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SPECIAL GUEST: Dr. Nick Begich is well known for his work and research on HAARP;"Mind Effects" and more. He has widely reported in these areas as an expert for many publications, government organizations and private companies. He has been an expert witness for the European Parliament on these subjects and provides significant research contributions in this area. Also, through the Lay Institute on Technologies he organized a private meeting of top scientists in the area of mind effects in 2007.
Begich has authored five books in seven languages on technology and the impacts of change. Heard on thousands of radio and television talk shows and documentaries, he is a frequent commentator on new technologies, energy, politics, education and the environment. Website: earthpulse.com
After the revelation of the third contractor leak in as many years, the agency has a clear operational security problem.
contractors account for close to 30 percent of agency staff, and 60 percent of their budgets. He sees the three recent breaches as evidence that those massive payouts aren't accompanied by proper oversight. "They're leaving way too much authority to the contractors to police themselves and it’s clear that system is failing," Shorrock says. "There needs to be some kind of mechanism to police the contractors."
Aitel argues that the NSA's recent leaks stem from a more fundamental problem: The agency's sheer scale, and a structure that doesn't restrict its staffers often enough to information on a "need-to-know" basis. "There’s something structurally wrong here," Aitel says. "This is about scale and segmentation. It’s very hard to have a really big team where everyone’s read in on everything and not have it leak."