THREATWATCH

The rules governing cyberspace warfare operations are nascent at best, and the lack of clarity is both stunting the growth of an offensive force and retarding the progression of the defensive one.

Egypt is on fire and there is a very real possibility of a military coup.

ON THE FORCE 

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is in Afghanistan for a Secretary of Defense Rotational Visit and the Pentagon has released a transcript of his availability with the press. 

ON SECRECY – OR LACK THEREOF

Ezra Klein, on why sources feel more empowered now than ever before.

Marc Ambinder and D.B. Grady offer a look at their latest joint project, The Deep State, and examine a myriad of compelling intelligence activities in Pakistan.

The New York Times interviews Michael Hayden on leaks and why they happen.

The Air Force took a promotional photo of the F-22 with Groom Lake, better known as Area 51, in the background. This comes on the heels of the Air Force (not the CIAannouncing they will begin scrubbing drone records.

CONTRACT WATCH

SAIC is hiring a personnel security specialist to work for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, who will apparently be granted the authority to give and take away security clearances.

Word has it that a very serious sniper rifle will be in the hands of special operations forces sooner rather than later.

 

Robert Caruso is a veteran of the United States Navy, and has worked for the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, Business Transformation Agency and the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

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Robert Caruso is a veteran of the United States Navy, and has worked for the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, Business Transformation Agency and the Office of the Secretary of Defense.