Director of National Intelligence

James Clapper Jr., US Director of National Intelligence (AP Photo)

Obama administration tightens grip on intelligence

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has tightened its control over intelligence — including unclassified information — by setting limits on officials’ interactions with the media. A March 20 directive issued by the director of […]

04/22/2014

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US releases more documents on surveillance origins

WASHINGTON (AP) – The director of national intelligence on Saturday declassified more documents that outline how the National Security Agency was first authorized to start collecting bulk phone and Internet records in the hunt for […]

12/21/2013

Theodore H. Moran  (AP Photo/The Peterson Institute for International Economics)

Chinese firm paid US gov’t intelligence adviser

WASHINGTON (AP) — A longtime adviser to the U.S. Director of National Intelligence has resigned after the government learned he has worked since 2010 as a paid consultant for Huawei Technologies Ltd., the Chinese technology […]

12/06/2013

In this Sept. 6, 2013 file photo, President Barack Obama walks with Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel toward a group photo outside of the Konstantin Palace in St. Petersburg.  (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)

Why spy on allies? Even good friends keep secrets

In geopolitics, just as on the playground, even best friends don’t tell each other everything. And everybody’s dying to know what the other guy knows. Revelations that the U.S. has been monitoring the cellphone calls […]

10/31/2013

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Close ties between White House, NSA spying review

WASHINGTON (AP) – Stung by public unease about new details of spying by the National Security Agency, President Barack Obama selected a panel of advisers he described as independent experts to scrutinize the NSA’s surveillance […]

09/22/2013

The sign outside the National Security Agency (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

NSA collected thousands of US communications

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Security Agency declassified three secret U.S. court opinions Wednesday showing how it scooped up as many as 56,000 emails and other communications by Americans with no connection to terrorism annually […]

08/21/2013

With a chart listing thwarted acts of terrorism, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., left, and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., right, chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Government braces for coming changes to NSA powers

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s national security team argued Wednesday to keep its sweeping domestic surveillance powers intact, even as it acknowledged some limitations appear inevitable. Facing unexpectedly harsh opposition from both parties over […]

07/31/2013

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Brazil expresses concern at report of NSA spying

PARATY, Brazil (AP) – Brazil’s foreign minister said Sunday his government is worried by a report that the United States has collected data on billions of telephone and email conversations in his country and promised […]

07/07/2013

Kim Jong Un (AP Photo)

North Korea’s leader showing he’s in charge

WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea’s new leader is using the threat of a nuclear strike to get concessions on foreign aid rather than trying to trigger military conflict, top U.S. intelligence officials told Congress Thursday.

04/11/2013

James Clapper Jr., US Director of National Intelligence (AP Photo)

Erratic North Korea poses serious threat

WASHINGTON (AP) — An erratic North Korea, with its nuclear weapons and increasingly belligerent tone, poses a serious threat to the US and East Asia nations, the director of National Intelligence warned in the annual accounting of the threats worldwide.

03/12/2013