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Federal prosecutors also subpoenaed Google for the emails of Times’ reporters, but Google resisted and, under Biden, the Justice Department eventually dropped the quest. Garland’s institutional loyalty cannot justify whitewashing the action of his predecessors in the Trump-era Justice Department or the careerists who carried out their directives. The Justice Department possesses the documents filed by its prosecutors with the court, and Garland can simply unilaterally release them. Garland’s institutional loyalty cannot justify whitewashing the action of his predecessors in the Trump-era Justice Department or the careerists who carried out their directives. While protecting the institutional role of the Justice Department has value, its value does not extend to sheltering the actions of Trump-era prosecutors from scrutiny.
Persons: Donald Trump’s, Trump, Apple, Biden, Adam Schiff, Eric Swalwell, Don McGahn, Nixon, Richard Nixon’s, Trump vindictively, Haldeman, Daniel Schorr, Hedrick Smith wiretapped, Jack Anderson, Joseph Kraft, Democratic Sen, Edmund Muskie, General Merrick Garland, John Demers, Demers, Jeff Sessions, William Barr, General Michael Horowitz, , Demers ’, Chuck Schumer, Barr, Mitch McConnell, Garland, Jerry Nadler Organizations: The New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, Google, Justice Department, House Intelligence, Constitution, Intelligence, Trump, FBI, CBS, New York Times, CIA, National Security Council, Democratic, White, Trump’s Department of Justice, Apple, Department of Defense, DOJ, Department, Trump -, NBC, Sessions, Committee
Biden administration unveils plan to tackle domestic terrorism
  + stars: | 2021-06-15 | by ( Jarrett Renshaw | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
But it stopped short of calling for new laws to combat domestic threats. "The threat is elevated," the administration official said. "Tackling it means ensuring that we do have the resources and personnel to address that elevated threat." That effort includes an ongoing review by the U.S. Department of Defense over how and when to remove military members who are found to be engaged in known domestic terrorist groups. The Defense Department review is looking at, among other things, how to define extremists, the senior administration official said.
Persons: Joe Biden's, Rod Lamkey, Biden, General Merrick Garland, Donald Trump Organizations: U.S, Capitol, U.S . Capitol, U.S . Department of Defense, The Defense Department, Thomson Locations: Washington , U.S
The US Air Force has awarded Learjet a $464.8 million contract for six Bombardier Global 6000 jets. The jets are built for the corporate sector, but the Air Force will use them as flying communication nodes. This month, the United States Air Force awarded a $464.8 million contract to Learjet Inc. for six Bombardier Global 6000 jets. A US Air Force E-11A aircraft. Ryan S. Phaneuf, both assigned to the 430th Expeditionary Combat Squadron at Kandahar Airfield, AfghanistanBACN flying highA US Air Force E-11A aircraft.
Persons: Marie Wyant, Elizabeth Rosa, Michel Ouellette, Katherine Spessa, Paul K, Voss, Ryan S, Peter Suciu Organizations: US Air Force, Bombardier Global, Air Force, United States Air Force, Learjet Inc, Communications, Air Combat Command, Defense, Aerial Networks, Bombardier, Global, Aircraft, Engineering, Department of Defense, DoD, Air, Bombardier Global Express, 430th Expeditionary Combat, 94th, Northrop, Hanscom Air Force Base, Amazon.com Locations: United States, Afghanistan, Kandahar, U.S ., Massachusetts, Michigan
Fiction fills in the gapsWhile we're waiting on the science about UFOs and signs of alien life, entertainment fills the gaps with movies such as "E.T. Popular culture filled in the blanks, giving expression to UFOs and their otherworldly passengers in vehicles such as ComicCon, movies such as "Independence Day" and "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" and the classic television series "Star Trek" with its bold search for new life and new civilizations. Granted, most space scientists don't share the view that extraterrestrial life is going to arrive on Earth via spacecraft in humanoid form. That doesn't mean that space scientists aren't serious in their search for extraterrestrial life.
