Aug 21, 2009 -Speaking at the National Press Club at an event on privatization of Intelligence, former CIA director Michael Hayden and former Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff defended the use of contractors as a means of filling in skill sets that might be lacking in-house.
Jun 23, 2009 -Bush Administration’s transfer of domestic of spy satellite activity to DHS from the Department of the Interior elicited outcry from civil libertarians who feared the move would lead to unconstitutional surveillance.
Jun 22, 2009 -Germany's counterintelligence chief says that Russian intelligence is spying on German firms to steal industrial secrets to help Russian companies get a competitive advantage in new technologies.
May 29, 2009 -With President Barack Obama set to announce his plans to defend U.S. critical infrastructure from cyberattacks today, The New York Times leads with the Pentagon's decision to create a new military command for cyberspace.
Apr 17, 2009 -As President Barack Obama's 60-day review of U.S. cybersecurity nears its end, the debate over whether the National Security Agency (NSA) should be the lead agency protecting government networks gets attention from The New York Times today.
Mar 18, 2009 -Officials briefed lawmakers today on the challenges of developing a domestic intelligence-sharing network to thwart terror, while civil libertarians warned of infringement on the rights of groups that espouse unpopular but nonviolent views.
Mar 09, 2009 -Civil libertatians are pushing for legal limits on personal data law enforcement organizations can collect after a Texas fusion center's bulletin singled out two Muslim-American civic groups for direct scrutiny.
Mar 06, 2009 -The United Kingdom government wasted "tens of millions" of pounds on a secret computer network designed to allow different agencies to access secret intelligence fast, reports the Guardian.