Aisha Chowdhry, fcw.com
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Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) noted that a Muslim American who started engaging with possible terrorists on social media could wind up on a no fly list or in court, even if the intent was to rebut their messages. He argued there are 14 levels of review before the State Department sends out a tweet, six levels for grant-funded-organizations, but none for a volunteer from the community. "We need a system by which people can register the fact that they are on our side," he said, "that they are trying to engage the terrorist."
At the Defense Department, the U.S. Cyber Command continues its hacking campaign against the terrorist group, intensifying their efforts in recent months. Central Intelligence Agency Director John Brennan, however, told Congress earlier this month that ISIS continues to have a global reach.