Persons: you've, Drake, Katie Mack, Frank Drake, it's, Mack, we've, Chris Impey, zeppelins, Impey, , Carl Sagan's, Sagan, Stephen Strom, Strom, Stephen Hawking, We've Organizations: CNN, Yerba Buena Center, Arts, Department of Defense, University of Arizona, Chapman University, Air Force, Navy, Pentagon, Optical Astronomy, ETs Locations: San Francisco, dirigibles, Roswell , New Mexico, South Wales, Australia
NATO diplomats say efforts to focus on climate change were stymied during Donald Trump's U.S. presidency. He called climate change a "hoax" and pulled the United States out of the international Paris Agreement to fight climate change. Now, with U.S. President Joe Biden prioritising climate action, the diplomats said NATO was able to act on concerns that climate change is a threat both to transatlantic security and to alliance personnel. 'CRISIS MULTIPLIER'NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg and U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres have described climate change as a "crisis multiplier". Stoltenberg, a former U.N. special envoy on climate change, began pushing for a NATO climate agreement after Biden replaced Trump, diplomats said.
Persons: Durham, Donald Trump's, Trump, Joe Biden, Neta Crawford, Jens Stoltenberg, U.N, Antonio Guterres, Stoltenberg, Jamie Shea Organizations: NATO, Paris Agreement, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, U.S, European NATO, Reuters, POLLUTERS NATO, Paris, U.S . Department of Defense, Boston University, Energy Agency, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, Biden, Trump, Bundeswehr, Thomson Locations: British, Lancaster, United States, Paris, North, European, NATO, Poland, Germany, Stockholm, Europe, Brussels
China has been conducting midnight exercises to practice launching DF-26 missiles. The DF-26, often described as a "carrier killer," can strike land and naval targets. The Chinese military has been practicing firing missiles in the dark, a more difficult task for troops than a daytime launch, Chinese state media reported this week. Chinese DF-26 intermediate-range ballistic missiles on parade in Beijing. In August, the Chinese military test-fired two DF-26 ballistic missiles into the South China Sea.
Persons: Jiang Feng, Jake Greenberg, Andy Wong, Philip Davidson Organizations: People's Liberation Army Rocket Force, Global Times, China National, Getty, Guam, Department of Defense, US Navy, U.S . Navy, People's Liberation Army, PLA, US, Pacific ., Pacific Command Locations: China, Beijing, Xinhua, Guam, Pacific
Over the past week, a number of leaked photos of China's third aircraft carrier have surfaced online. China's third aircraft carrier, which is expected to be the country's first modern flattop, is starting to take shape at the Jiangnan Shipyard in Shanghai, leaked images show. Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning. "This design will enable it to support additional fighter aircraft, fixed-wing early-warning aircraft, and more rapid flight operations," the department report said. REUTERS/Bobby YipThe first two Chinese aircraft carriers both use ski-jump-assisted short-takeoff-but-arrested-recovery (STOBAR) launch systems to sortie aircraft.
Persons: Stringer China's, Andreas Rupprecht, Matthew Funaiole, They're, Funaiole, China's, Bobby Yip, Kuznetsov, Queen Elizabeth, Russian Sukhoi Su, Kin Cheung, Bobby Yip Timothy Heath, Stringer China Organizations: Jiangnan Shipyard, REUTERS, Liberation Army Navy, Twitter, Center for Strategic, International Studies, Ford, Department of Defense, Pentagon, Liaoning, RAND Corporation, FC Locations: China, Shanghai, Liaoning, Shandong, Soviet, Jiangnan, Shenyang, Russian, Ukraine, Wuhan, Dalian, flattops
The vast majority of the victims were overseas when they came down with the unusual symptoms. U.S. diplomats and other government workers stationed in Havana reported feeling strange symptoms, many after hearing strange high- and low-pitched sounds and experiencing bizarre physical sensations. In an interview Tuesday, John Bolton, a former national security adviser in the Trump administration, said he had no doubt the people who reported symptoms were victims of an energy attack. Among the sponsors of the legislation are the Democratic and Republican co-chairs of the Senate Intelligence Committee, which has received classified briefings from administration officials about the ongoing threat. “There is no doubt that the victims who have suffered brain injuries must be provided with adequate care and compensation.
