Newer News: November 2015
October 2015 Intelligence News
- DNI Releases Budget Figure for 2015 National Intelligence Program, ODNI news release, October 30. "The aggregate amount appropriated to the NIP for Fiscal Year 2015 was $50.3 billion, which
includes funding to support overseas contingency operations."
- Department of Defense Releases Budget Figure for 2015 Military Intelligence Program, DoD news release, October 30. "The total MIP budget, which included both the base budget and Overseas Contingency Operations appropriations, was $16.5 billion."
- Clapper's transparency plan for intelligence community grinds forward by Josh Gerstein, Politico Under the Radar, October 27. "Director of National Intelligence James Clapper is pressing forward with a drive many in the intelligence community have long resisted: trying to make the world of intelligence-gathering more open."
- This Is Not a Phone Conversation, review of The Red Web by Sally McGrane, LA Review of Books, October 27. "The Red Web [is an] excellent, highly readable tale of the ongoing struggle to control digital life in Russia."
- Wikileaks Doxxes CIA Chief's Wife and Daughters by Shane Harris, Daily Beast, October 21. "The anti-secrecy outfit once known for exposing potential war crimes is now publishing the personal information of civilians instead."
- Why Was This Drone Strike "Kill Chain" Classified? by Kate Knibbs, Gizmodo, October 15. "It shows whoever looks at it classified information about the military. But why classify the chain of command for a modern form of warfare? The chain of command is a bureaucratic arrangement, not a security threat."
- What Do We Really Know About Osama bin Laden's Death? by Jonathan Mahler, New York Times Magazine, October 15. "The history of Obama's most important foreign-policy victory is still being written."
- Clinton's email woes won't go away by Josh Gerstein, Politico, October 12. "An imminent release includes sensitive information on a CIA source."
- The Pentagon Has Shed 17 Percent of Security Clearance Holders Since 2013 by Eric Katz, Government Executive, October 8. "About 3.8 million Defense Department employees and contractors hold security clearances, a 17 percent decrease from 2013 and down 100,000 since 2014."
Older News: September 2015
Maintained by Steven Aftergood
Updated November 5, 2015