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CloseUp: The role the Dept. of Commerce plays in national security

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Miami-Dade Police investigating incident between security officer, Hurricanes fan

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Auburn to host SEC cyber security academic conference

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JFK docs show CIA heard rumor that Adolf Hitler escaped to South America

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Hitler may have escaped Germany for South America, say CIA memos from the JFK files

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State Department employees split with Tillerson on child-soldiers list
The State Department on Tuesday defended Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s removal of three countries from a list of those using child soldiers, after officials upset about his decision wrote a critical dissent memo saying the action violates U.S. law. The dispute centers on the recruitment and use of child soldiers in Afghanistan, Burma and Iraq. All were included on an original list compiled by senior officials within the State Department and embassies around the world and passed along to Tillerson with the recommendation they be included   Read More ...
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U.S. declares attacks on Burmese Rohingya Muslims as ‘ethnic cleansing’
The United States sharply escalated its pressure on Burma officials on Wednesday over widening attacks on the country’s Muslim minority, describing the violence and massive refugee flight as “ethnic cleansing” against the Rohingya Muslims. The statement by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson could signal a greater push by the Trump administration to impose wider sanctions against Burmese authorities and others blamed the humanitarian crisis   Read More ...
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HBO data theft traced to Iranian military hacker
Federal prosecutors announced charges Tuesday against a hacker “mercenary” affiliated with the Iranian military, saying he broke into HBO’s computer network in the summer looking to extort millions of dollars from the pay cable channel. An indictment unsealed in New York on Tuesday said the suspect, Behzad Mesri, “had worked on behalf of the Iranian military to conduct computer network attacks that targeted military systems, nuclear software systems, and Israeli infrastructure,’’ but the document does not allege he attacked HBO on behalf of the Iranian government   Read More ...
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Ousted over Russian contacts, ex-national security advisor faces new scrutiny for ties to Turkey
In the lucrative world of Washington consulting, businesses often burnish their reputations by adding bold-faced names to their boards. So after Michael Flynn was fired as head of the Defense Intelligence Agency in 2014 for what the Obama administration said was mismanagement, he asked former CIA Director R. James Woolsey Jr. to serve as an advisor for his new company, the Flynn Intel Group   Read More ...
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Denmark to ramp up cyber security efforts: defense minister
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Denmark intends to invest to boost efforts to prevent cyber attacks in a strategy to be presented early next year, its defense minister said on Tuesday. Cyber security is “very high on the agenda” for the right-leaning government, but also for the broad selection of Danish political parties negotiating a new defense strategy for the coming six years, he said   Read More ...
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Vermont governor appoints 10 cyber security advisers
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont Gov. Phil Scott has appointed a 10-member cybersecurity advisory team. When the Republican governor announced the formation of the team last month he said that since January there had been more than 3.3 million attacks on the state's computers, none of which were successful. The team is charged with developing a plan to protect the state's information and systems, evaluate the state's cybersecurity readiness, developing best practices and building partnerships with local universities and colleges   Read More ...
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Trump administration to end provisional residency protection for 50,000 Haitians
The Trump administration has given more than 50,000 Haitians with provisional legal residency in this country 18 months to leave, announcing Monday that it will not renew the Temporary Protected Status that has allowed them to remain here for more than seven years. The decision came after the Department of Homeland Security determined that the “extraordinary conditions” justifying their presence following a 2010 earthquake “no longer exist,” according to a senior administration official   Read More ...
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Strong cyber security demand helps Palo Alto top estimates
(Reuters) - Palo Alto Networks Inc () on Monday reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue and profit, as it benefited from robust demand for its cloud-based security services, sending its shares up more than 6 percent in extended trading. The cyber security firm said it added 2,500 new customers in the quarter, bringing the total number to more than 45,000, prompting it to issue a strong second-quarter outlook and raise its full-year forecast   Read More ...
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Amazon launches a cloud service for US intelligence agencies
Amazon Web Services on Monday introduced cloud service for the CIA and other members of the U.S. intelligence community. The launch of the so-called AWS Secret Region comes six years after AWS introduced GovCloud, its first data-center region for public-sector customers. AWS has since announced plans to expand GovCloud. The new Secret Region signals interest in using AWS from specific parts of the U   Read More ...
