Washington, DC - A criminal complaint was unsealed Thursday charging Park Jin Hyok (박진혁; a/k/a Jin Hyok Park and Pak Jin Hek), a North Korean citizen, for his involvement in a conspiracy to conduct multiple destructive cyberattacks around the world resulting in damage to massive amounts of computer hardware, and the extensive loss of data, money and other resources (the “Conspiracy”).

Atlanta, Georgia - A Georgia man is charged with fraud and money laundering conspiracies and related offenses, according to an 18-count indictment unsealed Wednesday.  The charges were announced by Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Byung J. Pak of the Northern District of Georgia, Special Agent in Charge Chris Hacker of the FBI’s Atlanta Division and Special Agent in Charge Nick Annan of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Atlanta Field Office.

Dallas, Texas - Fifteen defendants who were wanted by the FBI for their suspected involvement in a series of violent robberies against traveling jewelry salesmen across the United States, have been arrested, the last of whom on Sept. 2, announced Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Erin Nealy Cox for the Northern District of Texas and Special Agent in Charge Eric K. Jackson of the FBI Dallas Field Office.

Washington, DC - The practice of compounding medicines can provide important public health opportunities. The FDA’s compounding program – including implementation of the compounding provisions of the law – is a priority for the agency. We recognize that in delivering on implementation commitments, we must balance the need to preserve access to appropriately compounded drugs for patients who have a medical need for these products with the need to help protect patients from poor quality compounded drugs that could cause harm. We’ve taken steps over the last year to advance this goal and we’ve shared the priority areas that we’re focusing on in the 2018 Compounding Policy Priorities Plan.

Washington, DC - Friday, the U.S. Department of Energy announced the selection of seven projects that will receive up to $10 million towards the research and development of technologies that enable small-to-midsize manufacturers to use combined heat and power (CHP) systems to provide services to the electric grid.

Washington, DC - In 1964 I was a young reporter at the American Forces Network headquarters news desk in Frankfurt, West Germany. My editor -- a crusty, chain smoker who routinely tossed copy back at me and said just two words, “fix it,” – had assigned me to cover the controversial Johnson- Goldwater presidential election campaign. “Fix it,” he said tossing my first story back to me. He’d done a word count and was concerned that I had devoted 10 or 15 extra words to Mr. Goldwater. He saw it as bias. I learned my lesson.