Iceberg Dead Ahead!

The FBI has failed to properly analyze staffing needs for its $425 million information technology modernization, putting the program at risk of delays and cost overruns, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office. That would be Sentinel,…

Let the Round-Up Begin

I’m not lawyer, but it seems to me there are a few major differences between 1861 and 2006, most notably:   Abraham Lincoln suspended Habeas Corpus and opened up the prospect of military tribunals for as many as a million-and-a-half…

9/11 Redux

A nice analysis of the airborne terror threat then and now by Shane Harris in National Journal. The broad point to take away is the value of defense-in-depth, or layers of security that (hopefully) are designed to catch those bits…

Fear the Eavesdroppers

No, not the NSA: The first thing that came out of our mouths when we heard that Google is working on a system that listens to what’s on your TV playing in the background, and then serves you relevant adverts,…