Category Open Source Intelligence

When The Screens Go Dark: Rethinking Our Dependence on Digital Systems

Excerpt: The U.S. Army’s current path, with its emphasis on joint and multinational operations[28], will ultimately require the integration and interoperability of other services’ and various nations’ digital systems.[29] In the foreseeable future, the digital architecture will become more, not less, complicated, as the U.S. Army attempts to digitally connect headquarters, Soldiers, and vehicles[30] across […]

21st Century DARPA Tool Could Work Against Islamic State; Tool For Law Enforcement

21st-Century DARPA Tool Could Work Against ISIL 03/02/2015 11:21 AM CST 21st-century DARPA Tool Could Work Against ISIL By Cheryl Pellerin DoD News, Defense Media Activity WASHINGTON, March 2, 2015 – Today’s national security landscape challenges the Defense Department with threats ranging from low-tech, lone-wolf terrorists and high-tech peer adversaries to extremist groups that use […]

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

Intelligence Community’s Research ‘Arm’ Building A ‘Machine’ To Predict Cyber Attacks; Not A Panacea, Some Issues To Consider; ‘It Is The Second Mouse That Always Get The Cheese’

Intelligence Community’s Research ‘Arm’ Building A ‘Machine’ To Predict Cyber Attacks; Not A Panacea, Some Issues To Consider; ‘It Is The Second Mouse That Always Get The Cheese’ http://www.fortunascorner.wordpress.com Aliya Sternstein, writing on the February 24, 2015 website, DefenseOne, says that “the Intelligence Community is holding a contest to design software that combs open source […]

How The U.S. Military Will Fight The Islamic State On The Dark Web; Islamic State Cyber Threat To The U.S./West — Growing

How The U.S. Military Will Fight The Islamic State On The Dark Web; Islamic State Cyber Threat To The U.S./West — Growing http://www.fortunascorner.wordpress.com Patrick Tucker, writing on the DefenseOne website, has an article with the title above, discussing how the U.S. military plans to counter the Islamic State on the digital battlefield. I have written […]

China-Based Lenovo Apologizes After It ‘Messed Up’ With Tracking Software

Lenovo Apologizes After It ‘Messed Up’ With Tracking Software (Bloomberg) — Lenovo Group Ltd. apologized to customers as it works with users to enable laptop computer owners to remove pre-installed software that potentially exposed them to hacking attacks and unauthorized activity monitoring. The biggest maker of personal computers said it was a mistake to have […]

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 […]