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Trump Officials Deliver Plan to Split Up Cyber Command, NSA

An end to the “dual hat” arrangement has been debated for years — but the timing raises questions. The plan requires Milley's certification to move ahead.

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Trump Officials Reviewing DOD Support To CIA

Some officials familiar with the review see it as an effort to cut vital DOD support to the agency.

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Biden Team Highlights Cybersecurity With First Cabinet Picks

Familiar faces will likely have to revisit efforts around information-sharing and establishing global norms.

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IC Vets, Dem Lawmakers Applaud Selection of Haines as Intelligence Director

Biden picks an Obama administration intelligence community veteran to be the first woman to serve in the role.

Ideas

A Better Way to Fight the Forever War

Why leaving a residual force in Afghanistan may be the only way to both end and win the war.

Threats

Misinformation 2020: What the Data Tells Us About Election-Related Falsehoods

Here are urgent lessons from the year’s most-spread false themes — and the ones going viral right now.

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The October (or November) Surprise Neither Trump Nor Biden Wants

We need independent, scrupulously apolitical intelligence analysis in the White House that can compete with our worst instincts.

Ideas

The Head of US Intelligence Has Ceased to Be an Honest Broker

The result has been grave damage to U.S. counterintelligence and electoral security efforts.

Threats

Intelligence Experts Suspicious of DNI Ratcliffe On Laptop Story

The chief of the U.S. intelligence community appeared to pre-judge the conclusions of an active FBI investigation.

Ideas

What Else Does the CIA Know About Trump and Russia?

In a new book, former CIA Director John Brennan traces how he came to believe that Russia interfered in the 2016 election. There’s still more about Russia that worries him.

Policy

FBI Feeds Intel to DoD for Offensive Cyber Ops, Director Tells Congress

Wray's new cyber strategy, rolled out earlier this month, aims to “impose risk and consequences on cyber adversaries.” 

Ideas

Trump Tries to Hide the Problem

From the coronavirus to Russian electoral interference, the president keeps trying to paper over problems instead of addressing them.

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USAF Seeks Better Ways to Process Electronic Intelligence

The Air Force Research Lab is looking for white papers outlining new technologies and methodologies for signal processing.

Policy

Trump's Halt to Election-Security Briefings Worries Many

DNI Ratcliffe’s edict comes just two months ahead of Election Day, with Russia, China and Iran all intent on influencing the outcome.

Science & Tech

NSA Offers Tips To Limit Location Data Exposure

The National Security Agency released a set of guidelines outlining how the federal workforce and the general public can mitigate risks associated with personal location data.

Science & Tech

New Intelligence-Community AI Principles Seek to Make Tools Useful — and Law-Abiding

Over the last five years, AI has grown considerably, as has public concern about its use, particularly for national security purposes.

Policy

Top Intel Dem Demands Information On DHS Surveillance Of Protesters

Heavy-handed tactics by the DHS in Portland, where protests have gripped the city for almost two months, have drawn intense scrutiny in Washington.

Ideas

Four Functions the Intelligence Community Should Rethink

The pandemic and new challenges abroad require change.

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