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Top Secret America: August 8, 2010 - August 14, 2010

More cops hold top-secret clearances

The FBI is giving out more top secret clearances to state and local law enforcement officers for terrorism cases.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  August 13, 2010; 1:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
Tags: Clearances, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Law Enforcement, Top Secret Clearances  
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Disaster strikes: Call the dentist

Dentists considered first responders to national disaster.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  August 13, 2010; 8:11 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Looking for a few good men (and women)

Despite Defense Secretary Robert Gates' war on Pentagon waste and the use of contractors, the battle for cleared and qualified people continues between the military and the private sector. What does the competition mean? To try to answer this question:...

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  August 12, 2010; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Report to Congress argues intel agencies should share more data

Another argument for better inter-agency access to each other's data to combat terrorism.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  August 11, 2010; 10:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Will Gates' proposed Pentagon spending cuts really save money?

Will Monday's defense cutbacks yield the savings they promise?

By Dana Hedgpeth and William Arkin  |  August 10, 2010; 9:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
 
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New digs, better analysis?

The Defense Intelligence Agency will cut the ribbon Tuesday on Rivanna Station, its new Joint Use Intelligence Analysis Facility in Albemarle County.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  August 9, 2010; 6:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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New at the top: Letitia Long, first woman head of major intelligence agency

For the first time, a woman, Letitia A. Long, is becoming director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.

By Dana A. Hedgpeth  |  August 9, 2010; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Tags: Letitia Long, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency  
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They call it oversight

An overview of oversight legislation currently making its way through the House and Senate.

By Dana Hedgpeth and William M. Arkin  |  August 9, 2010; 7:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Tags: Director of National Intellligence, James Clapper, Senate Intelligence Committee, intelligence budget  
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