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Homeland & Cybersecurity

The latest coverage of the Department of Homeland Security and cyber threats around the globe.

FILE-This Wednesday Jan. 14, 2015 file photo made available by the Butler County Jail shows Christopher Lee Cornell. The attorney for Cornell, an Ohio man accused of plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol building Monday asked a federal judge to allow the man a private review of video and audio files in the case against him. (AP Photo/Butler County Jail, File)

Capitol attack suspect accused of acting on Islamic State behalf

By Maggie Ybarra - The Washington Times

An Ohio man who was arrested earlier this year and accused of planning a complex attack on the U.S. Capitol that involved killing officers and employees using semi-automatic rifles is now also being accused of providing material support to the the Islamic State. Published May 7, 2015

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Rep. Jason Chaffetz, Utah Republican. (Associated Press)

OPM audit: Federal background check system vulnerable to cyberattack

- The Washington Times

The federal agency that lost millions of Americans' most personal data to hackers has long been delinquent on its cybersecurity controls -- including in two particularly sensitive systems that govern most of the government's background checks, an inspector general will tell Congress on Tuesday.

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James Clapper          T.J. Kirkpatrick/The Washington Times

Throwing Clapper under the bus

When President Obama attributed the rise in Iraq of the Islamic State, or ISIS, to the failures of the U.S. intelligence community earlier this week, naming and blaming directly National Intelligence Director James R. Clapper, he was attempting to deflect criticism of his own incompetence.

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