Persons: Biden, , Thomas Campbell, Joe Biden, Vladimir Putin, John Bolton, Trump, ” Bolton, MSNBC’s “ Andrea Mitchell, Sen, Marco Rubio, Jeanne Shaheen, I’ll Organizations: Defense Department, National Intelligence, CIA, U.S, Department of Defense, , Department, National Academies of Sciences, State Department, Democratic, Republican, Senate Intelligence Committee Locations: Havana, Washington, Cuba, China, Asia, Russia, Western Europe
The agency advises people to be on the lookout for certain symptoms following Covid-19 vaccination, such as chest pain, shortness of breath and heart palpitations. There's concern the President's effort could be hindered by parental worries over the risk of myocarditis following vaccination. To do this, they compare how often the adverse event happened to people following Covid-19 vaccination versus unvaccinated people around the same age. All of the patients developed symptoms within four days after receiving the second dose of Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine. "The consistent timing of symptoms in these seven cases after the second vaccination suggests a uniform biological process," O'Leary and Maldonado wrote.
Persons: who've, Biden, Joe Biden, Nelson Michael, pericarditis, Jason McDonald, Jerica Pitts, it's, Myocarditis, Natan Applebaum, Lisa Lawrence, myocarditis, Dr, Sean O'Leary, O'Leary, Yvonne Maldonado, Maldonado, " O'Leary, David Holtgrave, Holtgrave, Paul Offit, aren't, Sanjay Gupta, Offit, Rochelle Walensky, she's Organizations: CNN, US Centers for Disease Control, Pfizer, Moderna, CDC, Israeli Ministry of Health, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Heart Association, Infectious Diseases, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Covid, American Academy of, Jerusalem Post, US Department of Defense, US Food and Drug Administration, Pediatrics, University of Colorado Medicine, Stanford Medicine, Israel The Israeli Ministry of Health, New York Times, School of Public Health, University, Albany, University of Pennsylvania, CNN Health Locations: CDC's, COVID, Covid, United States, Jerusalem, Israel
WASHINGTON — The White House announced Tuesday that it will establish a task force to address supply chain challenges in key sectors where “a mismatch between supply and demand has been evident.”The task force will focus on “homebuilding and construction, semiconductors, transportation, and agriculture and food” and will be led by the secretaries of commerce, agriculture and transportation, the White House said. As the U.S. has reopened its economy, changes in demand have caused the disruptions, the White House said. “While these short-term supply chain disruptions are temporary, the president has directed his administration to closely monitor these developments and take actions to minimize the impacts on workers, consumers, and businesses in order to bolster a strong economic recovery,” it said. The actions come as the White House released the findings of a 100-day review of critical U.S. supply chain issues in a 250-page report Tuesday. The administration will also establish a new trade “strike force” that would propose unilateral and multilateral enforcement actions against unfair foreign trade practices.
Persons: WASHINGTON, Organizations: White, House, Department of Health, Human Services, of Interior, Department, Energy, Labor, Department of Defense Locations: U.S, China
Splunk's former CTO teamed up with a special ops veteran to build cybersecurity startup Horizon3.ai. Snehal Antani thought his Silicon Valley chops would prove a valuable asset when he began consulting for the Department of Defense. So Antani and Pillitiere teamed up to form their own cybersecurity startup, Horizon3.ai, which does what they describe as "automated penetration testing-as-a-service." That's what Horizon3 discovered when it teamed up ex-military workers with Silicon Valley natives on the company's early development exercises. "We knew at that point we had found something special," Pillitiere said.
Persons: They've, Antani, Anthony Pillitiere, Pillitiere, It's, Horizon3, Ilya Kirnos, SignalFire, who's, Mike Tyson, Kirnos, Walter Kortschak, , Tony Organizations: Department of Defense, Operations Command, Facebook, Cato Networks, Fortune, VC, McAfee, Summit Ventures Locations: Israel, Silicon
A member of the National Guard patrols the steps of the Supreme Court on Monday, February 8, 2021. The Supreme Court on Monday said it won't hear an appeal from men who are challenging the male-only U.S. military draft registration requirement on the grounds that it amounts to sex-based discrimination. The Military Selective Service Act requires men to register for the military draft when they turn 18 years old. It cited a report issued last year by the National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service that called for eliminating the male-only draft registration requirement. The Supreme Court upheld the male-only registration requirement in the 1981 case Rostker v. Goldberg.
