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Intelligence agencies faulted for Libya fallout

A Senate report found that changes made by intelligence agencies were the origin of confusing explanations after the attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi, Libya.

Tuesday - 01/01/2013, 03:08am EST

Congress tightens belt, trims spy budget for 2013

House lawmakers voted Monday 373-29 in favor of a Senate-passed bill to slightly boost the president's $72 billion budget request for intelligence agencies, which is still less than last year's $80 billion budget.

Tuesday - 01/01/2013, 03:07am EST

What federal applicants should know about polygraph tests

More and more Americans reported last year to having to submit to a polygraph examination in the quest of a coveted security clearance for federal employment or to keep a federal job. But unless you are like George Washington and you "cannot tell a lie" about cutting down the cherry tree, this controversial method could leave you rattled and unaware that you might have incriminated yourself during the process.

Tuesday - 12/11/2012, 03:31pm EST
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Declassification board 'agitates' for changes to document management

The Public Interest Declassification Board submitted 14 recommendations to President Barack Obama at the end of November. The suggestions cover everything from moving out of the three-tiered classification system to a two-tiered process to strengthening the National Archives and Records Administration's National Declassification Center to giving federal employees "safe harbor" protection if they adhere to a rigorous risk management process in how they perform their classification duties.

Monday - 12/10/2012, 05:30am EST
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Federal Drive Interviews -- Dec. 7, 2012

Carmen Middleton talks about overcoming stereotypes at the CIA. Paul Wormeli of IBM talk about how new technology is improving communication between law enforcement agencies. Registered employee benefit consultant Ed Zurndorfer offers tips for last minute Open Season choices.

Friday - 12/07/2012, 12:08pm EST

Obama may get chance to end Benghazi PR disaster

The White House could finally have its chance to close the books on its Benghazi public relations disaster, as key Republicans signal they might not stand in the way of U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice to become the next secretary of state.

Monday - 11/26/2012, 07:23am EST

Examining the FBI's role in the Petraeus investigation

The way the FBI responded to Jill Kelley's complaint about receiving harassing emails, which ultimately unraveled or scarred the careers of ex-CIA Director David Petraeus and Marine Gen. John Allen, is the exception, not the rule.

Sunday - 11/18/2012, 01:21pm EST

An apologetic Petraeus expresses regret for affair

Ex-CIA Director David Petraeus, who was whisked clandestinely into private meetings with Congress on Friday to avoid reporters, expressed regret anew in an appearance that marked his first official business since he resigned in disgrace over an extramarital affair.

Friday - 11/16/2012, 05:32pm EST

Petraeus to testify in Congress on Libya Friday

Former CIA Director David Petraeus will testify before the House Intelligence committee Friday on events that led to the death of the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans in an attack on the U.S. Consulate at Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11.

Wednesday - 11/14/2012, 07:41pm EST

Scandal widens to probe of top US general's emails

A senior defense official tells The Associated Press that some of the 20,000-plus documents and emails between the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan and a Tampa socialite were "flirtatious."

Tuesday - 11/13/2012, 11:20am EST

Timeline of events in Petraeus case

The extramarital affair that brought down David Petraeus' celebrated career last week raised many questions. Among them: when exactly the affair began, how the FBI stumbled upon the information and who was told about it. Here's a timeline of events, according to officials involved in the investigation:

Tuesday - 11/13/2012, 08:30am EST

General investigated for emails to Petraeus friend

The Pentagon said Tuesday that the top American commander in Afghanistan, Gen. John Allen (pictured), is under investigation for alleged "inappropriate communications" with a woman who is said to have received threatening emails from Paula Broadwell, the woman with whom Petraeus had an extramarital affair.

Tuesday - 11/13/2012, 01:05am EST

CIA Director Petraeus quits: extramarital affair

David Petraeus, the retired four-star general renowned for taking charge of the military campaigns in Iraq and then Afghanistan, abruptly resigned Friday as director of the CIA, admitting to an extramarital affair.

Friday - 11/09/2012, 08:11pm EST

Ex-CIA man likely to plead guilty in leak case

A former CIA officer accused of leaking the names of covert operatives to journalists is expected to enter a guilty plea as part of a plea deal.

Monday - 10/22/2012, 08:20pm EDT

Intelligence community cloud coming online in early 2013

Intelligence Community Information Technology Enterprise will reach initial operating capability next March on the way to full implementation in 2018. The NGA and DIA are building a common desktop for all of the intelligence community agencies.

Wednesday - 10/10/2012, 05:33am EDT
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Former CIA operative Edwin Wilson dies at 84

Edwin Wilson's high-powered, jet-setting life in the 1970s and early 1980s followed a career in the CIA. But it came crashing down when he was branded a traitor and convicted in 1983 for shipping 20 tons of C-4 plastic explosives to Libya

Sunday - 09/23/2012, 04:23am EDT

Govt won't bring charges over CIA interrogations

The Justice Department announced Thursday it has ended its investigation into CIA interrogations of terrorist detainees without bringing criminal charges.

Thursday - 08/30/2012, 09:28pm EDT

NARA claims progress against backlog of classified papers

Ninety percent of backlogged papers have been assessed and sent to agencies for review, but unexpected problems may cause government to miss 2013 deadline to clear the backlog.

Thursday - 08/30/2012, 05:20am EDT
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Appeals court removes key civil service protection

Tom Devine, legal director of the Government Accountability Project, a whistle-blower advocacy group, said Tuesday that the appeals court has given agencies "a blank check to cancel all government accountability in civil service law."

Wednesday - 08/22/2012, 03:04am EDT

UK LulzSec hackers plead guilty to CIA hacks

Hackers that attacked the Central Intelligence Agency and the Defense Department have pleaded guilty to those attacks in a court in London, SC Magazine reported.

Wednesday - 06/27/2012, 02:29pm EDT
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