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Two Executives Brief Congress on Threats to Nation

FBI Associate Deputy Director Kevin Perkins and Deputy Assistant Director of the Counterterrorism Division Michael Clancy testified before a Senate committee and subcommittee, respectively, on the increasingly complex threats facing our nation and how the FBI is continually evolving to counter those threats.

Two Executives Brief Congress on Threats to Nation

Kevin Perkins

This morning, FBI Associate Deputy Director Kevin Perkins, speaking on behalf of Director Robert Mueller, updated members of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs on the increasingly complex threats faced by the nation and how the FBI is continually evolving to counter those threats. Addressing topics from counterterrorism to cyber security, Perkins provided several examples of the challenges we are confronted with and the transformations the Bureau has made to ensure that we carry out our mission while protecting the civil rights and civil liberties of the people we serve.

In the same vein, this afternoon, Deputy Assistant Director of the Counterterrorism Division Michael Clancy focused on a more specific threat—that posed by domestic extremists. Speaking to the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Human Rights, Clancy discussed recent domestic terrorism events and the potential for greater volatility within domestic extremism this year as well as the FBI’s efforts to fight this problem.

For more details, read the full testimonies of both executives.

Perkins Testimony | Clancy Testimony

Sep 19, 2012 03:30 PM