Author: Mike

Media Trumps Interrogations

“Captured” media that is. In case you wondered why so many of us VRWC-types are behind continued analysis of what we found in Iraq. You’re not down with water-boarding? Fine, then can you get behind an effort that avoids the…

Ambling Towards Snow Crash

An interesting development in another information-centric industry that is in need of re-tooling: According to internal documents provided to Wired News and interviews with key executives, Gannett, the publisher of USA Today as well as 90 other American daily newspapers,…

Skeptipedia

Reader and former colleague ST is skeptical: 3,600 is supposed to be some kind of revolution? Is that EVEN double digits percent-wise? The 3,600 reference is derived from this story and the response overall aimed at an earlier post about…

The More Things Change…

With regard to hard problems: Fifty years ago today the Soviet Presidium overturned its earlier decision to pull its troops out of Hungary in the face of a popular uprising, yet the CIA–with only one Hungarian-speaking officer stationed in Budapest…

Get Your Book On

You don’t have to agree with him, but you most certainly should read him: John Robb that is. Click Brave New War link in Recommended Reading list (don’t let the goofy Amazon listing fool you), bone up on Robb’s vision…

FBI HR Seeing the Light?

The FBI places cyber attacks among its top three priorities, said Mark Mershon, assistant director in charge of the New York City field office. In fact, prevention is so important the crime-fighting agency will negotiate its normally strict employment standards…

What you get when you recycle

Another apparent breach of classified material is under federal investigation at the nation’s premier nuclear weapons laboratory: Los Alamos National Laboratory, sources tell CBS News correspondent Sharyl Attkisson. The breach apparently was discovered when Los Alamos police recently conducted a…

Economist on Talent

Some timely tidbits from The Economist (Oct 7th edition) in their Survey of Talent: The shift in the balance of power between workers and organizations is particularly noticeable among top talent and among young workers . . . technology starts…

Iceberg Dead Ahead!

The FBI has failed to properly analyze staffing needs for its $425 million information technology modernization, putting the program at risk of delays and cost overruns, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office. That would be Sentinel,…

Let the Round-Up Begin

I’m not lawyer, but it seems to me there are a few major differences between 1861 and 2006, most notably:   Abraham Lincoln suspended Habeas Corpus and opened up the prospect of military tribunals for as many as a million-and-a-half…