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Christopher Wray on FBI’s Efforts to Fight Threats Posed by Russia, China

FBI Director Christopher Wray said Russia continues to carry out election interference efforts and that the U.S. considers China as the most “severe counterintelligence threat,” Nextgov reported Wednesday. Wray told the Senate Judiciary Committee in his testimony Tuesday that the bureau is collaborating with the private sector and other federal agencies to make the public aware of Russia’s influence and misinformation campaigns as well as counter the spread of deepfakes.

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Joshua Skule, Executive Assistant Director for Intelligence with the FBI, Announced as Keynote Speaker for Potomac Officers Club’s 2019 Intel Summit on July 31st

Joshua Skule, executive assistant director of Intelligence for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), will be a keynote speaker for Potomac Officers Club’s 6th Annual Intel Summit on July 31st. Don’t wait to register for the summit right here

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John Edwards, Deputy Chief Operating Officer of the CIA, Announced as Keynote Speaker for Potomac Officers Club’s 2019 Intel Summit on July 31st

John Edwards, deputy chief operating officer of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA),  will be a keynote speaker for Potomac Officers Club’s 6th Annual Intel Summit on July 31st. Don’t wait to register for the summit right here.

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Lt. Gen. Robert Ashley, Director of DIA, Announced as Keynote Speaker for Potomac Officers Club’s 2019 Intel Summit on July 31st

Lt. Gen. Robert Ashley, the director of the Defense Intelligence Agency and a 2019 Wash100 Award recipient, will be featured as a keynote speaker for Potomac Officers Club’s 6th Annual Intel Summit on July 31st. Don’t wait to register for the summit right here.

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Report: Mark Morgan to Become Interim CBP Commissioner

Mark Morgan, acting director of the Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement, will assume the role of acting commissioner at the Customs and Border Protection, The Washington Post reported Tuesday. Sources said Morgan will succeed John Sanders, who will step down from his role at CBP on July 5.

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Richard Haley Joins FBI IT Branch as Exec Assistant Director

Richard Haley, chief financial officer at the FBI, has been appointed to serve as the executive assistant director of the agency's information and technology branch. He'll oversee activities across three divisions working to address the FBI's IT requirements worldwide, the agency said Monday. The FBI's information and technology branch employs 1,800 personnel.

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Vice Adm. Robert Sharp, Director of NGA, Announced as Keynote Speaker for Potomac Officers Club’s 2019 Intel Summit on July 31st

Vice Adm. Robert Sharp, the director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and 2019 Wash100 Award recipient, will be featured as a keynote speaker for Potomac Officers Club’s 6th Annual Intel Summit on July 31st. Don’t wait to register for the summit right here.

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Chinese Investments in US Startups Drop Amid Wider Scrutiny of Tech Deals

Chinese-backed venture capital firms are closing U.S. offices, reducing their U.S. investments or changing the structure of their investments to avoid scrutiny from government regulators as U.S. startups shy away from Chinese investors amid rising tensions between the two countries, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. Research firm Rhodium Group said Chinese investments in U.S. startups hit record levels in early 2018 but started to drop in May 2018.

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FBI Calls for Public to Report Online Phishing Activities

The FBI has alerted the citizens on online users that the use of internet phishing to secure sensitive information. FBI noted that criminals are attempting to utilize public trust on secured hyperlinks through the imitation of company websites and actual contacts on email messages, the Internet Crime Complaint Center said Monday.

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FBI Updating IT Workforce Recruitment Strategy

Brian Griffith, a program manager for the FBI, said at an AFCEA forum in Washington, D.C. that the bureau’s Criminal Justice Information Services division is revising its information technology recruitment strategy, Fedscoop reported Wednesday. Griffith told the attendees at the 2019 Law Enforcement and Public Safety Technology Forum that the FBI is looking for individuals with aptitude and a “sense of mission.”

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