29 Sep 2006

Opening the Gates

Interesting development: […] OMB has given a green light for the creation of an Open Source Agency as proposed by Congressman Simmons, strictly contingent on the DNI’s blessing of that agency being outside the wire in order to be fully effective with all those who do not wish to cooperate

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29 Sep 2006

Aiming High

In an era of asymmetric threats and workforce demographic pressures, finding ways to share experiences and shorten the learning curve for military personnel has become crucial. Not all information has to be shared through formal channels. Nor should it, when speed is of the essence, or when it’s specialized knowledge

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27 Sep 2006

Good ideas from a good guy

From probably the best DIA director in recent times comes an idea that, if there is any sanity in our armed forces, should gain traction quickly: Retired Lt. Gen. Patrick Hughes, a former chief of the Defense Intelligence Agency from 1996 to 1999, and whose military career encompassed irregular warfare

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27 Sep 2006

HLS: Serious?

An interesting development that went mostly un-noticed in the broader press coverage dealing with homeland security. The short version is that while the Zotob worm was running rough-shod over the ‘Net last August CBP computer systems went belly-up. The initial reports said that the worm was to blame, but that

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26 Sep 2006

The NIE Key Judgments in Plain English

What should strike those of you who have not worked in the IC is how unexciting the whole thing is. Granted, there are most assuredly several sentences and perhaps a few paragraphs that are missing due to classification issues, but you are still looking at about 80% or better of

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26 Sep 2006

Declassed NIE Key Judgments

At ODNI site or here if you run into network problems. Commentary coming later tonight.

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26 Sep 2006

More NIE Cherry Filling (Running Updates)

Love those tart cherries . . . As predicted, it turns out that the recently leaked NIE isn’t exactly the scathing indictment of current war/counterterrorism efforts as certain elements would have you believe. In fact just a few snippets of the rest of the story paint a much more interesting picture.

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26 Sep 2006

Bright Spot for IT, Sharing

Intelligence community leaders recently unveiled new information-sharing technologies that promise to consolidate links among secret networks, co-opt IT projects into enterprise architecture and launch innovative knowledge distribution systems. One sign of the cultural and technological shift is the recently established Cross Domain Management Office. Dale Meyerrose, CIO for the Director

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25 Sep 2006

Canadian HLS

Definately not serious.

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25 Sep 2006

What drives people in the IC

They are few and far between but MAN the payoffs feel so righteous!

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