Thursday, April 27, 2006

GovSec - Book Signing

Melissa Mahle signed books at the Washington DC Convention Center as part of the Government Security Expo and Conference (GovSec). The convention was attended by thousands of law enforcement, security, military and intelligence professionals who reviewed the lastest array of weapons, tactical gear, communication equipment and surveillance tools. Book store sales were very good, demonstrating security professionals seek the best available tools and ideas!

Monday, April 24, 2006

MSNBC: CIA Leak Investigation

Commenting on the breaking news on the CIA leak investigation, Melissa Mahle appeared on MSNBC Countdown with Keith Olbermann.

Through her lawyer, CIA officer Mary McCarthy has denied being the leaker of information to Dana Priest of The Washington Post on CIA secret prisons in Europe. Mahle noted the CIA has been conducting a targeted investigation of employees with unauthorized contact with the media. According to press statements, Ms. McCarthy has admitted to unauthorized contacts with Dana Priest, but denies providing classified information. Mahle noted, D/CIA Goss has been fixated on leaks from the first day he arrived, making officers feel he is on a witch hut. More evidence will need to emerge to connect Ms. McCarthy to the secret prison leak.

Video and Audio are available online, thanks to the Brad Blog:
- Video in Streaming Flash format
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NPR: CIA Leaks May Signal Lowered Morale

Robert Seigel of NPR's All Things Considered interviewed Melissa Mahle on CIA leaks and the impact on morale at the Agency on April 24, 2006.

Mahle comments on the implications of the announcement that senior CIA official Mary McCarthy was fired for unauthorized contacts with the media and disclosure of classified information.

(Audio file available in Real or WMV formats.)