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Re: TrapWire (TW)

Released on 2012-08-12 08:00 GMT

Email-ID 5365547
Date 2010-09-23 16:50:28
I'm not sure about the archives--have asked, will let you know.

It wouldn't hurt to rewrite some of those pieces. It would also be cool
to see a "brief" type product that points out those issues when we see
them--a little longer than a sitrep, with some analysis that could be
digested quickly.

On 9/23/10 10:42 AM, scott stewart wrote:
> Did turning off of the archives affect the special topics pages?
> Should we think about re-writing some of those pieces?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Fred Burton []
> Sent: Thursday, September 23, 2010 7:54 AM
> To: Anya Alfano
> Subject: Re: TrapWire (TW)
> The agencies with TW are potentially the single biggest captive audience
> we have that could purchase something from us especially in the govt
> arena. Do you know how much a Lockheed Martin would pay to have their
> logo/feed into the USSS CP? MI5? RCMP? LAPD CT? NYPD CT? Its
> unbelievable access. Either we handle this one right, or we'll fall
> flat on our faces.
> Anya Alfano wrote:
>> There are two types of information in there --
>> 1. Sitrep Feeds
>> 2. STRATFOR security series -- including the surveillance series and the
>> attack cycle series.
>> The Sitrep feeds are current and update every day, they're just not
>> focused enough on security issues. The security series pieces are
>> older, including the attack cycle one that's from 2006.
>> I'm working with Kevin to make the sitreps more security focused, and
>> I've got a list of more recent security pieces that they can put onto
>> the site. That said, Dan was clear that he'd like to keep the attack
>> cycle and surveillance series because they're very relevant, even if
>> they're a few years old.
>> On 9/23/10 8:24 AM, Fred Burton wrote:
>>> What has been feeding in? How can stuff from 2006 be there?
>>> Anya Alfano wrote:
>>>> Fred,
>>>> I talked with Dan and Alicia over there a few days ago--they gave me a
>>>> visual presentation of the website and the sitrep feed. The sitreps
>>>> aren't all focused on security at this point, but I've talked with Kevin
>>>> in our IT department and we think we've found a solution. I'm planning
>>>> to feed some security portal content in there with a new specialized
>>>> query that we're creating for the latest version of the security portal,
>>>> as long as Kevin says that's really possible.
>>>> For the "Resources" content, I'm going to provide them with a few
>>>> additional pieces to choose from that are more recent--then our editors
>>>> group will reformat so they can host it on their site.
>>>> We're planning to regroup on this either tomorrow or early next week,
>>>> depending on their schedule. Let me know if you have any other
> thoughts.
>>>> Thanks,
>>>> Anya
>>>> On 9/22/10 7:52 PM, wrote:
>>>>> Thank goodness
>>>>> OMG
>>>>> I need to see what we are pushing in.
>>>>> ------Original Message------
>>>>> From: Beth Bronder
>>>>> To: Fred Burton
>>>>> To: Korena Zucha
>>>>> To: Anya Alfano
>>>>> To: Scott Stewart
>>>>> To: Rodger Baker
>>>>> Cc: George Friedman
>>>>> Cc: Darryl O'Connor
>>>>> ReplyTo: Beth Bronder
>>>>> Subject: Re: TrapWire (TW)
>>>>> Sent: Sep 22, 2010 6:49 PM
>>>>> Fred -
>>>>> Anya is already working with someone from Mike's team to fix the
> content feed (to be security focused) which is something that came up in a
> meeting I had with Dan Burton from TW last week. We're on it.
>>>>> Beth
>>>>> ------Original Message------
>>>>> From: Fred Burton
>>>>> To: Beth Bronder
>>>>> To: Korena Zucha
>>>>> To: Anya Alfano
>>>>> To: Scott Stewart
>>>>> To: Rodger Baker
>>>>> Cc: George Friedman
>>>>> Cc: Darryl O'Connor
>>>>> ReplyTo: Fred Burton
>>>>> Subject: TrapWire (TW)
>>>>> Sent: Sep 22, 2010 7:31 PM
>>>>> Chatted with Mike M, the TW operator and former CIA crony.
>>>>> He said our feed was taking up 25% of the TW screens inside the client
> command posts and that the feedback they are getting is that the info being
> pushed in is more geo-pol centered vice tactical-security.
>>>>> How can we fix? Who is auditing what is going in the pipe?
>>>>> Thanks
>>>>> Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T
>>>>> Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry
>>>>> Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T