Category: Politics

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…

Mission First, People Always

Not going to repeat the now well-worn story of Walter Reed-related issues, merely wanted to take a minute to point out a trend and offer up a lesson. There was a time when, while serving on active duty, the Army…

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…

The Seat-Belt Light is On

You can’t beat Siobhan Gorman for NSA stories: An expensive National Security Agency initiative to search the world’s communication networks for security threats is hitting early but significant snags, prompting intelligence officials and lawmakers to raise questions about its funding…

What Year is This?

I feel like I’m taking crazy pills here . . . The Homeland Security Department finally named an assistant secretary for cybersecurity last year, and the Senate ratified the first international treaty on cybercrime. The Computer Security Industry Alliance had…

On Reserves

There are a number of benefits associated with having an all-volunteer armed forces, not the least of which is the lifting of the burden of sacrifice that would otherwise fall on those with nominal enthusiasm for fighting wars. Even after…

With the Wiki, Comes the Time

They cover intelligence in West Virginia? 😉 […] On Tuesday, some members of the Senate Intelligence Committee, headed by Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., expressed new concerns. They came during questioning of Thomas Fingar, deputy director of national intelligence for analysis…

Berger(ler) (Update)

No, I’m not entering the Bennett song contest, but if I was . . . Hush little Sandy, we’ll do what we can Never mind that clearance ban It just two years till two-oh-eight Till we recast this reprobate (Apologies…