NEWS & ANALYSIS

National Security Whistleblower Protections Still Stymied

Employees who work in national intelligence agencies lack the whistleblower protections of other government workers. Provisions granting those protections, which had been attached to the stimulus bill, were dropped before the bill was signed into law by President Obama, reports The Washington Post.

India Outlines Intelligence and Security Overhaul After the Mumbai Attacks

The Indian government outlined a broad strengthening and reorganization of its security and intelligence agencies after more than 170 people were killed during a terrorist assault on the city in late November.

New Indian Home Minister Admits Intelligence and Security Failures

A little more than a week after terrorists assaulted the city of Mumbai, the Indian government has publicly acknowledged its security failures.

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Intelligence Official Proposes U.S. Government Help Companies Protect Proprietary Data

The principal deputy director of national intelligence says the government should consider taking equity stakes in high technology companies to prevent proprietary information from falling into the wrong hands.

Private Contractors Make up More Than 25 Percent of Intelligence Community

According to inventory taken by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, contractors make up 27 percent of the U.S. intelligence community.

President Bush Overhauls Intelligence Community

The executive order, signed yesterday, restructures the intelligence community and gives more power to the Director of National Intelligence.

GAO: Much Work Remains in Information Sharing Effort

Stakeholders cite progress in the post-9-11 effort to establish a universal Information Sharing Environment (ISE), but the government's watchdog agency says large issues remain unresolved.

Al Qaeda Recruits Europeans and Americans for Attack Against Israel, Israeli Intelligence Reports

Intelligence officials fear the international terrorist organization will establish ties with local terrorist groups.

Ex-Intelligence Officers Condemn Torture

The group of fifteen ex-interrogators and ex-intelligence officers call torture “unlawful, ineffective and counterproductive.”

U.K.: Another Set of Sensitive Intel Documents Left on Train

In another intelligence breach, more classified documents were found on a British commuter train.
 




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