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Department of Justice creates Cybersecurity Task Force

Jaclyn Jaeger | February 20, 2018

Attorney General Jeff Sessions today announced the creation of a newly established Cyber-Digital Task Force to assess how the Department of Justice is combatting the global cyber threat, and how federal law enforcement can more effectively accomplish its mission in this evolving area.

“The Internet has given us amazing new tools that help us work, communicate, and participate in our economy, but these tools can also be exploited by criminals, terrorists, and enemy governments. At the Department of Justice, we take these threats seriously,” Sessions said. “That is why today I am ordering the creation of a Cyber-Digital Task Force to advise me on the most effective ways that this Department can confront these threats and keep the American people safe.”

The Task Force will be chaired by a senior Department official appointed by the Deputy Attorney General and will consist of representatives...

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