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Internal Audit Reveals DHS Struggles with Timely Dissemination of Intelligence Information

By   /  November 17, 2010  /  Unsorted  /  Comments Off on Internal Audit Reveals DHS Struggles with Timely Dissemination of Intelligence Information

A recently released report by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) revealed that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is struggling to provide regional fusion centers with timely intelligence information due to limitations of its IT systems and dissemination process. DHS collaborated with the Department of Justice (DOJ) in 2003 to set up fusion […]

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Pentagon Weighs Cyber Attacks

By   /  November 11, 2010  /  Unsorted  /  Comments Off on Pentagon Weighs Cyber Attacks

The Pentagon's new Cyber Command is seeking authority to carry out global network attacks to protect U.S. interests, prompting concern from government lawyers over the legality of offensive operations. Cyber Command, whose creation was ordered last summer and which became operational earlier this month, consolidates offensive and defensive operations under Army General Keith Alexander, who […]

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Napolitano Indicates DHS and NSA Cybersecurity Agreement Will Not Infringe on Civil Liberties

By   /  November 3, 2010  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Thursday at the National Symposium on Homeland Security and Defense in Colorado Springs that a new agreement struck between the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security, announced in October, takes into account privacy and civil liberties. Napolitano indicated that the agreement will allow DHS to draw […]

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Pentagon Asks Media to Refrain From Publishing Anticipated WikiLeaks Data

By   /  October 21, 2010  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

The Pentagon on Monday asked media organizations to refrain from publishing any classified war files released by WikiLeaks, anticipating another large-scale disclosure of as many as 500,000 documents on Iraq war operations. In July, WikiLeaks released nearly 77,000 classified military reports from Afghanistan. The investigation into the Afghan leak has been focused on PFC Bradley […]

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Supreme Court to Consider Cases Involving Invocation of State Secrets

By   /  October 13, 2010  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

In a 6-to-5 vote last month, a sharply divided U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit dismissed a lawsuit against Jeppesen DataPlan, a Boeing subsidiary accused of arranging flights for the Central Intelligence Agency to transfer prisoners to other countries for imprisonment and interrogation, and torture. The five men who sued Jeppesen DataPlan were […]

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