A member of Congress on Thursday called on organizers of the technology conference South by Southwest (SXSW) to cancel a planned speech by National Security Agency leaker and fugitive Edward Snowden.
Rep. Mike Pompeo (R., Kan.), a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, told SXSW organizers that he was “deeply troubled” by the planned Snowden address, to be made remotely from Russia, where Snowden has fled.
“I strongly urge you to withdraw this invitation,” Pompeo wrote in a Thursday letter obtained by the Free Beacon. He went on to call Snowden “a traitor and a common criminal.”
The U.S. military is ill-prepared for waging cyber warfare and needs to bolster defenses against the growing threat of cyber attacks against both military systems and private infrastructure, the commander of U.S. Cyber Command told Congress on Thursday.
The White House is moving forward with more than two thirds of the surveillance reforms recommended by a review group formed by President Barack Obama, a member of the group said Wednesday.
(Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department accused United States Investigations Services (USIS), the largest private provider of security checks for the government, of bilking millions of dollars through improper background verifications.
My must read of the day is “Obama to Call for Overhaul of N.S.A.’s Phone Data Collection Program,” in the New York Times.
Former high-ranking U.S. intelligence and military officials sent a letter to President Barack Obama on Thursday urging him not to implement proposed changes to the National Security Agency’s (NSA) contested surveillance programs that they say would hinder vital intelligence operations.
KIEV—Boeing lost out on a $4.5 billion contract with the Brazilian Air Force in what industry insiders consider to be part of the ongoing fallout from revelations of NSA snooping on foreign governments revealed by the traitor Edward Snowden.
Judges on the federal government’s secret surveillance court are all against changes to their review process proposed by a presidential task force, the Los Angeles Times reports.
National security hawks criticized proposed reforms to the National Security Agency Tuesday as President Barack Obama prepared to endorse overhauls suggested by a review board.
A national security think tank criticized on Monday recommendations by President Barack Obama’s review group to alter National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance programs and said they would interfere with vital U.S. intelligence operations.