Sunday, March 6, 2016

Intelligence News

CID Director Criticized by Former Spooks. "Former CIA officers are expressing exasperation over John Brennan's recent remark that 'we don't steal secrets'". It seems that the CIA Director told National Public Radio last week that he objects to the idea that the CIA engages in theft. Hmmmm. I thought the CIA was supposed to have spies that found out stuffs that others didn't want us to know. Read more in "Former Spooks Criticize CIA Director John Brennan for Spying Comments", NBC News, March 2, 2016. See also "Time for a New CIA?", The Cipher Brief, March 2, 2016.

Israeli Intelligence. A recent article by Shay Hershkovitz explains the organization and processes of the intel agencies of Israel. Read "Israel's Intelligence Wars", War on the Rocks, March 2, 2016.

Paper - Privacy Research and Best Practices. A summary report (66 pages) of a workshop for the intelligence community has been published by the National Academies Press (2016).

What is the "PDB"? Each day (or at least most days) the President of the United States begins his day with the President's Daily Brief (PDB). This update contains the most sensitive intelligence reporting and analysis in the world. Read more in "All the President's Secrets: The History of the President's Daily Briefing", Foreign Affairs, February 26, 2016.

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