Author: Mike

no hurry or anything

Authorized in ’06, pilot in ’08, FOC in ’12. Moving at the speed of government. What can red, white and blue do for you? Still, kudos for making the effort. Now, for the intelligence reserve.

Forrester for Uncle Sam?

When the Department of Defense needed the ability to push the technological envelope they developed the Advanced Research Projects Agency. Recognizing the value in that approach – about fifty years later – the intelligence community formed its own advanced R&D…

it’s not about panic

Everynerds favorite crypto-guru uses both well-worn barrels: Cyber-extortion is certainly on the rise; we see it at Counterpane. Primarily it’s against fringe industries — online gambling, online gaming, online porn — operating offshore in countries like Bermuda and the Cayman…

“75 percent is junk . . .”

Clay Osborne, vice president of human resources and diversity at Bausch & Lomb, based in Rochester, N.Y., said the findings matched what his own company has discovered. Programs that work, he said, focus on the business advantages that come with…

dangerous indicator

Let the panic begin. The FBI would like to build a giant biometrics database. The Director of National Intelligence is about to argue that the intelligence community should gain access to all Internet traffic transiting the US. These and other…

phil agee: somewhat principled traitor

Philip Agee, a former CIA case officer, is dead. Most commentary on the situation focuses on his writing _Inside the Company: CIA Diary_ and his outing of numerous CIA agents in his old haunts in Latin America (some of who…

tick, tock

The infiltration of gangs into the U.S. military is not only a growing concern in El Paso but is also considered a potential threat to national security and law enforcement. Weapon thefts, homicides and even the appearance of U.S. street-gang…

“reputation system”

From the Enterprise Resilience Management Blog: Anyone who believes he knows of information relating to these proposed patents will be able to post this online and solicit comments from others. But this will suddenly make available reams of information, which…

An XGW-cyber intel lab?

Beltway Bandits offering up expensive and cumbersome gaming solutions to Uncle Sam: look out! I was sitting at a picnic table Thursday afternoon talking with a revolutionary who last year bombed an American Apparel store. I didn’t think she was…