Intel

  • OFFICER Nov 30, 2019

    Party Like a Spy: Spookstock Is Intel World’s Hush-Hush Bash

    Sometime earlier this year, one of the most elite social events in Washington took place, but without any fanfare or news coverage.

  • Donald Trump Oct 23, 2019

    Google Claims Breakthrough in Blazingly Fast Computing

    Google announced Wednesday it has achieved a breakthrough in quantum computing, saying it has developed an experimental processor that took just minutes to complete a calculation that would take the world’s best supercomputer thousands of years. The feat could open the door someday to machines so blazingly fast that they could revolutionize such tasks as finding new medicines, developing vastly...

  • Donald Trump Sep 26, 2019

    White House Tried to ‘Lock Down’ Call Details, Whistleblower Complaint Reveals

    White House officials sought to “lock down” records of a phone call in which President Donald Trump abused his executive authority when he urged his Ukrainian counterpart to investigate Democratic rival Joe Biden, according to a whistleblower complaint made public Thursday....
    The complaint is in part related to a July 25 phone call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy in...

  • Donald Trump Sep 26, 2019

    Acting Intel Chief Maguire Defends Handling of Whistleblower Complaint

    The acting director of national intelligence defended his handling of a secret whistleblower complaint involving President Donald Trump’s communication with Ukraine, telling the House intelligence committee he initially withheld the document from Congress because of concerns over “executive privilege.” Joseph Maguire told lawmakers he upheld his “responsibility to follow the law every step of the way” as he reviewed an...

  • NEW YORK Sep 14, 2019

    White House Says Bin Laden Son Killed in US Operation

    The White House announced Saturday that Hamza bin Laden , the son of the late al-Qaida leader who had become an increasingly prominent figure in the terrorist organization, was killed in a U.S. counterterrorism operation in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region. A statement issued in President Donald Trump’s name gave no further details, such as when Hamza bin Laden was killed or...

  • NEW YORK Aug 18, 2019

    The Often-Hated Open Floor Plan Gets a New Savior: The Office Pod

    The open floor plan has become a minefield of distractions for office workers — the incessant ringing of phones, the chatter of co-workers, typing on keyboards — all of which threaten to undermine a productive workday. Enter the office pod. These sleek, self-contained booths are increasingly being sought by employers and have been embraced by workers. They provide a quiet...

  • NEW YORK Jul 31, 2019

    US Has Intel That Osama bin Laden’s Son Hamza Is Dead, Officials Say

    The U.S. has obtained intelligence that the son and potential successor of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, Hamza bin Laden, is dead, three U.S. officials told NBC News. The officials would not provide details of where or when Hamza bin Laden died, or if the U.S. played a role in his death. It is unclear if the U.S. has...

  • Apple Jul 25, 2019

    Apple Buys Intel’s Smartphone Modem Division for $1 Billion

    Apple is paying Intel $1 billion for the chip maker’s smartphone modem division in a deal driven by the upcoming transition to the next generation of wireless technology. The agreement announced Thursday comes three months after Apple ended a long-running dispute with one of Intel’s rivals, Qualcomm. That ensured Apple would have a pipeline of chips it needs for future...

  • Donald Trump May 24, 2019

    Trump Grants AG Barr Power Over Classified Russia Probe Info

    President Donald Trump has granted Attorney General William Barr new powers to review and potentially release classified information related to the origins of the Russia investigation, a move aimed at accelerating Barr’s inquiry into whether U.S. officials improperly surveilled Trump’s 2016 campaign. Trump on Thursday directed the U.S. intelligence community to “quickly and fully cooperate” with Barr’s investigation of the...

  • Donald Trump May 14, 2019

    House Intel Committee Investigating Whether Lawyers for Trump and His Family Obstructed Russia Probe

    The Democratic-led House Intelligence Committee is investigating whether personal lawyers for President Donald Trump and his family tried to obstruct special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation by helping Michael Cohen deliver false testimony, NBC News reported. The committee’s chairman, Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., sent letters to four lawyers requesting documents related to Cohen, who told Congress in public testimony in February...

