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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

Spec-Ops troops learn to be gumshoes

Fort Bragg's Special Warfare Center shows how the U.S. has turned hunting terror networks into half-science, half-art-form since the al-Qaida attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

Tuesday - 01/03/2012, 05:19pm EST

Book: Petraeus urged to quit over Afghan drawdown

Four-star general-turned-CIA director David Petraeus was urged to resign as Afghanistan war commander over President Barack Obama's decision to quickly draw down surge forces, according to a new insider's look at Petraeus' 37-year Army career.

Thursday - 12/29/2011, 11:07am EST

Financial troubles leading cause of security clearance loss

Holly Petraeus, director of the consumer Financial Protection Bureau's Office of Servicemember Affairs, says bad credit rating, the rough housing market and poor financial management are just a few of the issues that military personnel face.

Thursday - 12/15/2011, 07:39am EST

Cyber information-sharing bill passes House intel committee

A bill to let spy agencies share intelligence on cyber threats with private companies was backed by a House of Representatives intelligence panel.

Friday - 12/02/2011, 08:36am EST
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Panetta reaps fruity reward for bin Laden takedown

During a Panetta dinner party in early November, California restaurateur Ted Balestreri made good on his bet to open a rare, $10,000 bottle of 1870 Chateau Lafite Rothschild in honor of the successful raid that killed bin Laden in Pakistan.

Thursday - 12/01/2011, 07:10pm EST

Three agencies make top 10 places to work for young people

Tom Shoop, editor-in-chief of Gov Exec, explains why these agencies are so appealing.

Tuesday - 11/15/2011, 07:24pm EST
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AP Exclusive: CIA tracks revolt by Tweet, Facebook

In an anonymous industrial park, CIA analysts who jokingly call themselves the "ninja librarians" are mining the mass of information people publish about themselves overseas, tracking everything from common public opinion to revolutions.

Friday - 11/04/2011, 01:52pm EDT

US intel agencies tightening belts in 2011

Spending on defense intelligence dropped by $3 billion, even though this year's budget for all intelligence agencies including the CIA rose by over $1 billion.

Friday - 10/28/2011, 03:26pm EDT

Intel CIOs finding common ground in shared services

Chief information officers in the intelligence community said despite cultural challenges, it makes sense to treat the IC as one IT enterprise. They owe an implementation plan to IC agency heads by the end of this year.

Friday - 10/21/2011, 05:18am EDT
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Agencies overcoming cloud security fears

CIOs and other federal IT experts say cloud computing security isn't much different than other protecting other technology systems. The chief technology officer for the CIA, Gus Hunt, said the cloud's elasticity makes it harder for hackers to attack.

Wednesday - 10/19/2011, 06:04am EDT
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Intelligence agencies to squeeze savings from IT, contractors

After a decade of uninterrupted spending growth, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence has submitted budget cutting plans for intelligence agencies to the White House. The intelligence community will try to save money mostly through IT efficiencies, and will try to protect its civilian workforce while drawing down on its reliance upon contractors.

Tuesday - 10/18/2011, 05:42am EDT
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CIA to fuse troops' opinions in war analysis

The CIA is giving the military a greater say in the debate over how the war in Afghanistan is going by allowing battlefield commanders to weigh into the analysis at early stages.

Friday - 10/14/2011, 04:34pm EDT

Intelligence community will recruit despite budget cuts

James Clapper, the director of national intelligence, and CIA Director David Petraeus say they will protect the intelligence workforce against an impending budget squeeze. They told lawmakers they will look for cuts in technology and contracting instead.

Wednesday - 09/14/2011, 05:27am EDT
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At CIA, Petraeus takes up top spy post

David Petraeus, the newly retired general with the megawatt media profile, was sworn in Tuesday as CIA director, leaving behind a 37-year Army career that made him the best-known general of his generation.

Tuesday - 09/06/2011, 04:55pm EDT

Feds On Lifeguard Duty

Even though it's a federal holiday, the one when working folks are supposed to rest, Uncle Sam has millions of lifeguards civilian and military on duty today. For obvious reasons. And even if you can't see them, they are there, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Monday - 09/05/2011, 02:01am EDT

Court case reveals details of secret flights

The secret airlift of terrorism suspects and American intelligence officials to CIA-operated overseas prisons via luxury jets was mounted by a hidden network of U.S. companies and coordinated by a prominent defense contractor, newly disclosed documents show.

Thursday - 09/01/2011, 12:17pm EDT

Petraeus: Budget cuts must not impair military

David Petraeus, the general widely credited with rescuing a failing U.S. war in Iraq, retired from the Army on Wednesday with a word of warning: Coming budget cuts must not impair the U.S. military's ability to fight a full range of conflicts, from major land wars to Iraq-like insurgencies.

Wednesday - 08/31/2011, 03:24pm EDT

Petraeus prepares to take reins of CIA

will be sworn in as the nation's spy chief on September 6th, less than a week before the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks

Wednesday - 08/31/2011, 08:24am EDT

DIA to reform 'revolving' door for employees

The Defense Intelligence Agency wants the "revolving door" between government and industry to swing both ways, making it easier for employees to return to the agency after they've left. DIA Deputy Director David Shedd said a new entry-exit program is just getting off the ground to meet the changing needs of its newer and younger workforce. This story is part of Federal News Radio's ongoing coverage of the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, "9/11: A Government Changed."

Wednesday - 08/17/2011, 05:14pm EDT
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