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Spies for hire : the secret world of intelligence outsourcing, Tim Shorrock

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Spies for hire : the secret world of intelligence outsourcing
Title
Spies for hire
Title remainder
the secret world of intelligence outsourcing
Statement of responsibility
Tim Shorrock
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Running spy networks overseas. Tracking down terrorists in the Middle East. Interrogating enemy prisoners. Analyzing data from spy satellites and intercepted phone calls. All of these are vital intelligence tasks that traditionally have been performed by government officials accountable to Congress and the American people. But that is no longer the case." "Starting during the Clinton administration, when intelligence budgets were cut drastically and privatization of government services became national policy, and expanding dramatically in the wake of 9/11, when the CIA and other agencies were frantically looking to hire analysts and linguists, the Intelligence Community has been relying more and more on corporations to perform sensitive tasks heretofore considered to be exclusively the work of federal employees. This outsourcing of intelligence activities is now a $50 billion-a-year business that consumes up to 70 percent of the U.S. intelligence budget. And it's a business that the government has tried hard to keep under wraps." "From CIA covert actions to NSA eavesdropping, from Abu Ghraib to Guantanamo, from the Pentagon's techno-driven war in Iraq to the coming global battles over information dominance and control of cyberspace, contractors are doing it all. Spies for Hire goes behind today's headlines to highlight how private corporations are aiding the growth of a new and frightening national surveillance state."--BOOK JACKET
Summary
Reveals the formidable organization of intelligence outsourcing that has developed between the U.S. government and private companies since 9/11, in a report that reveals how approximately seventy percent of the nation's funding for top-secret tasks is now being funneled to higher-cost third-party contractors
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259441
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DLC
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Shorrock, Tim
Dewey number
327.1273
Index
index present
LC call number
JK468.I6
LC item number
S49 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Intelligence service
  • Intelligence service
  • National security
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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the secret world of intelligence outsourcing
Label
Spies for hire : the secret world of intelligence outsourcing, Tim Shorrock
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 391-421) and index
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
Extent
439 p.
Isbn
9780743282253
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2008006900
System control number
(Sirsi) a486246
Label
Spies for hire : the secret world of intelligence outsourcing, Tim Shorrock
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 391-421) and index
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
Extent
439 p.
Isbn
9780743282253
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2008006900
System control number
(Sirsi) a486246

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