It’s been a big week for The Century Foundation. Senior fellow Barton Gellman was named a winner of the George Polk Award, one of the highest honors in journalism. Meanwhile, fellow Harold Pollack received the Award for Creative and Effective Institutions from the MacArthur Foundation. Finally, #TCFBest said goodbye to Blog of the Century mainstay Ben Landy, who leaves The Century Foundation to join a great group of writers and editors at MSNBC.READ MORE
BuzzFeed reports that TCF senior fellow Barton Gellman is expected to share a George Polk award with Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras, and Ewen MacAskill. The four will reportedly share the award for their work investigating Edward Snowden's leaked National Security Agency files. The Polk award is one of the most respected journalism prizes. Official announcements are expected later in February.
Published by Random House Publishing Group, October 29, 2013
This extraordinary collection gathers the never-before-seen correspondence of a true American original, Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.—the acclaimed historian, lion of the liberal establishment, and longtime trustee of The Century Foundation.Continue Reading
Historic files were recently recovered from The Century Foundation's basement, and it was quite the treasure trove. Leading up to the release of our archives with The New York Public Library, TCF will be sharing some of our historical photos, illustrations and more via our social networks.
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TCF senior fellow Barton Gellman for the Washington Post on a classified budget document, provided by former National Security Contracter Edward Snowden, which reveals that the U.S. government anually reinvestigates thousands of employees in the intelligence community. "The CIA found that among a subset of job seekers whose backgrounds raised questions, roughly one out of every five had “significant terrorist and/or hostile intelligence connections,” Gellman writes.
"So sharp is the fear of threats from within that last year the NSA planned to launch at least 4,000 probes of potentially suspicious or abnormal staff activity after scrutinizing trillions of employee keystrokes at work."
TCF senior fellow Barton Gellman reports for the Washington Post that the National Security Agency pays U.S. companies hundreds of millions of dollars a year for clandestine access to their communications networks.
New details of the corporate-partner project, which falls under the NSA’s Special Source Operations, confirm that the agency taps into “high volume circuit and packet-switched networks,” according to the spending blueprint for fiscal 2013. The program was expected to cost $278 million in the current fiscal year, down nearly one-third from its peak of $394 million in 2011.
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