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10:11 min | 2 years ago

"nancy mcnamara" Discussed on 850 WFTL

"This. Sorry. I've got this crazy stuff going on here online. But this to shop paths. I was looking at a over some emails that I had you know, how you put some in a file or folder. I don't even know what you call it. And then you go back to them. And you ask yourself. What was I was I planning to do with this? You know, why did this capture my attention at that time? I you struggle to remember. But it just dawned on me. That this. This beta will roar character. First and foremost, you notice how we go from like talking about nobody but Bego to talking about nobody. But this one I mean, nobody stays at the top of the list for very long right Kamala Harris came out of the box, and she was all hot and everybody was talking about her. And then we were talking about Bego. And then we well, we've always kind of talked about polka Hondas, but not very fondly. She still keeps coming up with policy ideas, though. Now, we're going to raise the corporate taxes seven percent. And I'm sure that'll be very popular with the people who she's looking to endear herself to. But is it really practical? Probably not will it really affect what she thinks. It will definitely not. But we don't want to confuse her with facts. So then we talked about Joe Biden for an entire week about his hands. And where they where you place them. And then we talked about. But what was the the mayor Pete for a couple of days? He was the new hot stuff until of course, he came out and attacked the vice president Pence, even though vice president Pence has never said anything about his lifestyle or anything about mayor Pete actually attacked them. Anyway. And now he's off the the pages. Then Eric wall will had about seven minutes of coverage because he's just so idiot that even the mainstream media felt like they couldn't give him too much. Attention Septimus LSD, they'll they'll give him some attention Mr. Yang every now, and then pops up with some crazy idea. You know, let's give everybody paycheck, and nobody has to work and he'll get a minutes worth of attention. But for the most part, there's nobody that is getting a lot of favorable publicity. Right now is there. It added this entire field of Democrats, which your party should there. Be. They're all exactly carbon copies. There's nobody different. They all talk the same act the same. They have the same responses to everything nobody is different. Yes. Of course, original just Bernie, but they still have his ideas, and they're running still talking nonsense right now is you know, his ideas, we're never mainstream before. Now, they're mainstream does because what happened the last election. That's the only reason. Well, well, well, you know, why he would want to be a member of a party that did him wrong is beyond my comprehension. It's kind of like, I never understood why Hillary Clinton stuck by her man. But you know, that's just me. I I don't accept that kind of behavior. If the reports are true that it was burning leak the stuff about buying into whatever. Well, I guess that's him kind of Jabex. So well, I don't think it was Bernie. But I think it might very well have been members of his staff. Oh, that's what I'm. Yeah. Well, listen sad. News local personality. He has has died. One of the music directors and after noon, Dr deejays in this neck of the woods who apparently was born in San Jose, Puerto Rico, but doesn't seem very Puerto Rican to me I'll have to ask Mick who knew him. Well, Andy Preston who was the music director and afternoon drive DJ on a competitive station to our cluster has apparently succumb to an injury sustained in an accident, which sounds totally horrifying and almost unbelievable. Thirty six court indictment set to be filed against lawyer, Michael. Evan ity. Yes. Yes. Yes. A thirty six count. I mean, that's that's pretty big, you know. How do you get around that? You know, what's going to happen to Michael avenue? Eddie. I'd love to know the answer to that question. Let's see what it says here. I don't can't get that. I love when you get these articles. And you can't read them because you're not a subscriber to the website. But they're the only articles that are out there on the web that doesn't seem fair. Trying to follow the news as a as it is reporting on television, mostly the alternative stations to FOX talking about the Assange arrest. You know, all of a sudden he is he's their hero. I'm sure he is charged in computer hacking conspiracy. So is a big day for indictments in America. He is forty seven years old. He looks about sixty in the most recent video of him coming out of the Ecuadorian embassy in the great in the United Kingdom. They have a extradition treaty, the UK and the US, and he has been charged by the feds with conspiracy to commit computer intrusion for agreeing to break a password to a classified US government, computer. According to court documents unsealed today, the charge relates to his alleged role. In one of the largest compromises of classified information in the history of the US. What's that? Do you want to carry that carry what? That's that's just the reports. President Trump with South Korean president at the White House supposed to answer some stuff about Julian Assange. That's what said so. Well, let's let's check in. We have not yet. I just ready here. He's there with the most glamorous first lady ever. But that's you know, this indictment alleges that he engaged in a conspiracy with Chelsea Manning. A former intelligence analyst in the US army who at the time was Bradley Manning, he assisted manning and cracking a password stored on the part of defense. Computers connected to the secret internet protocol network. A US government network used for classified documents and communications manning who had access to the computers in connection with hair his her duties as an intelligence analyst was using the computers to download classified records to transmit to WikiLeaks cracking. The password would have allowed manning to log onto the computer under a username that did not belong to her such a deceptive measure would have made it more difficult for investigators to determine the source of the illegal disclosures. But isn't that all rather moot? Since they not only determined it. But Bradley Manning was charged. And went to jail for this. Despite during the conspiracy manning Assange engaged in real time discussions regarding Manning's transmission of classified records to Assange. The discussions also reflect Assange actively encouraging Manny manning to provide more information during an extinct exchange. Manning told Assange that after this upload that's all I really have got left to which Assange replied curious is never run dry in my experience. That's a poorly used colloquialism as well. Assange is charged with committing conspiracy to commit computer intrusion and is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. If convicted he faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison. He's already been out of circulation for seven years if all he was going to get was five years. He should have just come. And he'd be out already. Actual sentences for federal crimes typically less than the maximum penalties. So he probably would have gotten two years or three years and. And instead after seven years of being locked up in an embassy. And we're still trying to figure out what he ate and how he was able to get, you know, access to anybody. I don't know why always wondered about that. Yeah. It's the first thing on my mind, Z's Acharya. Jeez. Acharya Turner, Willer US attorney for the eastern district Virginia. John C, dimmers assistant attorney general for national security and Nancy McNamara. Assistant director in charge of the FBI's Washington field office made the announcement after the charges were unsealed. The extradition will be handled by DOJ's office of international affairs. This is going to be, you know, the number one story for everyone on the alternative networks who don't want to face. The fact that the attorney general is now investigating the Obama administration and their involvement in the spying that took place on a opposition candidate. And then on the elected, duly elected, president of the United States going to be very very, very interesting. All right. So we have let's time. Let's take a break. Let's do a quick break. So we can see what the president is up to the South Korean president. Something.

