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Three Top FBI Cybersecurity Officials to Retire
www.wsj.com ^ | Updated July 19, 2018 6:01 p.m. ET | By Dustin Volz and Shelby Holliday

Posted on 07/20/2018 7:13:54 AM PDT by Red Badger

Three of the top cybersecurity officials at the Federal Bureau of Investigation are retiring from government service, according to people familiar with the matter—departures that come as cyberattacks are a major concern for the country’s security agencies.

Senior U.S. intelligence officials warn that the country is at a “critical point” facing unprecedented cyberthreats, including Russia’s ongoing attacks on the American political system. The retirements also come as the FBI is facing regular criticism from President Donald Trump and his supporters, and is working to attract and retain top cyber talent.

Scott Smith, the assistant FBI director who runs the Bureau’s cyber division, is leaving this month. His deputy, Howard Marshall, also left in recent weeks. Mr. Marshall has accepted a job at Accenture , a consulting firm that is expanding its cybersecurity portfolio. Mr. Smith is also expected to move to the private sector.

David Resch, executive assistant director of the FBI’s criminal, cyber, response and services branch, is departing the bureau as well. Mr. Resch, who was named to his senior post by FBI Director Christopher Wray in April, supervised Mr. Smith and Mr. Marshall.

Additionally, Carl Ghattas, executive assistant director of the FBI’s national security branch, has decided to leave for the private sector. And Jeffrey Tricoli, a senior FBI cyber agent who oversaw a Bureau task force addressing Russian attempts to meddle in U.S. elections, left last month for a senior vice president position at Charles Schwab Corp. , the Journal reported last week.

The FBI confirmed the departures. One U.S. official said more people are expected to leave soon, declining to provide additional names.

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Normal attrition or something is up?.......................
1 posted on 07/20/2018 7:13:54 AM PDT by Red Badger
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To: Red Badger

Retreating to their cushy taxpayer-funded retirements one step ahead of the investigation by Goodlatte’s committee. Mr. President, keep draining the swamp!


2 posted on 07/20/2018 7:16:17 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Red Badger

They’ve been doing a cr@ppy job, so I don’t see a downside.


3 posted on 07/20/2018 7:16:29 AM PDT by Fido969 (In!)
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To: Red Badger

I’m sure they’ll continue to screw up. Find out what companies they’ve migrated to, and sell stock in those.


4 posted on 07/20/2018 7:18:05 AM PDT by Fido969 (In!)
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To: Red Badger

Rats and sinking ship.


5 posted on 07/20/2018 7:18:51 AM PDT by bgill (CDC site, "We don't know how people are infected with Ebola.")
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To: Red Badger
One of the problems in government is that most of the so-called experts on cybersecurity know nothing about computer programming. They couldn't do 10 Let y=1+1 20 Print y.

But they can fill their schedules with staff meetings to discuss the venue for the next international conference on cybersecurity. That is because they are SESs with special deep knowledge in how to run government departments. Oh and they were loyal to the deep state.

6 posted on 07/20/2018 7:20:06 AM PDT by AndyJackson
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To: Red Badger

They are departing for plum positions in the Civilization Within, the government in exile with Clinton/Kaine as the executive leaders, Rep. Steven Cohen as Secretary of War, Rep. Maxine Waters as Attorney General, and Bill Kristol and George will as key policy advisors.


7 posted on 07/20/2018 7:21:24 AM PDT by oblomov
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Quit early. Run to a country without extradition and have your pension check auto deposited. Sounds like a plan.


8 posted on 07/20/2018 7:22:46 AM PDT by Don Corleone (Nothing makes the delusional more furious than truth.)
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Obviously there aren’t any journalists with programming knowledge either. I tuned out the Russia hysteria very early, in part because the front-door accessing of John Podesta’s Gmail account (password: passw0rd) is invariably described as “hacking”.


9 posted on 07/20/2018 7:25:37 AM PDT by oblomov
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To: Red Badger

Sounds a little more specialty-focused than normal attrition but I don’t know what the normal attrition rate is.


10 posted on 07/20/2018 7:25:42 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Red Badger

I’d love for the entire Bureau to retire.


11 posted on 07/20/2018 7:25:54 AM PDT by AmusedBystander (The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next)
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To: Fedora

bump


12 posted on 07/20/2018 7:26:51 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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His deputy, Howard Marshall, also left in recent weeks. Mr. Marshall has accepted a job at Accenture

Of course he has. K Street takes care of its own.


13 posted on 07/20/2018 7:28:48 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Red Badger

Flying to move away from the rotating fan called Trump.


14 posted on 07/20/2018 7:29:28 AM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: Red Badger

It would have been nice if the WSJ had given the age and years of service for each of the departed.


15 posted on 07/20/2018 7:30:11 AM PDT by Presbyterian Reporter
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>>They’ve been doing a cr@ppy job, so I don’t see a downside.

This, worth saying again.


16 posted on 07/20/2018 7:30:30 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Red Badger

hmmm

Resch> Smith > Marshall


17 posted on 07/20/2018 7:31:54 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Presbyterian Reporter

Yes, did they retire? Or did they “retire”. A lot of people “retire” just as they are about to get the axe.


18 posted on 07/20/2018 7:33:20 AM PDT by shelterguy
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Why would anybody hire these guys?

They didn’t stop the Russian hacking.......................


19 posted on 07/20/2018 7:33:50 AM PDT by Red Badger (July 2018 - the month the world discovered the TRUTH......Q Anon)
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To: Red Badger
The departures are too tightly clustered within the organizational structure to be attributed to "normal".

Especially in such a short time frame.

20 posted on 07/20/2018 7:36:20 AM PDT by G Larry (There is no great virtue in bargaining with the Devil)
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