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Putin meets with members of the Security Council to discuss the need for adjustments to Russia’s current National Security Strategy

On July 3, 2015 President Vladimir Putin attended a meeting of the Russian Security Council to discuss the need for changing the country’s National Security Strategy to better adapt to evolving threats to the State. The Security Council of the Russian Federation (SCRF)  is a consultative body of the Russian President that works …

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US Government must improve its efforts to counter terrorist messaging campaigns & communications methods online

A recent Senate Senate Intelligence committee report noted that violent terrorist extremists groups like al-Qa’ida, Boko Haram, Al Shabaab,  the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have demonstrated that they can successfully use the Internet to recruit, train, radicalize, fundraise and inspire  attacks. The report also notes how …

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HSBC scandal exposes money laundering and corruption at world’s largest bank!

Despite new laws, banking officials in Switzerland are slow in combating money laundering. “Money laundering” is the generic term used to describe the process by which criminals disguise the original ownership and control of the proceeds of criminal conduct by making such proceeds appear to have derived from a legitimate …

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“ISIL is well-armed and well-financed. Its fighters are disciplined, committed, and battle-hardened”, warns CIA Director Brennan

On March 13, 2015 John O. Brennan, the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency spoke about the CIA’s global mission at the Council on Foreign Relations event. During his speech I was struck by some of the director’s comments concerning ISIL (AKA: “The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant “). Here …

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“We are engaged in a low level but intense new kind of Cold War – a Cyber War!” warns Rep. Connolly

The other day I was watching the June 24, 2015 CSPAN coverage of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Director Katherine Archuleta and other government officials and vendors testified at the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s second hearing on the cause and extent of a data breach of the …

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President’s National Insider Threat Policy signed in 2012 still “not being fully implemented across the intelligence community”, report notes

Contained within the pages of a Senate Select Intelligence report 114-8, dated in March 2015  is an explanation on the efforts currently under way by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ONDI) to deal with the ongoing threat posed by insiders, like US Army private Bradley Manning who leaked millions of documents through …

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“So I say to my Senate colleagues, respectfully–and I mean that–stop banging your heads against the wall”, said Senator Reid

On June 25, 2015 Senator Harry Reid of Nevada asked permission to address the United States Senate regarding the Affordable Care Act and Republican’s attempts to repeal or weaken the law, which was just upheld by the Supreme Court on June 25, 2015: “Mr. President, today in this great country …

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