Tag Archives: CIA

White House Details Exemptions to Federal Hiring Freeze

The White House has issued new guidance to provide federal agencies information on exemptions permitted under the hiring freeze on federal civilian positions and instructions on how agencies can ask for exemptions from the Office of Personnel Management. Positions that are exempted from the hiring freeze include military and federal …

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Former Congressman Mike Pompeo Assumes CIA Leadership

Mike Pompeo, former Kansas congressman, was sworn in as CIA director Monday after the Senate voted 66-32 in favor of his confirmation, The Washington Post reported Monday. Greg Miller writes Pompeo assumed leadership of the intelligence agency as the U.S. works to help address security challenges worldwide. Pompeo said during his nomination hearing that he would …

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CIA Posts 930K Declassified Documents Online

The CIA has released approximately 930,000 declassified documents with a total of 12 million pages on the agency’s website as part of efforts to make such records accessible to the public. All documents are available through CIA’s Electronic Reading Room and includes records on the early CIA history, Cold War, Vietnam, Berlin Tunnel project, …

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WSJ: Trump Eyes ODNI, CIA Reorganization Efforts

President-elect Donald Trump currently works with his advisers on the development of a plan to restructure the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. Damian Paletta and Julian Barnes write Trump also looks to modify the Central Intelligence Agency structure and relocate employees from the CIA headquarters …

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White House Eyes Sanctions Against Russia for Presidential Election Interference

The White House plans to announce diplomatic censure, economic sanctions, covert action that could include cyber operations and other measures as punishment for Russia’s involvement in the 2016 presidential election through cyber intrusions, the Washington Post reported Tuesday. Administration officials familiar with the matter told the publication that the sanctions will …

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Reports: Donald Trump to Nominate Rep. Mike Pompeo as CIA Chief

President-elect Donald Trump has announced plans to nominate Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kansas), a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, as CIA director, the Washington Post reported Friday. David Nakamura and Elise Viebeck write Pompeo is a Harvard Law School and U.S. Military Academy graduate who was elected to the …

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CBO: Senate’s FY 2017 Intell Authorization Bill’s Unclassified Provisions to Cost $888M Through 2021

A new Congressional Budget Office report says the implementation of unclassified programs under the Senate’s Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 would cost the federal government approximately $888 million over five years. CBO said in a report published Tuesday the proposed bill would lead to the application of pay-as-you-go procedures since its …

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