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Originally posted by Gazrok
he has a masters in INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS and TRADE and speaks fluent JAPANESE. he's been stationed overseas with his family in the american embassy compounds.
anyway........he swears its a desk job..........but then he's supposed to say that!
Sounds to me like he's a Japanese "Case Officer". Sat analysts would be in Langley... His skills seem ideal for a Case Officer. It is kind of a desk job though, with the only real risk being in "first contact".
The Case Officer's job is to recruit and coordinate foreign citizens to spy on their nation (often bribes, criminal protection, etc. etc.). It's the foreign citizens who do the "James Bond" work. Whereas the Case Officer is more like "Felix" from the Bond flicks...
That concludes Intel101 for today...
Originally posted by alias101
I was wanting know peoples opinion. Which do think is more beneficial to the United States the CIA or NSA? Which one is a better program? Would which agency would you like to work for? Who has better technology? Which one runs more covert ops. ? I was just wanting to know what people thought regarding the two agencies.
They seem to have agendas that do not always represent the best intrest of the American people - and their Congressional oversight is not always very thorough.
I find it particularly distasteful that certain beneficial technologies can become classified for extensive periods of time for little or no good reason.
Originally posted by NinjaCodeMonkey
On 9/11 they had a drill at 8:30 in the morning and told Norad to stand down it's just a drill, that is how they got the planes into NY without them being shot down. That is power my friend, nobody asks questions or even dares to calculate the odds of a drill becoming reality at the exact same time the drill takes place.
The National Security Agency (NSA) is a United States government agency responsible for both the collection and analysis of message communications, and for the security of government communications against similar agencies elsewhere. It is a part of the Department of Defense. Its eavesdropping brief includes radio broadcasting, both from organizations and individuals, the Internet, and other intercepted forms of communication, especially confidential communications. Its secure communications brief includes military, diplomatic, and all other sensitive, confidential or secret government communications. Despite having been described as the world's largest single employer of Ph.D. mathematicians, the owner of the single largest group of supercomputers, and having a budget much larger than that of the CIA, it has had a remarkably low profile until recent years. For a long time its existence was not even admitted by the US government.
The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is one of the American foreign intelligence agencies, responsible for obtaining and analyzing information about foreign governments, corporations, and individuals, and reporting such information to the various branches of the U.S. Government. The State Department's Bureau of Intelligence and Research and the Defense Department's Defense Intelligence Agency comprise the other two. Its headquarters are in Langley, Virginia, across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C.. The CIA is part of the American Intelligence Community, which is now led by the United States Director of National Intelligence.
The CIA has strong links with other intelligence organisations as the provider of central intelligence estimates. It makes use of the surveillance satellites of the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) and the signal interception capabilities of the NSA, including the Echelon system, the surveillance aircraft of the various branches of the U.S. armed forces and the analysts of the State Department and Department of Energy. At one stage, the CIA even operated its own fleet of U-2 surveillance aircraft. The agency has also operated alongside regular military forces, and also employs a group of officers with paramilitary skills in its Special Activities Division. Micheal Spann, a CIA officer killed in November 2001 during the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan, was one such individual.