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Trump urged to sell $50 million in lethal weapons to Ukraine
National security officials are urging President Trump to approve the sale of nearly $50 million worth of U.S. weapons to Ukraine, which has confronted what it sees as military aggression from Russia and pro-Russian separatists for years. It was unclear whether Trump, who has been reluctant to challenge Russian President Vladimir Putin, will approve the plan. Congressional and State Department officials said Monday the weapons proposal had gained traction in the National Security Council   Read More ...
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Donald Trump Called ‘Idiot’ And ‘Dope’ By His Own National Security Adviser At Private Dinner, Report Says
After Secretary of State Rex Tillerson last month reportedly referred to Donald Trump as “a moron” in a private meeting, Trump has again had his intelligence demeaned by one of his highest-ranking cabinet members behind closed doors — at least according to a report published Monday morning by the online site BuzzFeed, which reported the story based on information from what the publication described as “five sources with knowledge of the conversation   Read More ...
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University receiving grant to expand cybersecurity training
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Training for cybersecurity specialists will get a boost at a Kentucky university with a $580,000 federal grant to expand programs. The University of Louisville says one program will teach cybersecurity measures to public safety employees, while another will use common hardware and software to come up with new teaching methods. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the National Security Agency designated U of L as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education in 2014, and the designation was extended recently through 2019   Read More ...
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Nafta’s Renegotiation Risks National Security
Another Trump priority has been stemming the flow of undocumented immigrants. During the Obama administration, the United States and Mexico began to discuss how together we can address the root causes of Central American migration, driven by violence, lack of economic opportunity and fragile government institutions. Most migrants crossing our southern border aren’t from Mexico but from the troubled countries of the Northern Triangle: El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras   Read More ...
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‘Any Russians?’: Sessions pokes fun at fervor over Kremlin-related dealings in convention speech
The attorney general’s got jokes. Three days after the top U.S. law enforcement official was grilled on Capitol Hill over his knowledge of Trump campaign dealings with Russians, Jeff Sessions opened a speech at the National Lawyers Convention in Washington on Friday by asking whether Russia’s former ambassador was in attendance — or anyone at all who had visited his country   Read More ...
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Russian veto ends U.N. probe of chemical weapons use in Syria
Russia blocked a U.S.-written resolution at the United Nations Security Council on Thursday that would have extended an international investigation into chemical weapons use in Syria, angering diplomats who said Moscow was making it difficult to prevent future attacks. The Russian veto is the 10th that Moscow has made to protect its ally, the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. It means that the Joint Investigative Mechanism (JIM), a body formed to learn who was responsible for chemical weapons attacks on civilians in Syria, expires at midnight Thursday   Read More ...
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Report Launch: Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing as a National Security Threat
Please join us for a panel discussion to launch CSIS’s new report on illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing and its impact on national security. Published in collaboration with National Geographic's Pristine Seas, the report examines IUU fishing as an important contributor to non-traditional security threats such as trafficking, piracy, and organized crime—a fact that is often underappreciated in national security circles. To address this deficit, speakers will discuss the nature of IUU fishing, U.S. and international efforts to combat it, and the hurdles to effective enforcement.   Read More ...
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Rachel Maddow walks through the damning timeline of Mike Flynn’s Turkey and Russia scandals
As MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow notes, Michael Flynn, the shady and disgraced national security adviser to President Donald Trump, appeared to give the first indication that he had a strange relationship with Turkey on Election Day 2016. On November 8, 2016, the then-candidate’s top national security adviser published an op-ed in The Hill titled “Our ally Turkey is in crisis and needs help   Read More ...
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PD: Greenfield man sent threats while posing as security agent for Mike Pence
Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana allows Indianapolis residents to share anonymous tips with law enforcement. Here are a few things Crime Stoppers wants you to know before you call. A Greenfield man was arrested last week after sending social media threats to a local official while posing as a security agent for Vice President Mike Pence. Police say John Wayne Agee sent threatening texts and tweets to the CEO of an area hospital after he was denied a medical procedure, according to court documents   Read More ...
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State Department’s plan for staff cuts causing new worry in Congress
A growing, bipartisan number of lawmakers are expressing alarm over anticipated personnel cuts at the State Department, saying they have contributed to plummeting morale and will undermine diplomacy and foreign policy for years to come. In the latest example, Sens. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) urged Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday to lift a hiring freeze and promote experienced foreign officers, requesting in a letter more details about Tillerson’s reorganization plan   Read More ...
