Pentagon eyes candidates for next director of DOD's growing counterintelligence arm

April 17, 2019 at 11:33 AM
The Pentagon has launched a search for the next director of the Defense Security Service, as the agency is set to significantly expand with the Defense Department's takeover of the federal background investigations mission and an increased focus on protecting technologies critical to U.S. national security. In an April 9 memo sent to agencies across DOD and other government entities , Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence Joseph Kernan asks for help identifying members of the senior executive service or...

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