Category Open Source Intelligence

Staying Competitive In A Crowded Open Source World

Staying Competitive in a Crowded Open Source World thecipherbrief.com Carmen Landa MiddletonFormer Deputy Executive Director, CIA Technological advancements in the past 30 years have in many ways democratized access to information and disrupted countless industries – from journalism to national security. Increasingly, intelligence-rich assessments are being made by non-intelligence professionals. Consider the 20-year-old Australian student […]

National Museum Of Intelligence & Special Operations

The OSS Society is building the National Museum of Intelligence and Special Operations in Loudoun County, Virginia. The eight-acre site is close to Dulles International Airport. The museum will honor Americans serving at the “tip of the spear.” It will educate the American public about the importance of strategic intelligence and special operations to the preservation […]

Hawaii Worker Who Sent False Missile Alert Thought It Was Real

Hawaii worker who sent false missile alert thought it was real By Tali Arbel, www.stripes.com View Original January 30th, 2018 Toby Clairmont, the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency’s executive officer, shows new informational materials in Honolulu on July 21, 2017. A Hawaii employee who mistakenly sent an alert warning of an incoming ballistic missile earlier this month thought […]

Did Fake News Lose The Vietnam War? Journalists Wrongly Portrayed The Tet Offensive As A U.S. Defeat; And Never Corrected The Record

​Excerpt: But even to this day it’s difficult to find fault with Braestrup’s concluding insight: The professional obligation of journalists in a free society is to stay calm and get the story straight. It is not, as Walter Lippmann admonished, to conflate “truth” with the assembly and processing of a commodity called “news.” ​ Did […]

Embarrassment For NBC News After Lester Holt Apparently Falls For North Korean Propaganda

They have much more to be embarrassed for than just the below.  RCP, fortunascorner Embarrassment for NBC News after Lester Holt apparently falls for North Korean propaganda By Brian Flood, www.foxnews.com View Original January 22nd, 2018 NBC News is reeling after “Nightly News” anchor Lester Holt appears to have been badly fooled by North Korean propagandists — […]

Financier Is Top Choice To Advise President On Intelligence Matters

Financier Is Top Choice to Advise President on Intelligence Matters By Jenna Mclaughlin, foreignpolicy.com View Original January 22nd, 2018 Trump has finally picked members for a key intelligence advisory board, and billionaire Stephen Feinberg is slated to head it. The Central Intelligence AgencyPhoto by: CIA The man who once dreamt of being the most powerful American in […]

The Reviews Are In: Here’s What Experts Are Saying About Jim Mattis’ New Strategy

The reviews are in: Here’s what experts are saying about Jim Mattis’ new strategy Washington Examiner · by Politics · January 19, 2018 Defense Secretary Jim Mattis released the new National Defense Strategy on Friday, a mostly classified document with a public portion that moves away from anti-terrorism as the top mission and focuses on peer competitors Russia and China. […]

How Hawaii Could Have Sent A False Nuclear Alarm; And, Will/Could North Korea, Iran, Etc. Also Learn From This & Hack Into This Alert System…And Issue False Alarms?

How Hawaii Could Have Sent A False Nuclear Alarm; And, Will/Could North Korea, Iran, Etc. Also Learn From This & Hack Into This Alert System…And Issue False Alarms? www.fortunascorner.com     Issie Lapowsky posted an article on the January 13. 2018 edition of the security and technology website, WIRED.com with the title above.  As all of you […]

Tomorrow’s Net Neutrality Vote: Spooks Are Watching It Too

Tomorrow’s Net Neutrality Vote: Spooks Are Watching It Too thecipherbrief.com · by | Levi Maxey · December 13, 2017 Consumer access to the marketplace of ideas, goods and services isn’t the only underpinning of American society to be affected tomorrow, when the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) votes on whether to lift restrictions that require internet service providers to […]

With Technology, These Researchers Are Figuring Out North Korea’s Nuclear Secrets

With technology, these researchers are figuring out North Korea’s nuclear secrets By Anna Fifield, www.washingtonpost.com View Original November 21st, 2017 Dave Schmerler, center, a researcher at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, uses satellite images and modeling to locate the sites of North Korea’s missile tests and nuclear showrooms.Photo by: Anna Fifield/The Washington Post MONTEREY, Calif. —  There […]