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DHS to Create New Office to Support Intelligence Fusion Centers

- The Department of Homeland Security will establish a new office to support the nation's rapidly expanding network of fusion centers.

Intelligence Community's Wikipedia Begins to Thrive

- The U.S. intelligence community may be overcoming its institutional aversion to information sharing as its internal version of Wikipedia begins to thrive, according to The Washington Post.

Former Agency Heads Defend Use of Intelligence Contractors

- Speaking at the National Press Club at an event on privatization of Intelligence, former CIA director Michael Hayden and former Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff defended the use of contractors as a means of filling in skill sets that might be lacking in-house.

DHS to Eliminate Bush-era Spy Satellite Office, Paper Reports

- Bush Administration’s transfer of domestic of spy satellite activity to DHS from the Department of the Interior elicited outcry from civil libertarians who feared the move would lead to unconstitutional surveillance.

Russian Intelligence Spies on German Companies, Counter Intelligence Chief Claims

- Germany's counterintelligence chief says that Russian intelligence is spying on German firms to steal industrial secrets to help Russian companies get a competitive advantage in new technologies.

Terrorists Attempting to Recruit Israel Spies on Facebook, Shin Bet Says

- The Israeli Security Agency, Shin Bet, warns that Arab terrorists are trying to recruit Israeli citizens as spies using social networking Web sites such as Facebook, reports Haaretz.

Should the NSA Take the Lead for U.S. Cybersecurity?

- As President Barack Obama's 60-day review of U.S. cybersecurity nears its end, the debate over whether the National Security Agency (NSA) should be the lead agency protecting government networks gets attention from The New York Times today.

Investigating the Competition

- How to learn about the competition without crossing the line into industrial espionage.

Experts, Lawmakers Debate Homeland Security Intelligence System

- Officials briefed lawmakers today on the challenges of developing a domestic intelligence-sharing network to thwart terror, while civil libertarians warned of infringement on the rights of groups that espouse unpopular but nonviolent views.

United Kingdom Scraps Expensive Intelligence Network

- The United Kingdom government wasted "tens of millions" of pounds on a secret computer network designed to allow different agencies to access secret intelligence fast, reports the Guardian.

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.

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.

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