Intelligence

Chairman Richard Burr (R-NC) and ranking member Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA)  of the Senate Intelligence Committee listen to testimony from Intelligence officials in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill on June 7, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Lawmakers Demand Investigation Into Lack of Whistleblower Protections for Spies

Senate leaders across party lines are concerned intelligence community watchdogs are failing to protect whistleblowers.

The International Space Station is in orbit around the earth on December 14, 2006. (NASA/Getty)

Shake-Up at Pentagon Intelligence Agency Sparks Concern

The director of the agency responsible for analyzing satellite imagery says he wants to modernize the work. Some employees fear they’re being replaced by artificial intelligence.

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Deep Pockets, Deep Cover: The UAE Is Paying Ex-CIA Officers to Build a Spy Empire in the Gulf

They hired Americans to professionalize their intelligence service. But how far can former U.S. spies go?

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A Crisis of Leadership at the Military Intelligence Agency’s Watchdog Office

Since two whistleblowers stepped forward two years ago, morale at the Defense Intelligence Agency Office of the Inspector General has plummeted.

Michael Flynn, former national security advisor to U.S.President Donald Trump, leaves following his plea hearing at the Prettyman Federal Courthouse in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 1, 2017 (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Mike Flynn Pleads Guilty to Lying to FBI, Is Cooperating on Russia Probe

The former national security adviser was asked by Trump team officials to make contact with the Russians.

U.S. President Barack Obama presides over a meeting of the President's Intelligence Advisory Board in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 28, 2009. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

A Key Intelligence Advisory Board Has No Members

President Trump’s antipathy toward the intel community extends to the Intelligence Advisory Board.

CIA director Mike Pompeo during his confirmation hearing on Jan. 12. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Mike Pompeo Could Stop Robert Mueller in His Tracks

The director of the CIA has extraordinary influence over all counterintelligence investigations — and there are reasons to distrust his intentions.

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A Turf War Is Tearing Apart the Intel Community’s Watchdog Office

Internal scuffling threatens to dismantle the Intelligence Community Inspector General.

The U.S. House of Representatives chamber on Dec. 8, 2008. (Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Congress Wants to Tie the Intelligence Community’s Hands for No Reason

Reforming national security law for the sake of reform is never a good idea.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel greets US President Donald Trump  prior to the start of the first working session of the G20 meeting in Hamburg, northern Germany, on July 7.
Leaders of the world's top economies will gather from July 7 to 8, 2017 in Germany for likely the stormiest G20 summit in years, with disagreements ranging from wars to climate change and global trade. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / IAN LANGSDON        (Photo credit should read IAN LANGSDON/AFP/Getty Images)

Book Talk: Spy Schools

Exploring the dark relationship between intelligence services and academia.

People run from the Route 91 Harvest country music festival  on October 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. A gunman opened fire on a music festival in Las Vegas, leaving at least 59 people dead and more than 500 injured. (David Becker/Getty Images)

FBI and DHS Assessment Outlined Threat of Lone Offenders Targeting Las Vegas

The U.S. government warned of possible attacks on entertainment venues and mass gatherings.

Fort Meade, UNITED STATES:  A computer workstation bears the National Security Agency (NSA) logo inside the Threat Operations Center inside the Washington suburb of Fort Meade, Maryland, intelligence gathering operation 25 January 2006 after US President George W. Bush delivered a speech behind closed doors and met with employees in advance of Senate hearings on the much-criticized domestic surveillance.   AFP PHOTO/Paul J. RICHARDS  (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Is the NSA Doing More Harm Than Good in Not Disclosing Exploits?

Inside the complicated national security calculus behind disclosing zero-day vulnerabilities.

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