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Secret Service Adopts New Structure to Tackle Financial Cyber Crimes

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The U.S. Secret Service has decided to consolidate its electronic and financial crime task forces into one network to address the presence of fraud in cyberspace. USSS said Thursday its combined Cyber Fraud Task Forces will work to detect, deter and address financial crimes that take place in the cyber domain.

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House Panel’s Draft DHS Appropriations Bill Includes $50B for DHS; $2.25B for CISA

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The House Appropriations Committee on Monday released a draft bill that would authorize $50.72 billion in fiscal year 2021 discretionary funds for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The measure would provide the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) with $2.25B in FY 2021 funds, reflecting a $239.1 million increase from FY 2020.

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FBI, Secret Service Team Up to Address Illegal Activities Amid Pandemic

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The FBI and the U.S. Secret Service have partnered in efforts to safeguard people in the country against fraudulent schemes and other crimes during the COVID-19 crisis. "We are working aggressively to enforce the law and are devoting unprecedented resources to pursuing those who seek to undermine the nation’s response effort," Michael D’Ambrosio -- assistant director of the U.S. Secret Service's investigations office -- and Terry Wade -- executive assistant director of the FBI's criminal, cyber, response and services branch -- said in a joint statement published Wednesday.

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Kevin McAleenan, Former DHS Secretary, Named as AE Industrial Operating Partner; David Rowe Quoted

AE Industrial Partners has appointed Kevin McAleenan, former acting Department of Homeland Security (DHS) secretary and 2019 Wash100 Award recipient, as an Operating Partner, effective immediately, to grow the company’s portfolio, AEI reported on Tuesday. He will also join the board of directors at AEI portfolio companies, Gryphon Technologies and American Pacific Corporation.

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Potomac Officers Club Announces Monte Hawkins, CBP Director of the National Vetting Center, for Security Vetting Process Modernization Update on Aug. 14th

On August 14th, Potomac Officers Club will host the Security Vetting Process Modernization Update at the 2941 Restaurant in Falls Church, Va. Monte Hawkins of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will be the keynote speaker for the event. Gator Harvey of Northrop Grumman Technology Services will serve as the moderator for an expert panel featuring Casie Antalis and Eric Peters of CBP, Sam Robinson of the FBI and Lori Vislocky of DHS.

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Americans Remain Satisfied With Postal Service

The U.S. Postal Service took the top spot in a new poll by analytics and advisory firm Gallup that ranked the federal agencies based on the satisfaction of Americans. USPS received the highest rating, with 74 percent of respondents saying the agency is doing an "excellent" or "good" job, Gallup said Monday. The agency also ranked first place in 2014, 2017 and 2018. 

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Secret Service Lead Randolph Alles Joins DHS as Head of Management

Randolph Alles, former director of the U.S. Secret Service, has been appointed acting deputy under secretary for management at the Department of Homeland Security, replacing former Deputy Under Secretary Chip Fulghum. He will oversee management programs, including financial, human capital, information technology, procurement, security and asset management, Kevin McAleenan, acting homeland security secretary and 2019 Wash100 Award winner, said in a statement posted Friday. Alles left his role with the Secret Service last week after two years. 

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