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Profile: Joe Landino, CIO of National Counterterrorism Center

Joe Landino has served as chief information officer and director of mission systems at the National Counterterrorism Center since December 2014. Prior to his current role, Landino was director of the open source engineering group within CIA‘s Open Source Center for nearly four years. He helped engineer and develop information technology infrastructure …

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Former NSA, NCTC Chiefs Point to Security Threats in Cyber, Terror

Keith Alexander, former National Security Agency director, highlighted the growing threat of cyber attacks on power grids, financial systems and other critical infrastructure during a recent Aspen Security Forum event, Politico reported Thursday. Josh Gerstein writes that Alexander anticipates that Congress will pass the proposed legislation on cyber information sharing between …

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Nicholas Rasmussen: Terror Landscape Veers From Central Leadership

Nicholas Rasmussen, director of the National Counterterrorism Center, outlined the center’s efforts to combat current terrorist threats around the world during testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee Thursday. “[Our] attention is concentrated on the security crises in Iraq and Syria—and rightly so. But we continue to detect, disrupt, and defeat threats from …

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Matthew Olsen to Retire as National Counterterrorism Center Head; James Clapper Comments

  Matthew Olsen, director of the National Counterterrorism Center, will retire from the role after three years of service in leading the government’s counterterrorism efforts across the intelligence community and law enforcement agencies. “Matt and the dedicated professionals he has led at the NCTC have been absolutely critical to our success in disrupting terrorist …

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NCTC Head: Al-Qaeda Plotting More Frequent, Small-Scale Attacks

Director of the National Counterterrorism Center Michael Leiter yesterday submitted an official report to the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee,  reporting that al-Qaeda is likely plotting more frequent smaller-scale attacks in the United States. The report also mentioned the increased threat of homegrown terrorism. The report concludes that …

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