Persons: Sonia Sotomayor, Sotomayor, Stephen Breyer, Brett Kavanaugh, Sen, Jack Reed, Goldberg, Ria Tabacco Mar Organizations: National Guard, National Coalition for, Selective Service, Military Selective Service, National Commission, Military, National, Public Service, National Coalition for Men, Department of Defense, United States Armed Forces, American Civil Liberties Union Locations: American
The report also does not rule out the possibility that the flying objects seen by U.S. military planes are highly advanced aircraft developed by other nations, the officials said. Further deepening the mystery, the report says the objects also do not appear to be evidence of secret U.S. technology but it doesn’t definitively rule that out either. One of the officials said the report suggests the videos do not appear to show any known U.S. assets. The Department of Defense established the Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force last August to investigate and “gain insight” into the “nature and origins” of unidentified flying objects. The footage, obtained by a documentary filmmaker and shared with NBC News, appeared to show the mysterious object flying for a few minutes before disappearing into the water.
Persons: doesn’t, , Dave Fravor, Fravor, NBC’s, , ” Fravor Organizations: National Intelligence, The Department of Defense, Department of Defense, Navy, Pentagon, NBC News Locations: San Diego, it’s
Live Live Updates: Biden Will Again Talk With Republicans’ Top Negotiator on Infrastructure The question of how to pay for trillions of dollars in new spending is certain to be on the agenda during the president’s conversation with the lead Republican negotiator. President Biden and Senator Shelley Moore Capito, Republican of West Virginia, discussing the administration’s infrastructure plan last month. President Biden has said vaccinations and his economic program are beginning to get the economy back on track. “Today’s jobs report shows historic progress for American families and the American economy,” Mr. Biden wrote in a Twitter post. While those who do will have the right to ask questions, Mr. McGahn is expected to be questioned primarily by committee staffers.
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A classified US intel report found no evidence that unusual aerial sightings were of alien origins. US intelligence officials found no evidence that unidentified aerial sightings by Navy pilots were of alien origins, The New York Times reported Thursday. While intel officials failed to find evidence that the aerial phenomena were alien spacecraft, the report does not completely rule them out as a possibility. The officials told The Times that the annex will not contain evidence of alien spacecraft sightings. Last summer, the agency rebooted a program, known as the Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force, to "detect, analyze and catalog" unusual aerial sightings to determine if they are a risk to national security.
Persons: haven't, David Fravor, Alex Dietrich, Fravor, Dietrich, Insider's Ryan Pickrell Organizations: intel, New York Times, Navy, Times, CBS News, Intelligence, Pentagon, Department of Defense Locations: San Diego, Russia, China
The Pentagon says its keeping a policy banning unofficial flags on bases, including the Pride flag. The Pentagon created a policy last July that effectively banned the Confederate flag, among others. The Pentagon said Friday that it will not make changes to a Trump administration policy that banned all unofficial flags, including the rainbow Pride flag representing the LGBTQ+ community, on US military installations for Pride month. "There won't be an exception this month for the Pride flag." The Modern Military Association of America, a large LGBTQ military and veteran non-profit organization, said at the time that "it's absolutely outrageous that Defense Secretary Mark Esper would ban the Pride flag — the very symbol of inclusion and diversity."
Persons: Trump, John Kirby, Donald Trump's, Mark Esper, Kirby, Antony Blinken, Defense Lloyd Austin Organizations: Pentagon, Confederate, Department of Defense, Pride, CNN, Modern Military Association of America, Foreign, Defense
President Biden and Senator Shelley Moore Capito, Republican of West Virginia, discussing the administration’s infrastructure plan last month. Mr. Biden has rejected Republican counterproposals that included far less spending and no tax increases on corporations and the wealthy. Republicans have also pushed to pay for parts of the plan using funding for the $1.9 trillion pandemic relief bill, something the White House has rejected. “This is historic progress,” Mr. Biden said in remarks from Rehoboth Beach, Del. Mr. Biden said Friday those benefits had helped Americans weather the crisis but noted they expire in 90 days.
