Category Open Source Intelligence

Secret Government Report: Chelsea Manning Leaks Caused No Real Harm

As David Maxwell notes below: David Maxwell:  Note that there is a link in the article to the 2011 report that appears to be still classified.  The classification markings are lined through but there are no declassification markings on it.  Obviously government employees should not click on the link and download it. Secret Government Report: […]

CIA Reportedly Hacked Wi-Fi Routers For Years

CIA Reportedly Hacked Wi-Fi Routers For Years By Steven Musil, www.cnet.com View Original June 15th, 2017 The CIA has been hacking home, office and public wireless routers for years in an effort to carry out clandestine surveillance, according to classified documents seen by CNET sister site ZDNet. The intelligence agency had by mid-2012 developed implants “for roughly 25 different devices […]

This Is How Chinese Spying Inside The U.S. Government Really Works

This Is How Chinese Spying Inside The U.S. Government Really Works by Peter Mattis nationalinterest.org · June 11, 2017 The Department of Justice on March 29 unsealed a criminal complaint against Candace Claiborne, an office-management specialist with the U.S. Department of State, who is now facing charges related to concealing a relationship with Chinese intelligence. The extended fifty-nine-page affidavit catalogues […]

Palantir Goes From Pentagon Outsider To Mattis’ Inner Circle

Palantir Goes From Pentagon Outsider To Mattis’ Inner Circle By Bryan Bender, Jacqueline Klimas, www.politico.com View Original June 11th, 2017 At least three members of the Defense secretary’s inner circle worked, lobbied or consulted for the Silicon Valley company. At least three Pentagon officials close to Defense Secretary Jim Mattis either worked, lobbied or consulted for the company […]

DIA Chief Fears Agency Becoming Irrelevant — But, LTG. Stewart’s Remarks Are Reflective Of A Much Larger Cascade Of Difficult Issues Confronting The Intelligence Community; What The IC Needs To Do To Avoid……Its Kodak Moment

DIA Chief Fears Agency Becoming Irrelevant — But, LTG. Stewart’s Remarks Are Reflective Of A Much Larger Cascade Of Difficult Issues Confronting The Intelligence Community; What The IC Needs To Do To Avoid……Its Kodak Moment www.fortunascorner,com      That’s the title of Stew Magnuson’s June 8, 2017 article on the Real Clear Defense website.  Mr. […]

North Korea Enacts Death Penalty For Distributing Foreign Media By Elizabeth

Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell’s comments are highlighted in blue below. David Maxwell:  Probably one of the best indications of the effect of outside information influencing the Korean people in the north which is a direct threat to the Kim Family Regime. Report: North Korea Enacts Death Penalty For Distributing Foreign Media By Elizabeth Shim, www.upi.com View Original […]

“Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, And What The Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are”

“Everybody Lies:  Big Data, New Data, And What The Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are” https://fortunascorner.com      The above, is the title of new book just out this week by Seth Stephens Davidowitz; and published by Harper Collins.  Mr. Davidowitz was interviewed this morning (Friday/May 12, 2017) on CNBC’s Squawk Box. […]

Options For United States Intelligence Community Analytical Tools

Options For United States Intelligence Community Analytical Tools By Divergent Options, divergentoptions.org View Original May 1st, 2017 National Security Situation:  Centralization of United States Intelligence Community (USIC) Analytical Tools. Date Originally Written:  March 6, 2017. Date Originally Published:  May 1, 2017. Author and / or Article Point of View:  Author has served as an all-source analyst.  The […]

Russian Intelligence Chief Says Easing Of Info War With West Not In Sight, Battle For Minds To Intensify

Moscow is steeped in this kind of ‘warfare;’ while the West isn’t even on first base.  RCP, fortunascorner.com www.rt.com April 27 2017 Russian Intelligence Chief Says Easing Of Info War With West Not In Sight, Battle For Minds To Intensify ‎ Strengthening information security is as important as increasing military capabilities, Sergey Naryshkin, Russia’s foreign […]