09 Feb 2006

Toujours en Avant

InsideDefense (subscription required) has a great new article about the Combatant Commanders trying to address the problem of the sharing and delivery of intelligence data. Assuming all goes well, a more thorough treatment of the issues raised in the item below will be forthcoming soon (I’m likely to be the

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09 Feb 2006

Ironic or just funny?

Former President Jimmy Carter says: “Under the Bush administration, there’s been a disgraceful and illegal decision _ we’re not going to the let the judges or the Congress or anyone else know that we’re spying on the American people,” Carter told reporters. “And no one knows how many innocent Americans

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09 Feb 2006

ADVISE for DHS

A good Christian Science Monitor article that brings up a new program, reminds us of old ones, and points out some serious issues. The comments of the EFF and EPIC folks are arguably the most important. On the one hand the data in use is personal, but at the same

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09 Feb 2006

My Kind of Squirrels

Just came across these guys. Looks very promising and blogroll-worthy. Clearly much more serious than I, but then this is what passes for fun in my world. And in case I failed to mention it earlier, check out the musings on defense and security by my friend Mark at The

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08 Feb 2006

The Numbers Are In

In as much as a blog is something of an exercise in self-indulgence, it is nevertheless nice to get a sense of who you are reaching. For those who are keen on knowing who your fellow readers are: Over 85% of you are registered as coming from a .com, which

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07 Feb 2006

On Target

On Target I knew there was a reason I shopped at Target so much more than I do a certain other large retail chain. In the past few years, [Target] has taken a lead role in teaching government agencies how to fight crime by applying state-of-the-art technology used in its

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07 Feb 2006

Sense out of Non-Sense

I’m amazed at the stunning lack of understanding about the now widely reported NSA terrorism surveillance program. I expect as much for the yak-o-sphere, but listening to the AG go round and round with the Senate Judiciary Committee made me dizzy. Surely this august panel isn’t this dim? Oh wait,

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07 Feb 2006

Why (Media) Exploitation Matters

Eli Lake throws a log on the fire: The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence is studying 12 hours of audio recordings between Saddam Hussein and his top advisers that may provide clues to the whereabouts of Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction. The committee has already confirmed through the intelligence

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07 Feb 2006

Burn the Witch

The director of the CIA has launched a major internal probe into media leaks about covert operations. In an agencywide e-mail, Porter Goss blamed “a very small number of people” for leaks about secret CIA operations that, in his words, “do damage to the credibility of the agency.” According to

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06 Feb 2006

The Point of the Conic Section

Math geeks strike back!

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