Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Conference on Intelligence Ethics, National Intelligence University, 2012

"The National Intelligence University (NIU) hosted two Intelligence Ethics conferences over the past four months. The first conference discussed the importance of instituting ethical codes to assist intelligence professionals as they encounter morally ambiguous situations. Senior officials and experts shared their thoughts and experiences with 125 persons representing all major agencies in the IC. Later, on 10 May 2012, the NIU held a second conference for 40 persons in a workshop format. NIU students who had been enrolled over the past academic year in the Intelligence Ethics class presented six alternative intelligence ethos and code proposals to the workshop participants, with ample time for questions and answers about the merits of each proposal. The participants agreed that certain core principles captured a sense of commonality among intelligence professionals." 

Conference Proceedings, Intelligence Professionalism: Ethical Basics, Codes of Ethics and the Way Ahead, National Intelligence University, February 16 & May 10, 2012.

Monday, April 29, 2013

The CIA's abuse of intelligence ethics

"Melvin Goodman, who spent 24 years at the CIA, says the agency has lost its way. In a recent speech at the University of St. Thomas, Goodman argued that intelligence analysts should be telling "truth to power," but instead he said the CIA has become politicized."  

The CIA's abuse of intelligence ethics, audio broadcast (Real Player), Minnesota Public Radio, 2007

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Report on Detainee Treatment Released

The Constitution Project's Task Force on Detainee Treatment released their 602-page report on April 15, 2013.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

2012 Report on Security Clearance Determinations

"The Intelligence Authorization Act for the Fiscal Year 2010 established a requirement for the President to submit an annual report to Congress on the security clearance process, to include the total number of security clearances across government and in-depth metrics on the timeliness of security clearance determinations in the Intelligence Community (IC). In response to this requirement, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) has prepared this 2012 Report on Security Clearance Determinations..."