08/21/2009 - 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.
06/23/2009 - 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.
06/22/2009 - 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.
04/17/2009 - 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.
03/18/2009 - 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.
03/06/2009 - 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.
02/18/2009 - Employees who work in national intelligence agencies lack the whistleblower protections of other government workers. Provisions granting those protections, which had been attached to the stimulus bill, were dropped before the bill was signed into law by President Obama, reports The Washington Post.
11/03/2008 - The principal deputy director of national intelligence says the government should consider taking equity stakes in high technology companies to prevent proprietary information from falling into the wrong hands.