Category: Intelligence

The Q Prize

Funny what you think of in what passes for a traffic jam in these parts . . . Ruminating about John’s recent post about tinkering with technology¬† and the mention of the X-Prize and DARPA Grand Challenges . . .…

Retrograde?

I knew it was bad, but I didn’t know they were actually going backwards: The federal government is losing the battle to organize data and make it accessible. In fact, according to one expert, agencies are moving backward in regard…

How about a real intelligence reform bill then?

The nation’s intelligence agencies, mired in bureaucratic messes, have failed to deliver to Congress the high-quality information it needs about trouble spots such as North Korea and Iran, Michigan’s Rep. Pete Hoekstra said today. “We still don’t have the intelligence…

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…

More IO: the Internet (again)

Via Drudge: America’s top intelligence officer overseeing Iraq and Afghanistan says terrorists have made the Internet their most important recruiting tool. Brig. Gen. John Custer tells Scott Pelley that terrorist groups like Al Qaeda are influencing Islamic youth to join…

IO: meet the new boss, same as . . .

From Inside the Pentagon (subscription): As the Air Force prepares to open a new Cyber Command in May, a top service general overseeing the effort is calling on policymakers to consider how far the United States should go to safeguard…

On accountability

That’s what I’m talkin’ about! Maj. Gen. George W. Weightman, commanding general of the North Atlantic Regional Medical Command and Walter Reed Army Medical Center, was relieved of command at 10 a.m. Thursday by Secretary of the Army Dr. Francis…

Keeping the IC Competitive

Advice about innovation from the world’s richest man. Evidence that breaking a slump need not be expensive or painful (just unusual). Technophiles will undoubtedly joke about the first item but that is beside the point . . . The IC…