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Loretta Lynch: DOJ to Initially Hire Contractors for FBI’s Gun Buyer Background Check System

Attorney General Loretta Lynch has said the Justice Department will initially employ contractors to immediately fill positions at the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System that works to conduct background investigations on gun purchasers, GovExec reported Wednesday. “Because we need to move as quickly as possible, we will likely hire …

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FBI Kicks Off Search for New CIO to Head Tech Program Budgets, IT Operations

The FBI is looking for a new chief information officer with a top secret-level sensitive compartmented information clearance. A notice posted on the FBI’s employment website says the incumbent will oversee enterprise data centers, networks, computer program development and system operations, information sharing and cybersecurity functions. The new CIO will also review technology …

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FCW: DHS, FBI Cite Poor Cyber Practices Behind OPM Hack

The Department of Homeland Security and FBI have pointed to a lacking cyber culture as one factor that led to the series of Office of Personnel Management data breaches in June 2015, FCW reported Monday. Sean Lyngaas writes the agencies released a memo to Defense Security Service-approved contractors that predicts future attacks …

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ODNI Names Leadership Team of Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence has appointed Tonya Ugoretz, Maurice Bland and Thomas Donahue to be on the leadership team of the newly-formed Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center. ODNI said Thursday Ugoretz will head CTIIC, Bland will serve as deputy leader and Donahue will be the research director. “CTIIC will lead integrated community analysis …

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Stephen Morris: Fingerprint System Helps FBI Gain Efficiencies

The FBI believes it has gained more benefits from its fingerprint processing technology than what it expected five years ago when the system was launched, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. Jason Miller writes the agency currently uses the next generation identification system to process 650,000 criminal transactions every day, with …

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E.W. Priestap Named FBI HQ Counterintelligence Division Assistant Director

E.W. Priestap, formerly deputy assistant director of the FBI intelligence directorate’s intelligence operations branch, has received appointment as assistant director of the counterintelligence division at the bureau’s headquarters. FBI said Monday he will assume his new duties early next month. Priestap’s work at the bureau, which he joined in 1998, has covered …

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