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When the subject is Russia, Trump’s advisers have spotty memories
President Trump has declared he possesses “one of the great memories of all time.” He seems to have surrounded himself with people who are decidedly more forgetful. In recent weeks, unsealed court filings and congressional testimony have exposed several current and former Trump advisers who — on the subject of their own or others’ dealings with Russians — did not provide an accurate account   Read More ...
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Britain's cyber security chief warns of Russian interference
LONDON (AP) — Britain's cyber security chief says Russian hackers are targeting the country's telecommunications systems, media and energy networks. Ciaran Martin's stark warning comes after Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday said Russia was "weaponizing information" and meddling in elections to undermine the international order. Martin, in prepared remarks released before a speech on Wednesday, says "Russian interference, seen by the National Cyber Security Center over the past year, has included attacks on the U   Read More ...
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Russian Cybersecurity Software Found on U.S. Government Computers
Updated Nov. 14, 2017 5:02 p.m. ET WASHINGTON—Roughly one-sixth of American agencies found a Russian cybersecurity firm’s software on their computers after the U.S. government ordered them to look for the company’s products and remove them. Jeanette Manfra, the Department of Homeland Security’s assistant secretary for cyber-security and communications, said all but six of the government’s 102 agencies and departments have submitted reports to DHS about removing Kaspersky Labs products   Read More ...
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Trump needs an attorney general that has a backbone: Gorka
Fox News national security strategist Sebastian Gorka on why he believes President Trump’s Asia trip was a success and the Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ testimony before Congress.   Read More ...
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Sessions again changes his account of what he knew about Trump campaign’s dealings with Russians
Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday again revised his account of what he knew about the Trump campaign’s dealings with Russians, acknowledging for the first time that he recalled a meeting where a foreign policy adviser mentioned having contacts who could possibly broker a meeting between then-candidate Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Testifying before the House Judiciary Committee, Sessions said he now remembered adviser George Papadopoulos saying in March 2016 that he knew people who might be able to help arrange a Trump-Putin meeting   Read More ...
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Trump touts trade, national security accomplishments made during Asian trip
President Donald Trump addresses reporters on Air Force One during his 10-day-tour of Asia, and talks about some of the accomplishments during his trip, including making headway on trade and national security with China, South Korea and Japan.   Read More ...
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Who hacked the NSA?
The US intelligence community is reeling from what veterans call the biggest cyber security breach ever. Just over a year ago, hackers got into the National Security Agency (NSA), getting away with some of the agency’s top cyber security defenses and weapons. The cyber weapons were then used to launch ransomware attacks against hospitals, banks, shipping and drug companies. The question remains: who are the Shadow Brokers? The group has claimed responsibility for the security breach, and is now taunting the country in posts riddled with spelling errors – recently writing: “Is NSA chasing shadowses?” Cybersecurity experts are scratching their heads trying to find out whether the breach was the work of foreign hackers or someone on the inside   Read More ...
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Russian security agency detains 69 members of Islamic group
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's top domestic security agency says it has detained 69 suspected members of an outlawed Islamic group during a raid near Moscow. The Federal Security Service, or FSB, said the suspects belonged to Tablighi Jamaat, a global Sunni Islamic missionary movement that has been banned in Russia as an extremist group. The FSB said it detained the suspected group members during Tuesday's raid and confiscated the group's literature   Read More ...
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Russian security agency detains 69 members of Islamic group
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's top domestic security agency says it has detained 69 suspected members of an outlawed Islamic group during a raid near Moscow. The Federal Security Service, or FSB, said the suspects belonged to Tablighi Jamaat, a global Sunni Islamic missionary movement that has been banned in Russia as an extremist group. The FSB said it detained the suspected group members during Tuesday's raid and confiscated the group's literature   Read More ...
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U.S. National Security Delegation Arrives in Israel to Discuss Iran and Southern Syria
Israeli defense figures are troubled by the seeming unwillingness of superpowers to expel Iranian troops from southern Syria.   Read More ...
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RT files paperwork with Justice Department to register as foreign agent
The company operating the RT website and television channel has filed paperwork registering with the Justice Department as a foreign agent — a step it had said it would be forced to take to keep operating in the United States. RT, which is headquartered in Moscow and was formerly known as Russia Today, is accused by the U.S. government of being a propaganda outlet for the Kremlin   Read More ...
