Newer News: April 2008
March 2008 Intelligence News
- Extending the GAO's Reach by Steven Aftergood, letter to the Editor, Washington Post, March 31. "Inexplicably, the congressional intelligence committees have failed in recent years to take advantage of all of the oversight tools at their disposal, such as GAO audits."
- Rep. Eshoo calls for GAO Evaluation of Intelligence Community Security Clearances, news release, March 12. "Yesterday, Representative Anna Eshoo (D-CA), Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Intelligence Community Management, and Representative Silvestre Reyes (D-TX), Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, sent a request to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) asking for a formal evaluation of Intelligence Community security clearance processes and the Director of National Intelligence’s pilot project for security clearance reform."
- Iraq? Iran? Who Can Tell the Difference? by Justin Rood, ABC News The Blotter, March 26. "Do you have trouble keeping Iran and Iraq straight? Don't worry -- so do folks at the Pentagon, sometimes."
- Iraqi Spies and the Voodoo Secret by Al Kamen, Washington Post, March 26. "The shocking Iraqi analysis says that Ibn 'Abd al Wahhab's grandfather's true name was not 'Sulayman' but 'Shulman.' (Of course! The Saudi Shulmans!)"
- OSC Analysis: Russia--Increased Attempts to Regulate Internet, Open Source Center, March 24. "Three bills under consideration in the [Russian] Federal Asssembly suggest the government is considering extending its control over the Internet, particularly the blogosphere, one of the few alternative sources of information and collaboration open to the opposition in the face of increasing government control of the mainstream media."
- FY 2008 Intelligence Authorization Act Vetoed by President Bush, March 8. "The bill would impede the United States Government's efforts to protect the American people effectively from terrorist attacks and other threats because it imposes several unnecessary and unacceptable burdens on our Intelligence Community."
- Diese Dokumente bergen Sprengstoff von Thomas Thiel, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, March 6. "Wikileaks sei für den Kampf gegen die Zensur in undemokratischen Regimen gebildet worden, könne in demokratischen Staaten aber auch antidemokratisch wirken."
Older News: February 2008
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