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Disclosure and Disgust

The disclosure of vulnerabilities can be a contentious subject. Regardless of where you fall out on the issue, the one thing everyone can agree on is that we’re trying to improve security, even if we’re on slightly different tacks. One…

What Value, Good Advice?

If you cannot effectively communicate how what you’re proposing makes your client a better business, your advice is going to be ignored

Goldwater-Nichols for suits

From Inside the Pentagon (subscription required): Bush administration officials are preparing an executive order for the president’s signature that calls for sweeping changes in educational programs and career development for the federal workforce so professionals in each agency with a…

Early Warning: Arkin Incoming

Many pixels have died in the flail that was yesterday’s Early Warning post and if you haven’t seen them yet go to Blackfive, LGF, CQ, Powerline, OPFOR, etc. I don’t know that it would do much good to add to…

(Global) Guerrillas in our Midst?

I was a little slow to catch this item: U.S. law enforcement and intelligence officials say they are taking steps to monitor and combat the possible spread of Islamic extremism and support for a violent holy war against the West…

Backwater Strikes Back

Via ABC: Lt. Gen. Michael D. Maples, head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, recently testified that documents captured by coalition forces during a raid of a safe house believed to house Iraqi members of al Qaeda six months ago “revealed…

Domestic Spying, Or Not

Ooooo, very scary: US Vice-President Dick Cheney has admitted that the US military and CIA have been spying on the financial dealings of Americans — intelligence gathering normally authorized only by civilian policing agencies. The New York Times broke the…

Coalition of the Dastardly

(Cross posted to GroupIntel) I engaged in several conversations about cyber threats this past week and each conversant repeated with certainty a lack of concern over a relationship between terrorists and mobsters in the virtual world. I’d like to think…

Post Holiday Wrap-Up

You’ve probably already seen and forgotten, but some tidbits that caught my eye as I have been trying to catch up with developments over the last two weeks: ZenPundit’s post on IC and the Blogosphere and Blogger’s Dilema . .…