DHS to Showcase Cybersecurity Research
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) funds a variety of cybersecurity research through academia, small businesses, industry and government, and national labs. On February 17–19, 2016, DHS will showcase some of the results of that funding.
The 2016 Cyber Security Division R&D Showcase and Technical Workshop, held in Washington, DC, will highlight the status of the latest cybersecurity research, enable collaboration among the researchers and government agencies, and connect the technologies to transition partners.
IACP Law Enforcement Cyber Center Offers Experts Database
The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Law Enforcement Cyber Center (LECC) offers law enforcement professionals a comprehensive database to connect with cybercrime experts and other practitioners across the nation. Users can search for and contact local, regional, and national organizations, both private and government, that offer cyber-related services and assistance to law enforcement officials and prosecutors. You can search by ZIP Code, state, keyword or areas of expertise, and obtain organization information to include contact information and a list of capabilities.
FBI Releases Preliminary Semiannual Crime Statistics for 2015
Statistics released today in the FBI’s Preliminary Semiannual Uniform Crime Report revealed overall declines in the number of property crimes reported and overall increases in the number of violent crimes reported for the first six months of 2015 when compared with figures for the first six months of 2014. The report is based on information from 12,879 law enforcement agencies that submitted data to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program for the first six months of 2014 and 2015.
DNI Clapper Announces Leadership of Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center
Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper announced that Tonya Ugoretz will lead the Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center (CTIIC) with Deputy Maurice (Mo) Bland and Research Director Thomas (Tom) Donahue rounding out the leadership team.
In February 2015, President Obama signed a Presidential Memorandum directing the DNI to establish the CTIIC, which received congressional authorization and funding in the December omnibus bill.
CTIIC will fuse intelligence and “connect the dots” regarding malicious foreign cyber threats to the nation so that relevant departments and agencies and policymakers are aware of these threats in as close to real time as possible.
Departments of Justice, Homeland Security and Labor Announce Selection of Phase II Anti-Trafficking Coordination Teams
The U.S. Departments of Justice, Homeland Security, and Labor announced the selection of six new Anti-Trafficking Coordination Teams. These teams will lead Phase II of the ACTeam Initiative, an interagency effort to streamline federal criminal investigations and prosecutions of human trafficking offenses.
The six new ACTeams will be based in Cleveland, Ohio; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Newark, New Jersey; Portland, Maine; Portland, Oregon; and Sacramento, California. Each team will serve under the leadership of the local U.S. Attorney and the highest-ranking federal investigative agents in the regional field offices of the FBI, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Department of Labor.