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IGs ask Congress to strengthen oversight tools

Four inspectors general tell the Senate Homeland Security & Government Affairs Committee they need legislative help in order to help them effectively oversee federal agencies.

Tags: oversight , OIG , inspector general , Inspector General Act , Congress , Senate , Senate Homeland and Governmental Affairs Committee , Michael Horowitz , Justice Department , John Roth , DHS , CIGIE , Ron Johnson , Claire McCaskill , Steve Linick , State Department , SSA , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 02/24/2015, 03:58pm EST

IGs face obstacles, delays in accessing agency records

A trio of inspectors general told the House Committee on Oversight & Government Reform today about obstacles they routinely encounter in obtaining records as part of their investigations into potential wrongdoing.

Tags: oversight , whistleblower , OIG , inspector general , Inspector General Act of 1978 , Michael Horowitz , Justice Department , EPA , Arthur Elkins , CSB , Kathy Buller , Peace Corps , sexual assaults , House Oversight and Goverment Reform Committee , House , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 02/03/2015, 04:23pm EST

Robert Anderson, Executive Assistant Director, FBI

Even before recent swell of cyber attacks, the FBI was looking to beef up its cyber division to help better handle such threats. The agency is in the midst of a drive to find and hire more cybersecurity experts and turn them into special agents. Applications are due Jan. 20. Robert Anderson is executive assistant director of the FBI. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain the push for new cyber agents.

Tags: Robert Anderson , Tom Temin , Federal News Radio , cybersecurity

Wednesday - 01/14/2015, 09:13am EST
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FBI deploys 30,000 Android smartphones to field offices

The FBI rapidly rolled out new devices-the vast majority running hardened Android operating systems-to the bureau's 56 field offices over the last four months. But officials are experimenting with commercial mobile devices for secret and top-secret data too.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , mobile computing , David Rubin , AFCEA , Android , Samsung , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 01/14/2015, 05:13am EST
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The FBI is a few weeks away from the finish line on one of the federal government's largest deployments of Android smartphones. Most of its field agents and analysts will get new devices and new security licenses. The next step is a new crop of mobile apps. Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu has more details.

Tags: Jared Serbu , In Depth , mobile apps , smartphones

Tuesday - 01/13/2015, 04:52pm EST
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Senators seek information on FBI cell tracking

Leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee said Wednesday they were seeking answers from the Obama administration about federal law enforcement's use of surveillance technology that sweeps up basic cellphone data.

Tags: Senate Judiciary Committee , Patrick Leahy , Chuck Grassley , cell phone data , surveillance , privacy , technology

Thursday - 01/01/2015, 09:20am EST

Information Sharing Environment having intended effect after 10 years

Kshemendra Paul, the program manager of the Information Sharing Environment, said his organization's tools and techniques are creating collaboration and trust among federal, state and local law enforcement officers. The Boston Marathon bombing is the most recent example of just how much the way intelligence is shared among authorities.

Tags: Kshemendra Paul , Information sharing , technology , Information Sharing Environment , cybersecurity , Maritime Domain Awareness , Jason Miller , exclusive

Wednesday - 12/24/2014, 08:03am EST
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FBI: Cyber attack against Sony would have bested most federal defenses too

Whether or not North Korea was behind the recent cyber attack on Sony Pictures, its level of sophistication suggests it was sponsored by a country, not a group of hackers. And the FBI believes the same attack could just as easily have penetrated most sophisticated networks, including government ones.

Tags: DHS , Treasury , cybersecurity , Congress , Joseph Demarest , Brian Peretti , Phyllis Schneck , Senate Banking Committee , Bloomberg Government , oversight , Information sharing , technology , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 12/11/2014, 03:50am EST
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US troops warned about social media accounts

The Pentagon says the FBI and DHS have issued guidance to U.S. military personnel warning them to be careful with the social media accounts.

Tags: DoD , DHS , social media , ISIL , Steve Warren , Pentagon and Beyond , JJ Green

Tuesday - 12/02/2014, 08:40am EST
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