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Loeb, Vernon. "Panel Criticizes CIA's Investigation of Deutch." Washington Post, 6 May 2000, A9. []

In a report briefed to President Clinton and SSCI leaders, the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board (PFIAB), chaired by former senator Warren B. Rudman (R-NH), "has criticized the CIA's internal investigation of security violations by its former director, John M. Deutch, faulting current CIA Director George J. Tenet and other high-ranking officials for failing to aggressively pursue the case."


Loeb, Vernon. "Panel Report Reveals Satellite Details." Washington Post, 24 Nov. 2000, A41. []

"[B]uried deep in Appendix F" of the Report of the Commission for the Review of the National Reconnaissance Office, "the commission revealed that the NRO has six different satellites in development. The first of the six went into development about 1994 and should be completed sometime next year. The last of the six -- which could be the first of the so-called Future Imagery Architecture (FIA) satellites -- was begun in 1998 and will take six years to finish."

[Recon/NRO & Sats]

Loeb, Vernon. "Panel Supports CIA Venture Fund: Agency Still Slow to Embrace New Technology, Report Says." Washington Post, 8 Aug. 2001, A17. [http://www.]

According to a panel of representatives from a nonprofit group called Business Executives for National Security, "[t]he CIA's unclassified venture capital fund, In-Q-Tel, should continue as the agency's 'technology accelerator'.... But ... the panel said significant reforms must be made -- particularly within the CIA -- if innovation spawned by In-Q-Tel is ever to transform the way the agency collects, analyzes and disseminates information gathered externally and generated from within."


Loeb, Vernon. "The Physicist's Biggest Puzzle: Lee's Motives, Possible Damage in Atomic Secrets Case Remain a Mystery." Washington Post, 2 Jan. 2000, A3. [http://www.]

"Why did [Wen Ho Lee] copy enough computer data to design a nuclear warhead when he didn't need all that information for his work? Why did he transfer top-secret computer codes to unsecure tapes? What happened to seven of the tapes? And if Lee destroyed them -- as he claims -- how, when and where did he do it?... U.S. District Judge James A. Parker ... cited the lingering questions as he ruled, after three days of testimony, that no combination of bail restrictions could protect the country from the possibility that Lee might somehow pass the missing tapes to a foreign power."


Loeb, Vernon. "Polygraph Program Underway At Energy." Washington Post, 16 Jul. 2000, A8. []

According to DOE Director of Counterintelligence Edward J. Curran, "[t]he Energy Department has administered polygraph examinations under a new federal law to 800 nuclear scientists and security workers since the beginning of the year without a single employee failing the 'lie detector' test."


Loeb, Vernon. "Polygraphs Start for 5,000 at Energy: Opposition Mounts to Widespread Lie Detection to Catch Spies at Weapons Labs." Washington Post, 21 Jun. 1999, A2. [http://www.]

Energy Secretary Bill Richardson has ordered the polygraphing of some "5,000 nuclear weapons scientists and other sensitive employees" at the DOE, "extending wholesale use of 'lie detector' tests for the first time outside" the CIA and NSA.


Loeb, Vernon. "Preparing for 'Network-Centric' Warfare." Washington Post, 27 Aug. 2001, A13. []

After less than a month on the job, John P. Stenbit, assistant secretary of defense for command, control, communications and intelligence, has said "that his top priority will be using data networks to bridge the divide between 'sensors' and 'shooters.' ... Stenbit ... called it 'network-centric' warfare."


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