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FBI Names Kevin Perkins Associate Deputy Director

FBI Director Robert S. Mueller announced Friday the bureau has selected 26-year veteran Kevin Perkins to succeed Thomas J. Harrington as associate deputy director, effective in mid-July. The move comes as Harrington, a 27-year veteran, is scheduled to depart for a position in the private sector. IMueller said Perkins will …

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Report: FBI Seeking More Wiretap-Friendly Internet Code

The FBI wants legislation that would require Internet companies to build backdoors into their communication technologies that would allow government surveillance, CNET reports. White House, Senate and FBI representatives held a meeting discussing technological shifts in communication that make it difficult for investigators to conduct wiretapping and other “going dark” …

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FBI CIO Chad Fulgham to Leave Bureau

FBI Chief Information Officer Chad Fulgham will leave the agency and return to the private sector, the bureau announced Tuesday. The FBI said the move is effective April 13. He joined the FBI more than three years ago and the bureau credits him with reorganizing the bureau’s information technology branch. …

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FBI Spokesman Says Bureau Not Changing Cloud Acquisition Rules

The FBI is holding firm to its standards for acquiring cloud computing services, an FBI spokesman told Computer World. Stephen Fischer Jr., a spokesman for the FBI’s criminal justice information systems division, told Computer World in an email that the bureau has rigorous standards for acquiring cloud services for federal …

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FBI Looking to Screen Social Media, News Sites

The FBI is asking technology companies for assistance in upgrading how the bureau gathers information from sources such as social media and popular news websites. According to a request for information on FedBizOpps, the FBI is looking into a “secure, lightweight web application portal” to gather information from social media …

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FBI Budget Makes Room for Bigger Cyber Force

Similar to the National Institute of Standards and Technology‘s budget showing shifts toward cybersecurity, the FBI is reportedly to receive more special agents for cyber efforts. A report by InformationWeek indicated the proposed Departments of Commerce and Justice, and Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill for 2012 allots for increased funds for cyber and …

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Senate Panel OKs Resolution for FBI Move

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee voted unanimously Thursday for a resolution to have the General Services Administration, landlord of the federal government, move the FBI away from the J. Edgar Hoover Building to a new site in greater Washington. “The sheer overcrowding at the J. Edgar Hoover Building …

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Students Rank Agencies High on ‘Ideal Employer’ Survey

In a recent survey of nearly 62,000 undergraduates at 362 colleges, students put government agencies in the ranks for top 100 ideal places to work. The survey, conducted by Universum, polled students from Dec. 2010 to March 2011 and yielded the Top 100 Ideal Employer Rankings in categories including business, engineering, …

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