Category National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA)

U.S. Intelligence Veterans Oppose Brennan’s CIA Reorganization Plan

U.S. Intelligence Veterans Oppose Brennan’s CIA Reorganization Plan March 9, 2015 2015/03/09/us-intel-vets- oppose-brennans-cia-plan/ The original idea of the CIA was to have independent-minded experts assessing both short- and longer-term threats to U.S. national security. Mixing with operations and politics was always a danger, which is now highlighted by CIA Director Brennan’s reorganization, opposed by […]

CIA’S Brennan To Overhaul Spy Agency’s Management Structure

Excerpts: The changes come against a backdrop of widespread concern that the CIA’s focus on hunting and killing terrorists since the Sept. 11 attacks has led to an erosion of the espionage and analytic capabilities the agency built during the Cold War. The CIA, along with other U.S. intelligence agencies, wrongly assessed the presence of […]

POTUS Obama Has Reportedly Cut Intelligence Cooperation with Israel

Report: Obama Has Cut Intelligence Cooperation with Israel “Report: Obama Has Cut Intelligence Cooperation with Israel,” Israel National News, March 2, 2015 Israeli report indicates a deep crisis as disagreement on Iran has stopped cooperation for IAEA reports on Iranian nuclear facilities. n response to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s opposition to the nuclear deal he […]

Director of National Intelligence Statement For Record On Worldwide Threat Assessment (Feb. 26, 2015)

Unclassified_2015_ATA_SFR_-_SASC_FINAL The Director of National Intelligence’s Statement For The Record Of The U.S. Intelligence Community’s Worldwide Threat Assessment, Feb. 26, 2015,before the Senate Armed Services Committee can be downloaded from the link above; or, go to the Director of National Intelligence website and you can download from their webpage. V/R, RCP

The Spy Cables: A Glimpse Into The World Of Espionage

Excerpts: Unlike the Edward Snowden documents that focus on electronic signals intelligence, commonly referred to in intelligence circles as “SIGINT”, the Spy Cables deal with human intelligence, or “HUMINT”. This is espionage at the more humdrum, day-in-the-office level. At times, the workplace resembles any other, with spies involved in form-filling, complaints about missing documents and […]

Disrupting The Intelligence Community: America’s Spy Agencies Need an Upgrade

Conclusion: The reforms that Congress enacted in 2004 were the right ones for their moment. But now the terrain has shifted. When one expands the intelligence base to include the vast reams of raw information widely available to anyone through open sources, there are infinite ways for individual pieces of data to bias policymakers before […]

National Geospatial-Intelliegence Agency Gets Most of Its Satellite Photos From Commercial Satellites post/111202367761/national- geospatial-intelliegence- agency-gets-most National Geospatial-Intelliegence Agency Gets Most of Its Satellite Photos From Commercial Satellites February 16, 2015 How Google Killed The KH-12 February 16, 2015 The American NGA (National Geospatial Intelligence Agency) recently admitted what everyone already suspected, that it gets most of its satellite photos from commercial satellites. This was no […]