Mon, 25 Mar 2019

Articles Posted in the " NSA " Category



  • Fourth of July & the Beginnings of the United States

    Today is the Fourth of July, a day marked with celebrations featuring fireworks, barbecues and beer. The day commemorates the signing of a document that informed Britain that the American colonies no longer recognized the rule of the Crown and were declaring their sovereignty. What lead the Founding Fathers to declare independence needs to be understood by modern Americans.


  • Office of the Inspector General Semiannual Report Sheds Light on Corruption in Federal Agencies

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    WASHINGTON — In the Office of the Inspector General’s semiannual report to Congress, the department laid out its recent successes, its future plans and it’s frustration with its inability to access certain records.

    The OIG is a nationwide workforce of over 440 people who work as part of the Department of Justice to review complaints, allegations of fraud and other misconduct in federal and state programs.

    From April to the end of September the OIG Investigations division received 43,037 allegations. However, the OIG only closed 205 investigations in that same period of time. Investigations conducted by


  • Hillary Clinton Speaks at University of Minnesota – Praises Controversial Program and Law

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    At just before 4:00pm today at the McNamara Alumni Center of the University of Minnesota, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton outlined her plan to curb domestic radicalization and fight Daesh aka ISIS.

    Clinton was introduced by former Vice-president and prolific Minnesotan Walter Mondale who gave her a resounding endorsement before the crowd of roughly 1,000. Mondale declared, “there is no one I trust more in the oval office.”

    The crowd would have been larger but the campaign demands an RSVP from those interested in viewing the speech – needless to say, many were turned away at the


  • ICYMI #5 – Kirk Wiebe: NSA, Whistle Blowing & ThinThread / Trailblazer

    Jerod and Sam speak with NSA whistle blower J. Kirk Wiebe. He helped create a program along with other NSA whistle-blowers that could have prevented 9/11 but was dropped in favor of mass surveillance. Mr. Wiebe’s decision to push for an investigation into fraud, waste and abuse at the NSA through the Office of the Inspector General of the DoD lead to a 7 hour raid by the FBI.

    This riveting conversation includes optimistic solutions, critical analysis of the mainstream media and so much more!

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  • WikiLeaks Releases Emails From Former CIA Chief John Brennan

    John Brennan official CIA portrait – wikipedia.org

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    WASHINGTON — The organization WikiLeaks has released a series of emails from former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency John Brennan’s personal email account that detail issues such as Iran and torture.

    Brennan used the personal email account occasionally during a three-year period from 2005 to 2008 after he replaced General Petraeus, according to WikiLeaks. During this period Brennan formed the intelligence and analysis firm The Analysis Corp (TAC), which aided in security efforts for then Senator Obama’s presidential campaign.

    The first set of emails leaked contain a form


  • Declassified Review Sheds Light on Start of Electronic Surveillance in United States

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    WASHTINGTON — A recently declassified report from June 29, 2009 details the rise, short comings and more of the United States mass electronic surveillance programs created by the Bush administration in the wake of the September 11 attacks.

    The report states that the Presidential Surveillance Program was signed into existence on October 4, 2001. The over 700 page report contains information on the PSP which led to the NSA’s collection of telephony and metadata which became part of a national dialogue after the Edward Snowden leaks.

    The PSP required President George W. Bush and the Attorney General to


  • U.S. Cybersecurity Lacking – DoD Says Cultural Shift Needed

    Chief Information officer for the Department of Defense Terry Halvorsen. Photo courtesy of the Department of Defense.

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    WASHINGTON — According to a Department of Defense official, a change in culture is needed in order to protect the United States Military and economy from cyber threats.

    Last week officials from the government and private sector met that the 6th Annual Billington Cybersecurity Summit. Speakers at the summit hailed from the United Kingdom Ministry of Defense, NSA, the Israel National Cyber Bureau and Northrop Grumman to name a few.

    “What keeps me awake is ‘Will we get the