Newer News: November 2016
October 2016 Intelligence News
- DNI Releases Budget Figure for 2016 National Intelligence Program, news release, October 28. "The aggregate amount appropriated to the NIP for Fiscal Year 2016 was $53.0 billion, which includes funding to support overseas contingency operations."
- Department of Defense Releases Budget Figure for 2016 Military Intelligence Program (MIP), news release, October 28. "The total MIP budget, which included both the base budget and Overseas Contingency Operations appropriations, was $17.7B billion."
- Govt Argument for Continued Detention of Harold Martin, October 20. "The evidence provides ample probable cause to believe that the Defendant has committed extremely serious offenses against the United States and should be detained."
- General Cartwright is paying the price for Hillary Clinton's sins by Josh Rogin, Washington Post, October 18. "Cartwright's greatest mistake was not talking to reporters or lying about it; he failed to play the Washington game skillfully enough to avoid becoming a scapegoat for a system in which senior officials skirt the rules and then fall back on their political power to save them."
- Former Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Pleads Guilty to Federal Felony in Leak Investigation, Department of Justice news release, October 17. "Retired General James E. Cartwright, 67, of Gainesville, Virginia, pleaded guilty to making false statements in connection with the unauthorized disclosure of classified information. The guilty plea was entered in the District of Columbia."
- USA v. James E. Cartwright: Plea Agreement, October 16. "Your client agrees to plead guilty to a criminal Information charging your client with making false statements, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 1001."
- USA v. James E. Cartwright: Information, October 13. The defendant "did knowingly and willfully make a materially false, fictitious, and fraudulent statement and representation."
- Security fears over FBI contracting out highly sensitive surveillance documents by Spencer Ackerman, The Guardian, October 12. "The FBI has contracted out with a private firm to handle, distribute and monitor highly sensitive surveillance documents, in an arrangement veteran FBI agents consider a potential privacy and counterintelligence risk."
- Spy agencies team up with National Academies by Jeffrey Mervis, Science, October 12. "In an unprecedented move, U.S. intelligence agencies are teaming up with the nation's most prestigious scientific body in a bid to make better use of findings from the country's leading social and behavioral scientists."
- Spy Fraud by Jason Leopold, VICE News, October 9. "Taxpayers are paying intelligence contractors to browse Facebook, watch porn, and commit crimes."
- Joint Statement from DHS and ODNI on Election Security, October 7. "The U.S. Intelligence Community (USIC) is confident that the Russian Government directed the recent compromises of e-mails from US persons and institutions, including from US political organizations. The recent disclosures of alleged hacked e-mails on sites like DCLeaks.com and WikiLeaks and by the Guccifer 2.0 online persona are consistent with the methods and motivations of Russian-directed efforts."
- NSA case highlights growing concerns over insider threats by Christian Davenport, Washington Post, October 6. "The arrest of a National Security Agency contractor charged with stealing highly classified material is yet the latest example of a trend that officials say can be every bit as dangerous as an outside hacker: the insider threat."
- Post Snowden, the Government Still Can't Protect Whistleblowers by Jeff Stein, Newsweek, October 5. "The Office of the Director of National Intelligence is trying to corral future Snowdens before they leave their offices with thumb drives full of government secrets."
- USA v. Harold T. Martin III: Criminal Complaint alleging unlawful retention of classified materials, unsealed October 5. "According to the affidavit filed in support of the criminal complaint, Martin was a contractor with the federal government and had a top secret national security clearance. Martin was arrested late on Aug. 27, 2016. The complaint was filed on Aug. 29, 2016 and unsealed today." (DOJ news release)
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