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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-17-11 04:55 PM
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Congress Asks to Review DoD and NSA Contracts with HBGary (Result of 'Anonymous,' WikiLeaks)
Edited on Thu Mar-17-11 04:56 PM by Hissyspit
Source: Wired

Congress Asks to Review DoD and NSA Contracts with HBGary
By Kim Zetter
March 17, 2011 | 3:10 pm |

Anonymouss recent exposure of a federal contractors plan to take down WikiLeaks has led to a congressional probe seeking data on contracts the company and its partners hold with the U.S. military and intelligence agencies.

The House Armed Services Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities on Wednesday asked the Defense Department and its intelligence arm the National Security Agency to hand over copies of any contracts they may have signed with HBGary Federal, Palantir Technologies and Berico Technologies.

Rep. Hank Johnson (D Georgia) grilled Gen. Keith Alexander, director of the NSA and commander of the U.S. Cyber Command, and Dr. James Miller, Jr., deputy under secretary of defense for policy, on the services the firms provided their agencies.

Miller replied that he would have to check with the Defense Departments general counsel to make sure that the provision of that type of information is allowed contractually.

Read more: http://m.wired.com/threatlevel/2011/03/congress-and-hbg... /
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sakabatou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-17-11 05:16 PM
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1. Wikileaks: shining light into the dark recesses.
Edited on Thu Mar-17-11 05:16 PM by sakabatou
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jwirr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-17-11 05:21 PM
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2. And they want us to think anonymous isn't helping us. They got congress
off their butt.
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OnyxCollie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-18-11 12:29 AM
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3. K&R. nt
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