Daily Archives: June 15, 2013

A Promise Of Changes For Access To Secrets

[Translate] New York Times June 14, 2013 Pg. 18 A Promise Of Changes For Access To Secrets By David E. Sanger and Jeremy W. Peters WASHINGTON — The chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee emerged from a classified briefing on … Continue reading

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Contractors Battle over $600 Million CIA Computing Contract

[Translate] June 14, 2013 Contractors Battle over $600 Million CIA Computing Contract A fight between Amazon Web Services and IBM U.S. Federal over a $600 million contract to provide cloud computing services to the Central Intelligence Agency gives a rare … Continue reading

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The History of America’s Secret Wars: Corporate Espionage and the Outsourcing of National Security

[Translate] The History of America’s Secret Wars: Corporate Espionage and the Outsourcing of National Security By Greg Guma Global Research, June 14, 2013 This text is excerpted from Big Lies: How Our Corporate Overlords, Politicians and Media Establishment Warp Reality … Continue reading

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Little impact seen from suspension of clearance investigations

[Translate] Little impact seen from suspension of clearance investigations ‘We’ve seen this movie before’ By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun 11:22 p.m. EDT, June 14, 2013 The Pentagon decision to suspend security clearance vetting for some defense contractors is … Continue reading

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Big bucks for Big Brother spies

[Translate] Big bucks for Big Brother spies By Peter Huck 10:24 AM Saturday Jun 15, 2013 Rogue spy agencies are conducting mass surveillance on the public without real oversight Intelligence director James Clapper swore the National Security Agency never collected … Continue reading

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Security lapse provokes new criticism of huge role played by costly intelligence contractors

[Translate] Security lapse provokes new criticism of huge role played by costly intelligence contractors The number of intelligence contractors must come down, a key Senator says By Richard H.P. Sia 6:00 am, June 13, 2013  Director of National Intelligence James … Continue reading

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The Professional Services Council Takes Action Relating to Breach of National Security Information

[Translate] The Professional Services Council Takes Action Relating to Breach of National Security Information Posted on June 13, 2013 Late yesterday, The Professional Services Council (PSC) released a statement regarding their position on the recent national security breach by Andrew … Continue reading

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The Private-Intelligence Boom, by the Numbers

[Translate] The Private-Intelligence Boom, by the Numbers By Tim Murphy Thu Jun. 13, 2013 3:40 AM PDT Edward Snowden revealed to the world the startling breadth of the National Security Agency’s surveillance efforts, but his story also highlighted another facet … Continue reading

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Booz in the News and Whistleblower Blues

[Translate] Booz in the News and Whistleblower Blues June 13, 2013 The recent revelation that it was Edward Snowden, an employee of National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Booz Allen Hamilton, who blew the whistle on the NSA’s surveillance programs has sparked a … Continue reading

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Testimony of POGO’s Scott Amey on Using the Suspension and Debarment System Effectively to Avoid Risky Contractors

[Translate] Testimony of POGO’s Scott Amey on Using the Suspension and Debarment System Effectively to Avoid Risky Contractors June 12, 2013 | Scott H. Amey, J.D. Testimony of Scott Amey, General Counsel Project On Government Oversight (POGO) before the House Committee on … Continue reading

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