Category: National Security

“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…

All aboard the cluetrain express

As with any sufficiently radical effort (and believe me, this is practically magic to some on the inside) there is a marked difference between the public face and the reality in the cube.

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…

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…

underrattelser – US style

Ralph Peters’ latest report on improvements in MI. Money graph: Appropriate technologies can help us – but no database or collection system is a substitute for seasoned human judgment. The key task in intelligence is understanding the enemy. Machines do…