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"Right now, they are hair on fire," a former government official said of the Biden administration. The impact of ransomware attacks has grown since Biden took office, officials said. In a typical ransomware attack, hackers break into a corporate network and lock up data, demanding payment to release it. That's why the Biden administration is contemplating ways to deter ransomware gangs and the countries that give them sanctuary, principally Russia. The White House said Biden will tell Russian President Vladimir Putin at their summit June 16 that Russia must stop harboring criminal hackers.
Persons: Biden, wouldn't, Joe Biden, they're, James Lewis, JBS, Anne Neuberger, ransomware, Neuberger, Vladimir Putin, Lewis, Putin, doesn't, Gary Brown, Brown, hasn't, Glenn Gerstell, We're, Jason Healy, Tom Hanks, Captain Phillips, Trickbot, Gerstell Organizations: National Security Agency, U.S, Colonial Pipeline, FBI, West, NSA, Center for Strategic, International Studies, Cyber Command, Department of Defense, U.S . Cyber Command, Pentagon, National Defense University, That's, Justice Department, White House, Columbia University, Navy Locations: Russia, U.S, Fort Meade , Maryland, Moscow
American physician and White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator under President Donald Trump Dr Deborah Birx has not been arrested, as some social media posts claim. Military Arrests Dr. Deborah Birx” published on May 29, 2021. Reuters Fact Check has previously debunked similar false claims made by Real Raw News here , here , here and here . The publication is rated as a “questionable source” with “very low” factual reporting according to Media Bias / Fact Check, here . This article was produced by the Reuters Fact Check team.
Persons: Donald Trump, Deborah Birx, Deborah Birx ”, , Read Organizations: White, Military, Real, Real Raw, U.S, Hollywood, Department of Defense, Reuters Locations: U.S
U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the April jobs report from the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., May 7, 2021. The Treasury Department will enforce and update on a "rolling basis" the new ban list, which replaces one from the Department of Defense, the officials, noting the policy would take effect on Aug. 2. The inclusion of Chinese surveillance technology firms expanded the scope of the previous order, the officials said. In May, a judge signed an order removing the designation on Chinese mobile phone maker Xiaomi (1810.HK), which was among the more high-profile Chinese technology companies that the Trump administration targeted for alleged ties to China's military. The judge later also suspended an ban imposed on Luokung Technology Corp (LKCO.O), a Chinese mapping technology company.
Persons: Joe Biden, Jonathan Ernst, Biden, Kurt Campbell, Trump Organizations: White, REUTERS, Jonathan, Jonathan Ernst Companies Xiaomi Corp, Luokung Technology Corp, Semiconductor Manufacturing, Corp, Huawei Technologies Co, Treasury Department, Department of Defense, Treasury, Investors, HK, The Department of Defense, China's Semiconductor Manufacturing Locations: Washington , U.S, People's Republic of China, China, Pacific
REUTERS/Jonathan ErnstPresident Joe Biden signed an executive order on Thursday that bans U.S. entities from investing in dozens of Chinese companies with alleged ties to defense or surveillance technology sectors, a move his administration says expands the scope of a legally flawed Trump-era order. The order prevents U.S. investment from supporting the Chinese military-industrial complex, as well as military, intelligence, and security research and development programs, Biden said in the order. "In addition, I find that the use of Chinese surveillance technology outside the PRC and the development or use of Chinese surveillance technology to facilitate repression or serious human rights abuse constitute unusual and extraordinary threats," Biden said, using the acronym for the People's Republic of China. A second official told reporters that the inclusion of Chinese surveillance technology companies expanded the scope of the Trump administration's initial order last year, which the White House argues was carelessly drafted, leaving it open to court challenges. In May, a judge signed an order removing the designation on Chinese mobile phone maker Xiaomi (1810.HK), which was among the more high-profile Chinese technology companies that the Trump administration targeted for alleged ties to China's military.
