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2011-07-26 15:43:00

SEATTLE, July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Black Hat, produced by UBM TechWeb, today announced that Ambassador Cofer Black, Vice President for Global Operations, Blackbird Technologies will keynote at this year's Black Hat USA 2011, the world's leading information security event. In a former role as Director of the CIA's Counterterrorist Center, Black warned against frightening risks of terrorist attacks in 2001. He will be keynoting at Black Hat to provide his viewpoint and discuss the topic...

2011-03-15 09:02:00

Speakers include Sec. Janet Napolitano, Adm. Eric Olson, Adm. Dennis Blair, and Gen. Jim Jones WASHINGTON, March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Aspen Institute Homeland Security Program announces its second annual forum on homeland security and counterterrorism, the 2011 Aspen Security Forum. More than 50 top-level current and former government officials, industry leaders, noted print and broadcast journalists, leading thinkers, and concerned citizens will discuss and debate the...

2005-10-05 17:54:08

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - CIA Director Porter Goss, defying the spy agency's inspector general, said on Wednesday that he will not pursue disciplinary action against former and current CIA officials over intelligence lapses involving the September 11, 2001, attacks. Despite widespread calls for accountability, Goss said the CIA would risk undermining the readiness of its operatives to take risks in the U.S. war on terror if it were to single out individuals for missteps that occurred in...

2005-08-31 15:44:10

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Joseph Schmitz, the Pentagon's chief internal watchdog since March 2002, has quit to join a defense contractor involved in private security services, the Pentagon announced on Wednesday. Schmitz will become chief operating officer and general counsel of McLean, Virginia-based Prince Group, which manufactures items on contract and owns Blackwater USA, a security consultant working in Iraq, said Lt. Col. Rose-Ann Lynch, a Defense Department spokeswoman....

2005-08-26 01:35:18

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A long-awaited CIA inspector general's report on the agency's performance before the September 11, 2001, attacks includes detailed criticism of more than a dozen former and current agency officials, the New York Times reported on Friday. The highly classified report aims its sharpest language at former CIA Director George Tenet, who is censured for failing to develop and carry out a strategic plan to take on al Qaeda in the years before 2001, even after he...

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  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.