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"nancy mcnamara" Discussed on Target USA Podcast by WTOP

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05:06 min | 2 years ago

"nancy mcnamara" Discussed on Target USA Podcast by WTOP

"To the spy museum in downtown Washington. After pulling into his driveway about seven thirty that evening and stepping out of his car. There were two men waiting for me in the bushes. He was attacked from behind. I struggled with the first men saying joy out a former federal law enforcement officer took his attacker to the ground the assailant call down to his accomplice for help saying something joy out will never forget. He said shoot him one shot from a nine millimeter pistol rang out. Piercing his colon and bladder. But lights outside his house flew on his dog started to bark panicked, the assailants tried to end the encounter and joy AL's life. Then they came in to shoot me again in the head and the gun jammed. This has been a target USA moment. Episode one forty download relive it. JJ green? And this is target USA. This episode was designed to be the comission of a two part interview with Nancy McNamara. Assistant director in charge of the Washington field office of the FBI. Instead what it's turned out to be is the conclusion of an interview about the work, the F B I has to do and the beginning of our conversation about how the federal government shutdown has essentially impacted u s national security and specifically the FBI. So as we begin this part of the conversation, we do so with Tom O'Connor, president of the FBI agents association and grim story of how the shutdown has impacted US national security and the work the FBI is doing and the people doing it. The FBI agent. Association has produced a report called voices from the field and O'Connor broke down for us. What that report says? This report is is titled voices from the field. And it is just that it is voices from agents across the United States and explaining how the government shutdown has affected affected their operations and their personal lives as well as the lives of thousands of professional support employees that work for the FBI and and keep this machine. Running one team one fight and everyone at the FBI is affected by the lack of funding and the lack of paychecks for the past thirty days four that's four weeks. And and that's a long time. Okay. So can you put a specific number on the people that have been impacted everyone in the FBI has not received a paycheck that is agents. No one has received a paycheck for the last thirty days. We are continuing to work. We're continuing to make. Cases. We have thousands of cases across the country that agents and support employees continued to work, but without funding to the FBI itself. There are a finite amount of money that can be used for these investigations for informant payments for all sorts of things that we have to use money to Ford are Esa Gatien's that amount of money is drying up when it comes to equipment, especially as far as C T or counter terrorism. And all that goes, how's that going to impact you? But it it goes across the board that as the FBI uses the budget money that it has and has had since the shutdown started on December twenty first that money that amount of money is used to Ford investigations in criminal counterterrorism, counterintelligence cyber and our job as FBI agents investigating crimes and. In other terrorism is expensive, and as we utilize that money, it's not being replaced. So there FBI headquarters is working very hard to make sure that money goes where it's most needed. But that money is is drying up and cases are being affected and operationally. We're not able to do what we could do back on December twenty. I it's it's it's common sense that as you run out of funds, you have to only utilize them in in certain cases, and other cases are going to be harmed by that every case whatever the case in the FBI is important, if you're a victim or someone who's involved in that case that case is important to you. What about preparation weapons and training and amunition that kind of thing all of these things training has been

