The State Department's Cybersecurity Office Sounds Like an Awful Mess

There are governments that finish projects on time, use technology to improve performance and protect Americans from imminent harm. Then there's the State Department's cybersecurity office. It seems to have a hard time just keeping the lights on. » 7/23/13 10:57am 7/23/13 10:57am

Thailand Tried to Buy F-16s with 80,000 Tons of Frozen Chicken. And…

So what do you do when you're a sovereign government that's short on fighter jets and cash, but flush with frozen chicken? Call up Lockheed Martin! According to a WikiLeaked cable, the US State Department helped broker such a deal between the Thais and Lockheed Martin. It almost happened, were it not for a coup that… » 3/04/11 11:40pm 3/04/11 11:40pm

WikiLeaks Diplomatic Bombshell Reveals Strange Tech Snooping Schemes

Today's not a good morning to wake up as an American diplomat. The weekend's WikiLeaks disclosure of covert communications has revealed some strange tech plots surrounding world figures—Bluetooth bugs implanted in prisoners. DNA gathering. UN stalking. Weird stuff. » 11/29/10 10:40am 11/29/10 10:40am