Employees in the intelligence community (IC) who report waste, fraud and abuse have gained whistleblower protections, under a directive President Barack Obama issued Wednesday. The presidential policy directive aims to ensure intelligence and national security employees are able to legally report agency wrongdoing and be protected from retaliation for doing so.
Intelligence community observer Ellen McCarthy says massive across-the-board spending cuts would result in significant layoffs in both the federal government and the private sector.
Chief information officers in the intelligence community said despite cultural challenges, it makes sense to treat the IC as one IT enterprise. They owe an implementation plan to IC agency heads by the end of this year.
After a decade of uninterrupted spending growth, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence has submitted budget cutting plans for intelligence agencies to the White House. The intelligence community will try to save money mostly through IT efficiencies, and will try to protect its civilian workforce while drawing down on its reliance upon contractors.
Dr. Dewey Murdick, a program manager at the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss how the program helps IARPA scan the technological horizon for new technologies that could impact national security in the future.
U.S. intelligence officials believe al-Qaida will have a hard time recovering from the death of its leader, Osama bin Laden. But some experts believe bin Laden was just a symbol and that the greatest terrorist threat to the U.S. is al-Qaida in Yemen. We get analysis from national security correspondent J.J. Green.
Federal employees working at intelligence agencies may be required to sign a contract stipulating that they would forfeit their federal pensions if they violated non-disclosure agreements. Attorney Bill Bransford explains that for us.
Whistleblowers in the intel community could lose their pensions under a new bill, if they\'re caught leaking even non-classified information. We ask attorney Debra Roth if this changes what a leak is.
By Jolie Lee Federal News Radio The threat of cyber war is increasing, said James Clapper, director of National Intelligence, in comments to a House Intelligence Committee hearing on Thursday. CIA Chief Leon Panetta said…
A planned reorganization of military intelligence will mean a boost in purchases of certain aircraft.
Host John Gilroy discusses the Intelligence Community\'s Intellipedia wiki with the men behind it - Sean Dennehy and Don Burke. December 21, 2010
Has the intelligence community become too big for its own good? For analysis, we spoke with Federal News Radio national security correspondent, J.J. Green.
Author Shane Harris brings us analysis.
We learn why the congressional watchdog has been caught in the middle of the debate.