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King & Spalding Partner Christopher Wray Confirmed as FBI Director

The Senate voted 92-5 Tuesday to confirm Christopher Wray, a litigation partner at international law firm King & Spalding, as FBI director, the Washington Post reported Tuesday. Wray’s confirmation came nearly two months after President Donald Trump nominated him for the post following the dismissal of James Comey as FBI chief in May. Senate Judiciary …

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Report: GSA Decides to End FBI HQ Search

The General Services Administration will notify industry on Tuesday regarding its decision to call off the agency’s search for a new FBI headquarters, the Washington Post reported Monday. The cancellation came four months after GSA postponed the announcement of its selected site for the new FBI building until it secures congressional …

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DHS’ Jeanette Manfra: Russia Targeted Election Systems in 21 States

Federal officials told lawmakers at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing Wednesday they have determined that Russia interfered with election-related platforms prior to the U.S. presidential elections in 2016, The Hill reported Wednesday. “We have evidence of election-related systems in 21 states that were targeted,” said Jeanette Manfra, acting deputy undersecretary for …

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Report: Rep. Trey Gowdy to Chair House Oversight Committee

Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-South Carolina) has been appointed to succeed Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) as chairman of House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, The Hill reported Thursday. Gowdy, a former prosecutor, is known for leading a House select panel that investigated terrorist attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, in 2012. …

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Senators Ask FBI for Investigation Updates on DDoS Attacks on FCC Public Comment Filing Portal

A group of five senators has asked the FBI for updates on its investigation into distributed denial-of-service attacks that targeted the Federal Communications Commission’s electronic comment filing platform. FCC reported on May 8 that external threat actors orchestrated the DDoS attacks to bombard the comment portal and prevented legitimate commenters to …

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