Journal: Surveillance State Expands Part II

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Telecomm Spy Manuals

Phi Beta Iota: To be good at intelligence (decision-support) it is important to have a sense of balance between secret and open sources; between collection and processing; and between unilateral and multinational anaysis.  The welcome acknowledgement by the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) that we spend $75 billion a year on secret intelligence and covert action, combined with the recent release of most of the U.S. telecommunications spy manuals now posted at Cryptome, suggest that we are out of balance.  We still don’t balance between secret and open source collection; we still don’t have all-source processing; we still don’t do multinational engagement with any depth or breadth; and we still don’t provide decision-support to 95% of the federal, state, and local government clients and customers with serious needs.

See also:

Journal: Surveillance State Expands

Journal: Strategy versus Secrecy

Journal: Cyber-Security or Cyber-Scam? Plus Short List of Links to Reviews and Books on Hacking 101

Review: Nation of Secrets–The Threat to Democracy and the American Way of Life

Review: The Shadow Factory–The Ultra-Secret NSA from 9/11 to the Eavesdropping on America

Review: Secrets–A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers

Review: Imperial Secrets–Remapping the Mind of Empire

Review: Report of the Commission on Protecting and Reducing Government Secrecy

Review: Secrecy–The American Experience

Reference: Deep Secrecy–Complete Draft

Reference: 1996 Hill Testimony on Secrecy

Worth a Look: Secrecy as Fraud (2002)