Steven Aftergood: CIA Closes Down OSINT, Commission Objects

Improved Access to Open Source Intelligence Urged Congress should require the Director of National Intelligence to make open source intelligence more widely available, the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission recommended in its latest annual report. Last June, the former OpenSource.gov web portal was “decommissioned.” Its contents were transferred to classified or restricted networks that are mostly …

Steven Aftergood: Leaker Intentions Are Ruled Out by Court

A Leaker’s Motives Are Irrelevant, Gov’t Says Disclosing classified information without authorization is a crime even if the leaker had good intentions and was motivated by a larger public interest, the government said this week. Therefore, any mention of the purpose of the disclosure should be ruled out of bounds in trial, government attorneys argued. …

Steven Aftergood: CRS on 5G (PBI: They Totally Ignore Ecocidal and Genocidal Aspects of 5G)

National Security Implications of Fifth Generation (5G) Mobile Technologies, CRS In Focus, June 12, 2019 Phi Beta Iota: Until we have an honest Congress we will not have an honest CRS. They are not allowed to address the ecocidal and genocidal aspects of 5G, or the FACT that both 5G and wi-fi are uninsurable. See …