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Menendez jury tells judge it is deadlocked
NEWARK — The jury weighing bribery charges against Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) told the judge Monday the members are deadlocked on whether to convict him — but the judge told them to take the rest of the day off and try again. “As of 2 p.m., on behalf of all the jurors, we cannot reach a unanimous decision on any of the charges,” the jury wrote in a note to Judge William Walls   Read More ...
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Kirstjen Nielsen, Trump’s Homeland Security nominee, faces Senate panel vote
A Senate panel is scheduled to vote Tuesday morning on the confirmation of President Trump’s pick to lead the Department of Homeland Security, Kirstjen Nielsen, despite a push from Democrats to hold additional hearings. Five Democrats on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee wrote a letter last week to the panel’s chairman, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), urging him to bring Nielsen back for more questioning   Read More ...
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Federal appeals court allows Trump’s third travel ban to partially take effect
A federal appeals court panel on Monday allowed President Trump’s third travel ban to partially take effect, deciding that the government — at least for now — can keep out people targeted by the measure who have no bona fide ties to the United States. In a brief order, a three-judge panel from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit temporarily put on hold part of a lower judge’s ruling that had nearly completely blocked the government from enforcing its ban   Read More ...
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NYT: NSA hack bigger than Snowden - Dauer: 108 Sekunden
The New York Times is reporting that the National Security Agency has been hacked by a group called the Shadow Brokers. The leak is stirring concern over the agency's ability to protect cyber weapons and national security information.   Read More ...
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Lawmakers question Trump administration's choice for CIA chief watchdog
WASHINGTON -- Two former CIA employees are accusing the Trump administration's choice for CIA chief watchdog of being less than candid when he told Congress he didn't know about any active whistleblower complaints against him. Members of the Senate Intelligence Committee asked Christopher Sharpley, the current acting inspector general who's in line for the permanent job, about complaints that he and other managers participated in retaliation against CIA workers who alerted congressional committees and other authorities about alleged misconduct   Read More ...
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Man shot in shootout with Orlando Security Officer
Man shot in shootout with Orlando Security Officer Orlando — A man was shot around three Sunday morning by an Orlando Security Officer. Police are investigating at Magic Mall on West Colonial Drive in Orlando. They say a security officer asked a group of people to leave the parking lot, but a man refused and began arguing with the officer. According to police, the man pulled a gun and shot at the officer, so the officer fired back   Read More ...
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Trump Backs U.S. Intelligence Agencies When Asked About Russian Meddling
Updated Nov. 12, 2017 3:39 a.m. ET HANOI, Vietnam—President Donald Trump said he had full confidence in U.S. intelligence agencies, indicating that he believed a report earlier this year that concluded Russia meddled in the 2016 presidential election. Still, asked to answer with an affirmative yes or no about whether he believed that report was true, Mr. Trump declined. Instead,   Read More ...
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President Trump Says He Trusts Intelligence Agencies and Putin on Election Meddling
(HANOI) — President Donald Trump tried to have it both ways Sunday on the issue of Russian interference in last year’s presidential race, saying he believes the U.S. intelligence agencies when they say Russia meddled and Russian President Vladimir Putin’s sincerity in claiming that his country did not. “I believe that he feels that he and Russia did not meddle in the election,” Trump said of Putin at a news conference in Hanoi with Vietnam’s president   Read More ...
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Donald Trump Cozying Up To Communists And Undermining His Own Intelligence Agencies [Opinion]
President Donald Trump is now in the Philippines as his 12-day tour of Asia draws to a close. Before Trump left on his trip, many commentators were concerned about how he would deal with the thorny issue of North Korea. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, it was feared that North Korea would conduct a missile or nuclear test whilst Trump was in the region   Read More ...
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Is special counsel Robert Mueller trying to get Michael Flynn to cooperate?
WASHINGTON -- President Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn is not only under scrutiny for his dealings with Russia -- special counsel Robert Mueller is also reportedly investigating whether Flynn was involved in a plot to kidnap a Turkish cleric. In the weeks before he became national security advisor, the Wall Street Journal reports that to discuss a plan to forcibly return a cleric legally living in the United States to Turkey   Read More ...
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