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U.S. spy network’s successes, failures and objectives detailed in ‘black budget’ summary
Washington Post ^ | August 29, 2013 | Barton Gellman and Greg Miller

Posted on 08/29/2013 3:37:33 PM PDT by Seizethecarp

U.S. spy agencies have built an intelligence-gathering colossus since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, but remain unable to provide critical information to the president on a range of national security threats, according to the government’s top-secret budget.

The $52.6 billion “black budget” for fiscal 2013, obtained by The Washington Post from former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, maps a bureaucratic and operational landscape that has never been subject to public scrutiny.

The 178-page budget summary for the National Intelligence Program details the successes, failures and objectives of the 16 spy agencies that make up the U.S. intelligence community...

The summary describes cutting-edge technologies, agent recruiting and ongoing operations. The Post is withholding some information after consultation with U.S. officials who expressed concerns about the risk to intelligence sources and methods. Sensitive details are so pervasive in the documents that The Post is publishing only summary tables and charts online.

Among the notable revelations in the budget summary:

•Spending by the CIA has surged past that of every other spy agency, with $14.7 billion in requested funding for 2013. The figure vastly exceeds outside estimates and is nearly 50 percent above that of the National Security Agency, which conducts eavesdropping operations and has long been considered the behemoth of the community.

•The CIA and the NSA have begun aggressive new efforts to hack into foreign computer networks to steal information or sabotage enemy systems, embracing what the budget refers to as “offensive cyber-operations.”

•The NSA planned to investigate at least 4,000 possible insider threats in 2013, cases in which the agency suspected sensitive information may have been compromised by one of its own. The budget documents show that long before Snowden’s leaks, the U.S. intelligence community worried about “anomalous behavior” by personnel with access to highly classified material.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Government; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: blackbudget; cia; dia; espionage; nsa; reds; russia; russianspies; snowden; spying

1 posted on 08/29/2013 3:37:33 PM PDT by Seizethecarp
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To: Seizethecarp

Snowden strikes again...


2 posted on 08/29/2013 3:38:06 PM PDT by Seizethecarp (Defend aircraft from "runway kill zone" mini-drone helicopter swarm attacks: www.runwaykillzone.com)
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To: Seizethecarp

Which Agency ID’d Hasan in time?


3 posted on 08/29/2013 3:45:31 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Seizethecarp

Wave to the NSA dude behind your screen.


4 posted on 08/29/2013 3:49:35 PM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: Seizethecarp

Black budget? That’s racisss!


5 posted on 08/29/2013 3:51:46 PM PDT by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: Seizethecarp

Which agency ID’d Bammy as a Muzzie Bro?


6 posted on 08/29/2013 3:51:46 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Seizethecarp

If these yo’s were worth their salt wouldn’t ValJar be serving time?


7 posted on 08/29/2013 3:53:16 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Seizethecarp

I want to see the entire 178-page budget summary!

Guess I will have to wait until someone at the Post leaks it.


8 posted on 08/29/2013 3:58:05 PM PDT by Bobalu (Bobo the Wonder Marxist leads Operation Rodeo Clown against Syria)
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To: Seizethecarp

They were not even able to keep Al Quaida out of the Oval Office.

That’s failure on a level you don’t see very often.


9 posted on 08/29/2013 4:47:58 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama: the bearded lady of the Muslim Brotherhood))
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To: Hardraade

Bingo!

Also..I think the real buried lead in this article is that the WP worked closely with the WH on what they could print...so apparently the traitors in WH really had no problem with this epic leak. Or else they would have at least gotten an injunction or something to try to stop it.

Obama is an enemy to this country and it is time for Americans to wake up!


10 posted on 08/29/2013 5:19:52 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: Hardraade
They were not even able to keep Al Quaida out of the Oval Office.

That’s failure on a level you don’t see very often.

You said a mouthful there! I was pretty bummed out with the news of such a big leak until I read your comment. What EXACTLY did they do about vetting the man who resides in the White House today? NOTHING - which I guess is what we really lost regarding the leaks.

You are so right!

11 posted on 08/29/2013 6:08:05 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: Seizethecarp

Fox is running a story now as well... Satellites over Pakistan guided bin Laden raid, leaked NSA documents say

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/08/29/nsa-documents-reportedly-cited-4000-possible-internal-security-leaks/#ixzz2dPqbKKLX

There is a direct link to the Post story from there as well.


12 posted on 08/29/2013 7:35:53 PM PDT by GizzyGirl
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To: Seizethecarp

Lots of slush funds in a “black” budget when congress doesn’t have to be told what it’s being spent on.

I hope there are hundreds, if not thousands, of “Snowdens” out there.


13 posted on 08/29/2013 8:05:39 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (When you vote for evil because you can't see evil, you ARE evil.)
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To: GizzyGirl

It’s scary to think only one person (Snowden) felt it was his duty to spill this. Apparently there’s not one “spy” who’s willing to say “This ain’t right.” Then again, I realize there are powers that can make you guilty of anything they say you’re guilty of.


