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Counterterrorism, Counterintelligence, and the Challenges of ''Going Dark,'' Hearing Before the Select Committee on Intelligence of the United States Senate, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, First Session, Wednesday, July 8, 2015   [open pdf - 4MB]

This is the July 8, 2015 hearing on "Counterterrorism, Counterintelligence, and the Challenges of 'Going Dark'" held before the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. From the testimony of James B. Comey: "Thank you for the opportunity to appear before you today to discuss the widespread reach of terrorists' influence, which transcends geographic boundaries like never before. As technology advances so, too, does terrorists' use of technology to communicate--both to inspire and recruit. The widespread use of technology propagates the persistent terrorist message to attack U.S. interests whether in the homeland or abroad. As the threat to harm Western interests evolves, we must adapt and confront the challenges, relying heavily on the strength of our federal, state, local, and international partnerships. We continue to identify individuals who seek to join the ranks of foreign fighters traveling in support of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, commonly known as ISIL, and also homegrown violent extremists who may aspire to attack the United States from within. These threats remain among the highest priorities for the FBI and the Intelligence Community as a whole." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: James B. Comey.

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S. Hrg. 114-739; Senate Hearing 114-739
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2018
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