CIA contracting in the private sector?

While it's probably common knowledge to everyone inside the beltway but me, I stumbled across a news article in the Politico that talks about CIA analysts hiring themselves out to the private sector as contractors who specialize in determining the veracity of what is said by people involved in corporate negotiations.

Or in other words, truthsayers.

While I'm only slightly joking with the Dune reference, the way it's described they're doing much the same thing, only without the aid of external devices or mind-altering compounds. Apparently, the Agency maintains a cadre' of operatives who are trained in reading overt and …

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Archive: 20070112

It's just about the middle of January, and just now has winter come to DC. I don't want to say that it's cold or anything but we've gone from wearing t-shirts and shorts outside to frost on the windows and multiple layers of clothing because the temperature has been below freezing for much of the day. As if that weren't enough, the wind's been cold enough to feel like it's cutting right through you, and the pressure waves of cold air coming off of the Metro trains when they arrive at the station are enough to deaden one's sense of …

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E. Howard Hunt - RIP

E. Howard Hunt, the legendary spook who planned the Watergate burglary that took down Richard Nixon in the 1970's, founder of the Operation of Strategic Services (which later became the CIA), and masterminded the execution of Che Guevara in 1967 died of complications of pneumonia yesterday at the age of 88. Hunt was instrumental in planning and executing operations against the Soviets, Cuba, and Guatamala during his career of almost threed decades, and gods only know what else he was involved in that hasn't been declassified yet. After he got out of prison for his role in the Watergate break-in …

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