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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.

Tags: Ukraine , John Brennan , Kiev , Russia , diplomacy

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.

Tags: Jeremy Herb , The Hill , Senate , interrogation techniques , Federal Drive

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.

Tags: NSA , intelligence community , Diane Feinstein , FAO Schwarz Jr , Jane Harman , John Brennan , security breach

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

White House pressed to fix 'broken' declassification system

The Public Interest Declassification Board wants high-level attention to address ever-increasing shortcomings in the way agencies classify and declassify documents. The system is considered by many broken and now is being inundated by electronic records. The National Declassification Center has completed equity referral quality assurance on 278 million pages, and completed all processing of more than 118 million pages of this backlog.

Tags: management , records management , NARA , David Ferriero , Nancy Soderberg , Marty Faga , Michael Dobbs , National Declassification Center , Public Interest Declassification Board , White House , Lisa Monaco , Joseph Lambert , John Powers , Jason Miller

Friday - 11/22/2013, 03:48am EST

Intel Community offers first glimpse of future IT tools, network

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence said the lead agencies under the IC IT Enterprise program launched a standard desktop, a secure community cloud and an apps store in mid-August. Al Tarasiuk, the assistant DNI and intelligence community chief information officer, said the key to this effort was having an ICwide agreed-upon security architecture and policies.

Tags: ODNI , technology , NSA , NGA , DIA , Al Tarasiuk , cloud computing , cybersecurity , ICITE , information sharing , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 09/10/2013, 09:00am EDT
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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.

Tags: Michael Morell , people

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."

Tags: NSA , Edward Snowden , Booz Allen Hamilton , industry , cybersecurity , technology , whistleblower , PRISM , FBI , Justice Department , James Clapper

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.

Tags: State , spy

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.

Tags: David Patraeus , DoD

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