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05:31 min | 2 years ago

"nancy mcnamara" Discussed on Target USA Podcast by WTOP

"From podcast one coming up in this episode of target USA a few weeks ago. We started telling you the story of the Washington field office of the FBI at the I personnel. Extremely motivated to defeat mitigate the threats called caused by our foreign adversaries. We sat down with assistant director in charge. Nancy mcnamara. We were interrupted at the time by the arrest of American Paul Whalen in Russia on spy charges. I promised we would get back to the interview and finish it. And that's what we're going to do on this program. Unfortunately, there's been a sinister twist to the story the government shutdown as we conclude our story on the Washington field office of the FBI. We picked the story up with the FBI agents association. No one has received a paycheck for the last thirty days. Tom o'connor? It's president tells us about the devastating impact of the shutdown on national security in general, and specifically the FBI criminal counterterrorism counterintelligence cyber every single area of FBI investigation and work has been impacted coming up on this edition of target USA the national security broadcast. From WTO in Washington DC. This is target USA. Russia could render huge arm to this country North Korea's secret missile capable of reaching the whole of the United States dangerous terrorist DC is repeatedly mentioned someplace they would like to see an attack cyber criminals successful. America as a target on its back and on this program. We investigate the threats the people behind them, the agencies fighting them and the impact on you. This is target USA be national security podcast. I'm Jay Jay green. Previously on target USA episode. One fifty the Washington field office of the F B I is the second largest in the country approximately seventeen hundred people work there. This particular field office is responsible for the geographic area. That encompasses the district of Columbia and northern Virginia. It's also responsible for investigating violations of US law and violence against US citizens in the far east and the Middle East while to some internationally generated threats are normally perceived to be far more dangerous than those that originate here in the Washington area. Recent activity suggest the US has enemies or adversaries as some would prefer to call them like Russia and China or altering that script in in my opinion. I believe the FBI feels strongly that it's not that Russia. In China have been raising the bar. They raised the bar several years ago we are already behind the curve so to speak both have very strong presence in the United States. Both have different types of operations and genders. Nancy mcnamara. Assistant director in charge of the FBI Washington field office sat down for an extensive exclusive interview, the lion's share was about Russia and China, but there's much much more to talk about and on this program. We continue looking at what keeps her up at night, and drives the FBI ES. So as I mentioned any act of terrorism violence against the district of Columbia air and or northern Virginia. But in addition, there's a significant of violent crime threat in the DC area, as you know, shootings. Up considerably this year, and we are working very closely with our local partners and impede e to use federal charging statutes where we can to ensure maximum Carso time for gang members and other violent offenders if we can keep them behind bars for longer periods of time, we can hopefully make DC safer. The next issue of courses offend all in opioid drugs. Greater problem in northern Virginia more so than the district right now. Again, there's a little bit of China influence on the opioid federal problem in we're have expanded our task forces are our healthcare fraud in our gang and drug task forces who are working closely together in specifically eastern district of Virginia. The US attorney is added additional prosecutors to the team there to help process in. Indict as many cases as possible. Terrorism several years ago Joshua school who was a special agent in charge of intelligence here at WF. Oh,

