The intelligence community, reeling from stories that continue to be published based off documents from former NSA contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden, is undoubtedly searching for ways to ensure that they are able to predict who will be the next leaker or whistleblower and stop that person before they reveal anything related to United States intelligence agencies to the public. And, perhaps, that is why the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, headed by James Clapper, announced a “challenge contest” to help those in the intelligence community better understand “human interactions that involve trust and trustworthiness.”
|By: Kevin Gosztola Friday February 21, 2014 1:10 pm|
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday February 18, 2014 4:59 pm|
The self-serving admission by Director for National Intelligence James Clapper that the government should have never kept secret a program under the PATRIOT Act to collect the phone records of all Americans may be further affirmation of the fact that former National Security Agency Edward Snowden is a whistleblower.
It also reflects unwavering confidence in the government position that the collection is entirely legal, constitutional and not wrong at all so, therefore, it probably could have been made public without upsetting Americans.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Friday December 20, 2013 10:40 am|
An increasing number of Republicans in Congress support holding Director for National Intelligence James Clapper accountable for lying to Congress in March, when he was asked about spying on Americans.
Members of the House Judiciary Committee, including Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, who is the co-sponsor of legislation that would rein in some of the National Security Agency’s powers, urged Attorney General Eric Holder to have the Justice Department investigate Clapper.
|By: DSWright Tuesday June 18, 2013 2:00 pm|
John Michael “Mike” McConnell, the former Director of National Intelligence and now Vice Chairman of Booz Allen Hamilton, is making a lot of money off you. Nothing in the information age is more valuable than information and McConnell is working hard to create value for himself.
|By: emptywheel Wednesday April 6, 2011 6:32 pm|
if our government is going to claim that leaks are as urgent as it does, if it’s going to continue to pretend that secrets are, you know, really secret, then it really ought to at least pretend to show urgency on responding to the gaping technical issues that will not only protect against leakers, but also provide better cybersecurity and protect against spies. Aspiring to fix those issues years after the fact really doesn’t cut it.
|By: emptywheel Wednesday August 4, 2010 7:33 am|
So, after a last minute dance with three Republican holds, James Clapper is poised to be confirmed as Director of National Intelligence. As I noted before, this means someone most Senators either have or have had concerns about will be approved by big numbers to head our intelligence community.
|By: bmaz Wednesday July 7, 2010 7:45 am|
Yet another recess appointment proves the sham and fraud that was the Obama White House handling of Dawn Johnsen’s nomination to head the Department of Justice Office of Legal Counsel.
|By: Scarecrow Thursday May 20, 2010 7:20 pm|
ABC’s Jake Tapper is reporting (h/t Spencer) that President Obama has accepted the resignation of Adm. Dennis Blair, Director of National Intelligence.