May 2004 Intelligence News
Newer News: June 2004
- Alphabetical Listing of All Blocked Persons, Foreign Terrorist Organizations, Designated Narcotics Traffickers, and Others, Treasury Dept Office of Foreign Assets Control, Federal Register Notice, May 27.
- Powerful Figure Sits At Rumsfeld's Right Hand by Richard Lardner, Tampa Tribune, May 19. "Stephen Cambone is the most powerful Pentagon official you've never heard of. He's Defense Secretary Rumsfeld's most-trusted aide, and he oversees billions of dollars worth of military intelligence assets. But outside of official Washington, he's not well-known."
- Fact Sheet on the National Criminal Intelligence Sharing Plan, Justice Department news release, May 14. "This plan represents law enforcementís commitment to take it upon itself to ensure that the dots are connected, be it in crime or terrorism. The plan is the outcome of an unprecedented effort by law enforcement agencies, with the strong support of the Department of Justice, to strengthen the nationís security through better intelligence analysis and sharing."
- Attorney General Announces Implementation of the National Criminal Intelligence Sharing Plan, Justice Department news release, May 14. "The National Criminal Intelligence Sharing Plan is the first of its kind in
the nation, uniting law enforcement agencies of all sizes and geographic locations in a truly national effort to prevent terrorism and criminal activity."
- Study finds federal Web sites offer little critical data for potential terrorists by Michael J. Sniffen, Associated Press, May 10. "The overwhelming majority of federal Web sites that reveal information about airports, power plants, military bases and other attractive terrorist targets need not be censored because similar or better information is easily available elsewhere, a taxpayer-financed study found."
- Illuminating Blacked-Out Words by John Markoff, New York Times, May 10. "European researchers at a security conference in Switzerland last week demonstrated computer-based techniques that can identify blacked-out words and phrases in confidential documents."
- Why Bush Didn't Apologize by Fred Kaplan, Slate, May 5. "There was nothing 'transparent' about this probe until the photographs and Gen. Taguba's report were leaked to CBS and The New Yorker. The report, though available on the Internet, is still classified Secret..."
- The CPA's Multiple Personality Disorder by Eric Umansky, Slate, May 4. "Conflicting accounts about the Coalition Provisional Authority's status are helping it shirk accountability rules."
- Attorney General Ashcroft Statement on the 2003 Annual FISA Report to Congress, news release, May 2. "We are acting judiciously and moving aggressively by seeking increased surveillance orders from the Foreign Intelligence
Surveillance (FISA) Court."
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