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Intel Chiefs Tell Congress al-Qaida Not Done

The top two U.S. intelligence chiefs told a joint Congressional intelligence committee hearing Tuesday al-Qaida is weaker 10 years since the Sept. 11 attacks, but is still a threat and that domestic terrorists may be inspired by al-Qaida. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and CIA Director David Petraeus both …

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ODNI Launches Research Program to Predict Big Events

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence is launching a new research program to help anticipate significant societal events, it was announced Wednesay. The Open Source Indicators program, through the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, will develop and test methods that could assist intelligence analysts in anticipating the events. …

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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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