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By Mark Davis
The nation founders, the Lone Star State thrives
Topic - National Security Agency
The National Security Agency/Central Security Service (NSA/CSS) is a cryptologic intelligence agency of the United States Department of Defense responsible for the collection and analysis of foreign communications and foreign signals intelligence, as well as protecting U.S. government communications and information systems, which involves cryptanalysis and cryptography. - Source: Wikipedia
For the first time in its 20-year history, a federal contracting firm is filing a bid protest to overturn the $190 million award of a border security contract to a rival accused of fraud by the Justice Department. Contractor USIS, which vetted NSA leaker Edward Snowden and Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis, won the contract over Virginia-based FCi Federal last month.
Edward Snowden's latest revelation about the National Security Agency's surveillance activities is to say that agents who stumble across photographs of naked individuals in their files don't exactly treat them as sensitive documents. Rather, they pass them around to their office pals, he said.
The Founding Fathers were without peer in the eloquence and power of words. For more than two centuries, their ideas have shown the way to build a free and prosperous nation. It's a sign of our splintered times that some Americans feel it necessary to bring timeless language "up to date."
Leftist comedian Bill Maher seemed to go off-script during a broadcast of his show Friday night when argued that liberals are "useless Obama hacks without a shred of intellectual honesty."
In what appears to be one of Edward Snowden's final revelations, the former CIA and NSA agent has demonstrated conclusively that the National Security Agency has collected and analyzed the contents of emails, text messages, and mobile and landline telephone calls from nine Americans for every one foreign person it has targeted.
Rulings on contraception and recess appointments may have grabbed bigger headlines, but the Supreme Court's decision last month requiring police to get a warrant before snooping through someone's cellphone is likely to have a bigger lasting impact.
Government watchdog Sen. Chuck Grassley is waiting to be unleashed.
Wednesday’s unanimous Supreme Court ruling prohibiting warrantless cellphone searches may foreshadow how justices will review and ultimately decide upcoming cases that examine the constitutionality of NSA mass surveillance programs, legal experts say.
In an election-year challenge to President Barack Obama, the Republican-led House on Friday overwhelmingly approved a $570 billion defense bill that halts any Guantanamo transfers for a year amid the furor over the American-for-Taliban swap and pulls back on government spying.
Republicans and Democrats found common ground on the secretive National Security Agency and passed a bill in the House aimed at scaling back the government's surveillance powers.
When The Guardian newspaper disclosed last year that the United States government had obtained an order from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court demanding that Verizon Business Network Services produce the phone records of all its customers under Section 215 of the Patriot Act, it opened the door to a year's worth of startling revelations about the National Security Agency's vast, global surveillance apparatus.
While the materials Edward Snowden copied and disseminated during his stint as a National Security Agency contractor put the nation's security policies under an unprecedented microscope, many in and out of government had been worried about whether the post-9/11 security fetish was undermining basic constitutional liberties.
The head of the government's civil liberties protection board said Thursday that its classified review of the NSA's collection of Americans telephone records didn't turn up any evidence of abuses — but both he and the man who lead the National Security Agency's program said it's still time to end bulk collection.
It looks as though President Obama and House Speaker John A. Boehner have finally found something they can cooperate on.
When Ilana Sara Greenstein was a CIA case officer working at headquarters a decade ago, she said, a married senior manager who was responsible for her promotions made sexual advances toward her.