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Federal Bureau of Investigation's Ability to Address the National Security Cyber Intrusion Threat (Redacted)   [open pdf - 41MB]

The objectives of this Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Inspector General (OIG) audit "were to: (1) evaluate FBI [Federal Bureau of Investigation] efforts in developing and operating the National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force (NCIJTF) to address the national security cyber threat; and (2) assess FBI field offices' capabilities to investigate national security cyber cases. These objectives focused mainly on the FBI's highest cyber priority, counterterrorism and counterintelligence intrusions. [The OIG] conducted field work at FBI headquarters in Washington, D.C., the NCIJTF, and at 10 of the FBI's 56 field offices. [The OIG] interviewed officials from the FBI Cyber Division and representatives from the FBI's partner agencies at the NCIJTF. In the 10 field offices [...] visited, [the OIG] interviewed FBI special agents responsible for managing cyber squads and investigating national security intrusion cases, as well as 36 agents who conduct these investigations. [The OIG] found that the FBI has completed the interim goals for the NCIJTF as developed under the CNCI and has identified techniques and tactics being used to attack U.S. computer networks. The FBI developed an operational plan for the NCIJTF, established threat focus cells to address specific cyber threats, incorporated many Intelligence Community and law enforcement partners into the day-to-day operations of the NCIJTF, and has had some operational successes in mitigating cyber threats against the United States. Despite these accomplishments, the NCIJTF needs to continue to improve its capabilities to combat cyber attacks."

Report Number:
Department of Justice, Office of Inspector General, Audit Report No. 11-22
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Date:
2011-04
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
United States Department of Justice, Office of the Inspector General: http://www.justice.gov/oig/
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pdf
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