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CIA covert operation helped win Space Race

CIA covert operation helped win Space Race

July 22, 2014 at 9:12 pm 0 comments

CIA covert operation helped win Space Race Recently declassified documents from the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) present a clearer picture of the all-encompassing and wide reaching efforts to win the Cold War’s Space Race. George Washington University’s National Security Archive, a repository of declassified U.S. documents described as the world’s largestRead More

New Issue of Homeland Security Today is out!

New Issue of Homeland Security Today is out!

July 19, 2014 at 2:51 pm 0 comments

New Issue of Homeland Security Today is out! The issue is full of powerful insight and analysis including Predicting Cyber Attacks: Detecting patters of malicious activities isn’t easy, which is a phenomenal piece by Chris Ahlberg, CEO and co-founder of Recorded Future, Inc., an In-Q-Tel funded venture. Another great readRead More

Executive Editor

Executive Editor

June 8, 2014 at 12:54 am 1 comment

I am pleased to report that after serving as Homeland Security Today’s Editor-at-Large, I will be assuming the role of Executive Editor. It is an enormous honor and a privilege. I am extremely grateful to Kim, our publisher, and to Tony, our Editor-in-Chief, for this tremendous opportunity and for havingRead More

APEX Award for Publication Excellence

APEX Award for Publication Excellence

June 7, 2014 at 9:38 pm 2 comments

I am pleased to say that I received an APEX Award for Publication Excellence in the category of electronic media for my Washington Post piece on Pope Benedict. APEX awards are based on excellence in graphic design, editorial content and the success in achieving overall communications effectiveness and excellence. Pope BenedictRead More

U.S. Patent Application No. 13/532,235

U.S. Patent Application No. 13/532,235

June 4, 2014 at 12:01 am 1 comment

Early this morning, I received an email from one of my patent attorneys. It was ominously short and matter-of-fact. It read: “Dear Tim, Please see attachments. Best regards,” Not a good sign, I said to myself. Needless to say, I scrolled as fast as I could to the bottom of theRead More

Mentoring students in national security

Mentoring students in national security

June 3, 2014 at 10:45 pm 0 comments

Mentoring students in national security The Lint Center for National Security Studies, a registered 501c3, non-profit charity recently unveiled two merit-based scholarship opportunities for its upcoming July 2014 scholarship competition. The charity not only provides scholarship funding for students, it also focuses on matching up students with real-world mentors who have decadesRead More

Accuracy In Media: A Ticker-tape Parade for Treason?

Accuracy In Media: A Ticker-tape Parade for Treason?

June 1, 2014 at 11:42 pm 0 comments

Accuracy In Media, a non-profit, grassroots citizens watchdog of the news media that critiques botched and bungled news stories and sets the record straight on important issues included quotes from my recent Homeland Security Today article on Edward Snowden, the former NSA contractor now hiding in Russia. The piece cites quotesRead More

Flappy Bird ready to fly again

Flappy Bird ready to fly again

May 18, 2014 at 10:04 pm 0 comments

Flappy Bird ready to fly again By Timothy W. Coleman The Vietnamese-based developer Dong Nguyen, creator of the widely popular and smash-hit online game known as Flappy Bird, took to Twitter just a few days ago to post a screenshot teaser of what many initially suspected was a coming attractionRead More

Lint Center Launches New Awareness Web-Video

Lint Center Launches New Awareness Web-Video

May 17, 2014 at 12:04 am 0 comments

Lint Center Launches New Awareness Web-Video The Lint Center for National Security Studies, a registered 501c3 non-profit organization, recently unveiled a new Web-based video aimed at increasing the awareness of its semi-annual merit-based scholarship programs. The Lint Center, founded in 2007, focuses on providing scholarship opportunities and mentoring programs toRead More

Cybersecurity threats include employees

Cybersecurity threats include employees

May 11, 2014 at 9:17 pm 0 comments

By Timothy W. Coleman The usual focus of cybersecurity efforts on external threats to an organization and its mission overlooks the central, powerful danger – the inside threat. “Corporations don’t take their internal security as seriously as they should,” explains Alex McGeorge, senior security researcher at Florida-based Immunity, a providerRead More