Crashing on something that I hope will spark some interest. In the mean time, nibble on this gem (more to follow) from the WaPo (H/T AM):
When the State Department recently asked the CIA for names of Iranians
who could be sanctioned for their involvement in a clandestine nuclear
weapons program, the agency refused, citing a large workload and a
desire to protect its sources and tradecraft.
Frustrated, the State Department assigned a junior Foreign Service
officer to find the names another way — by using Google. Those with
the most hits under search terms such as “Iran and nuclear,” three
officials said, became targets for international rebuke Friday when a
sanctions resolution circulated at the United Nations.
Keep reading. 140 people can’t look up 12 names. So how is that info sharing thing going then anyway? So much for “community.”
I had never heard of the phrase “classified open source” until an Australian colleague beat me over the head with it at a conference. Now you get an idea of just what kind of nonsense people STILL have to put up with. September 10th, here we come.