Feinstein: Congress can keep the lid on secrets
June 8th, 2014
01:16 PM ET
3 months ago

Feinstein: Congress can keep the lid on secrets

Washington (CNN) - We can keep your secrets just fine, Mr. President.

That's the message Sen. Dianne Feinstein conveyed to reporters Sunday, responding to questions about whether President Barack Obama's decision not to inform Congress about swapping five Taliban detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl had any merit.

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Filed under: Bowe Bergdahl • Dianne Feinstein • Intelligence
Government shutdown 'extremely damaging' to U.S. intelligence operations
October 2nd, 2013
11:43 AM ET
11 months ago

Government shutdown 'extremely damaging' to U.S. intelligence operations

(CNN) - The government shutdown is "extremely damaging" to U.S. intelligence operations, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said Wednesday.

Clapper noted that he has worked in the intelligence field for 50 years, and "never seen anything like this."

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Filed under: Congress • Government Shutdown • Intelligence • James Clapper
Notable leakers and whistle-blowers
June 15th, 2013
09:39 PM ET
1 year ago

Intelligence community provides fuller justification for data collection

(CNN) -– The intelligence community has provided Congress additional counterterrorism justification for the government’s controversial stockpiles of telephone and Internet records.

Further, officials searched the database that holds telephone metadata fewer than 300 times last year, according to a document prepared by the intelligence community for members of Congress and provided to CNN by a congressional source.
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Filed under: Homeland Security • Intelligence
June 9th, 2013
01:51 PM ET
1 year ago

Guardian’s Greenwald, Rep. Mike Rogers trade blows over leaks coverage

(CNN) – Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, GOP Rep. Mike Rogers, said Sunday the Guardian columnist Glenn Greenwald "doesn't have a clue how this thing works," referring to the U.S. government's surveillance techniques approved by his committee.

"I know your reporter that you interviewed, Greenwald, says that he's got it all and now is an expert on the program. He doesn't have a clue how this thing works," Rogers said on ABC's "This Week." "Neither did the person who released just enough information to literally be dangerous."
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Filed under: Intelligence • Mike Rogers • NSA
U.S. intel agencies reviewing all data on Boston bombing suspects
April 19th, 2013
10:47 AM ET
1 year ago

U.S. intel agencies reviewing all data on Boston bombing suspects

Washington (CNN) - U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies are again reviewing all intelligence on the two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing for clues about their motivations and connections to possible terrorist groups, U.S. officials told CNN.

In the hours since the identities of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and Tamerian Tsarnaev were confirmed by the FBI, “there is a very methodical and in-depth analysis under way on these suspects and the connections they may have had to any overseas group,” a senior U.S. official said.

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Filed under: Intelligence
Cyberthreats getting worse, House intelligence officials warn
March 17th, 2013
10:14 AM ET
1 year ago

Cyberthreats getting worse, House intelligence officials warn

(CNN) - The highest-ranking officials on the House intelligence committee continued to warn Sunday of the increasing cybersecurity threat to the U.S. economy and national security.

Republican Rep. Mike Rogers, the committee's chairman, spelled out the different levels of cyberattacks during an appearance on CNN's "State of the Union" and cautioned that the worst of those - a debilitating hit by a terrorist group – could become reality.
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Romney has first intelligence briefing
September 17th, 2012
08:16 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney has first intelligence briefing

(CNN) – Mitt Romney received his first intelligence briefing Monday, less than one week after criticizing the president over the attacks on U.S. diplomatic posts in Egypt and Libya.

His campaign confirmed that the Republican nominee took part in the briefing at an FBI building in Los Angeles following a campaign event.
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Filed under: 2012 • California • Foreign Policy • Intelligence • Mitt Romney
Lieberman calls for special counsel on leaks
June 17th, 2012
11:26 AM ET
2 years ago

Lieberman calls for special counsel on leaks

(CNN) – Leaks disclosing important national security information should be investigated by a special prosecutor, independent Sen. Joe Lieberman said Sunday.

"I've been thinking about this since these leaks came out and I've reached a conclusion which is that we do need a special counsel," Lieberman said on "Fox News Sunday."
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Filed under: Eric Holder • Intelligence • Joe Lieberman • White House
Cyber security proposal changed to meet White House privacy concerns
December 2nd, 2011
12:46 AM ET
3 years ago

Cyber security proposal changed to meet White House privacy concerns

(CNN) – The House Intelligence Committee made some revisions in its cyber security bill Thursday to address privacy concerns raised by the White House.

The legislation is designed to improve information sharing between the federal government and private industry in an effort to better protect American businesses computer systems from cyber attacks.

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Filed under: Congress • House • Intelligence • White House
Cyber security bill promotes sharing of threat data
November 30th, 2011
11:26 AM ET
3 years ago

Cyber security bill promotes sharing of threat data

Washington (CNN) - Legislation introduced in the House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday is designed to knock down the barriers that interfere with the federal government and the private sector sharing critical information about cybersecurity threats.

The bill would enable the intelligence community to share classified information with the private sector while at the same time addressing the concerns private companies have with providing information about attacks on their systems to the government.

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