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10:33 am, December 21, 2014

CIA News

Kicking the CIA: Wait your turn!

With the release of the Senate Intelligence Committee's 500-page report, columnists and politicians are pounding the Central Intelligence Agency. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says maybe the Senate should broaden its inquiry.

Monday - 12/15/2014, 02:00am EST

Report: CIA officers read Senate emails

CIA report: CIA officers read Senate emails, showed 'lack of candor' to investigators

Friday - 08/01/2014, 12:50am EDT

Collateral damage of Snowden leaks being felt in cyber, public trust

Chief legal counselor to NSA says intelligence disclosures may have set back efforts to improve nation's cybersecurity posture because of increasing unease about public-private cooperation, and that it's time to reexamine the digital privacy trust relationship between government and the public.

Monday - 07/28/2014, 04:49am EDT
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Could some of the Benghazi victims have been saved?

The Associated Press is reporting that senior military leaders told Congress in a closed door session that two of the four U.S. deaths in Benghazi might have been prevented. Military leaders say if commanders had known more about the intensity of the gunfire directed at the CIA facility where Americans had taken refuge, they could have taken action. AP reports they thought the fighting had subsided and the Americans who had fled to the CIA base about a mile away were safe.

Monday - 07/14/2014, 09:13am EDT

One woman's success inside the Intelligence Community

Jill Singer, partner at Deep Water Point and former CIO of the National Reconnaissance Office, sits down with Women of Washington radio show hosts Aileen Black and Gigi Schumm, for a discussion about cloud computing and insider threats.

Wednesday - 06/25/2014, 09:15am EDT

CIA disciplines employees

The Associated Press reports it has obtained a document indicating 15 CIA employees were disciplined for committing sexual, racial or other types of harassment last year. That included a supervisor who was removed from the job after engaging in bullying and hostile behavior, as well as an operative who was sent home from an overseas post for inappropriately touching female colleagues. The agency says there is zero tolerance for that type of behavior in the agency's workforce.

Wednesday - 06/11/2014, 12:20pm EDT

CIA disciplines 15 officers in harassment cases

CIA disciplines 15 officers for harassment; agency says it has no tolerance for such behavior

Tuesday - 06/10/2014, 07:10pm EDT

Insider threat programs must find the right 'trust but verify' balance

NSA, State and nearly every other agency are developing "fixes" to protect unauthorized employees from taking data. Experts say employees need to understand why the rules are in place and how they benefit both the organization and worker. OMB says one way to improve the situation is by reducing the number of federal employees with security clearances-an initiative that already is underway.

Wednesday - 05/21/2014, 03:56am EDT
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Intel agencies determined to avoid another workforce ‘bathtub' effect

After a decade of increases to the intelligence community's workforce, it's time to cut back once again. But IC leaders say they'll take a strategic approach this time around.

Thursday - 05/08/2014, 03:49am EDT
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CIA prison documents to be turned over

Prosecutors must turn over details about the time Abd al Rahim al-Nashiri, a Guantanamo Bay detainee, spent in secret CIA prisons after his arrest in connection with the deadly attack on the USS Cole in Yemen. That was a military judge's order in the case on Tuesday. Defense attorneys representing Nashiri had sought the order. He's accused of master-minding the Oct. 12, 2000, bombing of the Cole in which 17 U.S. sailors were killed and 42 were injured.

Wednesday - 04/23/2014, 10:04am EDT

CIA clarifies Brennan's Ukraine visit

With all the misinformation flying around about what's happening in Ukraine, the CIA is disconnecting Director John Brennan's weekend visit to Kiev from the crackdown in eastern Ukraine. "The claim that Director Brennan encouraged Ukrainian authorities to conduct tactical operations inside Ukraine is completely false. Like other senior U.S. officials, Director Brennan strongly believes that a diplomatic solution is the only way to resolve the crisis between Russia and Ukraine," said a CIA spokesperson in a statement.

Wednesday - 04/16/2014, 08:41am EDT

Jeremy Herb, Staff Writer, The Hill

The Senate Intelligence Committee will vote on whether to release key parts of its investigation into CIA interrogation tactics. A vote to publish the materials could worsen relations between the panel and the agency and force President Barack Obama to intervene. Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp spoke with Jeremy Herb, staff writer at The Hill newspaper, about what comes next.

Tuesday - 03/25/2014, 01:52pm EDT
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Former CIA probers urge new investigative panel

F.A.O. Schwarz Jr., former chief counsel for the Church Commission, and more than a dozen former congressional aides urged Congress to appoint a special panel to examine the secretive operations of the CIA and the National Security Agency and their impact on Americans' civil liberties.

Tuesday - 03/18/2014, 01:38am EDT

CIA deputy director Michael Morell retires

CIA Deputy Director Michael Morell is retiring after 33 years at the CIA, including two stints as acting director and one as deputy director.

Wednesday - 06/12/2013, 08:10pm EDT

NSA contract worker is surveillance source

Edward Snowden, a former technical assistant for the CIA and current employee of defense contractor Booz Allen Hamilton, revealed himself Sunday as the source of disclosures about the U.S. government's secret surveillance programs, risking prosecution by the U.S. government. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper called the revelation of the intelligence-gathering programs as reckless and said it has done "huge, grave damage."

Monday - 06/10/2013, 03:36am EDT

US diplomat ordered to leave Russia in spy case

The FSB, the successor agency to the Soviet-era KGB, identified the diplomat as Ryan Fogle, a third secretary at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, detaining him briefly overnight.

Wednesday - 05/15/2013, 08:21am EDT

Ex-CIA boss David Petraeus takes USC teaching post

The University of Southern California announced Thursday that the retired general and former CIA director is joining the faculty to teach classes and mentor ROTC members.

Thursday - 05/02/2013, 04:09am EDT

Petraeus: Sorry for affair that led to resignation

David Petraeus apologizes for affair with biographer that prompted resignation as CIA chief

Wednesday - 03/27/2013, 04:44pm EDT

6 months post-Benghazi, Obama taps new Libya envoy

President Barack Obama nominated a new ambassador to Libya on Wednesday, filling a post that has been vacant since Chris Stevens was killed in the Sept. 11 Benghazi attack and signaling the United States' commitment to the North African country as it undergoes a perilous transition from decades of dictatorship.

Wednesday - 03/13/2013, 01:57pm EDT

US citing security to censor more public records

US citing national security in censoring public records more than ever since Obama's election

Tuesday - 03/12/2013, 03:28am EDT
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