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Re: Fwd: Weekly Executive Report

Released on 2012-03-01 00:00 GMT

Email-ID 3538211
Date 2010-04-24 19:52:17
40k is a lot of money to spend on that obviously. It probably prices the
solution out of our means right now.

Michael Mooney wrote:

Before you come at me with fire in your eyes, I intended to discuss the
PGP solution with Stick then Fred before you, not leave you out of the
loop. I'll be free to discuss it with you at your leisure.

This is a pgp corporation solution, and it's not free. But when I
removed cost from my constraints in my ongoing search for a large enough
hammer to smash the PGP problems -- it's where I ended up.

I've included the initial quote, we can talk about the features provided
and guarantees made by PGP corp at your leisure.


-------- Original Message --------

Subject: Weekly Executive Report
Date: Sat, 24 Apr 2010 09:35:20 -0400
From: scott stewart

I spent a good portion of my week putting out little fires caused by
people issues. Management would be so much easier if people were not
involved. J

I met with Mike yesterday to discuss a solution for our PGP encryption
woes. He has found a decent solution, but it looks like it will cost us
some money to put it in place.


Things are churning along fine.

Kristen is working with Darryl and Jeff to get the WNC/NTIS feed turned
on. Like the BBC feed, this is going to create some challenges as far as
sorting through it, but having too much information is better than not
having enough.

As noted last week, and mentioned mid week in another conversation, we
are ready to switch Antonia over to work with Meredith on the
confederation project when the funding is available to hire Zac. He is
living in Spain, so he would be a contract employee with no benefits.


Meredith and I are continuing on with the source review process. We
worked with Mark for several hours this week and only got about 2/3 of
the way through his exhaustive (and exhausting source list). He
continues to amaze me as far as his ability to interact with people in
Africa. I've been working with him to share more of his knowledge and to
ensure that he reports all the insight he receives, and I have noticed a
big difference over the past several weeks.

Aaron continues to make some good contacts in Yemen. He will be home in
mid-to-late May.

Jen will be going to China the last two weeks of June.

Rodger will be heading to South East Asia


Sean is finishing up the Iranian Intelligence Services piece. I think it
is looking pretty good. I am unaware of anyone else doing a piece like
this and think it will get a good response. We are thinking about
handling Indian intelligence services next any feedback from you on that
.choice would be appreciated.

Ben is working on the World Cup Security analysis with Bayless and Mark.
We should have it done within the next couple weeks. They met with
Grant's team to talk about marketing the report this week. I missed that
meeting due to a conflicting meeting with George, Peter and Rodger, so
I don't have the details of what transpired.

I took Intern Ryan Abbey out to lunch yesterday. He is currently
finishing up his Master's thesis and is in the process of going through
his BI/polygraph to work for Northrop/Grumman on a CIA contract as a
terrorism analyst. We will probably lose him in the fall to that job.
Monitor Brian Oates graduates with his BA in May and will be going to
the same place a few months earlier. We will have Marija take Brian's
weekend hours when he leaves. Brian will be less of a loss than Ryan.

Posey got the Amazon CIS piece written this week and is just now
finishing up the Johnson Controls CIS project.

Anya is working on a CIS project for Walmart with Lauren's help.

After George's "What is important" meeting on Wednesday, we had a good
training meeting on Thursday to talk about the mechanics of how we in
tactical determine what is important and how we develop the analytical
framework required to examine tactical topics. We also talked about
paradigm shifts and forecasting.

Scott Stewart


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