Category Archives: Intelligence

What Northrop Grumman says inside the Belly of the Beast

This is an actual commercial running tonight in Washington. NBC4. A big audience, leading into Saturday Night Live. Watch and listen carefully. NORTHROP GRUMMAN AD, NBC4

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Bill Binney on the WSJ’s NSA-telecom revelations

There was only one person I wanted to contact when I read the Wall Street Journal’s astonishing report that the NSA has built a surveillance system capable of spying on 75 percent of all U.S. Internet traffic: Bill Binney. Binney … Continue reading

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“CACI and Its Friends,” Revisited

Read this unbelievable story from today’s Washington Post: There’s not much lower you can go as a company, or a contractor, or a country. Weeks after winning dismissal of a case alleging that CACI International employees directed mistreatment of Abu Ghraib detainees, … Continue reading

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Time to Nationalize the Intelligence Industry

That’s basically what I argue in this op-ed I just posted at the New York Times – my first byline ever in the Gray Lady. We’ve allowed contractors to conduct our most secret and sensitive operations with virtually no oversight. … Continue reading

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SPIES FOR HIRE: The 70 Percent Solution

Here it is, the 2007 ODNI slide that says , in bright color, exactly how much of the U.S. intelligence budget goes to contractors. I first reported this amazing figure in Salon on June 1, 2007, and I’ve been citing it … Continue reading

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