Attend the Association of Certified Background Investigators' Annual Conference – HSToday

The Association of Certified Background Investigators’ 2019 Earl D. Gould Memorial ACBI Conference will be held Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 13 – 14, 2019, at the William F. Bolger Center, 9600 Newbridge Drive, Potomac, MD 20854. There will also be an FBI BICS Refresher for Credentialed Investigators on Friday, Nov. 15. Participants include: Defense Counterintelligence […]

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Bipartisan panel to issue recommendations for defending US against cyberattacks early next year | TheHill – The Hill

A congressionally mandated commission plans to issue its recommendations for protecting the U.S. against cyber attacks early next year, a former top official at the Department of Homeland Security said Tuesday. The Cyberspace Solarium Commission — made up of bipartisan members of Congress, former government officials and industry representatives — is working toward formulating a […]

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Arms trafficker convicted in anti-aircraft missiles scheme and of other arms offenses sentenced to 30 years in prison – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Newsroom

LOS ANGELES – A black-market arms dealer with a long history of brokering machine guns, rocket-propelled grenades and anti-tank armaments – and who was found guilty last year in a scheme to sell and use surface-to-air missiles – has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison. Rami Najm Asad-Ghanem, 53, who was commonly known […]

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International law enforcement effort leads to Brazilian takedown of significant human smugglers – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Newsroom

BOSTON – An international human smuggling ring based in Brazil has been disrupted with the arrests of three alleged human smugglers on Brazilian federal charges, following an extensive investigation coordinated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the Human Rights and Special Prosecutions Section of the U.S. Justice Department’s Criminal Division, […]

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Customs and Border Protection press secretary Katharine Gorka departs after two months on the job – Washington Post

Katharine Gorka, a controversial political appointee in the Department of Homeland Security, is leaving her position as the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s press secretary two months after accepting the job. Gorka, who has a track record of criticizing Islam and embracing Muslim-focused conspiracy theories during her career, said Tuesday that her departure from CBP […]

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DHS is Collecting Biometrics on Thousands of Refugees Who Will Never Enter the U.S. – Nextgov

The Homeland Security Department months ago started collecting biometric information on every refugee who is referred for resettlement in the U.S., and it retains the data even if those people never set foot in the country. Every year, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees sends profiles on tens of thousands of refugees to federal […]

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ICE HSI BEST seizure results in indictment of retired Cabell County deputy sheriff and son – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Newsroom

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Agents and officers assigned to the Mountain and Old Dominion U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations’ (HSI) Border Enforcement Security Taskforce (BEST) seized 1.2 kilograms of fentanyl as part of an ongoing narcotics investigation, resulting in a recent indictment announced by United States Attorney Mike Stuart. A federal grand jury […]

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