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24 July 2020 Security News

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  • Acting Secretary Wolf Establishes China Working Group to Address Intensifying Threat Department of Homeland Security 24 Jul 2020 -- Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad F. Wolf recently hosted the inaugural meeting of the Department's China Working Group. The Group's purpose is to holistically articulate, prioritize, and coordinate the Department's response to evolving threats to the Homeland posed by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
  • Statement by NCSC Director William Evanina: 100 Days Until Election 2020 Director of National Intelligence 24 Jul 2020 -- Election security remains a top priority for the Intelligence Community and we are committed in our support to DHS and FBI, given their leadership roles in this area. In recent months, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) has been providing robust intelligence-based briefings on election security to the presidential campaigns, political committees, and Congressional audiences.
  • US Intelligence Official Warns of Foreign Interference in US Elections VOA 24 Jul 2020 -- The director of the U.S. National Counterintelligence and Security Center has warned that Russia, China, Iran and other countries are meddling in U.S. political campaigns as the November 3 general election draws closer.
  • Portland Riots Read-Out: July 24 Department of Homeland Security 24 Jul 2020
  • Federal agents fire teargas as Portland hit by fresh protests Press TV 24 Jul 2020 -- Fresh anti-racism protests have erupted in the US city of Portland amid growing public outrage over the excessive use of force by federal agents.
  • Renewed Clashes Involving Federal Agents, Protesters Erupt in Portland VOA 24 Jul 2020 -- Disturbances erupted again Friday in Portland, Oregon, where the presence and actions of federal officers are raising concerns of a possible constitutional crisis on the grounds the agents have been deployed without local consent.
  • USS Shamal Shows Fury in Interdicting Go-Fast Vessel NNS 24 Jul 2020 -- The Cyclone-class patrol ship USS Shamal (PC 13) with embarked U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) recovered more than 3,900 pounds of suspected marijuana July 4.
  • Austrian Court Sentences Chechen Man On Terrorism Charges RFE/RL 24 Jul 2020 -- A court in Vienna has sentenced a 32-year old man from Russia's North Caucasus region of Chechnya to 10 years in prison for fighting along with militants of the now-defunct group Caucasus Emirate (Imarat Kavkaz) against Russian federal troops.
  • Arizona Woman Arrested for Attempting to Provide Material Support to Al Qaeda US Dept. of Justice 24 Jul 2020 -- John C. Demers, Assistant Attorney General for National Security, Michael Bailey, the U.S. Attorney for the District of Arizona, Jill Sanborn, Assistant Director of the FBI's Counterterrorism Division, and Sean Kaul, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Phoenix Field Office, announced that on July 22, 2020, Jill Marie Jones was arrested for attempting to provide material support to al Qaeda, a designated foreign terrorist organization.

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