Author: Mike

habitrails begone!

If you toil in Bolling you are familiar with the halls/walls/offices built out of file cabinets. Cabinets that few have ever seen opened in years, if at all. So it is with both caution and dread that I point out…

The Intelligence-Security Disconnect: Wider the Higher You Go

A consultant you probably should not be writing checks to: Some opponents of the directive, which include several former Office of Management and Budget officials, say that National Security Presidential Directive 54/Homeland Security Presidential Directive 23 authorizing intelligence monitoring of…

Fight the Power!

It’s funny how popular you can get these days by screaming “political interference.” Contrast the experiences of two different intelligence officers: one spent two years in a junior position at one agency and was perpetually oppressed by partisans that ran…

David Axe lays the smack down

From West Point to the Pentagon Leavenworth and back down Seven years after the launch of Wikipedia – the user-edited online encyclopedia that brought the “open source” concept to the masses – the U.S. Army is still playing catch-up. The…

Spooks in the Machine

I was called a philistine and worse for suggesting that virtual worlds like Second Life were anything but digital paradises where people were able to free themselves of pesky meat-space hindrances to inter-personal joy like their middling looks or inadequate…

Five People

Hyperpeople: Five people mark the tipping point between a hobby and a nascent hyperintelligence. (H/T: John Robb)

we’ve been here before

Just a reminder, as cables seem to be disintegrating before our eyes, of the highly readable The Victorian Internet. Just in case time allows for reading for pleasure.

MI Wusses Out

DI Olsen, a merciless chop-buster and the first guy to recognize that I might actually have what it takes to lead. He was not entirely incorrect. Sad that they’re moving away form leadership and towards management.

the foolishness spreads

Our Uncle (and his allies) need to get ahead of this sort of thing before it gets out of hand. All the horsepower in non-descript office-parks in NoVA is not going to match the mob once it gets rolling. A…