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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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Joe Demarest to Serve as FBI Cyber Crime Branch Associate Executive Assistant Director

Joe Demarest, assistant director of the FBI‘s cyber division since June 2012, has been appointed to the newly-created position of associate executive assistant director for the bureau’s criminal, cyber, response and services branch. The 27-year bureau veteran will provide technical leadership across the branch and work with federal, state and local intelligence and …

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FBI Outlines Plans to Outsource Cyber Personnel

The FBI plans to release a request for proposal on May 6 to outsource cyber professionals and support services under a $100 million contract, Nextgov reported Monday. Frank Konkel writes the FBI is looking for a contractor that can “recruit, retain and replace” subject matter experts. The subject matter experts …

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FBI’s Michael Steinbach: Domestic, Int’l Collaboration to Help Efforts Against Domestic Terror

Michael Steinbach, assistant director of FBI‘s counterterrorism division, told a subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee that the bureau continues to monitor homegrown violent extremists and foreign fighters joining the Islamic State group. In the testimony published Thursday on the FBI website, Steinbach told the subcommittee on crime, terrorism, homeland security and investigations …

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