@CBSNews Senior Investigative Correspondent, military mom, organ donor. Covering national security and intel. Follow me for more news, less noise #factsmatter

Washington, D.C.
Joined November 2019
NEW: HHS letters, back-up docs on Wuhan Lab. States analysis confirms “bat coronaviruses studied under the EcoHealth Alliance grant could not have been the source of..COVID-19 pandemic” but found “EcoHealth failed to report” certain findings “required by the terms of the grant” +
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has 5 days to submit to NIH “unpublished data from the experiments and work conducted under this award.” Via @cathymcmorris NIH Letter republicans-energycommerce.h… EcoHealth Alliance Year Five progress report republicans-energycommerce.h… NIH genetic analysis report republicans-energycommerce.h…
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TUNE IN @sejorg I-unit @CBSMornings honored for investigation into toxic exposure at K2. Recognition belongs to the vets @SFF_K2 who had our backs after 9/11 + the courage to expose the ripple effect of toxic exposure for vets + their families. So much more to do @DeptVetAffairs
Join us at the 2021 #SEJAwards Ceremony & Panel Discussion as we gather virtually to honor the best-of-the-best in environmental journalism, including the live announcement of the Nina Mason @Pulliamtrust Award and $10,000 cash prize! Register here: conta.cc/3mJEz6F.
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UPDATE: Navy nuclear engineer and his wife are appearing before a judge for the first time after trying to sell military secrets to what they thought was a foreign government — but was actually an undercover FBI agent.
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ESPIONAGE ARRESTS: A U.S. Navy engineer and his wife are expected to appear in federal court Tuesday on charges that they allegedly tried to pass nuclear secrets to a foreign country. Key evidence was apparently hidden inside a peanut butter sandwich.
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A U.S. Navy nuclear engineer and his wife were arrested for allegedly trying to sell submarine secrets to a foreign country. @CBS_Herridge explains the case — and why the charges are so serious that they could potentially lead to the death penalty
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A Navy nuclear engineer is accused of trying to sell sensitive intel to another country. “This is an extraordinary national security case that combines allegations of spying, nuclear submarine secrets and — a peanut butter sandwich,” @CBS_Herridge reports
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NEW: The Special Court Martial for Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller is set for next week Oct 14-15 at Camp Lejeune via @ellee_watson Charges include: contempt, disrespect toward commissioned officers, failure to obey order, conduct unbecoming an officer.
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Allies of former President Trump have missed a deadline to submit docs to Jan 6 Select House Committee. The next step could be a fight over executive privilege. Worth revisiting early DoD timeline which investigators can challenge/confirm through depositions or open testimony.
#CapitolRiots With today’s hearing worth revisiting this DoD National Guard timeline released shortly after Jan 6. Says Sunday Jan 3, Monday Jan 4 – “no request” or “no requirement” DoD support. CRITICAL 90 minute window Jan 6 includes SECARMY “phone call with Senator Schumer +
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#Ransomware @Mandiant report identifies FIN12 that targets healthcare networks. NEW: Survey data suggests higher mortality rates at healthcare facilities hit by cyber attacks.
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WASHINGTON – Sen @ChuckGrassley (R-Iowa) is seeking information from multiple agencies on reported misclassification of ATF positions that allowed staff in administrative jobs to receive additional compensation reserved for law enforcement officers. First revealed @CBSNews
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American lives are “absolutely” at risk as U.S. health care system faces threat of “indiscriminate attacks” from the Ransomware group FIN12, cyber security expert Kevin Mandia tells @CBS_Herridge. More from his firm's new report tonight.
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Ransomware hacking group FIN12 is aggressively targeting the U.S. health care system, cyber security expert Kevin Mandia tells @CBS_Herridge. “Their desire to make money is currently trumping their desire to do the right thing.”
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#FIN12 “They’re efficient...they’re not easy to detect until you already have the problem,” cyber security expert Kevin Mandia tells @CBS_Herridge of ransomware group FIN12, which he says is making millions of dollars by targeting American companies.
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Ransomware hacking group FIN12 is targeting US health care system, cyber security expert Kevin Mandia, whose firm released a new report about FIN12, tells @CBS_Herridge. “Their desire to make money is currently trumping their desire to do the right thing.”
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Cybercriminals known as "FIN12" is expanding hacking operations + targeting healthcare networks with ransomware, according to a new report by cybersecurity firm Mandiant. @cbs_herridge sits down with CEO Kevin Mandia @CBSEveningNews @NicoleSganga @Bidar411 cbsnews.com/news/cyberattack…
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ATF has been accused of fraud waste + abuse potentially 100s of millions of taxpayer dollars - prompting Congressional action. “Agencies don’t like to be embarrassed by these revelations that come from whistleblowers,” Sen @ChuckGrassley told @CBS_Herridge
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First @CBSMornings I-Unit investigation into allegations of bonus pay abuse at ATF spurs congressional action. Ranking Republican Senate Judiciary @ChuckGrassley letters to ATF, DOJ, OPM “If this fact pattern is accurate it is absolutely unacceptable.”
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Four government agencies investigating the whistleblower’s allegations declined to comment to @CBSNews + now have until October 20th to provide records + response to Senator’s questions. #OriginalReporting
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