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Q: Alternative Resources to Identify Professionals in the Intelligence Community ( Answered,   1 Comment )
Subject: Alternative Resources to Identify Professionals in the Intelligence Community
Category: Business and Money
Asked by: netrecruiter-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 08 May 2002 05:50 PDT
Expires: 07 Jun 2002 05:50 PDT
Question ID: 13747
Can you please identify several non-fee based Internet services such
as specific usenet groups or listservs or ftp sites that cater to or
have professionals congregate in, that are in the Intelligence
community, specifically workers with high level government clearances?
Specific contact information such as name, email address, and if
possible phone number is essential.
Subject: Re: Alternative Resources to Identify Professionals in the Intelligence Community
Answered By: penguin-ga on 14 May 2002 15:40 PDT
Hi netrecruiter!

I have found some information to satisfy your request at the
Federation of American Scientists website which covers such topics as
Global Security Resources, Emerging Technologies, and Government
The Intelligence Resource Program

“Intelligence-related Newsgroups
Agencies Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms which includes both discussions specifically on
CIA, as well as more general discussions of intelligence community
topics. All kinds of people participate in this and related
newsgroups, and their contributions range from quite insightful to
bootless and unhorsed. generic covert stuff, pretty massively
cross-posted Federal Bureau of Investigation National Security Agency in particular, and
signals intelligence and related topics more generally.

alt.conspiracy.area51 Groom Lake in particular, and secret sites a bit
more generally
alt.conspiracy What evil lurks in the hearts of men? Not many FAQs 
alt.conspiracy.jfk a fairly lively discussion 
alt.conspiracy.jfk.moderated a bit less bandwidth intensive. 

comp.sys.super supercomputers, much beloved on the intelligence
comp.sys.dec devoted to noted intelligence computer contractor Digital
Equipment Corporation [see the FAQs].* devoted to noted intelligence computer contractor IBM,
but only covers PC issues [same for the FAQs].
comp.sys.intergraph devoted to noted intelligence computer contractor
comp.sys.sun.* devoted to noted intelligence computer contractor Sun
[see the FAQs].
comp.sys.unisys devoted to noted intelligence computer contractor

alt.2600 hacker's newsgroup, with a FAQ 
alt.privacy.clipper general information security issues, with FAQs Pretty Good Privacy with lotsa FAQs RSA with some FAQs general computer security [see the FAQs for subgroups] see the FAQ check out the FAQs more FAQs as well. 
sci.crypt the motherlode of FAQs 
sci.crypt.research just the FAQs 

Other Topics
comp.infosystems.gis Geographic Information Systems [aka maps] with
some nice FAQs. includes some discussions of CIA and other
"numbers stations" as well as other clandestine radio stuff [check out
the FAQs].
rec.outdoors.rv-travel includes some interesting mapping discussions. Some threads related to technical-collection issues
(look for John Pike, Dwayne Day, or Allen Thomson). “

The Intelligence Resource Program

Search Terms Used: 

"intelligence community" "ftp" OR listserv OR usenet

I hope this helps!


Clarification of Answer by penguin-ga on 14 May 2002 15:43 PDT
Hello again!

I noticed your subject indicates you are looking for resources to
identify professionals in the intelligence community, however the
names of people with high level security clearances are not on public
record. This is why I answered your question with links to the usenet
or ftp sites.

I hope you understand,
Subject: Re: Alternative Resources to Identify Professionals in the Intelligence Communit
From: wengland-ga on 10 May 2002 08:46 PDT
Not to be rude, but I've found that most of the folks with high
security clearances don't tend to congregate anywhere.  Very closed
lipped folks.

I have had better luck concentrating on the skill set that is needed -
engineering, photo analisys, etc.  And then, the high clearance folks
tend to be lurkers there, too.

Good luck!

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