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After a long wait, World War II spy service honore...

April 2, 2018

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Charles Pinck

In February 1945, Billings, flying on behalf of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), the World War II-era precursor to the CIA, signed up for what...

A female spy finally gets the recognition she dese...

June 6, 2016

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Charles Pinck

By Petula Dvorak, Washington Post Columnist


Stephanie Czech Rader finally got what was rightly hers at the Old Post Chapel at Fort Myer on Wednesday,...

Better CyberSecurity to Outrun the Bear

February 18, 2016

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Eric O'Neill

By Eric O'Neill:

 

Advising clients is sometimes like the old joke about how to outrun a bear – make sure you are faster than the other guy.  Cybersecur...

Jedi Knights wanted for fight against IS

December 22, 2015

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Charles Pinck

By Charles Pinck

 

http://www.armytimes.com/story/military/americas%20military/2015/12/18/commentary-jedi-knights-wanted-fight-against-isis/77495890/

 

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Give Thanks for the OSS

December 3, 2015

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Charles Pinck

By Charles Pinck

 

What do attorney James Donovan (portrayed by Tom Hanks in “Bridge of Spies”), the “French Chef” Julia Child, Virginia Hall (the only...

The 30-year-old law holding back the Internet

November 13, 2015

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Eric O'Neill

By Eric O’Neill

 

The year was 1986. Nintendo had just released the original Zelda. Microsoft, then on Windows 1.0, offered its shares publicly for the...

Spy party: Tuxedos, martinis and some of the great...

November 10, 2015

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Charles Pinck

By Dan Lamothe November 9 at 1:57 PM in the WASHINGTON POST 

 

Army Maj. Frank A. Gleason’s small unit was facing an advancing Japanese army in China in...

No silver bullet solution to credit card fraud

May 13, 2015

Word is out that banks and retailers are racing to meet an October 2015 deadline for U.S. retailers to accept new “chip" credit cards.  The cards are...

General William Donovan: A Non-Political Intellige...

April 29, 2015

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Charles Pinck

By: Charles Pinck

 

In an age when there’s almost nothing our two major political parties can agree about, it seems there’s one exception: besmirching G...

The Trusted Insider: How Espionage Feeds the Chine...

June 9, 2014

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Eric M. O'Neill

Click this link to download Eric O'Neill's White Paper on the Trusted Insider problem:

 

The most critical asset of any organization is intellectual pro...

Charles Pinck Discusses Chinese Spies on the BBC

May 27, 2014

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Charlie Pinck

Georgetown Group Partner Charles Pinck discusses the five Chiniese nationals accused of cyber spying against the United States on BBC world News.  

 

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Remembering the work of the OSS

December 18, 2013

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Charles Pinck

As our nation’s intelligence community finds itself under attack, it is worth reminding ourselves that it was born in the crucible of World War II whe...

CONGRESSMEN SEEK MEDAL FOR WW II-ERA US SPY AGENCY

December 2, 2013

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Charles Pinck

The men and women who spied on Germany and Japan for the U.S. during World War II parachuted behind enemy lines, led guerrilla raids, invented special...

Inside the Beltway: Congressional gold for clandes...

November 25, 2013

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C. Pinck

They had legendary good spirit and the inner mettle to grapple with grim reality as well. That would be the Office of Strategic Services — the OS...

OSS - Washington’s Intelligence Community Comes Ou...

November 4, 2013

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C. Pinck

No one in the ballroom came right out and shouted, “William McRaven for elected office!” but the idea hovered like a thought bubble over the OSS Socie...

Snowden, Russian Espionage and Typewriters - Charl...

July 26, 2013

Georgetown Group Founding Partner Charlie Pinck speaks with BBC News about the problem Snowden presents to Russian and why the Russians may be conside...

Iranian Threat to US Power Companies

May 24, 2013

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Eric O'Neill

Below is an article from the Wall Street Journal reporting on recent attacks by Tehran on our oils and gas companies.  The cyber attacks have probed,...

Russia Plays a Rough Hand in the Spy Game

May 14, 2013

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Eric O'Neill

Russia's security services have detained a U.S. diplomat who they claim is a CIA agent caught in the process of recruiting a Russian agent.  The diplo...

The Cyber Threat to Private Industry

May 13, 2013

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Eric O'Neill

On May 9 the Department of Homeland Security warned of a heightened risk of a cyberattack that could disrupt the control systems of U.S. companies pro...

Cleveland Kidnapping and Rescue: Eric's Thoughts o...

May 9, 2013

Click below to see my interview with Dan Matheson on CTV's Morning Express regarding the Cleveland Ohio kidnappings.  During the interview, we scrutin...

Department of Defense Analyzes China's Military an...

May 7, 2013

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Eric O'Neill

America’s Department of Defense has released its annual report on China’s military capabilities. The report states that an essential element of China'...

Intelligence reform: Why it’s 1945 all over again

May 7, 2013

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Charles Pinck

Like skinny ties or handlebar mustaches, what’s old is new again. Amid the current talk of better coordination among intelligence agencies in the w...

The High Price of Cyber Security Litigation

April 1, 2013

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Eric O'Neill

Mitigating risk through proper cyber security practices is critical to protecting your company from liability - including plaintiff's class action l...

Swiss-born man to rest in Arlington cemetery for s...

April 18, 2013

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Charles Pinck

Armed with a Colt .45 and fluency in four languages, Rene Joyeuse spent five months undercover near German-occupied Paris for an American spy agency...

Feds: Man told nuclear secrets to lover

March 22, 2013

Beware the Honey Trap: Are Your Employees Trained...

March 22, 2017

Are your executives and managers cognizant of espionage threats?

This week a U.S. defense contractor with Top Secret security clearance was arre...

Pinck: Repeal DC security and investigation taxes

December 23, 2017

Read Charles Pinck’s Letter to the Editor in The Washington Post:



The D.C. government recently announced a $240 million surplus [Metro, Jan. 31...

Eric O'Neill's Appearance on CNN to Discuss the US...

May 15, 2013

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Eric O'Neill

See Eric discuss the recent detention of a US Embassy official accused of being a CIA spy by the Russian security service.  Eric opines that the deten...

OSS photo from the Archives

May 23, 2013

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Charles Pinck

Office of Strategic Services (OSS) founder General William “Wild Bill” Donovan with members of the OSS Operational Groups, forerunners of today’s U....

The Best Spies Didn't Wear Suits

July 13, 2013

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Charles Pinck

For those who have been around long enough, the debate over the reorganization of the United States intelligence community has a familiar air. The iss...

The Future of Cybersecurity Is in the Cloud

March 14, 2018

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Eric O'Neill

For decades we have feared the cloud.  During my time working counterintelligence for the FBI, we feared the Internet so much that agency computers fu...

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