NSA'S PAINFUL INTERNAL AUDIT
After coming under fire in Congress in late November during a debate on the legality of interceptions by the Echelon [...]
After coming under fire in Congress in late November during a debate on the legality of interceptions by the Echelon [...]
Information that leaked out following an unusual meeting between prime minister Tony Blair and the three chiefs of Britain's intelligence [...]
According to Intelligence Newsletter sources in Congress, NSA officials won't be heard before the House of Representative's Government Reform Committee [...]
Legislator Bob Barr has benefited from a favorable climate in the U.S. Congress to mark an important point in his [...]
In recent months the Pentagon and NSA have undertaken secret and direct negotiations with the bosses of IBM and Microsoft to get them to install systems enabling the intelligence community to gain access to encrypted data.
American claims that the bombing of the Chinese embassy in Belgrade on May 7 by US Air Force fighters was [...]
A book published in the United States this month identifies American companies linked to the Pentagon and the U.S. intelligence [...]
Cheltenham borough council has approved final details for a new center for Britain's Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ). Designed by the [...]
Washington is intent on creating a massive domestic and international Internet monitoring system, according to Intelligence Newsletter sources close to [...]
According to an Intelligence Newsletter source at the Pentagon who has just returned from the Balkans, a significant number of [...]
A month after a list of 117 MI6 agents was published on the Internet (IN 359) the consequences for Britain's [...]
The British government is considering amendments to the 1989 Official [...]
David Bickford, legal advisor to MI5 and MI6 from 1987 to 1996, has urged changes in UK law to allow [...]
In a speech to the Central Intelligence Retiree's Association (CIRA) last fall, John Millis, staff director of the House Permanent [...]
Intelligence expert Jeffrey Richelson is to publish the fourth edition of his "bible" of American intelligence-gathering, The US Intelligence Community [...]
The recent publication of the book "Top Secret Intranet" (Prentice Hall, NJ., ISBN 0-13-080898-9) by a former top-level NSA official, [...]
Prime minister Tony Blair has intervened to prevent publication of [...]
The British government could have spared itself the embarrassment that followed the Oct. 26 resignation of Welsh secretary Ron Davies [...]
Britain's Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) appears highly intrigued by the [...]
A former member of the Special Air Service (SAS) who served in Northern Ireland in the late 1970s, Gaz Hunter, [...]
The all-party Commons Intelligence and Security Committee has recommended a full judicial inquiry into allegations by ex-MI5 spy David Shayler [...]
The British intelligence and security agencies MI6, MI5 and GCHQ as well as the SAS will not be called upon [...]
The National Security Agency is being asked increasingly by the government's civilian branches to simulate attacks on their computer systems [...]
Prince Idris al-Senussi, a London-based cousin of the former Libyan ruler King Idris, may be called to give evidence on [...]
Britain's intelligence agencies have escaped significant financial cuts despite predictions earlier this month that MI5, MI6 and GCHQ would face [...]
The U.S. intelligence community's failure to provide warning of the recent Indian nuclear tests stemmed from a combination of analytical, [...]
The National Security Agency, which prides itself on ensuring the use of American-made chips and printed circuit boards for its [...]
A British high court judge has ordered the Department of Trade and Industry to pay the legal costs of Gerald [...]
According to figures released by the Cabinet Office, the number [...]
The Belgian authorities have re-opened the inquiry into the unsolved 1990 murder of Canadian scientist Gerald Bull, an expert in [...]
A 54-year-old British engineer, Anthony Holland, who claims to have [...]
Despite the agreement brokered by U.N. secretary-general Kofi Annan in [...]
The Communications Electronics Security Group (CESG), a division of Britain's SIGINT organization GCHQ that vets information technology products for government [...]
Britain's Foreign Office has refused to intervene in the case of Peter Bleach, a British arms dealer facing trial in [...]
A top-line panel has recommended a shake-up in American intelligence that would include such revolutionary moves as uncoupling the Directorate of Intelligence from the CIA and reducing it drastically in size. The panel, chaired by former National Security Agency director [.
