02 Feb 2006

Stop, Hey, What’s that Sound?

A visitor is concerned: Lately, and for reasons I do not understand, this site is regularly visited by The Department of Defense, at times particularly the CIFA arm of DOD, The United States Department of State, and yesterday, the U.S. General Accounting Office.(There are many, many more governmental entities that

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02 Feb 2006

Don’t get all warm & fuzzy just yet

The Washington Times allows for a moment of reflection: Despite statements by senior al Qaeda leaders, U.S. intelligence agencies do not have information indicating the group is ready to conduct a major attack, U.S. counterterrorism officials said. […] there are no signs of an impending attack like the hijacked airline

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02 Feb 2006

Deny? Oh, DNI!

The Washington Post discovers the open secret: John D. Negroponte is to give a Capitol Hill briefing this morning on threats at home and abroad, as lawmakers express varying degrees of concern about whether he has moved quickly enough to establish his leadership as the nation’s first director of national

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02 Feb 2006

Moving Forward?

Steve Hayes and William Kristol bring the noise on media exploitation.

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01 Feb 2006

SO/LIC, doesn’t he coach at Nebraska?

The Hill reports on more Pentagon consolidation proposals: Sources tell The Hill that Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld is considering a proposal to eliminate the office of the assistant secretary of defense for special operations and low-intensity conflict (ASD SO/LIC) and spreading its responsibilities across other Pentagon offices. The proposal

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31 Jan 2006

Just in case you thought we forgot (Able Danger)

A great series of questions and answers about Able Danger at Rory O’Conner’s blog that summarizes all you need to know (before the knock on the door comes). (more shortly)

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31 Jan 2006

This ought to be interesting

GCN keeps setting them up . . . The Homeland Security Department will test how well it works with other federal agencies and private IT companies to protect cybersecurity in a national exercise Feb. 6-10. The Information Technology Information-Sharing and Analysis Center will take part in the exercise, known as

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31 Jan 2006

Don’t Call it a Set Back

Catching up on more GCN tid-bits: John Russack, program manager for the Information-Sharing Environment in the office of the Director of National Intelligence, is leaving the post, according to a statement released today by Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill). “It is a troubling setback that John Russack, the Bush administration’s top

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31 Jan 2006

Confidence Remains High? (Part II)

Government Computer News reports on DHS’s new “Secure Border Initiative”   The Homeland Security Department today took the wraps off its ambitious plan to quickly gain control of the U.S. northern and southern borders by hiring a systems integration contract team to carry out the Secure Border Initiative (SBI).  

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31 Jan 2006

Living the Motto?

The FBI Motto: Fidelity, Bravery, Integrity Her fidelity I can’t speak to . . . whatever bravery she had when she blew the whistle on stupid-headquarters-tricks has long past . . . and as far as integrity, well, read on (from Captain’s Quarters): […] former FBI agent and whistleblower Coleen

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