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Obama seeking Congress OK for FBI chief to stay

President Barack Obama will ask Congress to allow FBI Director Robert Mueller to remain in his job an extra two years, a rare exemption meant to lend stability in a time of change atop the national security team and renewed worldwide focus on terrorism.

Thursday - 05/12/2011, 05:13pm EDT

FBI spyware sniffs suspect's surfing

A computer bug similar to spyware has been developed by the FBI to trace the source of cyber crimes, and it remains on a suspect's machine forever.

Monday - 05/09/2011, 10:30am EDT

FBI: DC suspicious letters part of broader probe

More than three dozen suspicious but apparently harmless letters addressed to District of Columbia schools appear to have been mailed from the Dallas area and closely resemble letters under investigation by authorities there, the FBI said Friday.

Friday - 05/06/2011, 09:31pm EDT

Emails appearing from FBI contain virus

It's the latest email virus making the rounds. The high-priority-marked email has a questionnaire attachment which contains a Trojan virus.

Thursday - 05/05/2011, 05:32pm EDT

FBI helped by Estonia with cyber sleuthing

Estonia is sharing its cyber defense know-how with the FBI.

Thursday - 05/05/2011, 09:30am EDT

FBI ready to give Next Gen ID a whorl

New technology designed to revolutionize law enforcement's ability to process fingerprints has hit a new milestone. We get details from the FBI's Jerry Pender.

Thursday - 04/28/2011, 09:31am EDT
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IG: FBI agents lack necessary cyber skills

One in three FBI agents investigating national security-related computer intrusions lack the required technical skills to perform their jobs, according to the DOJ IG.

Thursday - 04/28/2011, 08:30am EDT

FBI launches digital sting of malware botnet

In a move to control the contollers, criminal servers have been swapped for government servers to intercept communications between infected systems and the servers controlling them.

Thursday - 04/14/2011, 08:30am EDT

A dangerous employment email

If your business posts an employment opportunity online, watch out -- you may be targeted by crooks.

Wednesday - 04/13/2011, 01:58pm EDT

Cuts and Gains: Budget details at a glance

More details are emerging about the $38 billion dollar deal lawmakers say they reached to keep the government from shutting down. Some cuts were made by pruning money left over from previous years. More than half of the cuts affect education, labor and health programs. A vote in the House is expected as early as Wednesday and the Senate must pass it by Friday to prevent a shutdown.

Tuesday - 04/12/2011, 10:25am EDT

NSA joins NASDAQ cyber attack investigation

Thursday - 03/31/2011, 08:30am EDT

Latest cloud news from Federal News Radio

Federal News Radio spoke with the FBI and the Army about their various uses of cloud this week. Listen to the interviews by clicking the links below. Part 2: Fulgham says secure mobility will change the FBI In a two-part interview with agency chief information officer Chad Fulgham, Federal News Radio talks about the various [...]

Saturday - 03/26/2011, 07:09pm EDT

Eastwood's 'J. Edgar' filming in town this weekend

The D.C. Office of Motion Picture and Television Development says the upcoming Clint Eastwood-directed movie "J. Edgar" is filming in Washington this weekend.

Saturday - 03/26/2011, 02:04pm EDT

Earthquake shakes out scammers

Natural disasters like the one in Japan often prompt people to donate money to the relief effort. But it's also a time scammers try to cash in.

Wednesday - 03/23/2011, 09:31am EDT
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Federal jobs among most desirable

While Google ranks as their ideal employer, many college students say they are interested in working for federal agencies.

Monday - 03/21/2011, 08:28am EDT

DHS to gain real-time access to DoD biometrics

The Department of Homeland Security already has real-time access to biometric data maintained in the FBI's huge database of criminal records. Within the next year, it'll be able to share similar data with the Defense Department.

Tuesday - 03/01/2011, 07:18am EST
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Media blitz aims for capture of East Coast Rapist

A man who has attacked numerous women and girls in the D.C. area since the late 1990s is still on the run. Now, investigators are turning up the heat on him with a big new media blitz.

Sunday - 02/27/2011, 11:54pm EST

Fusion Centers facing growing pains

One DHS official said efforts to encourage collaboration between federal and local law enforcement agencies are off to a good start. But he said the full potential of fusion centers isn't being realized yet.

Friday - 02/25/2011, 07:44am EST
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One year after FBI closes Ivins case, doubts still linger

Last week, a National Research Council committee released a 170-page report casting doubt on the science the FBI used in its investigation, leaving the Justice Department with circumstantial evidence that many say wouldn't hold up in court

Sunday - 02/20/2011, 12:01pm EST
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