Tag: Data collection

The Decline of the CIA

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CIA director John Brennan is promoting a reorganization scheme at the Central Intelligence Agency that will make it more likely that intelligence analysis will be politicized to support the interests of the White House and senior policymakers.  The organizational change

Czech Secret Service: Russia Sent ‘Extremely High’ Number of Spies

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PRAGUE – Russia deployed an “extremely high” number of intelligence officers at its Czech embassy last year, the NATO member country’s secret service said in an annual report released on Monday. The reported increase in spying comes as relations between

America Spends $68 Billion a Year on 17 Major Intelligence Agencies. So Why Do We Keep Getting Caught Off-Guard?

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What are the odds? You put about $68 billion annually into a maze of 17 major intelligence outfits. You build them glorious headquarters. You create a global surveillance state for the ages. You listen in on your citizenry and gather

What Business Can Learn From Intelligence

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I just read the interesting story about Edward Snowden in Wired, and I can’t quite figure out what I think of the man. He seems neither the patriot that James Bamford (not surprising, given his background) portrays him to be,

Clapper’s off-target intelligence strategy

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Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper has just released a new National Intelligence Strategy, the first in five years. It’s a highly unsatisfying read for two reasons. First, no public document can or should tell us everything we want

27 Phrases Only Spies Will Understand

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People and regions all around the world have unique phrases and slang that only they would understand, and the intelligence community of spies, analysts, and cryptography specialists is no different. For people working in the shadows of the intelligence community, “illegal”

NSA Has ‘Far-Reaching’ Partnership With Israeli Intelligence Agency

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Documents published Monday by The Intercept revealed the “far-reaching” extent of the U.S. National Security Agency’s collaboration with Israeli intelligence services. The revelations came as the U.S. State Department criticized Israel for its “disgraceful” shelling of a U.N. school, and

Germany to ‘spy on US and UK intelligence gathering’ for the first time in 45 years

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Germany has ordered surveillance of British and American intelligence gathering on its soil to begin for the first time since 1945, according to reports. Under the decision, US and British intelligence operations in Germany will be subject to the same

U.S. shares raw intelligence data with Israel, leaked document shows

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WASHINGTON — The National Security Agency routinely shares raw intelligence data with Israel that probably includes sensitive information about Americans, according to the latest top-secret document leaked by former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden. The 2009 document, a memorandum of understanding

U.S. spy network’s successes, failures and objectives detailed in ‘black budget’ summary

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U.S. spy agencies have built an intelligence-gathering colossus since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, but remain unable to provide critical information to the president on a range of national security threats, according to the government’s top-secret budget. The $52.6 billion “black

THE CIA HATCHED TWO PLOTS TO ASSASSINATE NIXON AND SABOTAGED THE WATERGATE BREAK-IN

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When the senator later looked into the relationship between the president and his CIA director, Richard Helms, he summed it up by remarking that ‘Nixon and Helms have so much on each other, neither of them can breathe.’ ‘Nixon also

Report: Panel warns U.S. intelligence too focused on military support

A secret report from the President's Intelligence Advisory Board warns that American intelligence agencies have prioritized supporting military operations over traditional intelligence gathering, leaving the country vulnerable to new threats. The panel, which includes Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and CIA

US Intelligence Report to Calculate Losses Caused by Cyberattacks from China

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The first National Intelligence Estimate that will include cybercrimes is expected to be provided by US intelligence agencies to policymakers at the beginning of 2013. The report will detail all the cyber espionage campaigns launched against the United States, including

REVIEW: Intelligence in War. Knowledge of the Enemy from Napoleon to al Qaeada

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Intelligence in War: Knowledge of the Enemy from Napoleon to Al-Qaeda By John Keegan.New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2003. 387 pages. In his new book Intelligence in War, John Keegan asks the question of just how useful intelligence information is

REVIEW: Espionage in the Ancient World. An Annotated Bibliography

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By R. M. Sheldon. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Co., 2003. ISBN 0-7864-1365-4. Glossary. Index. Pp. ix, 232. $45.00. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The esoteric processes of gathering, evaluating, and applying intelligence information have preoccupied governments and fascinated observers ever since antiquity. That becomes

REVIEW: Spies and Saboteurs. Anglo-American Collaboration and Rivalry in Human Intelligence Collection and Special Operations, 1940-45

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by Jay Jakub. London: Macmillan Press, Ltd., 1999. 280 pages. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Sixty years of the US/UK "special relationship" has tended to mask the tensions that percolated through the early years of Anglo-American intelligence cooperation in World War II. Two recent