US State Department lacks any cyber-security whatsoever, including no passwords needed (Repost from Oct 2013)

Editors Note: (Ralph Turchiano)- Requested Repost from Oct 2103  Published time: October 28, 2013 02:01                                                                             Reuters / Jim Young Access classified data without authorization, use your account after you’ve been fired, or anonymously request a new account for an Afghan friend – these are just some of the features available in State Department’s SMART…

U.S. government knew about al-Qaeda ‘pep rally for jihad’ in Benghazi that included calls for the murder of American diplomats – just months before terror attack

A report prepared for the government in  August 2012 described a massive military presence of Ansar al-Sharia, the group  behind the Benghazi attack It warned ‘assassinations’ would follow,  and said the first attack on the  U.S. diplomatic station quickly followed the two-day  June rally in Benghazi U.S. State Department intelligence  undoubtedly saw the report, yet…

Ukrainian thugs scam State Dept, highlighting flaws in ‘diversity visa’ program

Posted By Brendan Bordelon On 8:48 AM  10/29/2013 In  | No Comments Ukrainian fraudsters are duping the State Department’s diversity visa program to extort cash from Ukrainian citizens and gain access to American Social Security numbers, a new report by the department’s inspector general alleges. “Organized fraud rings masquerading as travel agencies have taken control…

Millions in advanced US weaponry stolen by Libyan jihadis

Posted By Brendan Bordelon On 12:49 PM  09/27/2013 In Daily Caller News Foundation Libyan militants allied with terrorist groups stole millions of dollars in high-grade American military equipment, including armored Humvees and advanced night-vision goggles, during raids on a U.S. special forces base outside of Tripoli last summer. Fox News reports that anonymous sources in…

The picture that proves Secretary of State John Kerry HAS been out on his boat while Egypt plunges into chaos – after his spokesman denied he been sailing in Nantucket

  New pictures show Kerry on kayak as he  celebrates July 4 holiday Secretary of State’s aides retract denial  that he had been sailing By  Jessica Jerreat PUBLISHED: 15:55 EST, 5 July  2013 |  UPDATED: 16:53  EST, 5 July 2013   John Kerry’s spokesman  has admitted that the  Secretary of State did go sailing off…

US spent $630,000 to ‘buy’ Facebook fans

Wednesday Jul 03, 2013   |   Agence France Presse he US State Department has embraced the wide outreach made possible through social media, but requires guidelines Credit: Karen Bleier/AFP/File The US State Department was Wednesday under fire for spending $630,000 over two years to win millions of “likes” on its Facebook pages at a time of…

The CIA’s deputy director announced his shock retirement following a 33 year career at the agency today. / His replacement will be White House lawyer Avril D. Haines

  Michael Morell, 54, made a joint statement  with CIA Director John O. Brennan this afternoon explaining that he wants to  devote more time to his family. He is married with three college aged  children. Departing and arriving: Michael Morell, left, will step  down as CIA Deputy Director while White House lawyer Avril D. Haines,…

US diplomatic security accused in sex, drugs cover-up

11   Jun   2013 WASHINGTON (AFP) A US watchdog has launched an inquiry into claims that diplomatic security officials tried to cover up alleged sex-and-drugs charges against agents and diplomats, an official said. State Department diplomatic security agents are responsible for protecting 275 US embassies as well as the secretary of state — and the bureau…

Scandal flares up over State Department manipulated investigations/ “called off cases of illegal behavior of diplomatic staff.”

Photo: EPA The State department is trying to cover up a scandal over allegedly altered or dismissed investigations into illegal behavior of multiple government officials worldwide.  A memo obtained by CBS from the State Department inspector general showed incidents when the State Department manipulated or called off cases of illegal behavior of diplomatic staff.  Such…

US targeted Fox News reporter as ‘co- conspirator’ in government spying case

Washington Post reports FBI sought phone records and emails of James Rosen as part of spying case against goverment official Tom McCarthy         guardian.co.uk,              Monday 20 May 2013 13.15 EDT Rosen has not been charged in the case, but Steven Jin-Woo Kim has been charged with handing over a classified document. Photograph: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images The…

The Obama administration’s State Department had a direct hand in revising the official story on the 2012 Benghazi terror attack, new documents show

State  Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland objected to the CIA’s summary, which  concluded that terrorists killed four Americans Attack came  in the weeks before the 2012 election, as President Obama was campaigning on the  strength of having defeated al Qaeda White House  Press Secretary Jay Carney has denied that the administration had a substantial  hand in…