Tag Archives: CIA

CIA Website Gets a Makeover

The CIA has launched a revamped website with links to YouTube and Flickr to help Americans better understand the agency’s often secretive work, officials said. “The idea behind these improvements is to make more information about the agency available to more people, more easily,” CIA Director Leon Panetta said in …

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New CIA Spy Chief Represents Shift in Agency Priorities

Last week, the CIA announced the nomination of John Bennett, a former station chief and Marine Corps officer, to head the National Clandestine Service (NCS).  As the CIA’s station chief in Islamabad, Pakistan, he oversaw drone strikes that killed at least 20 high-level Al Qaeda leaders, including Baitullah Mehsud, and …

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CIA Gets New Head of Clandestine Service

CIA Director Leon E. Panetta announced yesterday the appointment of John D. Bennett as the next head of the National Clandestine Service (NCS). Bennett will succeed Michael J. Sulick who is set to retire from the agency. The NCS is tasked with carrying out covert action and human intelligence (HUMINT) …

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Dinner to Honor Fallen Men and Women of CIA

In honor of the fallen men and women who have served in the Central Intelligence Agency, a fundraiser will be held next Thursday, July 8, to commemorate their services and raise money for their families. The money from the dinner, which is sponsored by the CIA Officers Memorial Foundation, will …

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Botnet Assaults CIA

The Central Intelligence Agency has come under attack by a modified botnet on the SSL port (secure sockets layer). The same botnet has also launched attacks against PayPal and several hundred other websites. The botnet sends a flood of legitimate-looking information requests over the SSL port, which forces them to …

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Securing the Cyber Cloud

As the government and private sector move more towards cloud computing, the question of security “in the cloud” is becoming a central component of the debate. There are a number of competing ideas regarding the best way to properly secure data being stored in the cloud. For some government agencies, …

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Spies Like Life in the Cloud

The Central Intelligence Agency is a big supporter of cloud computing, according to a recent article on computerworld.com. The CIA feels that using cloud computing can better secure its data while increasingly flexibility. Despite this increased reliance on cloud computing, the CIA is still firmly in control of its data. …

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Military Experts Question Efficacy of Unmanned Aircraft

Last week, Northrop Grumman stole the show at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International’s conference and exhibition in Washington D.C., the largest event of its kind.  The company’s scope of offerings in unmanned vehicles is so great that E.J. “Gene” Fraser, a VP in the company’s strike and surveillance systems …

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Former CIA senior scientist joins NISC

National Interest Security Company, (NISC), a top provider of innovative information technology, announced today that Dr. Les Dreiling, former technical advisor to the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) National Clandestine Service (NCS), has joined NISC as Chief Scientist of NISC Advanced Information Solutions. With 29 years of experience behind him, Dreiling …

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Local CEO Identified as Possible New CIA Director

Local CEO Identified as Possible New CIA Director The Washington Post and other sources have identified John Brennan as a possible replacement for current CIA Director Michael Hayden.  Mr. Brennan is currently CEO of The Analysis Corporation (TAC).  TAC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Global Strategies Group (North America) Inc, …

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Social Video for the US Intelligence Community

ExecutiveBiz members have had the pleasure of interacting with a long line of IT thought leaders. One of note is Chris Rasmussen, a great advocate for information sharing and collaboration within the federal space and a master of the use of new tools to get groups working together on hard …

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Speeding the delivery of Web2.0 capabilities into government

IT leaders in government are wrestling with several competing forces in the Web2.0 world. The greatest force is a push for change towards more user-focused computing.  But a resisting counter force threatens to delay this change. The counter force here is institutional inertia. Big organizations are just slow to change, …

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CIA on Myspace?

The national intelligence agencies have launched a social networking site, A-Space, modeled after the ultra-popular MySpace, further supplying ammunition to those who claim networking sites hold potential beyond teenage users. The government-only site will allow users who voluntarily sign up to access the vast network of federal intelligence agencies. This …

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