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One senator is questioning why it took nine months for the Thrift Savings Plan board to find out about a sophisticated cyber attack that compromised 123,000 TSP participants' accounts. Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) also wants to know why Congress wasn't informed of the breach until more than a month after it was reported to the board.
Kevin Perkins is replacing Thomas Harrington who is retiring in July. Perkins currently serves as the executive assistant director of the FBI's Criminal Cyber Response and Services Branch.
Testifying before a House subcommittee, FBI Director Robert Mueller said terrorists have not used the Internet to launch a full-scale cyber attack, but the bureau does not underestimate an enemy's desire to do so.
The director of the FBI told an annual gathering of cyber-security professionals on Thursday that the agency needs the private sector to help combat what he believes is becoming the nation's No. 1 threat.
The questions about what to do with Gitmo inmates continue. The Senate voted overwhelmingly to block transfer of any of the 240 inmates to the U.S., and refused to pay the $80 million it would cost the Pentagon and Justice Department to close the facility. The administration wants to shut it down, but FBI Director Robert Mueller told Congress that bringing the detainees to the U.S. could pose risks, including the possibility they might radicalize other inmates.