Britain's Crown Prosecution Service has confirmed that major Milosh Stankovic of the Parachute Regiment's 1st battalion has been arrested and [...]
For the first time ever Britain's intelligence services are going to come under financial scrutiny as part of the government's drive to look into civil service expenditure at all levels over the coming 18 months.
Unveiled on Nov. 5 after several months of sometimes story debate, the report that the President's Commission on Critical Infrastructure [...]
Peter Mandelson, a close friend and political advisor to British prime minister Tony Blair and who serves as minister without [...]
Despite Home Office warnings that all former intelligence and security service staff face prosecution if they write about their covert [...]
The handover of Hong Kong to China in July has forced the British Foreign Office to relocate and consolidate the [...]
The American journalist Allan Francovich, reputed for his investigative documentaries on covert U.S. intelligence operations, the Gladio Stay Behind network [...]
To promote its policy of greater openness, MI5 is to launch an Internet web site later this year to provide [...]
According to the recently-published annual report from the British parliament's Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC), British agents with financial problems [...]
Set up last December, the President's Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection (PCCIP) that aims to hammer out a national strategy [...]
By the end of this year cryptography will have definitely quit the intelligence and defense spheres in which it has been carefully enclosed up to now and thrown itself into the commercial era. The RSA Data Security Conference which was [.
The British signals intelligence agency GCHQ has the authority under Britain's 1994 Intelligence Services Act to "listen inwards" when a [...]
Robert Steele, pioneer in the use of open sources by U.S. intelligence, has angrily protested over two decisions taken by [...]
A spokesman for Britain's Ministry of Defence (MoD) has confirmed that an internal investigation is being conducted into complaints from [...]
The British government has decided to set up a unit in Whitehall to monitor MI5 operations following a secret review [...]
An in-depth review of British anti-terrorist legislation by a senior law official, Lord Lloyd, has led to the recommendation that [...]
A book just published in New Zealand reveals fresh information about the workings of the so-called UKUSA signals intelligence network, [...]
John Deutch's plan to overhaul American intelligence that was presented to Congress in late April aims to meld a profusion of agencies with often overlapping powers into a genuine, unified and more effective "intelligence community" with a much smaller workforce.
The Technical Collection Agency that the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence said in its IC21 report (IN --) should [...]
The high-level panel set up under former defence secretary Harold Brown to assess the performance of the American intelligence community has rejected any massive overhaul of U.S. intelligence. The panel, named the Commission on the Roles and Capabilities of the [.
Japanese intelligence has picked up signs of increased activity by Britain's MI6 in Japan over the past year. As a [...]
British Telecom heads a consortium named Inca that is bidding for an estimated one billion pound contract to upgrade the [...]
Three members of Germany's federal intelligence service Bundesnachrichtendienst who were part of a joint BND/MI6 covert operation set up in [...]
A leak to the French press in early November not only compromised an ongoing MI5 and Special Branch undercover operation [...]
In response to a barrage of fire against the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), CIA director John Deutch has told the [...]
David Omand, a 48-year-old leading official at Britain's Ministry of Defence (MoD), is strongly tipped to become the new head [...]
James Norman, a senior editor at Forbes magazine for five years, was suddenly fired two weeks ago in connection with [...]
With the American intelligence and defence community hotly debating the future of American space programs, an independent expert, John Pike, [...]
Regarded as one of the best informed conservative MP's on Irish affairs, Peter Temple Morris, co-chairman of the influential Anglo-Irish [...]
The new Director of Central Intelligence, John Deutch, made his first public appearance on May 23 in Washington during a [...]
A committee looking into the capability, tasks and management structure at GCHQ Cheltenham at prime minister John Major's bidding is [...]
British defence secretary Malcolm Rifkind recently signed a so-called Public Interest Immunity certificate claiming that any "official disclosures" in court [...]
