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U.S. GAO - Federal Acquisitions: Use of 'Other Transaction' Agreements Limited and Mostly for Research and Development Activities

GAO was asked to review federal agencies’ use of other transaction authority.

This report describes (1) which agencies are authorized to use other transaction agreements and the extent to which agencies have guidance to implement the authority, (2) why agencies used other transaction agreements and for what types of activities, and (3) the extent to which agencies used other transaction agreements for fiscal years 2010 through 2014. 19 more words

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Former British Spy Bosses Say Leaving the EU Would Pose Security Threat

A British vote to leave the European Union next month could make the country more vulnerable to militant attacks and cause instability across the continent, two former senior British intelligence officials said. 26 more words

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Former British Spy Bosses Say Leaving the EU Would Pose Security Threat

A British vote to leave the European Union next month could make the country more vulnerable to militant attacks and cause instability across the continent, two former senior British intelligence officials said. 26 more words

Twitter Has Cut Off Real-Time Alerts to U.S. Spy Agencies

Silicon Valley and U.S. intelligence agencies haven’t been getting along for a while, and a new move by Twitter underscores their tense relationship.

In an atmosphere fraught with conflicting worries about privacy and terrorism, Twitter has barred American intelligence agencies from a service that sifts through all the postings on its feed, the… 327 more words

Tech

Former British Spy Bosses Say Leaving the EU Would Pose Security Threat

A British vote to leave the European Union next month could make the country more vulnerable to militant attacks and cause instability across the continent, two former senior British intelligence officials said. 507 more words

Leadership

Twitter Bars Intelligence Agencies From Using Analytics Service - By CHRISTOPHER S. STEWART and MARK MAREMONT May 8, 2016 7:54 p.m. ET

Social media firm cuts access to Dataminr, a service used to identify unfolding terror attacks, political unrest

Dataminr says it first notified clients about the March attacks in Brussels 10 minutes ahead of news media.   341 more words

Point Of Interest

El espionaje es clave ante el terror

Another very belated post coming after the Brussels terrorist attack, this time for the Spanish daily El Pais. I have pasted the published Spanish below, alongside the English I submitted below it. 2,813 more words

Terrorism