Category U.S. Cyber Command

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

U.S. Intelligence Veterans Oppose Brennan’s CIA Reorganization Plan March 9, 2015 https://consortiumnews.com/ 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 […]

Halvorsen Becomes Permanent DoD CIO

Halvorsen Becomes Permanent DoD CIO Amber Corrin, Senior Staff Writer 2:28 p.m. EDT March 9, 2015 635582315710240948-FED-DoD-CIO-Cloud-Indu-21- (Photo: Alan Lessig/Staff) After nearly a year as acting Defense Department CIO, Terry Halvorsen on March 8 officially assumed permanent duties as the Pentagon’s lead on top IT priorities, according to DoD officials. Halvorsen succeeds Teri Takai, who […]

Snowden Reveals Information On New Zealand’s Secret Spy Base In Waihopai

http://www.globalsecurity.org/intell/library/news/2015/intell-150308-sputnik01.htm?_m=3n%2e002a%2e1361%2exa0ao01ac0%2e18zz Snowden Reveals Information on New Zealand’s Secret Spy Base in Waihopai Sputnik News 21:19 08.03.2015(updated 21:24 08.03.2015) The recent documents revealed by Edward Snowden show how closely New Zealand is working with the NSA to maintain surveillance coverage on the South-Pacific region. Newly revealed documents from National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden revealed the […]

Cyber Warriors Need Not Be Soldiers

Cyber Warriors Need Not Be Soldiers By Jeremy Hsu | March 8, 2015 9:58 pm http://blogs.discovermagazine. com/lovesick-cyborg/2015/03/ 08/cyber-warriors-need-not- soldiers/#.VP1oGIHF_V0 The Cyber Operations Center on Fort Gordon, Ga., is home to signal and military intelligence non-commissioned officers, who watch for and respond to network attacks from adversaries as varied as nation-states, terrorists and “hacktivists.” Credit: Michael […]

From Cyberspace To Africa, The CIA Looks To Fights Of The Future

Excerpt: He said a better setup is in place at the State Department, which assigns assistant secretaries of state responsibility for geographic regions and other mission areas.”We don’t have the equivalent of an assistant secretary here,” he said. “We’re going to address that.” Each mission center will combine personnel from all directorates and be led […]

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 […]

Defector: North Korean Hackers Threaten West

Defector: North Korean Hackers Threaten West Kim Heung-gwangKim Heung-gwang more > Ads by Adblade By Bill Gertz – – Wednesday, March 4, 2015 A North Korean defector who once helped train Pyongyang’s military hackers warned this week that the totalitarian regime is a major cybersecurity threat to the United States and other nations. Kim Heung-gwang, […]