The Definition of Intelligence 'Chatter' NPR's Melissa Block talks with Harry "Skip" Brandon, formerly of the FBI's Counter-Intelligence division, about what is meant when intelligence officials talk about "chatter." He says it not only refers to a surge in intercepted communications, such as phone and e-mail conversations, but includes suspicious movement of suspects, the transfer of funds and information from live sources. Brandon is currently a partner with Smith Brandon Int'l, an international security-consulting firm.
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NPR's Melissa Block talks with Harry "Skip" