Tag: Intelligence

Don’t Believe the Hype

I want you to read this tweet:   Two things: 1. The government is constantly whinging on about how we need more sharing. The private sector elements who actually get involved in sharing regimes constantly complain about how “sharing” with…

“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…

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…

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…

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…

Codifying the obvious

Secrecy News points out an important new IC Directive: Intelligence analysis “must be objective and independent of political considerations,” … “The IC will seldom have the requisite depth and breadth of expertise to provide all of the insights and detailed…

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.” There was a time not that long ago when he backed the ideas of a few…

No Fear

Unlike the national security apparatus, when things go wrong in some places they have no problem doing what is necessary to turn things around. What? National security is not business? True, that. In the case of the latter continuing to…

It Takes a Marine

STRATCOM’s Cartwright points out imperial nudity: Under [the current cyberwar] approach, Net Warfare is responsible for attack and reconnaissance, the Joint Task Force for Global Network Operations manages network defense and operations, and the Joint Information Operations Warfare Center oversees…

That’s How You Do It

While the larger bandits and their FFRDC overlords pi$$ away $7.5 billion, motivated men in a garage (my metaphor, not reality) are getting it done. Tip-off: Bill Roggio