Tagged: intelligence

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...

Government Surveillance Programs: Are They Allowed to Do That?

Following the reveal of two of the government’s broad surveillance programs last week, the American public has been left with many unanswered questions and general concerns regarding these programs’ purposes and legality. In an effort to answer these some of these questions, the Brennan Center for Justice has released a...

Report Released on the Oversight of the Intelligence Community, 2011-2013

On March 22, 2013, the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released its latest biennial report outlining its oversight activities from the period of January 5, 2011 to January 3, 2013. Charged with carrying out oversight of the programs and activities of the U.S. Intelligence Community since 1976, the Committee...

2013 Worldwide Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community

Statement for the Record, Worldwide Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Community, Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, James R. Clapper, Director of National Intelligence, March 12, 2013 Today, the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence held a hearing on current and projected national security threats to the U.S. The Director...

State Department Report on the Benghazi Attack

The U.S. Department of State has recently released a report examining the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya in September of this year. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ordered the Accountability Review Board (ARB) “to examine the facts and circumstances surrounding the September 11-12, 2012, killings of four...

Targeting U.S. Technologies: A Security Assessment

The Defense Security Service (DSS) has released their newest report, “Targeting U.S. Technologies: A Trend Analysis of Reporting from Defense Industry.” This annual report provides DSS findings on foreign attempts to access and collect “sensitive or classified DoD information and technologies resident in cleared industry.” The DoD considers these illicit...

Report Condemns Ineffectiveness of Fusion Centers

The United States Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations released today the culmination of its two-year investigation on fusion centers and the counterterrorism intelligence these provided in a report entitled, Federal Support for and Involvement in State and Local Fusion Centers. During this time, the Subcommittee reviewed over 80,000 pages of...

Counterterrorism Intelligence: Fusion Center Perspectives

The Homeland Security Policy Institute (HPSI) at George Washington University released the brief “Counterterrorism Intelligence: Fusion Center Perspectives” as part of the HPSI’s Counterterrorism Intelligence Survey Research program. The brief “examines how the professionals working in the national network of fusion centers view the terror threat, the efficacy of their...