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05:14 min | 2 years ago

"nancy mcnamara" Discussed on Target USA Podcast by WTOP

"From podcast one coming up in this episode of target USA. On our previous episode. We promised the second half of our interview with F B I Washington field office assistant director in charge. Nancy McNamara, but due to a quickly developing story, we need to change topics. The second half of the MacNamara interview will be presented in the next few weeks. In the meantime, on December twenty eighth 2018, Paul Whalen, or former US marine and citizen of the US disappeared in Russia. Three days later, he turned up in a Russian prison arrested for allegedly committing espionage. What was he doing there? What was the basis for the charges is he a pawn in a political tug of war between the US and Russia? Nobody wants to see a citizen locked up in this way. You know, we're we're ten days past defect that he was allegedly spy. We have no charges officially from the Russian government that detail. Exactly what that means we in which elements of the actor they talking about. And so that it's all very concerning. The the lack of information. In an extensive interview target USA spoke with Huilan's twin brother, David and got answers to all these questions. Some of them may surprise you. But after you, listen, there will be no doubt. Just how serious this situation is coming on. This addition of target USA. National security podcast. From WTO in Washington DC. This is target USA. Russia could render huge arm to this country North Korea's secret missile capable of reaching the whole of the United States dangerous terrorists DC is repeatedly mentioned some place. They would like to see an attack cyber criminal successful America as a target on its back and on this program. We investigate the threats the people behind them, the agencies fighting them and the impact on you. This is target USA be national security podcast. I'm Jay Jay green this program, as you know, is called target USA. And as we always say whether its terrorists anarchist, cybercriminals or nation states America has a target on its back, and we investigate the threats facing the US the people behind them the agencies fighting them and their impact on Americans. Unfortunately, US citizens are often targeted by foreign actress just because they are American that appears to be what happened in the case of Paul Whalen. He went to Moscow from his home in Michigan in late December and hasn't returned yet. Because he's in one of the nastiest prisons on the planet known for cold showers, intense, interogations and extreme isolation. A staple of the Cold War and the KGB he's charged with espionage. Something is family, and the US government says is ridiculous. The way it all happened could easily be and I'm willing to bet eventually will become the storyline for a blockbuster spy movie. So in order to get the answers about what happened. We went to the best source. We could find his twin brother, David. Thank you again. David for joining us and for the benefit of our listeners who may not be familiar with all of the details of the story. Your brother Paul is involved in now he was traveling in Russia in December. And on the twenty eighth of December understand something odd happen catches up on what he was doing there. And what took place on the twenty eighth which you're still dealing with. Now. January ninth twenty nineteen what took place at that time on December twenty second Paul flew into Moscow. He was visiting to participate in a wedding an American friend of his former marine. Like Paul was having a wedding ceremony there and had brought over his American family and has Paul to attend the wedding as well since Paul had been to Russia a few times in the past and to help guide the Americans around the sites to sort of help them to navigate Moscow. So he was in the city. He was doing some sightseeing. He was visiting some friends and participating in this wedding party. And then on the twenty eighth after having participated that morning in it tour of the Kremlin armory with the people who are attending the wedding. He he just disappeared. He didn't attend the wedding which occurred that night and the groom attempted to contact him after the wedding was over. And there was no response from which is extremely uncharacteristic. So the groom reach out to us over the weekend. Let us know that he noted seen him or heard from him since Friday..

