Intelligence Blog

The Twitter Hare Versus the Government Turtle

June 4, 2015
By Lewis Shepherd

The intelligence community must find a way to work with the private sector, or it risks falling dangerously behind in the key technologies that are reshaping society.

Is Government Working Hard Enough to Keep Its Share of the Best Cyber and Intelligence Mid-Career Professionals?

May 28, 2015
By Terry Roberts

The advanced skill sets of intelligence and cyber professionals now are applicable across the spectrum of the business world. Government risks losing this valuable group of people unless it changes its ways.

AI or Not AI?

May 6, 2015
By Lewis Shepherd

Does artificial intelligence (AI) pose a threat to the human race, as many notable technologists recently have suggested? And what should be its role in the intelligence community?

'Skip Echelon' Thinking and Innovation for Cybersecurity

April 28, 2015
By Terry Roberts

It will take many actions to secure cyberspace against intruders, and they must be implemented across the entire realm by all participants.

Intelligence and the Iranian Framework

April 21, 2015
By Bill Nolte

Guest blogger Bill Nolte discusses how attention will shift to verification when and if the Iranian nuclear framework becomes an agreement, marking a major challenge for U.S. intelligence.

The Bottom Line: Information is Power; Sharing Makes It Powerful

April 9, 2015
By Maryann Lawlor

Today more than ever before, it’s all about information. But, it turns out that Sneakers script writers only scratched the surface. 

NSA's Biggest Fans Are Young Americans

April 6, 2015
By Lewis Shepherd

Guest blogger Lewis Shepherd says poll results can be surprising, especially when it comes to young people's views on the U.S. intelligence community.

For Government Senior Executive Service, It Is Time for Continuous Access to Top, Fresh Talent

March 30, 2015
By Terry Roberts

Guest blogger Terry Roberts shares concerns about the ability of government to continuously attract, recruit and enable top talent of all ages, educational and experiential backgrounds. After all, organizations and companies alike are only as good as their leadership talent pool.

Disrupting Intelligence

March 20, 2015
By Bill Nolte

Guest blogger Bill Nolte discusses the need for a strategic review of America's intelligence.

The Year of the App: Assuring and Managing Mobile Applications Across Government and Industry Enterprises

February 27, 2015
By Terry Roberts

In 2015, we have approximately 3 million apps that we can download to our wireless devices (iOS and Android), topping out with more than 100 billion apps to be downloaded across all devices. As a result, the hunt is on for assured privacy and security.

IARPA Searches for Cyber Attack Prediction

February 26, 2015
By Maryann Lawlor

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) Office for Anticipating Surprise has initiated a competition for its Cyber-attack Automated Unconventional Sensor Environment (CAUSE) program, which aims at discovering ways to anticipate cyber attacks before they occur.

USMC General First Marine to Assume Helm of DOD Spy Agency

January 26, 2015
By Sandra Jontz
Lt. Gen. Vincent Stewart, USMC, is the first Marine director to lead the DIA. He previously served as the head of Marine Forces Cyber.

Lt. Gen. Vincent Stewart, USMC, has taken command as the 20th director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, making him the first U.S. Marine to take the helm of the military’s spy agency.

U.S. Army Procures Intelligence Support Services in Afghanistan

January 12, 2015

Six3 Intelligence Solutions Incorporated, McLean, Virginia, was awarded a $12,783,597 firm-fixed-price multi-year contract for intelligence support services in Afghanistan with an estimated completion date of July 9, 2016. One bid was solicited with one received. Fiscal 2015 operations and maintenance (Army) funds in the amount of $9,587,697 are being obligated at the time of the award. The Army Contracting Command, Rock Island, Illinois, is the contracting activity (W560MY-15-C-0004).

IARPA Names Winner of Trust Research Challenge

October 9, 2014
By Sandra Jontz

Two researchers have won the first public challenge contest sponsored by IARPA to predict people's trustworthiness.

Small Businesses Awarded $960 Million Air and Space Intelligence Contract

October 6, 2014

Radiance Technologies Inc., Huntsville, Alabama (FA8604-15-D-7976); Integrity Applications Inc., Chantilly, Virginia (FA8604-15-D- 7975); and Invertix Corp., McLean, Virginia (FA8604-15-D- 7977), have been awarded a combined $960,000,000 indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contract for services in support of the Advanced Technical Exploitation Program II.

Boeing Receives P-8A Funds

September 30, 2014

The Boeing Company, Seattle, is being awarded a $43,283,263 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-12-C-0112) for integrated logistics and contractor services in support of the P-8A Poseidon Multi-mission Maritime Aircraft.

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.

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.

Remembering the Past to Plan the Future

September 11, 2014
By George I. Seffers

The anniversary of 9/11 serves as a reminder of the importance of planning the national security future. In the years since, the country strengthened relationships among departments and agencies, as well as with coalition partners and allies. It also has implemented tactics, techniques, procedures and technologies for sharing information across government and with international partners.

Cryptography Advisory Group Addresses NIST Ties to NSA

July 14, 2014
By George I. Seffers

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) primary external advisory board today announced a report calling for the agency to increase its staff of cryptography experts and to implement more explicit processes for ensuring openness and transparency to strengthen its cryptography efforts. In making its recommendations, the Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology (VCAT) specifically addressed NIST’s interactions with the National Security Agency (NSA).

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