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FBI needs cyber experts, even if they’ve smoked pot

FBIBy Charles Levinson | The Wall Street Journal

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has long had a clear policy on marijuana: It doesn’t hire anyone who has smoked it in the previous three years.

But the bureau is rethinking that stance, according to FBI Director James B. Comey, who addressed the issue at an annual conference in New York on Monday.

Mr. Comey said that the FBI may have to loosen up its stance in order to attract talented new agents, especially those equipped to go after some of the world’s most sophisticated hackers and cybercriminals. He spoke on the same day that the Justice Department indicted five Chinese army officers, alleging they hacked into U.S. companies’ computers, a charge that Beijing denied.


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