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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...

2010-01-22 18:09:00

Schulte Is the First Woman to Receive the Award WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Air Force 1st Lt. Roslyn L. Schulte was posthumously awarded the National Intelligence Medal for Valor today for her courageous efforts to teach Afghan military officials how to gather and interpret military intelligence. She died last May in Afghanistan when an improvised explosive device struck her vehicle en route to a Bagram Airfield meeting on the very issue that powers the IC: sharing...

2009-02-03 16:52:00

PEMBROKE, Bermuda, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Tyco International Ltd. (NYSE: TYC; BSX: TYC) today announced that Admiral Dennis C. Blair has resigned from the company's Board of Directors, in connection with his appointment as Director of National Intelligence in the administration of President Barack Obama. The resignation is effective immediately. "We congratulate Admiral Blair on his appointment to serve our country as Director of National Intelligence in the new administration...

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...

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  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'