NOIR White Paper Part 3

NEW: NOIR White Paper Part 3

Prevention: The Missing Link for Managing Insider Threat in the Intelligence Community

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NOIR White Paper

NOIR White Paper Part 1 & 2

True Psychology of the Insider Spy  |  Proposing a New Policy for Improving National Security by Fixing the Problem of Insider Spies

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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). Learn more

Factors for Reconciliation

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Rationales for NOIR Concept

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Benefits of NOIR Concept

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    Decisively stopping insider spying at much earlier stages


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


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



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


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


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


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    Weakening of Spy-Handler Relationships

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    Roll Up Spy Networks Becomes More Likely

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    NOIR Promotes Readiness to Reconcile

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    Morale Improvement for Intelligence Community Agencies

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    Insider Spy Productivity Decreases in Anticipation


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    Partially Solving the Problem of the Non-Prosecutable Spy

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    Getting Traction with Ideological, Ethnic, Religious or Psychopathic Spies

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    Smoothing the Outplacement Process When All Else Fails

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    Managing Difficult “Gray Zone” Personnel Problems

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    Creating an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) of Last Resort

Feedback about the NOIR Concept


The Average Joe Accused of Trying to Sell Russia Secrets

The psychology of Gregory Allen Justice, a Boeing satellite engineer with a top secret security clearance passed over for promotion. This article appeared in the Daily Beast in August 2016: . . . . Among those satellites were sensitive military systems that Justice himself had worked on at Boeing for more than 15 years. Concealed in…

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Whistleblowers and Spies: Who Benefits from a NOIR?

Dr. David Charney’s proposed National Office for Intelligence Reconciliation (NOIR) was designed to better manage the problem of insider threat and insider spying. One criticism of NOIR has been that it would not work for all insider spies. However, it must be pointed out that it was never claimed to be one hundred percent effective.…

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New Deal for Insider Spies Could Have Prevented Snowden Case

Article by Bernie Reeves in American Thinker, September 8, 2014: In the espionage business, uncovering secrets passed on to the enemy by a captured insider spy is critical to resuming normal operations. Until a thorough damage assessment is completed, intelligence agencies don’t know what data are secure, or if agents in place are safe. And while…

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Is Insider Espionage Passé?

Despite the use of increasingly advanced technical means, the deception, duplicity, and betrayal of espionage are a human problem that requires a human solution.  By John Irvin, NOIR Team In all, around 3.6 million individuals were impacted by two breaches of Office of Personnel Management (OPM) electronic databases, one announced in June 2015 and the second…

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David Charney on Fox News

Fox News “The Foxhole” interview with David Charney

Dr. David Charney, author of the white paper, NOIR: A White Paper – Proposing a New Policy for Improving National Security by Fixing the Problem of Insider Spies, was recently interviewed by James Rosen, host of the Fox News program, “The Foxhole.” The interview is about 30 minutes. Dr. Charney said this was the best interview…

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The Ghost in the Machine

By John A. Irvin (Based on comments made during The Botstiber Institute for Austrian-American Studies panel discussion “Espionage and Intelligence in the 21st Century.”) World War II, and especially the subsequent Cold War, woke America up to the importance of continuous, institutionalized intelligence collection.  Initially we followed the example of most other nations and focused…

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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)


Read about the 10 Life Stages that a Spy goes through