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May
19
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NCSC Rolls out New Tool to Counter Economic and Industrial Espionage
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The National Counterintelligence and Security Center is the training branch for Office of the Director of National Intelligence and it offers training support to all government agencies, contracted government security and intelligence industry companies, and private sector corporate entities who may be the target of collection efforts by criminals or foreign adversaries.

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May
13
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Dual Citizenship-Ties with Canada Results in Clearance Denial
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President Barack Obama talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Nicolas Sarkozy of France as as they walk with other G8 leaders to the family photo at the G8 Summit in Muskoka, Canada, June 25, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Along the same lines as another ClearanceJobs.com article recently posted, a decision was made in a recent Defense Office Hearing and Appeals (DOHA) to deny eligibility for a security clearance to a Department of Defense (DoD) contractor based on foreign influence and foreign preference concerns resulting from the applicant’s ties to Canada.

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May
5
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CIA Director Leverages New Talent to Track “Digital Dust”
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CIA Director John Brennan outlined the 21st century challenges facing his agency and the organizational changes being made to address these challenges at a recent dinner event in front of 500 guests of the Intelligence Community. Among the changes currently being implemented were two key additions to the agency:

  • Establishment of the Talent Development Center of Excellence which will promote and improve workforce development of incoming and current CIA employees.
  • Standing up of the Directorate of Digital Innovation Directorate which will focus on strengthening expertise and understanding of digital and cyber capabilities, modernize business practices, and integrate the CIA’s mission center capabilities.

Among the most interesting comments, made by Mr. Brennan was that the CIA was attracting and leveraging new talent who grew up with technology and social media and use them to adapt current intelligence gathering methodologies and exploit open source information for use against our adversaries. Mr. Brennan stated:

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