’s use. GAO said Wednesday that the FBI tested the Next Generation Identification-Interstate Photo System prior to its deployment …

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FBI Vet Mike Morgan Appointed Border Patrol Chief

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection has appointed Mark Morgan, head of the FBI’s training division, as the new chief of the U.S. Border Patrol agency. Morgan was selected for the position through a nationwide search process that sought to gather potential executive candidates from within the Border Patrol and other federal law …

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Michael Rogers: Cyber Guard Exercise to Teach Defense/Economic Sectors About Cyber Strategies

The Joint Chiefs of Staff-hosted Cyber Guard exercise has discussed lessons on possible cyber threat scenarios and response strategies, DoD News reported Saturday. Karen Parrish writes approximately 800 representatives from 100 organizations including the Department of Homeland Security, Defense Department, Federal Aviation Administration and FBI participated in the nine-day event. “I believe it’s our ability …

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DHS Releases Advisory Bulletin on Homegrown Violent Extremism

The Department of Homeland Security has published a new National Terrorism Advisory System bulletin to inform the public of general trends or developments regarding terrorism. DHS said in its five-month bulletin released Wednesday it remains concerned that terrorists-inspired individuals and homegrown violent extremists could launch attacks inside the U.S. The department has also observed …

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GSA’s 18F Hub Selects FBI & Treasury For Digital Acquisition Initiative Pilot

The General Services Administration‘s 18F digital services team has chosen the FBI and the Treasury Department as the first participants of a new initiative that aims to help agencies adopt emerging digital acquisition practices. FBI and Treasury officials will join the Digital Acquisition Accelerator project that includes basic training in human-centered design, lean-agile methodologies, …

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