“Counterintelligence (CI) refers to information gathered and activities conducted to protect against espionage, other intelligence activities, sabotage, or assassinations conducted for or on behalf of foreign powers, organizations, persons, or international terrorist activities, however, not including personnel, physical, document or communications security programs.” (United States 1981)
Counterintelligence (CI) can be controversial at times. CI aims to protect a country by not only defending itself from foreign powers, but also defending itself internally as well. There are several issues with an organization or country like the United States defending itself internally. Within the United States, not only are thorough background checks and entrance criteria strict for entering the Intelligence Community (IC), but also regular CI investigations and polygraphs are conducted to ensure individuals with those top-secret clearances are not being deceitful. Outside of the IC, the United States is a melting pot for various races, cultures, and social classes. Government security clearances are meant to compartmentalize
Outlook- There are many forces which have shaped the development of the US counterintelligence strategy over the years. These forces run the spectrum from emotion to computers to new threats not thought of even 30 years ago. The United States has been conducting counterintelligence operations for as long as it has had a means of conducting intelligence operations. George Washington understood the importance of conducting counterintelligence operations. He created the Culper Spy Ring, which was vital to defeating the British. I believe counterintelligence will play more of a pivotal role considering today’s threats.
In the aftermath of 9/11 the intelligence community (IC) felt pressure from all directions. Employees of the IC, Congress, and the general public wanted questions answered as to why our nation didn’t know an attack was imminent. This “failure” of intelligence caused a shake up within the entire IC, leading to many future changes. One such change was in communications intelligence (COMINT) collection. According to Cummings (2006), “President George W. Bush said that he authorized NSA to intercept the international communications of people with known links to al Qaeda and
We have to learn lessons from the past how vulnerable our counter intelligence operation is and build the system to safeguard our classified information to protect American citizens harm from our adversaries. We can’t afford to have another penetration on our counter intelligence operation. Hanssen, Ames, Montes cases must be the last example of penetration to our CI operation flaw. Harber argues that government agencies are responsible more thorough background investigations and periodic reviews; regular personal finance disclosure for national security officials and their families; and more frequent polygraphs. (Harber 2009, 228) This will help to mitigate the treat from our enemies. Former National Counterintelligence Executive Michelle Van Cleave has argued that ‘‘By working the foreign intelligence service as a strategic target globally, U.S. counterintelligence should be able to leverage insights into adversary activities and vulnerabilities to direct CI operations to maximum effect.’’ (Harber 2009,
There are several different types of counter-narcotic plans which allow for intelligence agencies and/or law enforcement personnel to retrieve necessary information in regards to protecting our country and all of the things we hold near and dear. Knowing there are multiple plans that could be used, it is important to understand how each plan works, who is the most qualified to run each plan, and on whom the plans will be directed towards. In this essay, I will discuss the different types of counter-narcotic plans and how they will be used in working against the Cuban drug trafficking organizations.
When I think of Counterintelligence, what comes to mind is the Intelligence Community, with Department of Defense (DoD) in particular and of course Foreign Intelligence Services (FIS). Moreover, until a few years ago, was unaware of corporate CI and that changed after some of my former colleagues told me that they we working in the private sector. When thinking of private sector, I would say that most of us don’t consider its contribution to national security; however, that is not the case. DoD and other government agencies rely heavily on private corporations to develop new equipment and technologies that are used for national security. “Today, foreign intelligence services, criminals, and private sector spies are focused on American industry
The CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) is a civilian intellect agency. It is an execution of the government of the United States of America. More so, CIA is an executive organization that directly reports to the DNI (Director of Nation Intelligence) (White, 2008). Of note is that the agency is tasked with offering national security intellect evaluation to senior policy makers of the United States. It must be noted that intelligence collection is crucial to the protection and safety of the Americans and the country as whole. Among the responsibilities of the CIA is to counteract the U.S military from going into war. CIA work jointly to collect useful information as regards security of the nation besides helping offset warfare.
Abstract: In this analysis, it is shown throughout the many different agencies how the intelligence cycle is interpreted. Within each of the different agencies everyone has their own way of obtaining information and different policies that they follow, within the constriction of the US constitution. The intelligence cycle states the many different steps taken to obtain intelligence from domestic to foreign information.
In Roosevelt’s Executive Order 9066, he states that in times of war, protection against “espionage and against sabotage” is needed for the safety of the populus(Document E). The intended audience of this order is to the general American public and to the different military commander who will use this new law how they may. This quotation, coming directly from the order, shows that it was for a security purpose. If this measure was not taken and thousands of Americans died because of it, there would be a massive uproar complaining about not taking all of the relevant steps to put the country’s citizens out of harm’s
A.J Vicens explains the ways in which the “war on drugs” in Afghanistan is doing more harm than good. Vicens explains that the poppy cultivation and opiate addiction right are at record setting levels. The total value of the poppy see is up to three billion dollars; one billion higher than in 2012. All of these numbers have risen despite the 7.6 billion dollars a year the United States spends to combat the drug trade. This information implies that the current approach the United states has used is not working. In order to effectively combat drug trade we must take a new approach.
Witness, Cody Inegrigtsen, was driving in the area of 125th PL SE and SE 318th Way, when he noticed a young male, James Richardson, assaulting a young female, Kayla Buss. Cody noted that he saw James grab Kayla by the hair and back of her shirt and strike her several times in the head and face. Cody then saw Kayla attempted to walk away from James, but noted that James again grabbed Kayla by her hair and back of her jacket and strike her several more times in head and face area. Kayla and James were contacted a few blocks from the orignal incident. It was noticed by police that Kayla and a swollen lower lip and it was observed that she had several small cuts also on her lower lip. Both Kayla, who is 15 years old , and James, who is 16 years
The ideas discussed in this article are also discussed in an article by Ross Bellaby in the Journal of Intelligence and National Security. Bellaby notes that as intelligence collection adapts to new threats in the world, a coherent ethical framework is needed to prevent abuse. He is concerned about the ability of intelligence organizations to intercept, monitor and retain personal data and personal communications on computers throughout the world forever. Individual privacy boundaries are being shattered as intelligence agencies routinely intercept our communications without our consent.
One may wonder what the roots of competitive intelligence, intellectual espionage, and reverse engineering are. On the surface, it may seem clear that there is a distinction between competitive intelligence and corporate espionage. One is gained legally, as a means of retaining corporate relevance, while the other is gained illegally and at in some cases in an indignant fashion . According to David Blenkhorn, a professor at Wilfrid Laurier University, this topic is not appropriately discussed in universities today. It is not clear or obvious how one should treat corporate intelligence ethically, as cultural viewpoints skew the morality of the situation. It certainly could be argued that this information gathering is a necessary and sufficient means to an end. Dr. Blenkhorn notes that there is a generally accepted ethical view with respect to information gathering in Europe and North America, but in other countries, this perspective is quite different. To some degree this may be a normalization of deviance, where over time, such actions are simply accepted as a means of holding a business or national security edge, and thus over time becomes ingrained into the culture. Interestingly, according to Professor Blenkhorn, one of his students from Russia was taught how to conduct industrial