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Thomas Drake, Former NSA executive

Former National Security Agency executive Thomas Drake touched the third rail for an intelligence community employee in 2006. He took his concerns about broad, systemic fraud, waste and abuse to the press. The Justice Department indicted him on 10 felony counts. He eventually pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge in 2012. As part of our special report Trust Redefined: Reconnecting Government and its Employees, Drake spoke with Federal News Radio executive editor Jason Miller about his decision and its consequences. <,i>Read Jason's related article.

Tags: Thomas Drake , whistleblower , Trust Redefined , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 05/20/2014, 02:16pm EDT
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Thomas Drake's decision to blow the whistle was a matter of conscience, Constitution

Federal News Radio's Executive Editor Jason Miller speaks with Thomas Drake about his decision to go public with what he called waste, fraud and abuse at the NSA. Drake is one of the few federal employees to be brought up on non-spy charges under the Espionage Act.

Tags: Thomas Drake , whistleblower , Trust Redefined , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 05/20/2014, 05:03am EDT
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Julian Hattem, Staff Writer, The Hill

The House is close to considering a bill to drastically change the National Security Agency's surveillance programs. The bill was approved by the Judiciary and Intelligence committees last week. It would end the NSA's practice of storing telecommunications meta-data in its own data centers. For what to expect next, Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp spoke to Julian Hattem, a staff writer for The Hill newspaper.

Tags: Julian Hattem , The Hill , Congress , House , surveillance

Tuesday - 05/13/2014, 09:37am EDT
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Intelligence agencies not reporting employee crimes

Intelligence agencies are inconsistent in how they handle disclosures of employee crimes uncovered during lie-detector tests, Inspector General Charles McCullough says.

Tags: Charles McCullough , inspector general , security clearance , Edward Snowden , James Clapper , NRO

Tuesday - 04/22/2014, 03:00pm 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 , Intelligence community , Diane Feinstein , FAO Schwarz Jr , Jane Harman , John Brennan , security breach

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

Cyber Command headed toward unified command status

Gen. Keith Alexander, who will soon retire as the first commander of U.S. Cyber Command, said his organization has matured to the point that it should join the club of unified commands that report directly to the President.

Tags: DoD , technology , cybersecurity , U.S. Cyber Command , Congress , Keith Alexander , workforce , Jared Serbu

Friday - 03/14/2014, 04:00am EDT
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DIA chief: Snowden leaks lead to Pentagon change

Defense Intelligence Agency chief Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn told the House Intelligence Committee that his agency has to assume that former National Security Agency analyst Edward Snowden took every document he accessed, and that much of it concerned Pentagon programs.

Tags: DoD , Defense Intelligence Agency , Edward Snowden , Michael Flynn

Tuesday - 02/04/2014, 07:50pm EST

NSA testing how to handle classified data over unsecured networks

A pilot project is part of NSA's push to layer commercial technologies and standards on top of one another to achieve security goals more quickly. This approach would replace the government-specific IT solutions that can take years and millions of dollars to develop.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , mobile computing , Debora Plunkett , AFCEA , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 11/27/2013, 03:45am EST
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