Persons: Joe Biden, Jonathan Ernst President Joe Biden, Trump, Biden, White, Donald Trump's, Kurt Campbell, shrugged, Wu Kan, divesting, Stewart Baker, Baker Organizations: White, REUTERS, Treasury Department, Department of Defense, Defense Department, Aviation Industry Corp of China, China Mobile Communications Group, China National Offshore Oil Corp, Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Co, Huawei Technologies Ltd, Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp, HK, Trump, Soochow Securities, Commercial Aircraft Corp of China, Boeing Co, Airbus, Gowin Semiconductor Corp, Luokung Technology Corp, Department of Homeland Security Locations: Washington , U.S, People's Republic of China, China, Hangzhou, Pacific, U.S
The US is tracking two Iranian Navy ships believed to be headed for Venezuela. Two mysterious Iranian Navy ships heading to the Americas are soon expected to enter the Atlantic Ocean, posing a new problem for the Biden administration, Politico reported. On Saturday, the outlet reported that the US was surveilling IRNS Makran, an oil tanker-turned-staging base, and a Iranian Navy frigate, believed to be headed for Venezuela. A US defense official told Politico that the Pentagon had no plans to deploy US Navy ships to meet the Iranian boats. Confronting the Iranian vessels in international waters could anger Tehran and jeopardize the US efforts.
Persons: Biden, Marco Rubio, John Kirby, Saeed Khatibzadeh, Trump Organizations: Iranian, Politico, Iranian Navy, Navy, National Security, USNI, Pentagon, Department of Defense, Iranian Foreign Ministry, Tasnim News Agency, Biden Locations: Venezuela, Iran, Tehran, Americas, Makran, Iranian
Boom Supersonic just sold 15 faster-than-sound jets to United, with an option for another 35.Insider interviewed the startup's CEO when he unveiled the jet, the Overture, last year. The airline said Boom's Overture jet, which could fly from New York to London in under four hours, could be the first net-zero carbon commercial aircraft. Boom plans to begin flight testing an Overture prototype in 2026, with the hope of getting the plane certified around 2029. Supersonic travel (ie, for non-military purposes) has been around since 1976, when the famed Concorde made its first passenger flight. Although several high-profile accidents ultimately doomed the jet, its real killer was the impractical economics, said Boom Supersonic founder and CEO Blake Scholl.
Persons: Blake Scholl, Scholl, Boom, Greg Krauland, we've Organizations: Concorde, Aerospace, Airlines, US Department of Defense, Air Force, Tesla, We'll Locations: New York, London, York, Los
The US is tracking two Iranian navy ships believed to be headed for Venezuela. Two Iranian navy ships heading to the Americas are expected to soon enter the Atlantic Ocean, posing a new problem for the Biden administration, Politico reported on Wednesday. On Saturday, the outlet reported that the US was surveilling the Makran, an oil tanker turned staging base, and an Iranian navy frigate believed to be headed for Venezuela. A US defense official told Politico that the Pentagon had no plans to deploy US Navy ships to meet the Iranian boats. Confronting the Iranian vessels in international waters could anger Tehran and jeopardize the US's efforts.
Persons: Biden, Sen, Marco Rubio, John Kirby, Saeed Khatibzadeh, Khatibzadeh, Trump Organizations: Politico, National Security, USNI, Pentagon, Navy, Department of Defense, Tasnim News Agency, Biden Locations: Venezuela, Iran, Tehran, Americas, Makran, Iranian, Florida
But officials say criminal ransomware attacks from abroad, once a nuisance, have become a major source of economic damage, as the disruption of gasoline and meat supplies in recent weeks has illustrated. Officials say that intelligence collection puts the U.S. in a better position to target the groups if the president orders a strike. Russia allows the hackers to operate without interference as long as they are attacking the West, U.S. officials say. Since Biden took office, the impact of ransomware attacks has grown, officials say. Cyber security experts say successful ransomware attacks often take advantage of companies with substandard cyber defenses.
Persons: Joe Biden, Biden, , James Lewis, Anne Neuberger, ransomware, Neuberger, Vladimir Putin, Lewis, doesn't, Gary Brown, Brown, hasn't, Glenn Gerstell, We're, Jason Healy, Tom Hanks, Captain Phillips, Trickbot, Gerstell Organizations: Colonial Pipeline, White, NBC, U.S, National Security Agency, FBI, West, NSA, Center for Strategic, International Studies, Cyber Command, Department of Defense, National, Technology, U.S . Cyber Command, Fort Meade, Pentagon, National Defense University, That's, Justice Department, White House, Columbia University, Navy Locations: Washington ,, Russia, U.S, Fort, Moscow, United States
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