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Top Secret America: August 22, 2010 - August 28, 2010

Shh, a roundup of things we've heard ...

Defense contractors win big deals

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  August 27, 2010; 11:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Tags: Contracting, Defense Contractors, Weekly Roundup  
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Cyber threats? Send money

Cyber security, always a popular corner of Top Secret America, is precisely so because the definition of what constitutes "cyber" is so elastic. CACI of Arlington, a major player in the U.S. government's cyber security business, recently held a symposium...

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  August 26, 2010; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Tags: Contracting, Cyber operations, Obama Administration  
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Wanted: Those with top secret clearances

Outside a hotel ballroom near Baltimore-Washington International Marshall Airport airport, about three dozen men and a handful of women lined up one recent morning to have a colored dot -- green, blue or red -- affixed to their suits and dresses. The colors were key to what's known as the "meal ticket" for landing a job in the intelligence community: a top-secret clearance.

By Dana Hedgepeth  |  August 25, 2010; 7:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Tags: Clearances, defense contractors  
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State officials can hear secrets too

A White House executive order allows for sharing of classified information with state and other officials.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  August 24, 2010; 8:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Tags: Clearances, Obama Administration  
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Clapper's people

After his first two weeks on the job, James R. Clapper, the new director of national intelligence, said Friday he's making some changes. He asked Robert Cardillo, deputy director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) and a long-time analytic professional,...

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  August 23, 2010; 7:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Tags: Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, Obama Administration  
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