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You Can’t Be Serious

If you’re talking about cyber threat and the after-effects you portray are similar to what the upper east coast looks like post-Sandy, do you think people considering the issue of cyber threat will take you more or less seriously?

first? maybe only?

(H/T to John Robb) Wow, a whole one example: To advance information sharing against terrorism, Boeing Co. expects to be among the first major corporations — maybe the first — to assign its own analyst to the Seattle FBI Fusion…

you’ll share and you’ll like it!

One of the guest speakers in my course runs a PIC (Private Intelligence Company) and has been involved in sub-federal sharing initiatives for years. Call it grass-roots, call it organic, call it what you will; experience says the best sort…

told you so

A senior U.S. senator denounced reports that a hard drive containing information about 100,000 federal employees was "discovered missing." [...] Sen. Joseph Lieberman, I-Conn., said that the "theft" of the hard drive was "only the latest in a string of…

how to do it

The latest report card on the federal government’s computer security showed slight improvement overall, but it also showed dramatic drops in the grades of some major agencies. [...] The Homeland Security Department finished its inventory for the first time in…

NIPC all over agani

For more than four months there have been no representatives of military intelligence in the 24-hour operations room at the heart of the U.S. National Counter-Terrorism Center, or NCTC — the hub of federal efforts to share real-time terrorist threat…

cyber security: don’t hold your breath

It is one thing to plan, something else entirely to turn it into reality: The DHS plans to collocate private-sector employees from the communications and IT industries with government workers at the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) facility here,…

more uniforms, please

Fellow national security-issue blogger William Arkin is troubled: The White House announcement last week that it was nominating Dell L. Dailey of South Dakota to be the State Department Coordinator for Counterterrorism immediately caught my attention. Dailey, who is hardly…

indefatigable

Charlie Allen on following the conventional wisdom: “Don’t listen too much to what others are telling you,” Mr. Allen said. “Constantly re-examine your assumptions.” I would say he was both a literal and figurative grandfather of the IC, but I…