Tagged: intelligence

FISC Judges Worry About Increased Workload from FISA

When it comes to applying limitations to intelligence gathering operations, it’s seen as the responsibility of the political branches of the United States to decide the legal requirements within the bounds of the Constitution. With this in mind, John D. Bates, Director of the Administrative Office of the United States...

SSCI Releases its Review of the Benghazi Terrorist Attacks

The U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) released today its “Review of the Terrorist Attacks on U.S. Facilities in Benghazi, Libya, September 11-12, 2012.”  This review “focuses primarily on the analysis by and actions of the Intelligence Community (IC) leading up to, during, and immediately following the attacks.” The...

Do NSA’s Bulk Surveillance Programs Stop Terrorists?

The New America Foundation released this morning a report that poses, and seeks to answer, one of today’s most popular questions related to federal surveillance programs: “Do NSA’s Bulk Surveillance Programs Stop Terrorists?” The report analyzed 225 individuals recruited by al-Qaida or like-minded groups, and charged in the U.S. with...

Police Intelligence Gathering Practices Threaten National Security and Civil Liberties: A Brennan Center for Justice Report

The Brennan Center’s newest report of the National Security and Local Police survey blows the whistle on local police information gathering and surveillance activities in the United States. The Brennan Center for Justice, a branch of New York University School of Law, concluded that “police intelligence gathering lacks standards, and...

Task Force on Torture: Health Professionals Abandoned Ethics in War on Terror

An independent panel, known as the Task Force on Preserving Medical Professionalism in National Security Detention Centers (Task Force), has released a report that details the severe harm imposed upon detainees in U.S. custody since September 11, 2001. In the name of intelligence gathering and security practices, the damage included...

NPS Professor Challenges Conventional Wisdom About Successful Terror Attacks

  A professor of the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) has published a new book, titled “Intelligence and Surprise Attack: Failure and Success from Pearl Harbor to 9/11 and Beyond”. Dr. Erik Dahl’s book discusses the idea that the lack of receptive decision making, and not missed warning signs, can leave...

What the Government Does With Americans’ Data

Early this week the Brennan Center for Justice released its newest report on the US government and data collection, entitled “What the Government Does with Americans’ Data.” The report consults five U.S. intelligence agencies to uncover what changes were made in information-collecting policy following the attacks of September 11, 2001...

Department of Homeland Security at 10 Years: Examining Challenges and Achievements and Addressing Emerging Threats

Department of Homeland Security at 10 Years: Examining Challenges and Achievements and Addressing Emerging Threats, Hearing Before the United States Senate, Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, Second Session, September 11, 2013 On September 11, 2013 the United States Senate, Committee on Homeland Security and...

The Snowden Affair: Web Resource Documents the Latest Firestorm Over the National Security Agency

The National Security Archive has collected content related to recent press disclosures about the National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance activities. The National Security Archive has compiled over 125 documents to provide important context about the legal and social ramifications of the Edward Snowden revelations. The compilation is titled "The Snowden...

Report on the National Network of Fusion Centers

Last week, Michael McCaul, Chairman of the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee , and Peter King, Chairman of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence , released a Majority Staff Report entitled “The National Network of Fusion Centers.” The report analyzes the effectiveness of fusion centers across the nation...