  • Reporter May 9, 2019

    Former Air Force Intelligence Analyst Charged With Leaking Obama-Era Drone Secrets

    The Justice Department on Thursday charged a former Air Force intelligence analyst who later became a government contractor with illegally leaking classified information to a reporter, NBC News reported. Daniel Everette Hale allegedly communicated with the reporter for several months, starting at an April 2013 book tour event in Washington. He printed out 11 secret or top-secret documents about U.S....

  • Donald Trump May 7, 2019

    Worsening US-China Trade Tensions Rattle Financial Markets

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbled more than 470 points Tuesday amid a broad sell-off on Wall Street as the U.S. and China moved closer to an escalation of their already costly trade war. The U.S. was set to impose higher tariffs on China on Friday, a day after representatives from both nations are scheduled to resume trade talks in...

  • Donald Trump Mar 26, 2019

    Pence Talked Intel Chief Dan Coats Out of Quitting the Trump Administration: Sources

    The country’s intelligence chief was on the verge of resigning at the end of last year over his frustrations with President Donald Trump but was talked out of it by his closest ally in the administration, Vice President Mike Pence, current and former senior administration officials told NBC News. Among the many tensions the officials said have marred the relationship...

  • Facebook Feb 13, 2019

    US Says Ex-Intel Official Defected to Iran, Revealed Secrets

    A former U.S. Air Force counterintelligence specialist who defected to Iran despite warnings from the FBI has been charged with revealing classified information to the Tehran government, including the code name and secret mission of a Pentagon program, prosecutors said Wednesday. The Justice Department also accused Monica Elfriede Witt, 39, of betraying former colleagues in the U.S. intelligence community by...

  • Donald Trump Jan 31, 2019

    In Reversal, Trump Says He and Intel Chiefs on ‘Same Page’

    A day after he lashed out at U.S. intelligence agency chiefs over their assessments of global threats, President Donald Trump abruptly reversed course Thursday and said that he and the intelligence community “are all on the same page.” Trump met with his director of national intelligence and other top security officials in the Oval Office and said afterward that they...

  • Donald Trump Jan 29, 2019

    Intel Chief Contradicts Trump Statements on North Korea, ISIS

    U.S. intelligence agencies believe North Korea is unlikely to give up its nuclear weapons because “its leaders ultimately view nuclear weapons as critical to regime survival,” Dan Coats, the director of national intelligence, told the Senate intelligence committee on Tuesday. That view contrasts with comments from President Donald Trump, who in June declared that North Korea was “no longer a...

  • Congress Nov 17, 2018

    US Intel Says Prince Ordered Khashoggi Killing

    U.S. intelligence officials have concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a U.S. official said. The Saudi government has denied the claim. The conclusion will bolster efforts in Congress to further punish the close U.S. ally for the killing. The Trump administration this past week penalized 17 Saudi officials for their alleged...

  • Donald Trump Nov 7, 2018

    Rep. King Wins Despite Outcry Over White Supremacist Support

    Republican congressman Steve King won a ninth term representing Iowa despite condemnation from his own party over his support of white supremacist groups and leaders. King on Tuesday defeated Democratic newcomer J.D. Scholten, a former minor league baseball player who raised more money and spent months crisscrossing the 39-county district. President Donald Trump won the Republican-heavy district by 27 percentage...

  • Donald Trump Aug 21, 2018

    S&P 500 Hits All-Time High, Ties Record for Longest Bull Run

    The S&P 500 hit an all-time high on Tuesday and the benchmark tied the record for longest bull market ever as investors bet that the strengthening economy and booming corporate profits seen under President Trump’s first two years would continue, despite recent trade battles. The broad index rose 0.5 percent to a new record, led by consumer discretionary and energy....

  • Donald Trump Jul 22, 2018

    DNI Dan Coats Says He Meant No Disrespect to Trump

    The top U.S. intelligence official said Saturday he meant no disrespect to President Donald Trump in a televised interview discussing the summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said his Thursday comments at the Aspen Security Forum in Colorado were not intended to be critical of the president’s decision to invite Putin to a meeting...

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