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James Trainor Appointed FBI Cyber Division Assistant Director

James Trainor Jr., formerly deputy assistant director of the FBI’s cyber operations branch, has been appointed as assistant director of the agency’s cyber division in its Washington headquarters. Trainor joined the FBI in July 1996 as a special agent and was assigned to the agency’s Chicago division after he completed …

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FBI, DoD Open West Virginia Biometric Tech Center; Stephen Morris Comments

The FBI and Defense Department have jointly opened a biometric technology center in Clarksburg, West Virginia, as part of efforts to strengthen the government’s capability to combat terrorists, the Exponent Telegram reported Tuesday. Jim Davis writes the two agencies will consolidate research and develop technologies at the 360,000-square-foot center, which will accommodate 1,200 …

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Andrew McCabe Named FBI Associate Deputy Director

Andrew McCabe, formerly the FBI’s assistant director in charge of the Washington field office, has been appointed as the agency’s associate deputy director. FBI Director James Comey announced McCabe’s appointment on Thursday. McCabe began at the FBI as a special agent in 1996 before he took the supervisory special agent …

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Cyber Guard Exercise Seeks to Prepare Gov’t, Industry For Cyber Attacks; Kevin Lunday Comments

The FBI, the Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Cyber Command held a three-week exercise in Suffolk, Virginia to train and help military, government and industry institutions protect data infrastructure from potential cyber attacks. At least 1,000 computer network operators and cybersecurity professionals from military branches, government agencies, enterprises, …

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Report: OPM Breach Compromises 4M Federal Employee Records

The Office of Personnel Management has fallen victim to a breach that U.S. authorities believe as the work of Chinese government-sponsored hackers, the Washington Post reported Thursday. Ellen Nakashima writes OPM discovered the intrusion in April and said it will inform approximately 4 million former and current federal employees whose personal …

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