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Everyday Information Now Vital Intelligence Target

September 18, 2014
By Robert K. Ackerman

Food, water, disease and energy increasingly are becoming disruptive to global security. Accordingly, they are moving up the intelligence priority list.

What Does the Intelligence Community Really Want?

September 18, 2014
By Rita Boland

The intelligence community is striving to determine how it can work with industry early, before requirements for capabilities are confirmed, to get out ahead of challenges.

ODNI Debuts Transparent New Intelligence Strategy

September 18, 2014
By Robert K. Ackerman

The first U.S. national intelligence strategy in five years is released exclusively in unclassified form.

Immaculate Collection Hindering Intelligence Capabilities

September 18, 2014
By Robert K. Ackerman

Demands for "immaculate collection" of intelligence data are putting U.S. national security at risk.

Intelligence Community IDs Cyber Concerns

September 17, 2014
By Rita Boland

Cyber is the prime concern of the intelligence community, and going forward, every identity problem is a cyber issue.

DHS Looks to Replace IDENT

September 17, 2014
By Rita Boland

The Department of Homeland Security is looking to roll out a new central biometric system in the next two to four years.

Passwords Are Killing Us

September 17, 2014
By Rita Boland

Strong credentials that people trust will unlock new government and private sector activities. That was the message this morning from Jeremy Grant, senior executive adviser, National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC).

NSTIC Announces Pilot Program Awards

September 17, 2014
By Rita Boland

Confyrm, GSMA and MorphoTrust win contracts from NSTIC to secure identities better.

Character Counts. It's Easier to Exploit Humans Than Technology

September 16, 2014
By Rita Boland

Frank Abagnale, whose now-famous criminal exploits during his early years led him to an adulthood protecting the public, explained today what concerns him in terms of security and why people, not technology, need to be the biggest concern.

Forget Fingerprints, Officials Can Track You All Kinds of Ways

September 16, 2014
By Rita Boland

Biometric identification moved past fingerprints long ago, and the range of modalities is helping the keepers of law and order make a big difference in several ways.

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