Event Coverage

September 22, 2014
By Robert K. Ackerman

The growing customer list for defense intelligence is blurring traditional lines of distinction among activities and missions.

September 22, 2014
By Robert K. Ackerman

New threats such as cyberterrorism complement traditional threats such as weapons of mass destruction among the defense intelligence capabilities underpinning future intelligence activities.

September 22, 2014
By Robert K. Ackerman

Emerging and evolving threats join potential innovations as the drivers for intelligence technology development.

September 19, 2014
By Robert K. Ackerman

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

September 18, 2014
By Robert K. Ackerman
James R. Clapper, director of national intelligence, gives the opening plenary address at the AFCEA/INSA Intelligence and National Security Summit 2014.

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

September 18, 2014
By Robert K. Ackerman

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

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.

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.

September 18, 2014
By Robert K. Ackerman

The Internet of Things will be everything to malevolent cybermarauders. Terrorists, criminals and hackers will have a field day out-innovating the defenders of cyberspace.

September 18, 2014
By Robert K. Ackerman

The U.S. intelligence community had a good read on the unfolding events in Ukraine and with ISIL in Syria and Iraq. However, even the community's prescience has its limits.

September 18, 2014
By Robert K. Ackerman

Snowden and Manning have done serious damage to U.S. intelligence capabilities, and adversaries are adjusting their activities in response.

September 18, 2014
By Robert K. Ackerman

Cyber intelligence sharing must change its nature as well as expand its reach.

September 18, 2014
By Robert K. Ackerman

Organizations cannot hope to counter cyber intruders if they don't fully understand their own network and why they are targeted.

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.

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.

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