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FBI Director Christopher Wray: Industry Partnerships Necessary to Protect US

FBI Director Christopher Wray wants to increase the agency’s partnerships with the private sector to improve security and deter threats by foreign adversaries such as China, Fifth Domain reported Tuesday. Wray said any operation to defend the U.S. now requires partnerships between law enforcement and industry, particularly in protecting critical infrastructures, 90 percent of which is privately owned.

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Jeremy Wiltz: FBI Planning to Create ‘Innovation Council’

Jeremy Wiltz, assistant director of the FBI’s information technology enterprise services division, said at a recent AFCEA event that the agency plans to create an Innovation Council, Federal News Network reported Monday. Wiltz noted that the council would be a diverse group of employees with IT and non-IT roles to develop innovative ideas and focus areas addressing the FBI’s needs.

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DOJ Inspector General Recommends on FBI’s Text Data Collection

The Department of Justice's Office of the Inspector General has found that the FBI has not collected a standard amount of text messages from over 31,000 agency-issued mobile devices. DOJ OIG said it attributes its initial observation to a database with plain text repository for a significant percentage of messages, indicating a problem with FBI Enterprise Security Operations Center's data collection tool.

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FBI’s Christopher Wray: Chinese State-Backed Cyber Hacking Group Targets IP, Confidential Business Info

FBI Director Christopher Wray has said a group of Chinese state-sponsored threat actors compromised the computers of U.S. government agencies, firms and other organizations worldwide to steal large volumes of confidential business data and intellectual property. Wray made the remarks during a recent press conference announcing the indictment of two members of the APT 10 cyber hacking group - Zhu Hua and Zhang Shilong - linked to the Chinese state security ministry.

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Rep. Michael McCaul, FBI’s Christopher Piehota Accept Homeland Security & Defense Business Council Service Awards

Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) and Christopher Piehota of the FBI have received service awards from the Homeland Security and Defense Business Council. HSDBC presented the 2018 Distinguished Service Award to McCaul and the Exceptional Service in Support for Government-Industry Engagement Award to Piehota at its annual dinner held on Dec. 13, the council said Friday.

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ODNI, FBI, DHS and DOJ Express Concern Over Threats to US Elections

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Department of Justice, FBI and Department of Homeland Security recently issued a joint statement expressing concern over the threat posed by foreign actors attempting to influence U.S. elections. The four intelligence community members specifically identified China, Iran and Russia as being involved in campaigns that seek to undermine the integrity of the electoral process.

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