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05:33 min | 2 years ago

"nancy mcnamara" Discussed on Target USA Podcast by WTOP

"Personnel work diligently in tirelessly day in day out as I mentioned, these are also threats that are not new these individuals have been working these cases for many many years. It's only now that they've really come to the public's attention, and they will continue, and we will continue to direct our resources to these these priority threats have you seen any change in the last five years or so that would suggest to you that Russian thread, the Chinese threat is more is more problematic. And you already mentioned the social media piece. They can kinda reach pass. Some of the protections that American citizens have had in the past because they don't have to come here. But have you seen from your own perspective, any more aggressive threat because of social media, or is it other or the other factors that made them more aggressive, or are you seeing them be more aggressive at all? I think this has become greater due to social media. And and the evolvement of the internet in in total is allows three countries to reach into the United States, and our people and our industries are databases, etc. We've seen through the numerous hacks that have occurred over over the years again without crossing into our borders or into our space, and those individuals once they're in a foreign country. It is very difficult for us to bring them back to the US to prosecute them. And so yes, the threat has grown. I would also add that the United States in some industries have been immune to the. Threat of China and many industries are willing to look past the China threat for profits. And as we have allowed China to increase its investments in the US to increase our their students population in the US, and their researchers we have caused the gap in the are leading technical in industry to narrow as they have gained more momentum in in the US. You mentioned something very interesting about people from China being here in the US. And there is no rule against that. And we as US citizens are always happy to have people come here from other countries because we're all emigrants the idea is what are you doing? Are you doing what you're supposed to be doing? Legally. But one thing you mentioned is something that I've heard numerous times within the past couple of years, and that is the diversification of Chinese China's threat model using people who are not just agents or people involved in the Chinese intelligence community, but using professors using students using businessmen business women nontraditional actors to act on their behalf or cutouts, as I think, you might refer to it our interview with Randy Coleman, you've heard some of it already in this podcast was the first time that we had heard about this phenomenon back in July twenty fifteen he talked about China's diversification it something we we talk about amongst the US intelligence community symmetric threat. Right. It's not your typical intelligence officers that are that are here under diplomatic cover. You know, the normal. What somebody thinks of as a spy what we're seeing is researchers. And business men and women students that are coming to the United States that are actually collecting information and taking it back overseas with them. You mentioned during a briefing, China, can you give us some context on that? Right. So so the FBI as I mentioned we develop our case load are investigative work through the intelligence. We collect also the referrals that we get from companies. And as I mentioned earlier about China when you take a look at the cases, we're investigating the intelligence. We've we've collected. You take a look at historically the cases that have been adjudicated China is absolutely the the dominant threat as it come as it relates to economic espionage. And we're not just talking about the preponderance of people. You're also talking about the involvement of the government right is nation state-sponsored espionage. And you know, many times it's hard to actually make that nexus through investigations. And and so you end up into a trade secret theft investigations. But the next certainly there that interview. Three and a half years ago predicted essentially what we're living through right now, the Chinese problem when it comes to economic espionage McNamara confirms that, but she's also very careful about how she frames the problem. Yes. But I'd like to be very clear that this is not about all Chinese immigrants as granddaughters of. Immigrants from Italy..

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04:54 min | 2 years ago

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"Assistant director in charge of the Washington field office of the FBI she talks with us about the challenges in the threats the FBI and the Washington region face at the top of the list right now appears to be nation state threats like Russia and China before the break, we heard her talk about the Maria Boutin a- case now that motifs pled guilty to acting as a foreign agent in the US. The question is now how many more Liker are there here in the area and in the US? How would you characterize the the number or the amount of of of people who've come here or who are here to engage in that kind of activity? I think it's best not to think of it in terms of who's actually here because we also know from recent cases, such as the Mallory investigation of these district Virginia that the Russians and the Chinese use social engineering to convince people to share information with them whether they're doing it. Wittingly or unwittingly. And so you can't think of the problem necessarily as individuals in the US, you have to think of as much broader with people behind computers located throughout the world who are attempting to do the exact same thing. I spoke with a gentleman several months ago. His name is Murat Mindy auto and Murad is a former troll. He worked at the fifty five Sauvage gayness treat building, which is known, according to the US government as the internet research agency, which is where a lot of activity took place that you're alluding to. Do you get the sense? Well, let me ask this way house officiated. Would you say this opperations to do what they've been trying to do? In addition to the people that may be here or the assets human assets, he may have here how sophisticated would you say this operation? Russia's put together over the years has become into trying to attack the US in these various different ways. I I'd actually ask you even tell us where he is. But they are very sophisticated China in Russia. Both have an extreme invest fourth of personnel who are quite capable technically. And they are in test solely to do just that to again caused disruption to night states. Whether it's through the election process through to divisiveness, these individuals actually worked for the government. And so it is a very broad invest workforce in there for a very born invest problem for us. How would you compare what their skill set to the Chinese or is it apples and oranges? I can't say with one hundred percents certainty, but both the Chinese in Russia skill sets are formidable and equal. Oil or at times better than the United States. Because again, we follow international law. We fall rules and regulations, they do not. So you take that talent. And you allow individuals to do whatever they want in any method or manner, they want even if it's illegal gives them a great power over over us. How would you assess the FBI's dedication to go? Find all of these elements deal with all of these threats that have come up since the twenty sixteen election discovery by the intelligence community that Russia was engaged in this that or the other we know what China's doing in Iran and North Korea. Can you characterize just how motivated your team and your folks are to to deal with this because it's very clear the US has been under attack? And as you mentioned before perhaps, we even realized it FBI personnel. Extremely motivated. To defeat mitigate the threats called caused by our foreign adversaries their loyalty to the US government into the people of the United States outweighs the frustration that they often feel in trying to again, mitigate or investigate these these crimes. They're very hard to investigate as I mentioned, we have legal processes that. Sometimes obstacles in our ability to take action, but our agents and our support.

