Newer News: November 2006
October 2006 Intelligence News
- ODNI to Hold Media Roundtable on Intellipedia, media advisory, October 30. "The Office of the Director of National Intelligence will host a media roundtable on Intellipedia -- a 'Wikipedia' for the Intelligence Community."
- Hey, Let's Play Ball by David E. Kaplan, U.S. News and World Report, October 29. "The insular world of intelligence reaches out for a few new ideas."
- Wikis and Blogs, Oh My! by David E. Kaplan, U.S. News and World Report, October 29. "In an age when information sharing is the name of the game, intelligence agencies have also embraced the latest off-the-shelf technology to get their work out to others."
- The Eye of The Storm by Kevin Whitelaw, U.S. News and World Report, October 29. "In a secret, high-tech spy hub near Washington, the war on terror is 24-7."
- Flack: For Months, Tech "Snafu" Kept Key Intel Docs from Lawmakers by Paul Kiel, TPM Muckraker, October 24. "For five months this year, the House intelligence committee had a crucial intelligence report on the increasing threat of terrorism in the wake of the Iraq War -- yet not a single member read it."
- Rep. Harman Issues Statement on HPSCI Chairman's Suspension of Staffer's Access to Classified Information, news release, October 20. "The Chairmanís unilateral action is without basis and an abuse of his power to provide security accesses. There is no evidence to suggest that the professional staff member in question did anything wrong."
- Intelligence Plan Targets Training, Keeping Personnel by Karen DeYoung and Walter Pincus, Washington Post, October 19. "U.S. intelligence efforts are hampered by inefficient methods for recruiting, training and assigning personnel, according to a new human resources plan that calls for a more 'corporate' business model and increased cooperation within the 16-agency intelligence community."
- New space policy 'sets up' intel turf war, United Press International, October 17. "The new U.S. policy on space exploration and exploitation sets the stage for a turf battle between intelligence and the military, says one expert."
- Hoekstra Statement on Cunningham Inquiry, HPSCI news release, October 17. "The unilateral decision by Harman to break our bipartisan, written agreement to review the Cunningham matter by releasing an incomplete, internal committee document that has not been reviewed by the other committee Members is disturbing and beyond the pale."
- Rep. Harman Releases Statement and Text of Unclassified Cunningham Report, news release, October 17. "In January 2006, Chairman Peter Hoekstra and I announced an internal investigation to determine whether Duke Cunningham improperly used Committee staff or resources to facilitate the bribery scheme for which he was convicted and sentenced to prison."
- Statement by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence on the North Korea Nuclear Test, ODNI news release, October 16. "Analysis of air samples collected on October 11, 2006 detected radioactive debris which confirms that North Korea conducted an underground nuclear explosion in the vicinity of P'unggye on October 9, 2006. The explosion yield was less than a kiloton."
- Stealth satellites: Cold War myth or operational reality?, C4ISR Journal, October 4. "A patent recently issued to an upstart space entrepreneur could be another sign that stealth satellites are real -- not vestiges of the previous millenniumís battles."
Older News: September 2006
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