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National Intelligence Director's Weakness Will Persist for Years, Expert Says

- The political conflicts that contributed to Dennis Blair’s pending resignation will hamstring his successors for years to come, a defense scholar said today during an expert panel on the threat of homegrown terrorism.

Director of National Intelligence Resigns

- Admiral Dennis C. Blair, the director of national intelligence, will leave his post as the head of the intelligence community at the start of Memorial Day weekend.

Empower the Director of National Intelligence, 9-11 Co-Chairs Tell White House

- The former co-chairs of the 9-11 Commission today called on President Barack Obama to empower the Director of National Intelligence to force information-sharing within the intelligence community.

Iowa Fusion Center Posts Informational Videos on Its Mission and Activities

- Iowa's fusion center posts videos helping the public understand what fusion centers do.

Why Intelligence Reform Has Failed

- A senior official in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence writes a brief history of how intelligence reform failed in the CIA's academic journal.

U.S. and EU Restart Negotiations on Sharing Bank Data to Fight Terrorism

- The European Union is entering a new round of negotiations with the United States regarding the sharing of bank data as a part of U.S. counterterrorism efforts, according to a press release from the EU Directorate General Communication.

Intelligence for an Age of Terror

- Author Gregory Treverton does an incredible job of outlining the past, present, and future of intelligence as it relates to homeland security.

Morning Security Brief: Report Finds Fault with National Counterterrorism Center

- National Counterterrorism Center study finds that the intelligence analysis body created after 9-11 to improve information flow is not working as well as it should.

CIA Human Lie Detectors Moonlight for Corporate America

- Some of the CIA's best and brightest have the opportunity to moonlight their unique talents to the highest bidder in the private sector, reports Politico.

Puzzling Over Intelligence Without 20/20 Hindsight

- How hindsight bias leads us to make the wrong assessments after a terrorist incident.

Declassified Report Lists Intelligence Failures Leading Up to Botched Terrorist Attack

- The White House today released a public summary detailing the counterterrorism (CT) community's failure to stop an alleged terrorist from boarding a U.S.-bound flight on Christmas.

A New Look at Forensics

- Forget everything you've seen on CSI, a new National Research Council report says the only proven forensic science is DNA analysis.

CIA Defies Its Boss and Wins Turf War

- The White House has ordered the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) to rely on CIA station chiefs as the primary foreign intelligence liaisons instead of giving the director of national intelligence (DNI) authority to appoint his own representatives when he sees fit.

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