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Whistleblower Protections in the Intelligence Community

By Erik Kleinsmith

Deciding to become a whistleblower will forever change the course of an intelligence officer's life and career. Based on firsthand experience, here are tips on how a whistleblower can defend his or her credibility, maintain focus on the problem, and prepare for the challenges ahead.

Can We Predict the Next Leaker Using Threat Profiling Techniques?

By Erik Kleinsmith

When leakers share sensitive or classified government information, it jeopardizes national security. Are there commonalities between high-profile leakers, such as Henry Kyle Frese and Edward Snowden, that can help predict and stop the next leaker?

Combating Fake News with Data Mining

By Erik Kleinsmith

Despite the rise of fake news and untrustworthy information sources, analysts armed with both critical thinking and data mining tools can take advantage of this environment. Learn how data mining can be used to identify fake stories and those who create them.

Shadow Banning and Astroturfing: Understanding the New War on Ideas

By Erik Kleinsmith

Information warfare is now being waged in political, social, and commercial arenas. Learn what intelligence analysts can do to understand new and emerging techniques that are being used to manipulate open-source information.