Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Spying on the Spys: The United States Intelligence Community (Who are they?)

The United States Intelligence Community (IC) is a federation of 16 separate United States government agencies that work separately and together to conduct intelligence activities considered necessary for the conduct of foreign relations and national security of the United States. Member organizations of the IC include intelligence agencies, military intelligence, and civilian intelligence and analysis offices within federal executive departments. The IC is led by the Director of National Intelligence (DNI), who reports to the President of the United States.

Among their varied responsibilities, the members of the Community collect and produce foreign and domestic intelligence, contribute to military planning, and perform espionage. The IC was established by Executive Order 12333, signed on December 4, 1981, by President Ronald Reagan.[1]

The Washington Post reported in 2010 that there were 1,271 government organizations and 1,931 private companies in 10,000 locations in the United States that are working on counterterrorism, homeland security, and intelligence, and that the intelligence community as a whole includes 854,000 people holding top-secret clearances.[2] According to a 2008 study by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, private contractors make up 29% of the workforce in the U.S. intelligence community and cost the equivalent of 49% of their personnel budgets.[3] -- Wikipedia


Tonight, on History So it Doesn't Repeat: We ask the question: Is America safer, now that we're openly being spied on? We'll discover how to check our premises, and peer into the origins, form, and function of the Intelligence Community. By studying those who spy on us, we'll uncover the root-causes of the War on Terror; and you will have the facts to help end it.
Richard’s Brain Model: “A Comprehensive Ontology of Cognitive Liberty” (2009-Present)

[That cool, web-like hierarchy map of names shown in the first 9 minutes of the video -- the model Richard build through which he gained his understanding of the validity and interconnectivity of both correlated and casually-related subjects in history. More than 5,000 individual entries, connected.]



Abby Martin talks to Russell Tice, former intelligence analyst and original NSA whistleblower, about how the recent NSA scandal only scratches the surface of a massive surveillance apparatus, citing specific targets whom he saw spying orders for including former senators Hilary Clinton and Barack Obama.

"This is everybody and everything. NSA is literally tapping every communication, every digital communication in this country. Content. Not just the META data. The content. And, when they're saying, 'It's not that far,' once again, they are lying. They continue to lie about the full capability." -- Russ Tice


Spying on the Spys 2: Cyberspy Network

Guccifer lists lists and names names.