counterintelligence investigations

counterintelligence investigations

Counterintelligence (CI) investigations are conducted to prove or disprove an allegation of espionage or otherintelligence activities, such as sabotage, assassination, or other national security crimes conducted by or on behalf of aforeign government, organization, or person or international terrorists. CI investigations may establish the elementsof proof for prosecution or administrative actions, provide a basis for CI operations, or validate the suitability of personnel for access to classified information. CI investigations are conducted against individuals or groups for committing majorsecurity violations, as well as failure to follow Defense agency and Military Service directives governing reporting contacts with foreign citizens and out-of-channel requests for defense information. CI investigations provide military commanders and policymakers with information used to eliminate securityvulnerabilities and otherwise improve the security posture of threatened interests. See also counterintelligence; espionage; sabotage.
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He also worked on numerous sensitive counterintelligence investigations involving Russian espionage in the U.S., involving coordination between and among U.S.
"Our ability to continue carrying out our ongoing oversight and counterintelligence investigations requires us to make our own determinations of the evidence, not rely solely on Barr's conclusions."
"I was briefed sometime at the end of July that the FBI had opened counterintelligence investigations of four individuals to see if there was a connection between those -- any of those four and the Russian effort," Comey said Friday during a closed-door questioning, according to a transcript of the interview released Saturday.
In the conference, Comey said in the last few months of 2016, the FBI lawfully obtained 2,800 devices from criminal, terrorism and counterintelligence investigations. Out of those devices the department was unable to open almost half of them, 43 percent.
Before that, he was a special agent for the FBI in Tucson, Arizona, covering general criminal investigations, and later in New York where he was involved with counterintelligence investigations.
Details of federal counterintelligence investigations are typically closely held and the cases can span years.
counterintelligence investigations, and less than 1 percent as part of a
FBI Assistant Director John Miller told the Post that the information requested in the Internet Archive NSL was "relevant to an ongoing, authorized national security investigation?' He also said NSLs "remain indispensable tools for national security investigations and permit the FBI to gather the basic building blocks for our counterterrorism and counterintelligence investigations?"
No criminal investigation has been opened into the Dickerson case, and Dickerson's supervisor, who facilitated her criminal conduct, has been promoted to supervising Arabic language units of the FBI's counterterrorism and counterintelligence investigations.
[the] Army management's apparent inability to answer simple questions about counterintelligence force structure, on-the-job training, and counterintelligence investigations is troubling." (8)
Where ongoing counterintelligence investigations or sensitive counterintelligence source operations are involved, this shared information lessens duplication of effort and possible compromise of ongoing operations.
Intelligence investigators were not to discuss ongoing foreign intelligence or foreign counterintelligence investigations with criminal investigators.

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