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NSA Research Directorate Looks Internally, Externally

September 19, 2014
By Robert K. Ackerman

The National Security Agency is focusing inward and outward as it reshapes its technology policy.

Government, Industry Conduct Vital Intelligence Research

September 19, 2014
By Robert K. Ackerman

Rather than devote valuable resources pursuing every possible technology solution, the intelligence community complements similar efforts in the commercial sector.

Intelligence Oversight Difficulty Increases With Effectiveness

September 19, 2014
By Robert K. Ackerman

Intelligence oversight is an important function in a democracy. But, with transparency and secrecy requirements colliding, it becomes increasingly difficult the more it is pursued.

Space, Cyberspace Are Stealth Threats to U.S.

September 19, 2014
By Robert K. Ackerman

Other threats to the United States may make daily headlines, but space and cyberspace are below the public radar while at the top of many lists of concerns.

U.S. Intelligence Oversight Unparalleled in the World

September 19, 2014
By Robert K. Ackerman

The United States has far better oversight and transparency about its intelligence operations than do many of the nations criticizing it, according to the two leading congressmen in the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

U.S. Commitment Key to Defeating ISIL

September 19, 2014
By Robert K. Ackerman

Defeating ISIL will require ground forces from Arab countries. The United States must step up and commit to supporting them if they are to prevail.

Internal, External Challenges Vex Intelligence Community

September 18, 2014
By Robert K. Ackerman

When the going gets tough, the intelligence community gets rough treatment by friends and foe alike.

Technology Both Aids, Hinders Intelligence Transparency

September 18, 2014
By Robert K. Ackerman

Technology-spawned information has become too untamed for government to manage it.

Are Intelligence Leaks Caused by Overclassification?

September 18, 2014
By Robert K. Ackerman

The flood of leaks from the intelligence community may be caused in part by classifying too much information as secret.

Internet of Things Strong on Theory, Not a Reality Yet

September 18, 2014
By Robert K. Ackerman

The Internet of Things offers the potential of a networking revolution. But, while the theory is sound, its realization must overcome many hurdles first.

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