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Hostile Intelligence Services Utilizing the Media as Cover
Source: FBI National Press Office, Washington D.C., May 11, 2000.
In testimony today before the House International Relations Committee, the FBI made reference to the historical use of hostile intelligence services utilizing the media as cover for intelligence activities in the United States. The FBI would like to make the following points clear regarding this testimony and security at the State Department.
The FBI coordinates closely with the Bureau of Diplomatic Security, Department of State, on all security issues . The FBI shares information with them on intelligence threats whether or not we are specifically asked. If the FBI is in possession of any information of that nature we would share it with the State Department.
At Secretary Albright's request the FBI is currently participating in a comprehensive review of security at the State Department. One of the issues receiving scrutiny in this review is the issuance of building passes.