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Jonathan Aberman, Managing Director, Amplifier Ventures

When CIA director John Brennan announced a reorganization, a big feature was formation of a new directorate. It's aimed at what Brennan calls digital innovation in cybersecurity and other areas. It has a lot of potential for contractors of all sizes. Jonathan Aberman, managing director of the Northern Virginia capital fund Amplifier Ventures and founder of the non-profit business development-oriented TandemNSI, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to further discuss this development.

Tags: Jonathan Aberman , Amplifier Ventures , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , CIA ,

Tuesday - 03/17/2015, 11:39am EDT

Brennan says new CIA cyber branch part of digital evolution

The CIA director said the agency is following the spy business into the digital realm, but it is not trying to step on other intelligence agencies' turf.

Tags: Intelligence Community , CIA , Council on Foreign Relations , management , Cybersecurity , Reorganization , Jared Serbu

Monday - 03/16/2015, 03:58am EDT

Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

CIA Director John Brennan says his agency's new focus on cyber is part of a necessary evolution within his agency. It's not an attempt to elbow in on other agencies turf, including the National Security Agency, according to Director Brennan. Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu reports, Brennan defends a reorganization of the agency. He says the CIA's methods are changing, but its missions aren't.

Tags: Jared Serbu , CIA , In Depth

Friday - 03/13/2015, 05:25pm EDT

Michael Allen, Managing Director, Beacon Global Strategies

Plans to overhaul the CIA are getting mixed reviews. Director John Brennan's plan, announced Friday, would bring operatives and analyticals together to work side-by-side. Critics say objectivity is at risk, while those in favor say the collaboration will produce a more powerful product. Michael Allen, the managing director of Beacon Global Strategies and former majority staff director of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explore the changes and what they mean.

Tags: Michael Allen , Beacon Global Strategies , CIA , Federal Drive , Tom Temin

Thursday - 03/12/2015, 10:10am EDT

Report: CIA officers read Senate emails

Tags: CIA , Senate , inspector general

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

Tags: Ukraine , CIA , Kiev , Russia , diplomacy

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

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: CIA , NSA , Intelligence Community , Diane Feinstein , FAO Schwarz Jr , Jane Harman , security breach

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

After filibuster, Senate confirms Brennan for CIA

Tags: Congress , Senate ,

Friday - 03/08/2013, 03:44am EST
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