14 posted on 08/29/2013 8:09:28 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (When you vote for evil because you can't see evil, you ARE evil.)
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To: Seizethecarp
The NSA concerns were outlined in top-secret documents provided to the Senate and House intelligence committees in February 2012, well before Snowden emerged this summer as the sole source of massive new disclosures about the agency's surveillance operations. The Post released only 17 pages of the entire 178-page budget document, along with additional charts and graphs, citing conversations with Obama administration officials who voiced alarms about disclosures that could compromise intelligence sources and methods. 17 out of 178???? http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Dispute-over-report-about-secret-NSA-budget-4771945.php
15 posted on 08/29/2013 9:02:04 PM PDT by oxcart (Journalism [Sic])
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To: Seizethecarp

I’M ON TEAM SNOWDEN..!

Good going, Ed, way to go..!

I used to be one of those “I’m not American unless I support EVERYTHING the intel community does”-IDIOTS.

Now I’m not. I’ve totally changed.

The CIA is NOT full of conservatives, despite being loathed by Hollywood.

In fact, it’s pretty liberal and I’m beginning to think maybe the NSA is also.

I support Snowden, even if he has some whacko supporters.


16 posted on 08/29/2013 9:28:59 PM PDT by gaijin
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...and now, a bit of realism for those who don’t really grasp the situation here. The money quote:

http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2013/08/29/snowden-leaked-black-budget-to-the-washington-post/

“Snowden Leaked ‘Black Budget’ to the Washington Post”

by
BRYAN PRESTON

August 29, 2013 - 10:42 am

SNIPPET: “Some will say “disclosure is good.” But in this case, disclosure tips our enemies to our goals, capabilities, and gaps in what we know and can do. This disclosure is not good. It’s a very dangerous world out there and Snowden has just given our enemies significant insight into how we think and operate.”


17 posted on 08/30/2013 12:58:55 AM PDT by Cindy
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http://forum.internet-haganah.com/showthread.php?1287-Snowden-PRC-agent-or-complete-idiot

#

http://investigations.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/08/29/20234171-snowden-impersonated-nsa-officials-sources-say

“Snowden impersonated NSA officials, sources say”

By Richard Esposito, Matthew Cole and Robert Windrem
NBC News
(August 29, 2013)

SNIPPET: “Edward Snowden accessed some secret national security documents by assuming the electronic identities of top NSA officials, said intelligence sources.”


18 posted on 08/30/2013 2:33:10 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: Seizethecarp

” U.S. spy agencies have built an intelligence-gathering colossus since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, but remain unable to provide critical information to the president on a range of national security threats”

That’s because they are busy spying on us instead of the Muslim aggressors.


19 posted on 08/30/2013 5:42:53 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: Seizethecarp

***U.S. spy agencies have built an intelligence-gathering colossus since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, but remain unable to provide critical information to the president on a range of national security threats, according to the government’s top-secret budget.***

What are they talking about?? The only critical information they need is on Tea Party and similar like-minded patriotic Americans. That is what’s really important.


20 posted on 08/30/2013 9:38:22 AM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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Less than $3.1k to go!!
Let’s git ‘er done!!

21 posted on 08/30/2013 11:29:39 AM PDT by RedMDer (http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/)
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To: Seizethecarp
THE NSA IS A CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE!

F U B O !


22 posted on 08/30/2013 4:06:07 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: Seizethecarp
U.S. spy agencies have built an intelligence-gathering colossus since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, but remain unable to provide critical information to the president on a range of national security threats, according to the government’s top-secret budget.

Simple quick answer...95% of CIA personnel work inside the U.S.A.

23 posted on 08/31/2013 6:28:00 AM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum -- "The Taliban is inside the building")
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20committee.com: "SNOWDEN, NSA, AND COUNTERINTELLIGENCE" (SNIPPET: "Even President Vladimir Putin has conceded that Ed's contacts with Russian officials did not commence when he landed at Sheremtyevo airport, rather before. But when? That of course is the key question that NSA counterintelligence surely wants -- needs -- to know, All roads here lead to Wikileaks.") (September 4, 2013) (Read More…)
Link (Read More…)

24 posted on 09/05/2013 11:43:13 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Seizethecarp

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3064092/posts

Obama administration had restrictions on NSA reversed in 2011
The Washington Post ^ | Ellen Nakashima

Posted on Sunday, September 08, 2013 6:59:34 AM by originalbuckeye

The Obama administration secretly won permission from a surveillance court in 2011 to reverse restrictions on the National Security Agency’s use of intercepted phone calls and e-mails, permitting the agency to search deliberately for Americans’ communications in its massive databases, according to interviews with government officials and recently declassified material.

In addition, the court extended the length of time that the NSA is allowed to retain intercepted U.S. communications from five years to six years — and more under special circumstances, according to the documents, which include a recently released 2011 opinion by U.S. District Judge John D. Bates, then chief judge of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.


25 posted on 09/08/2013 7:31:53 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( When insane/feral Islamics are killing each other, stand back and let Allah sort them out!)
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To: Grampa Dave

Thanks for the ping!

The anti-war Dems are now on to what a big liar Barry is and how surveillance state fascism threatens the left as well as the right!


26 posted on 09/08/2013 9:59:18 AM PDT by Seizethecarp (Defend aircraft from "runway kill zone" mini-drone helicopter swarm attacks: www.runwaykillzone.com)
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