Category Archives: Intelligence

Dozens of intelligence contractors have submitted false claims for federal funds

Dozens of intelligence contractors have submitted false claims for federal funds Pentagon report reveals that those implicated typically kept their security clearances By Douglas Birch 1:02 pm, April 23, 2014 The U.S. Pentagon: new report found cases of contractors submitting … Continue reading

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Feds Tap Data Surveillance Firm for Money Laundering Investigations

Feds Tap Data Surveillance Firm for Money Laundering Investigations Chamille White/Shutteerstock.com By Aliya Sternstein April 23, 2014 The federal government has tapped data surveillance provider Palantir to help civilian intelligence agencies collaborate on money laundering investigations. The five-year $9.9 million … Continue reading

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Private Spies Deserve More Scrutiny

Kevin M. Gallagher nFounder and Director, Free Barrett Brown Private Spies Deserve More Scrutiny Posted: 04/18/2014 5:46 pm EDT Updated: 04/21/2014 3:59 pm EDT It turns out being the only imprisoned journalist in the United States doesn’t get you on … Continue reading

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An Assessment of Contractor Personnel Security Clearance Processes in the Four Defense Intelligence Agencies

The Department of Defense Inspector General posted the following: DODIG-2014-060  An Assessment of Contractor Personnel Security Clearance Processes in the Four Defense Intelligence Agencies  Intelligence and Special Program Assessments Report 04-14-2014 Information Assurance, Security, and Privacy, to Cyber Security An … Continue reading

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Edward Snowden’s claim that he had ‘no proper channels’ for protection as a whistleblower

Edward Snowden’s claim that he had ‘no proper channels’ for protection as a whistleblower; The former NSA contractor says there was no way to disclose information through “proper channels,” so he had to leak. Washington Post.com Glenn Kessler By Glenn … Continue reading

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Whistleblowers in the Intelligence Community

Whistleblowers in the Intelligence Community R. Scott Oswald April 10, 2014 with contributing author Tom Harrington The actions of Edward Snowden have sparked a vigorous debate over the information-collecting measures of the U.S. intelligence and security communities. What has not … Continue reading

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VIGIL AT NORTH CAROLINA ATTORNEY GENERAL ROY COOPER’S OFFICE FOLLOWS HISTORIC VOTE FOR RELEASE OF “TORTURE REPORT”

Media Advisory:   for release April 9, 2014 VIGIL AT NORTH CAROLINA ATTORNEY GENERAL ROY COOPER’S OFFICE FOLLOWS HISTORIC VOTE FOR RELEASE OF “TORTURE REPORT” Call to Investigate North Carolina’s Role is Validated and AG Cooper Should Act Promptly, Say Human … Continue reading

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Obama to Propose the Privatization of NSA’s Metadata Collection Program

Obama to Propose the Privatization of NSA’s Metadata Collection Program Bob Cesca on March 25, 2014 If it turns out to be true, President Obama’s decision to end the National Security Agency’s metadata storage program is absolutely a lateral move, … Continue reading

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Intelligence contractor at Fort Belvoir pleads guilty

Intelligence contractor at Fort Belvoir pleads guilty By Christian Davenport, Published: March 18  A government contractor on Tuesday pleaded guilty to submitting false claims while working for the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency at Fort Belvoir. Thomas J. Cicatello, 32, of Woodbridge, … Continue reading

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DARPA Cyber Ops Needs a Bigger Rolodex

DARPA Cyber Ops Needs a Bigger Rolodex Alan Bailey/Shutterstock.com By Aliya Sternstein March 17, 2014 The Pentagon is scouting for cyber ninjas in the private sector who would be available for future help dominating the cyber domain, according to documents. … Continue reading

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