Posts Tagged ‘partnerships’

Afghanistan Tweeting Military

 

Moving beyond the current, 20th-century approach to messaging will require better coordination with “civilian agencies and other civilian entities,” as well as new technologies designed to “isolate and identify disinformation,” Knaggs said.

DoD Officials: Irregular Warfare, Information Ops Key to Winning Next War

[Andrew Knaggs, deputy assistant secretary of defense for Special Operations and Combating Terrorism] said the U.S. military needs to reframe “irregular warfare as the key pillar for a proactive campaign to fight and win in an era of adversarial competition,” an approach that will likely favor controlled messaging and other influencing tools rather than counter-terrorism missions.

Just seeing if you’re awake.

Edward Snowden speaks further with Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rB9L1PD7Cpo&feature=youtu.be

Interviewed in Der Spiegel:

Interviewer: Are German authorities or German politicians involved in the NSA surveillance system?

Snowden: Yes, of course. We’re 1 in bed together with the Germans the same as with most other Western countries. For example, we 2 tip them off when someone we want is flying through their airports (that we for example, have learned from the cell phone of a suspected hacker’s girlfriend in a totally unrelated third country — and they hand them over to us. They 3 don’t ask to justify how we know something, and vice versa, to insulate their political leaders from the backlash of knowing how grievously they’re violating global privacy.

HONG KONG-US-LAW-SNOWDEN-POLITICS-FILES

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Department of Homeland Security funding “Centers of Excellence” at US Universities

From Kindergarten to University: Homeland Security Culture in America

The official list[3] of 12 centers are overseen by the Orwellian “Office of University Programs” [4]. The “Strategic Objectives” of this office are quoted as follows:

  •  Foster a homeland security culture within the academic community through research and educational programs.
  • Strengthen U.S. scientific leadership in homeland security research.
  • Generate and disseminate knowledge and technical advances to advance the homeland security mission.
  • Integrate homeland security activities across agencies engaged in relevant academic research.
  • Create and leverage intellectual capital and nurture a homeland security science and engineering workforce.

Notice, their admitted overall goal is not only to ‘disseminate knowledge’ and technical advances for the homeland security ‘mission’, but also to create a Homeland Security Culture within the educational system; [5], 6].