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2011-02-09 09:00:00

Former DNI Dennis Blair, FedEx CEO Frederick W. Smith, Others Release Recommendations for a More Market Friendly, Less Oil-Intensive Transportation System WASHINGTON, Feb. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Energy Security Leadership Council (ESLC), a project of Securing America's Future Energy (SAFE), today released Transportation Policies for America's Future, a comprehensive suite of policy recommendations designed to transform the nation's transportation policy and protect the...

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2010-02-04 12:56:43

U.S. intelligence director Dennis Blair said Wednesday that an elite U.S. interrogation unit will conduct "scientific research" to find better ways of questioning top suspected terrorists. "It is going to do scientific research on that long-neglected area," Blair told the House Intelligence Committee, without elaborating on the nature of the techniques being tested. Ross Feinstein, a spokesman for Blair, declined to give detail to "specific research projects" but said any such project would...

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2009-09-16 06:10:39

China and Russia have become "very aggressive" players in cyberspace, said U.S. Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair on Tuesday. Blair's remarks coincide with the release of a report entitled "The 2009 National Intelligence Strategy (NIS)," which identifies boosting cybersecurity as a national priority. The report, a four-year blueprint for the intelligence community, "elevates the importance of the challenges we face in the cyber domain," Blair told reporters. Although the NIS did...

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2009-03-10 15:50:45

U.S. intelligence director Dennis Blair warned Tuesday that the nation often struggles to rapidly and reliably trace cyber attacks to their source, despite attempts by extremists and rival nations to wage virtual war. "It often takes weeks and sometimes months of subsequent investigation," the AFP quoted Blair as saying, "and even at the end of very long investigations you're not quite sure" who was behind the offensive. Nations such as China, Russia and others may already be serious online...

2008-12-19 15:10:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Securing America's Future Energy (SAFE) and the Energy Security Leadership Council (ESLC) today congratulated fellow ESLC member Admiral Dennis Blair (U.S. Navy, retired) on his nomination as Director of National Intelligence. "The Energy Security Leadership Council's loss is America's gain," ESLC co-chairman General P.X. Kelley (U.S. Marine Corps, retired) said. "There are few people in the country who possess a better understanding...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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