Checkpoint Washington: national security


Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 05/04/2012

NSA’s Gen. Alexander: Companies should be required to fortify networks against cyberattack

The head of the nation’s cyberwarfare command is urging adoption of legislation to require companies providing critical services to fortify their networks.

By Ellen Nakashima  |  01:40 PM ET, 05/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cybersecurity, Gen. Keith Alexander, National Security Agency, Cyber Command

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 03/26/2012

U.S. concern about underground bunkers goes back decades, declassified documents show

Declassified documents published online highlight 60 years of intense U.S. interest in the science of detecting and destroying deeply buried targets.

By Joby Warrick  |  11:39 AM ET, 03/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National Security Archive, nuclear weapojns, national security

Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 03/12/2012

Prosecution of ex-NSA official Thomas Drake was ‘ill-considered,’ former agency spokesman says

A former Justice Department spokesman has acknowledged that the prosecution of former National Security Agency official Thomas Drake was “ill-considered.”

By Ellen Nakashima  |  10:52 AM ET, 03/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National Security Agency, Thomas Drake