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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

Biden, in leaked memo, told Obama war plan flawed

As President Barack Obama considered adding as many as 40,000 U.S. forces to a backsliding war in Afghanistan in 2009, Vice President Joe Biden warned him that the military rationale for doing so was flawed, a new book about Obama's expansion of the conflict says.

Monday - 06/25/2012, 05:28am EDT

America, Pakistan and never having to say sorry

Say you're sorry. That's what the Pakistani government says it wants from the United States in order to jump-start a number of initiatives between the two countries that would help the hunt for al-Qaida in Pakistan and smooth the end of the war in Afghanistan.

Wednesday - 06/20/2012, 11:56am EDT

CIA's bin Laden unit said it was losing funding prior to 9/11

In the months before the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the CIA unit responsible for hunting Osama bin Laden complained that it was running out of funding. That's according to new declassified documents released by the CIA.

Wednesday - 06/20/2012, 08:54am EDT

US declassifies attacks in Yemen, Somalia

The White House is partially lifting the lid of secrecy on its counterterrorism campaign against al-Qaida in Yemen and Somalia by formally acknowledging for the first time that it is conducting lethal attacks in those countries.

Friday - 06/15/2012, 06:12pm EDT

Correction: Intelligence Leaks story

A story that moved June 7, 2012, about members of Congress discussing leaks of classified information misstated what Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., said. Rogers said that parts of the Justice Department had recused themselves from one of the investigations to avoid the appearance of a potential conflict, not that the department had refused to cooperate. A Justice Department official, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive issues, said other parts of the department were participating in the investigation, and a decision to recuse certain officials was routine.

Friday - 06/08/2012, 02:22pm EDT

Risks of boomerangs a reality in world of cyberwar

The Obama administration is warning American businesses about an unusually potent computer virus that infected Iran's oil industry even as suspicions persist that the United States is responsible for secretly creating and unleashing cyberweapons against foreign countries.

Saturday - 06/02/2012, 09:11am EDT

State, CIA, FBI rank high as ideal employer, college students say

A survey of nearly 60,000 college students found some federal agencies rank high as ideal employers post-graduation.

Thursday - 05/24/2012, 09:44am EDT
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Pentagon spooks get own spy service

The Pentagon is rebranding and reorganizing its clandestine spy shop, sending more of its case officers to work alongside CIA officers to gather intelligence in places like China, after a decade of focusing intensely on war zones.

Monday - 04/23/2012, 01:17pm EDT

Agencies need to 'quit whining' about SES

A new study is leading to calls to shake up the Senior Executive Service by encouraging members to change jobs once in a while. That was the original intent, but only half of its members have done it. Now, with a third of senior execs eligible to retire, federal human resources leaders say agencies need to focus on improving the corps.

Monday - 03/05/2012, 01:41pm EST

CIA-led force may speed Afghan exit

Top Pentagon officials are considering putting elite special operations troops under CIA control in Afghanistan after 2014, just as they were during last year's raid on Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan, sources told The Associated Press.

Saturday - 03/03/2012, 08:38pm EST

CIA goes commercial to fight malware

The CIA says its private sector funding arm, In-Q-Tel, will work with Reversing Labs to develop a program it will offer to both the public and private sectors.

Monday - 02/20/2012, 09:57am EST

An inside look at CIA University

John Guyant, chief learning officer at CIA University, joins host Derrick Dortch to talk about the school's mission.
February 17, 2012(Encore presentation February 24, 2012)

Friday - 02/17/2012, 11:42pm EST
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Justice Dept gets `award' for worst secrecy work

A group dedicated to reducing government secrecy gave its annual worst performance award Tuesday to the Justice Department.

Tuesday - 02/14/2012, 07:32pm EST

Counterterrorism bureau plays greater role in homeland security

The counterterrorism office in the State Department has been upgraded to a full-fledged. It's part of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's goal of greater smart power capability.

Monday - 01/30/2012, 09:22am EST
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Former CIA officer accused of terror leaks

A former CIA officer who told reporters he participated in the interrogation of terrorist Abu Zubaydah has been charged with leaking classified secrets about CIA operatives and other information to reporters.

Monday - 01/23/2012, 02:38pm EST
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