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02:39 min | 2 years ago

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"Each morning from eight ten nine hundred five so nobody wants to be there. Nobody's really paying attention much. And if they are trying to figure out how to pass the class. So I remember the time every morning at the very exhausted waking up in talking about hard science concepts, and she would be very eager to learn very willing to talk to professor in. As classmate on people start realizing the press was very pro-trump. I think she started realizing that as well maybe had conversations with him about things outside of finance after class. But it seemingly weird for her to be in. The course she was talking about her past life at times and denies reveal a lot. But she said like her family owned a furniture store at one point in finance was really important her 'cause she wanna learn about how to help that store in. She was on her. I believe second or third master's degree or something of the sort. So just seemed a little offer her to be in. The course sell. I think you said this is an introductory class. Yes. It's correct. So a lot of students would have to take it as a requirement onto fill their minor or major. It's not something that really anybody wants to take a call level on. So if she already had two or three masters, why would she need to do that again? Right. I think it was very confusing for anybody taking not who is I believe she's twenty nine. Did not release us that old also thought shoes younger in you know, like maybe she never took a course in her other degrees. But it definitely started become a little skeptical. Skepticism is the least of what US law enforcement sources that target USA spoke to felt while this case was going on one of the most important questions after she emerged on the radar of US authorities and a remains a big question. Even now was how many more like her are there in the US. Now McNamara will address that question when we come back on target USA. National's carry broadcast. Imagine the home you've always known sinking into oblivion community of a way of life Virginia island population. Four hundred sixty is being swallowed by the Chesapeake Bay the first full fledged town that's probably going to get lost sea level rise in America, hand disaster. Be stopped. Should it? Be shell the Lord destroy Tien Gier going under the story of Tange ear island available on podcast one. I tunes and at going under podcast dot com..

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05:28 min | 2 years ago

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"The video highlighted how Chinese agents used social engineering to persuade American business people to illegally sell them intellectual property, and it was a part of a massive increase in Chinese efforts to use social media business networking sites to trick. In some cases, on witting employees of companies to hand over their companies, most valuable trade secrets and in other cases to entice people willing to take money from Chinese government agents to secretly sell out their employers in July of twenty fifteen F B I assistant director in charge of counterintelligence. Randy Coleman confirmed the problem that McNamara now wrestles with what we're seeing through the intelligence collecting in the investigations that we have ongoing right now, we are seeing a significant growing threat to the US economy. And as a result of that we? Felt so important to make sure that we communicate with the public and corporate America to advise them educate them on on this growing threat and the mounting losses as it relates to economic espionage. So that's really why we're doing fifty three percent was a number that you used put that number in context and tell us where it came from. So the fifty three percent is increase that. We're seeing from where we were at this time last year the number of cases investigations at the F B is involved with there's been a fifty three percent increase. And you know, as as a as I talked about that earlier, I think there's really three reasons why number one is the FBI as completely integrated an intelligence apparatus into our operational effort. And so we're able to be more aggressive more proactive and more predictive and everything that we do next. I think the world's very unstable right now. As a result, you see hostile intelligence services that are far more aggressive than they've ever been. To collect information. And in next the FBI's had had a great effort at trying to develop relationships with corporate America. And so our leads and referrals that are coming in have grown. And so there's a trust that's going on between corporate America and the FBI. And as a result are, you know, that's letting us get involved in cases, much earlier that interview took place in July of twenty fifteen and since then Chinese economic espionage efforts have continued to trend upward cybersecurity experts say Chinese links hackers agents and proxies have tried to steal everything that isn't nailed down in the US. And that's only half of the worst of all of the counterintelligence challenges. The Washington field office of the FBI faces. Mcnamara says Russia as a whole different skill set and objective. Russia has slightly different agenda as recently seen in some media reporting. There have been personnel who have come to the United States to act on behalf of of Russian officials or people closely tied to the rush rushing government who seek to clause divisiveness. Among law enforcement in the community to undermine our elections. And we also have to be very mindful of the fact that these countries are often affiliated and work closely with some of our some other countries who are enemies of the United States such as Iran, her view arrested, any of those people that you referenced that have come to the US acting on behalf of the Russian federation trying to inferior with US elections and other governmental and constitutional and other you as activities. Yes, the FBI along record of arresting and or expelling individuals who have sought to attack the United States through a variety of of means on behalf of the Russian government. Most recently, the Washington field office arrested Maria routine a-, and she is alleged to have also. Militated against the United States on behalf of Russian officials. Actually by the time. This interview was conducted on December seventeenth twenty teen boot Tina had already pled guilty to acting as a foreign agent in the US and was awaiting sentencing hearing hers is a bizarre case that caught many off guard. She was an American University graduate student who had successfully penetrated political circles in Washington and across the country when she was arrested in July of twenty seventeen the Kremlin and many across the US claimed she was an innocent young woman who was being railroaded by the US government. But there was something about Boutin Tina that wasn't quite right to those who had the chance to observe closely the F B I had that chance, but there are others as well. One of those people Andy Lewan her American University classmate. I was so intrigued because I. Allies. I'd had a class with her..

