American Character is at Stake

A recommended article in the Wall Street Journal why increasing entitlements and dependence on the state are damaging to the American character and turning us into a nation of “Takers”: Are Entitlements Corrupting Us? YES The American republic has endured for well over two centuries, but over the past 50 years, the apparatus of American governance has […]

VIDEO: Dishonorable Disclosures

Highly recommended new video documentary to watch about OPSEC, the importance of intelligence and the dangers of leaking that intelligence. Included are interviews with retired officers who were with the Navy Seals, Special Forces and CIA. Dishonorable Disclosures: How Leaks and Politics Threaten National Security  

DICE Radio 27 July

– – – – – – – – – – – – Additional Information: Reporting Information (aka JDLR Reports) – – – – – – – – – – – – Colorado Movie Theater Massacre (CBS) Aurora Theater Shooting (Denver Post) – – – – – – – – – – – – Police: Crofton man planned […]

545 People

I received the below in an email recently. It has been making its rounds around the internet for a long time. Actually a very long time. The original idea/article was written by columunist Charley Reese back in 1985 and he updated it in 1995. In that 1995 article, he wrote about the “$4 trillion plus […]

DICE Radio 29 June

—————— Additional Information National Classification Management Society – the Society of Industrial Security Professionals —————– United Technologies sent military copter tech to China (Reuters) United Technologies Corp on Thursday admitted selling China software that helped Beijing develop its first modern military attack helicopter, one of hundreds of export control violations over nearly two decades. At a […]

Open DICE Briefings

There are two upcoming open DICE briefings that you can attend, one in Ohio and the other in Florida. Here are the details: Thursday, 23 August 2012 NCMS Wright Flyer Chapter ATIC Facility Dayton, Ohio Registration is required and the event is open to U.S. citizens only. If attendee is cleared they will need to submit […]

Foreign spying against U.S. companies on the rise, FBI says

Take-away quote: “What we’re seeing is that foreign nations and their intelligence services are understanding more than ever before that it’s cheaper to steal our technology than to use their budget resources in this time of economic crisis to develop it themselves.”—Frank Figliuzzi, chief of FBI’s counterintelligence division Foreign spying against U.S. companies on the rise, […]

United Technologies acknowledges coverup of sale of military software to China

Outrageous! United Technologies acknowledges coverup of sale of military software to China (Washington Post) United Technologies, a major defense contractor, and two of its subsidiaries on Thursday acknowledged covering up the illicit sale of sensitive military software to China — technology that the country later used to develop its first attack helicopter. Federal prosecutors announced […]

Cyber Threats Facilitate Ability to Commit Economic Espionage

New GAO testimony entitled, “Cyber Threats Facilitate Ability to Commit Economic Espionage.” Executive Summary: The nation faces an evolving array of cyber-based threats arising from a variety of sources. These sources include criminal groups, hackers, terrorists, organization insiders, and foreign nations engaged in crime, political activism, or espionage and information warfare. These threat sources vary […]

Economic Espionage: A Foreign Intelligence Threat to American Jobs and Homeland Security

Congress held a hearing today about the threat from economic espionage. The FBI said economic espionage losses to the American economy total more than $13 billion—in this fiscal year. “Our economy is a matter of national security,” said FBI Assistant Director/CI Division Frank Figliuzzi. Committee on Homeland Security “Foreign economic and industrial espionage against the […]