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US safer 12 years after 9/11, but threat has evolved, experts say

While the threat of a Sept. 11-style attack may not be as great, terrorism, either of the lone-wolf or state-sponsored variety, still poses a threat to the U.S. Agencies are moving to protect themselves in areas such as cybersecurity.

Tags: 9-11 , terrorism , DHS , NSA , Chad Sweet , Mike Brown , Federal Drive , cybersecurity , privacy , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 09/11/2013, 04:20pm EDT
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Privacy and Civil Liberties board works to inform public on NSA leaks

The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board is responsible for investigating the balance between counterterrorism security and Americans' privacy. The board is working toward a report on the National Security Agency's surveillance programs.

Tags: David Medine , Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board , Federal Drive , NSA , NSA leaks , Cogan Schneier , oversight , people

Thursday - 07/25/2013, 12:41pm EDT
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Security clearance process in need of makeover, expert says

In the wake of the NSA security leak, questions are being raised about the security clearance process for which Edward Snowden was subjected. One security clearance expert tells Federal News Radio, that while the process for granting security clearances has become more efficient over the past few years, it has not become more effective.

Tags: security clearances , Evan Lesser , ClearanceJobs.com , Melissa Dawkins

Thursday - 06/13/2013, 05:28pm EDT
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DoD assures Congress contractors will share in the pain of sequestration

The Defense Department is examining all of its contracts as part of the reductions necessary under automatic budget cuts. Reductions to contractors, not civilians, will make up "the majority" of the cost savings.

Tags: Congress , workforce , sequestration , service contracting , Richard Durbin , Chuck Hagel , Robert Hale , Jared Serbu , industry , contracting

Wednesday - 06/12/2013, 05:54am EDT
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Booz Allen fires employee involved in NSA leaks

Booz Allen Hamilton announced Tuesday it has fired Edward Snowden, the contractor employee who admitted leaking details about classified National Security Agency programs to reporters. The company said Snowden was fired June 10 because he violated company policies, including its code of ethics.

Tags: contracting , industry , NSA , DoD , NSA leaks , acquisition

Tuesday - 06/11/2013, 01:17pm 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 , CIA , Booz Allen Hamilton , industry , cybersecurity , technology , whistleblower , PRISM , FBI , Justice Department , James Clapper

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