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"nancy mcnamara" Discussed on Target USA Podcast by WTOP

Target USA Podcast by WTOP

04:50 min | 2 years ago

"nancy mcnamara" Discussed on Target USA Podcast by WTOP

"From podcast one coming up in this episode of target USA, but US is facing perhaps one of the biggest challenges from Russian and Chinese espionage than at any time in US history, in my opinion. I believe the F B I feels strongly that it's not that Russia and China have been raising the bar. They raised the bar shovel years ago we are already behind the curve so to speak Betsy McNamara. The assistant director in charge of the FBI's Washington field office, and not only aren't Russia and China increasing the frequency of their operations both had very strong presence in the United States. Both have different types of operations and agendas will find out where this critical situation stands coming up on this edition of target USA the national security odd cast. From WTO in Washington DC. This is target USA. Russia could render huge arm to this country North Korea's secret missile capable of reaching the whole of the United States dangerous. Terraced DC is repeatedly mentioned someplace they would like to seek an attack cyber criminal success. America as a target on its back and on this program. We investigate the threats the people behind them, the agencies fighting them and the impact on you. This is target USA be national security podcast. I'm Jay Jay green. The Washington field office of the FBI is the second largest in the country approximately seventeen hundred people work there. This particular field office is responsible for the geographic area. That encompasses the district of Columbia and northern Virginia. It's also responsible for investigating violations of US law and violence against US citizens in the far east and the Middle East while to some internationally generated threats are normally perceived to be far more dangerous than those that originate here in the Washington area. Recent activity suggest the US has enemies or adversaries as some would prefer to call them like Russia and China or altering that script in in my opinion. I believe the F B I feels strongly that it's not that Russia and China. Have been raising the bar. They raised the bar several years ago we are already behind the curve so to speak both have very strong presence in the United States. Both have different types of operations and genders. Betsy McNamara started her FBI career at the New York field office in nineteen Ninety-six and has worked her way through the system with stops in Los Angeles, and Milwaukee and several assignments FBI headquarters and along the way, she's gathered firsthand knowledge of the kinds of espionage threats, Russia and China present China obviously seeks to improve their technology their industry, they're regulatory and legal processes to surpass the United States as the world leader in in industry in technol-. Oji the proof of what McNamara speaks of was delivered in July of twenty fifteen when the FBI released video called company man, it was based on a true story, and it was designed to be a cautionary tale for American businesses. I was hoping that we discussed the position to open up. You will. Of course, be seriously shitty. If you manufacture in China, you save transportation, and they able cost Robin more or I was just going to say. If you work. Hey, I found TriNet thing. So way simply Jimmy. Business offer. We just can't pretend this didn't have. It's a threat to the company. We've got your back on this. If it isn't you'll be another company. I've never seen so much. We haven't spent twenty years building this company the happened steal. What we created you need a Chinese part? As vacation adventure wanted to a win win. Whole about a job in China. I'd like to hear a little more about it..

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