Tag: Reform

The Lessons of PFC Manning

The tragedy here is not that we were undone by a shit-bird GI who didn’t have his head screwed on straight, it’s that we will ignore what he is teaching us.

Cyber Village People

There is no shortage of people with CNO skills; there is simply a shortage of people who are either clear-able or willing to be cleared.

We Are Our Own Worst Enemy

My latest op-ed in SC Magazine: It is tough being in cybersecurity. Defense is a cost center, and it’s hard to find meaningful metrics to demonstrate success. Interest in security is also cyclical: Major breaches stir action, but as time…

“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…

The Q Prize

Funny what you think of in what passes for a traffic jam in these parts . . . Ruminating about John’s recent post about tinkering with technology  and the mention of the X-Prize and DARPA Grand Challenges . . .…

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…

With an eye towards reform

A nice briefing (Shift Happens) that has implications for many fields, including the IC and national security community. Business as usual isn’t cutting it now; it certainly isn’t going to work five years from now.

Last one out of the SCIF, turn out the light

The cynic in me wants to laugh, but this is just sad: The National Security Agency is facing significant budget shortfalls as the spy agency scrambles to respond to a mounting electricity crisis, modernize its technology, maintain current operations and…