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Gaps in Intel Sharing Nets Remain Ten Years After 9/11, Report Says

Ten years on from the 9/11 attacks, intelligence agencies are still struggling to strengthen the information sharing networks that broke down in 2001, says a report from the Congressional Research Service. The Hill reports the CRS issued a 33-page report on outstanding intelligence issues that Congress needs to address. The …

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Lawmakers Plan to Mark 9/11 Anniversary with Hearings on Terrorism

The House Intelligence Committee plans to mark the ten-year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks by holding public hearings on the threat of terrorism, AFP reported Wednesday. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and an unnamed CIA official will appear before the committee Sept. 13. FBI Director Robert Mueller and National …

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NSA Lawyer Quizzed over Cell Tracking at Senate Committee Hearing

The government could use cellular data to track the location of Americans as they move around the U.S., National Security Agency General Counsel Matthew Olsen said Tuesday. The Wall Street Journal reports Olsen discussed the possibility at a confirmation hearing in the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. Olsen has been …

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Clapper Calls for ‘Integrated Defense’ of Sensitive Intel

Director of National Security James Clapper has issued a directive calling for an “integrated defense” of intelligence information and systems, reports Stephen Aftergood, who writes for the Federation of American Scientists Secrecy blog. Although each of the 16 agencies that make up the Intelligence Community already has its own procedures …

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3 Things You Should Know about the Intelligence Budget

The budget for the nation’s myriad of intelligence activities is bucking the historical trend in three important ways. First, unlike overall defense spending, which is expected to flat-line or decline in the coming years, the intelligence budget, which has doubled in the past 10 years, is growing and will likely …

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2010: The Breakout Year for GEOINT

In many others years, geospatial intelligence may have – pardon the pun – slipped under the radar; in fact, often that was the point. But 2010 saw a renewed sense of mission for the once-unknown network of agencies, companies and technologies. Or, as intelligence news and analysis webiste got geoint? …

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Clapper Details Contracting Cuts, Cyber Role

Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper, Jr. said he would “smartly” cut back intelligence service contracts over the next two to three years, according to a report in Federal Times. “What I’d look to do is profit from what happened to us in the 1990s,” he said at the …

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A ‘Critical Juncture’ for Global Governance

A report issued today by the National Intelligence Council and the European Union’s Institute for Security Studies turns its focus toward global governance–the collective management of international problems–and reaches some sobering conclusions. “The growing number of issues on the international agenda, and their complexity, is outpacing the ability of international …

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