President Bush and U.S. policy-makers are receiving more intelligence from open sources such as Internet blogs and foreign newspapers than they previously did, senior intelligence officials said. The new Open Source Center (OSC) at CIA headquarters recently stepped up data collection and analysis based on bloggers worldwide and is developing
In its Tuesday edition, the [Wall Street Journal] reported that a March 1 switch from a national recruiting and hiring system to a more localized one had already left airports at Los Angeles and Orlando, Fla., short-staffed “raising fears that long lines will return to security checkpoints this summer.” One
H/T to Powerline Germany announced Tuesday it has agreed to open the Nazi archive of 50 million records that have been stored since the end of World War II. Other nations must concur before the files are opened. The Bad Arolsen archive covers 17 million people who were executed or
Dedicated and sufficiently staffed interrogation, screening, and exploitation units could have been a big help round about three years ago, but I’ll take late over never any day.
. . . An Army of Analysts.
ODNI gives the stiff-arm, GAO delivers an arm-bar (from the POGO).
Government investigators Monday panned the administration’s efforts to share vital counter-terrorism information among the large number of federal agencies involved in protecting the U.S. homeland, an endeavor senior intelligence officials say is a litmus test of the success of the nation’s new intelligence czar. “More than 4 years after Sept.
. . . why certain agencies flat-out refuse to connect to warfighter networks: John Schoonover, who worked for the Department of Defense on one of the largest network deployments in history during Operation Enduring Freedom was “witness to a huge lack of IQ points” in a senior manager. According to
I think I have mentioned this before, but my political acumen is not terribly sophisticated. The last guy I got really excited about putting in the White House died of cancer, so if we’re ever at the track together don’t bet on my horse. Take my poor judgment in this