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Top Secret America: August 15, 2010 - August 21, 2010

Army intelligence buys intelligence like Netflix?

Everyone knows that the U.S. government collects and produces intelligence, using information from sensitive Tippy Top Secret sources to the lowliest "open source" material found readily on the Internet. When it comes to translations and unique databases -- from the...

By Dana Hedgpeth and William M. Arkin  |  August 20, 2010; 8:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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Enough to make your head spin

New York-based L-3 Communications, a major player in the world of intelligence work and Top Secret America, has appointed retired Vice Adm. William D. Sullivan as vice president of maritime programs....

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  August 19, 2010; 8:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Tags: Contracting, L-3 Communications, NATO  
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Corporate Fundraising, Fa La La La La La La La La

Congressional investigators and the Justice Department are questioning whether Sierra Nevada (no, not the beer makers, but an intelligence and defense company heavily involved in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan) received special favors in exchange for campaign contributions to...

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  August 18, 2010; 8:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Tags: Congress, Contracting, Fundraising, Justice Department  
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Pentagon could save $5.4 billion

At least $5.4 billion could be saved if Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates's plans to cut the funding for contractors comes to fruition, a new report from the Congressional Research Service says....

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  August 17, 2010; 8:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Boom times at Wright-Patterson could end

Live by the sword, die by it. For Dayton, Ohio, home to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, the booming days could end, as Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates looks for cuts in contractor spending. Wright-Patterson boosted the Dayton region's economy by...

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  August 16, 2010; 8:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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