Intelligence

ODNI Plans to Share More About Cyber Threats Under New Counterintelligence Strategy

The strategy requires the intelligence community to think of the private sector as consumers of its threat information.

Spies Like AI: The Future of Artificial Intelligence for the U.S. Intelligence Community

Putting AI to its broadest use in national defense will mean hardening it against attack.

Bill Would Reform NSA Surveillance Program

Bipartisan legislation could curtail long-running National Security Agency data collection efforts.

Unclear NSA CIO Role Puts the Agency’s IT at Risk, IG Says

Auditors report the position is not even in the agency’s organizational chart.

NSA Offers Advice on Securing Clouds 

A CISA release noting the guidance directs administrators to an analysis of Microsoft Office 365.

CISA Says Agencies Have 10 Days to Patch NSA-Spotted Microsoft Vulnerability

The National Security Agency discovered and disclosed a severe flaw in Windows 10 to build trust with industry partners, an official said.

What U.S. Intelligence Thought 2020 Would Look Like

A 2004 National Intelligence Council report was eerily prescient in some ways, and totally off in others.

The Crazy Government Research Projects You Might've Missed in 2019

Self-aware artificial intelligence, biology-based computers and “smart” surveillance are just a few.

NSA, Army Research Aim for More Advanced—And Less Noisy—Quantum Systems

Through a new broad agency announcement, the two solicit proposals to help identify the strength and type of errors affecting quantum computation.

NSA Data Storage Poses Risk to Civil Liberties, Watchdog Says

An audit conducted by the National Security Agency inspector general raises questions about the intelligence agency’s data retention policies.

Spy Agencies Stopped Collecting GPS, Phone Location Data Last Year

The decision came in the wake of a Supreme Court decision restricting law enforcement’s use of such information.

The Government Report That Got Turned Into a Hollywood Movie

How Scott Z. Burns tackled his feature directorial debut, a gripping film about the inquiry into the CIA’s “enhanced interrogation” program

Don’t Rush Quantum-Proof Encryption, Warns NSA Research Director 

Quantum computers could crack the codes that secure the world’s digital information but racing to a solution could create more threats, according to Dr. Deborah Frincke.

Border Agents Can Now Get Classified Intelligence Information. Experts Call That Dangerous.

The Trump administration is creating a center that will give immigration agents access to information from U.S. intelligence agencies. Migrants and others denied entry will be unable to see the evidence against them because it is classified.

Russian Hackers Co-Opt Iranian Cyber Tools to Attack 35 Countries, NSA Warns

In a joint advisory, U.S. and British authorities said the Turla group is piggy-backing off the work of Iranian rivals to advance its own agenda.

Inside the NSA's New Cybersecurity Directorate

The National Security Agency has a new state-of-the-art center and a new attitude about sharing its threat information.