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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

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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