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AN INNOVATIVE, NEW SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEM OF INSIDER SPIES

NOIR for USA is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to educate and promote to the US Intelligence Community, policymakers and the public the NOIR concepts and ideas which are intended to improve our national security by fixing the problem of insider spies in an innovative way.

Most Insider Threat management initiatives have been technology driven. While clever and useful up to a point, they are subject to the Law of Diminishing Returns and can backfire by creating a negative, distrustful workplace atmosphere. A well-motivated insider can defeat nearly any technology-based system. They will always find a way.

By contrast, the NOIR proposal centers on the minds of potential or current insider threats: their psychologies, and their inner worlds. The battle must be won there.

It’s time for something new: the proposed National Office for Intelligence Reconciliation (NOIR).

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Factors for Reconciliation

Rationales for NOIR Concept

Benefits of NOIR Concept

TACTICAL BENEFITS OF NOIR

CESSATION

Decisively stopping insider spying at much earlier stages

MITIGATION

Getting more timely and thorough Damage Assessments, our greatest need from insider spies

EXPLOITATION

Taking advantage of the cooperation of insider spies to work for us as doubled agents to feed disinformation, uncover other penetrations, etc

STRATEGIC BENEFITS OF NOIR

PREDOMINATION

Degrading spy-handler relationships of all adversary intelligence services, an advantage exclusive to our intelligence community, and our closest allies

COORDINATION

Bridging stovepipes within the intelligence community by sharing a community-wide resource

PREVENTION

Redefining the shared meaning of insider spying so no one will want to cross that line

OTHER STRATEGIC BENEFITS OF NOIR

ONE

Weakening of Spy-Handler Relationships

TWO

Roll Up Spy Networks Becomes More Likely

THREE

NOIR Promotes Readiness to Reconcile

FOUR

Insider Spy Productivity Decreases in Anticipation

FIVE

Morale Improvement for Intelligence Community Agencies

ANCILLARY BENEFITS OF NOIR

ONE

Partially Solving the Problem of the Non-Prosecutable Spy

TWO

Getting Traction with Ideological, Ethnic, Religious or Psychopathic Spies

THREE

Managing Difficult “Gray Zone” Personnel Problems

FOUR

Creating an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) of Last Resort

FIVE

Smoothing the Outplacement Process When All Else Fails

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“I am utterly amazed to find this espionage related website that accurately describes the true experiences of the spy. Reading the stages actually made me tremble as I recalled my own entry into the world of espionage and the inevitable consequences.”

—Jeffrey M. Carney, US Air Force intel specialist who spied for East Germany’s Ministry of State Security (MfS)