Director of National Intelligence

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  • Liberty City Seven Case Study

    When we put forth a case like that to suggest to the American public that we’re protecting them, we’re not protecting them.” These sting operations take away resources from preventing an actual terrorist attack. The FBI has focused almost entirely upon radical Muslims by employing their informants to infiltrate mosques nationwide, but there is also a valid threat from extremist, white supremacists groups. In fact, as of June 2015, there had been 26 people killed by Muslim terrorists since 9/11; whereas, there were 48 killed by extreme right-wing/racist terrorists. Mike German has testified before the Senate to plead for more protections for whistleblowers, particularly intelligence officers. After all, these federal agencies can overrule someone’s rights from the Whistleblower Protection Act in cases of national security. Again, the Department of Justice is supposed to defend against constitutional abuses, but that hasn’t been the case. Instead, the DOJ has persecuted whistleblowers with the Espionage Act. The Espionage Act had historically only been reserved for actual traitors, but the Nixon administration established the precedent by targeting Daniel Ellsberg who released the “Pentagon Papers.” Obama campaigned on a platform of reform and transparency, but his administration has ruthlessly punished credible whistleblowers. The Obama administration has prosecuted government whistleblowers who leaked information to the press with the Espionage Act eight times, more than…

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  • Joint Force Globalization Analysis

    While the world may be no more dangerous than it was during the height of the Cold War, globalization compounded by rapid technological change has increased the complexity and immediacy of conflicts. This “democratization of violence” along with the increasing “velocity of instability” has in turn heightened demands on the capability of the U.S. Joint Force to defend the homeland, project power, and protect our interests and allies around the world. This paper briefly reviews the global…

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  • Human Intelligence Vs Signals Intelligence

    serves as the basis of how we ask the question of how does the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC) make and formulate assumptions, and by what means are they used in implementing enhanced analytical and collection techniques and methodologies. Additionally, how technologies and methods are applied in forecasting analytical and collection needs based on anticipatory analysis to monitor future wars, civil wars, and social and ethnic conflicts that could invite war. When asking an analyst what…

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  • 9/11 Core Competencies

    discovered flaws with the Intelligence Community concerning information sharing, integrating intelligence, and following through on potential intelligence leads. This led to organizational changes with the establishment of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC). The Intelligence Community consists of 16 organizations, led by the DNI. Each organization works within the DNI’s policy framework. The…

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  • Leadership Profile Case Study

    Leadership Profile: Mr. John Michael “Mike” McConnell by Barry J. DeLisle NIU Class 2017 Unclassified - submitted to the faculty of the National Intelligence University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for MSI 608 January 10, 2016 The views expressed in this paper are those of the author and do not reflect the official policy or position of the Department of Defense, the US Navy Reserve, or the U.S. Government Leadership Profile: Mr. John Michael “Mike”…

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  • Describe The Intelligence Process

    The intelligence process/piece when it comes to homeland security is a vital component to identifying, deterring and keeping the homeland safe. Without intelligence it would be very hard to assess the threats and know what actions to take to prevent such incidents whether it be international or domestic terrorists attacks. There are many different facets of the complex intelligence gathering and support process. There will a room for improvement in everything we do as a Nation, especially…

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  • 911 Commission Recommendations

    as followed. -Create a National Counterterrorism Center In the 2011 911 commission report progress, the Department of Homeland Security, the National Counterterrorism Center and other federal agencies have analyze travel-related data to understand travel patterns…

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  • The Importance Of Homeland Security

    information was provided. Intelligence is the most powerful asset on the Earth. Information can enable many things from building a bomb, locating a person, to hotwiring a car. This is the reason that Homeland Security has dived so deep in the intelligence…

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  • FBI Role In The US

    Another member of the United States Intelligence Community that has a notable role in the protection of the United States interests is the Federal Bureau of Investigations or for short, FBI. Unlike the CIA, the FBI does not directly involve itself in foreign intelligence. The FBI operates under the Department of Justice with a primary focus on federal criminal investigation and domestic intelligence but sometimes there is a cross over and the FBI finds itself involved in terrorist and foreign…

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  • Summary: A Key To Being Successful In Missions

    critical information gathered and formed into intelligence. The events of 9/11 and the investigations following exposed the culture and gaps within the intelligence community. Current intelligence resources have increased their effectiveness since 9/11, but still face limitations. The intelligence community is comprised of many partners. Traditionally, these encompassed several Federal partners such as Central Intelligence Agency and each of the individual components of the Department of…

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