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by Paul Kerstein

C.I.A. Is Reviewing Its Security Policy for Recruiting Translators

Jun 08, 20051 min
CSO and CISOData and Information Security

The Central Intelligence Agency is reviewing security procedures thathave led the agency to turn away large numbers of Arabic-languagelinguists and other potential recruits with skills avidly sought by theagency since the attacks of 2001, Congressional and intelligenceofficials say. The New York Timesreports that many of those rejected have been first-generationAmericans who bring the linguistic facility and cultural knowledge thatthe C.I.A. has been trying to develop in seeking to improve itsperformance in penetrating terrorist organizations and otherwisegathering intelligence in the Middle East and South Asia. Read more.