Tagged: intelligence

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...

Presidential Policy Directive 14: Implementation of National Defense Authorization Act Section 1022

On February 28, 2012 the White House released Presidential Policy Directive 14: Procedures Implementing Section 1022 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year (FY) 2012. President Obama expressed that the executive branch must use many tools to confront the diverse and evolving threats posed by al-Qa’ida and its...

National Infrastructure Advisory Council Examines Intelligence Information Sharing

The National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC) in their latest report “set out to determine whether the right people are receiving the right intelligence information at the right time to support robust protection and resilience of the Nation’s critical infrastructure.” The NIAC conducted over 200 interviews and preformed extensive open-source research...