Britain's highest civil servant, 57-year-old Cabinet Secretary Sir Robin Butler, was asked by prime minister John Major in early February [...]
Unable to pry any information from MI6, members of the Commons Foreign Affairs Select Committee (FASC) who wanted information on [...]
Many high-level officials from the National Security Agency turned up at the latest seminar staged in Washington by Open Sources Solutions, the company headed by Robert Steele which has worked in recent years to encourage intelligence services to use open [.
At least 500 jobs will be eliminated at the GCHQ SIGINT base because of government belt-tightening. GCHQ bosses hope the [...]
A book published in New York last month has shed fresh light on the career of Leslie Aspin, former MI6 [...]
Capitalizing on the fact that the American military is known as an organization where women and minorities can move up [...]
As the House Judiciary Committee awaits the final Department of Justice report on the Inslaw case concerning the pirated PROMIS [...]
In pursuing indications that the Los Alamos National Laboratory in Albuquerque, New Mexico, was trying to graft an artificial intelligence capacity onto illegal copies of Promis software, Bill Hamilton, president of Inslaw which originally produced the software, conducted a Freedom [.
If the Cold War motto of American intelligence was "Beat the Reds" that has been replaced by "Follow the Money." The U.S. Treasury Department has become a new, fully-fledged member of the American intelligence community on equal footing with the [.
By calling in the Iranian charge d'affair in London on 24 April, Gholamreza Ansari, the Junior British Foreign Minister, Douglas [...]
Despite a Foreign Office (FO) statement that David Rowland Spedding, the new head of the MI6 Secret Intelligence Service (I.N. [...]
A couple of weeks before the Clinton administration is scheduled to complete a classified review of the officially proposed Clipper [...]
Senior Polish intelligence and security officials are "less than satisfied" with the outcome of a "sting operation" carried out in cooperation with the British Secret Service (MI6) which led to the interception of an alleged Ulster Loyalist arms shipment on [.
After the public unveiling of MI5 on 16 July and the Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC) on 1 October, MI6 had its turn to go public on 24 November. However, MI6 chief Sir Colin McColl's press conference that day did not [.
A sharp public relations exercise was staged at the Cabinet Office in Downing Street on 1 October to promote the [...]
In the recent first issue of the electronic journal The Internet Letter (e-mail netweekàaccess.digex.net), Paul Wallner, the CIA's coordinator of [...]
Stephen Dorril, a British journalist specialized in investigating the intelligence [...]
Following the resignation on 25 June of Michael Mates in relation to the Asil Nadir scandal (I.N. n. 219), the [...]
On 16 April the White House Office of the Press Secretary announced the introduction of the "Clipper Chip" as "a [...]
Recent conflicts between major intelligence services and commercial producers of secure, digital cellular telephones ("cellphones") lead to the unavoidable conclusion that there exists a very powerful but informal or highly secret coordination of Western intelligence services concerning crytographic technology.
Florida A&M University's Professor James Earl Norman is denying students' charges that a new language program funded with a $1.74 [...]
Gerard P. Burke, assistant director of the American National Security Agency (NSA) from 1974 to 1978, headed a delegation of [...]
Margaret "Meta" Ramsey, former MI6 Chief of Station in Stockholm and Helsinki, and once tipped to succeed Sir Colin McColl [...]
Prime Minister John Mayor denied before the House of Commons on 16 June that the government had prior knowledge of [...]
The annual report monitoring the 1985 Interception of Communications Act on telephone tapping and postal interception warrants requested in 1991 [...]
The command structure in the campaign against IRA on the British mainland is being radically reformed with the Security Service, [...]
A senior MI5 official is currently in Belfast conducting a secret review of intelligence gathering in Northern Ireland and the [...]
On 8 March President George Bush nominated Admiral John M. McConnell, a naval officer at the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) [...]
The Tory leader of the Commons, John MacGregor rejected a request for a statement by the Labour MP Tam Dalyell [...]
The appointment of the first woman director of MI5 - and also the first public naming of MI5"s chief - [...]