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Senate CIA 'Torture' Report Summary To Be Declassified

Reuters | Posted 09.28.2014 | Politics

By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON, July 29 (Reuters) - The White House in the next few days is expected to declassify the long-awaited summ...

Edward Snowden Leaks Lead To Pentagon Change

AP | KIMBERLY DOZIER and STEPHEN BRAUN | Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top U.S. military intelligence official said Tuesday that the Pentagon will have to make costly changes to programs and personne...

Newly Declassified Surveillance Documents Released

AP | EILEEN SULLIVAN | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Security Agency reported its own violations of surveillance rules to a U.S. intelligence court and promised additiona...

U.S. Warns Foreign Governments Of Potential Threats To Secrecy

AP | KIMBERLY DOZIER | Posted 12.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Western diplomats say U.S. officials have briefed them on documents obtained by former National Security Ag...

Spying Review Board's Independence Questioned

AP | STEPHEN BRAUN | Posted 09.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Stung by public unease about new details of spying by the National Security Agency, President Barack Obama selected a panel of advisers ...

Director Of National Intelligence: 'We Did Ask The Court'

AP | Posted 11.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration quietly won permission from a surveillance court in 2011 for the National Security Agency to search delibe...

Obama Meets With Surveillance Panel

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 10.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Tuesday named the members of a new intelligence review panel aimed at boosting public confidence in U.S. ...

Man Who Misled Congress To Establish Oversight Group

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama on Monday announced that Director of National Intelligence James Clapper will establish a review group designed to assess the n...

Clapper Unscathed After Big-Time Mistakes

AP | KIMBERLY DOZIER | Posted 07.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the director of national intelligence, James Clapper has told Congress that the regime of Moammar Gadhafi would likely prevail in Lib...

Does New Policy Protect Intelligence Whistleblowers?

Project On Government Oversight | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics
Project On Government Oversight

Whistleblowers can't be expected to make internal disclosures without credible protections. PPD-19 is a promising step towards a more accountable intelligence community.

Director Of National Intelligence Lies Yet Again

Salon | Posted 07.01.2013 | Politics

“James Clapper Is Still Lying” – that would be a more honest headline for yesterday’s big Washington Post article about the Director of Nation...

Molly O'Toole

Sexual Assault Victims Freed From Oppressive Disclosure

HuffingtonPost.com | Molly O'Toole | Posted 04.06.2013 | Politics

Sexual assault victims will no longer have to disclose related counseling on applications for national security clearance, National Intelligence Direc...

Chuck Hagel for DOD

Brent Budowsky | Posted 02.26.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense would bring immense confidence in the capitals of America's allies around the world, and great enthusiasm from veterans and military families throughout America who know him well, and trust him greatly.

Intelligence Chief Uses Unreliable Lie Detector Technology to Plug Media Leaks

Project On Government Oversight | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics
Project On Government Oversight

This week, the nation's top intelligence official announced that the government is expanding its use of the polygraph to expose federal employees. The testing could put intelligence workers at risk of being falsely stigmatized.

Andrea Stone

Intel Director Seeks Leaks With Lie Detector Test

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 06.25.2012 | Politics

The nation's top intelligence official, acting in the wake of a series of revelations about secret national security programs, announced Monday the st...

Andrea Stone

Intelligence 'Black Budget' Cost Taxpayers $54.6 Billion in 2011

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 12.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress appropriated a whopping $54.6 billion for classified intelligence operations in 2011, an increase over the previous two years. ...

9/11 Reflections on Leadership

Tom Fox | Posted 11.28.2011 | Politics
Tom Fox

This tragic event changed many lives, altered our nation's history and transformed government through two of the most consequential reorganizations in decades.

Hayley Miller

4.2 Million Have Access To Classified Information

HuffingtonPost.com | Hayley Miller | Posted 11.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- More than 4.2 million people have access to classified government information, with more than 1 million holding top secret clearances. T...

Top U.S. Intelligence Officials: Al Qaeda Weaker, But Far From Done

AP | KIMBERLY DOZIER | Posted 11.13.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — America's top two intelligence officials said Tuesday that al-Qaida is weaker and U.S. intelligence agencies are smarter since the ...

Declaring War on Cyber Metaphors

Aki Peritz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Aki Peritz

Cyberspace is "not a war zone." Scripting a cinematic showdown, where a digital Wyatt Earp loads his pistol with ones and zeroes and blows away the bad guys at the Cyber OK Corral, is terribly misleading.

Congress Receives Misleading Report About Guantanamo 'Recidivism'

Nancy Talanian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nancy Talanian

The report's failure to distinguish between recidivists and converts prevents Congress from acknowledging the effects of wrongful detention and torture at Guantánamo.

The President's Daily Map

Christopher Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christopher Tucker

It is time that we take advantage of new means of communication within the national security community, take steps to launch the President's Map, and move beyond the limitations of the President's Daily Brief.

Nine Years After 9/11: Keeping America Safe

Rolf Mowatt-Larssen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rolf Mowatt-Larssen

The 9/11 attack revealed structural flaws in the US intelligence community that were addressed in the intelligence reform and terrorist prevention act of 2004. How are we doing?

READ THE MEMO: Intelligence Chief Warns Spy Community To Stop 'Blabbing Secrets'

The Atlantic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In a blunt memo, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper admonishes intelligence community personnel to stop "blabbing secrets" and said he is...

New Spy Chief Tells Agents They Should Be Like His Grandchildren, 'Seen But Not Heard'

AP | KIMBERLY DOZIER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The director of national intelligence is telling his people to zip it, after a string of recent leaks to the media. In a memo obta...