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Director Comey Testifies on Threats to the Homeland, FBI Response

In his first testimony as FBI Director, James Comey spoke to the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs today about threats to nation and what the FBI is doing in response.

Director Comey Testifies on Threats to the Homeland, FBI Response


In his first testimony as FBI Director, James Comey spoke to the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs today about threats to nation and what the FBI is doing in response.

"Just as our adversaries continue to evolve, so, too, must the FBI," said Comey. "We live in a time of acute and persistent terrorist and criminal threats to our national security, our economy, and to our communities."

Covering everything from counterterrorism to cyber and active shooter threats—and citing the Boston Marathon bombings, the Citadel botnet, and the Navy Yard shootings as just a few examples—Director Comey reiterated that collaboration with other agencies, both foreign and domestic, is key to our work. "These diverse threats illustrate the complexity and breadth of the FBI’s mission and make clear the importance of its partnerships. We cannot do it alone." he said. "By combining our resources and leveraging our collective expertise, we are able to investigate national security threats that cross both geographical and jurisdictional boundaries."

Full testimony

Nov 14, 2013 10:30 AM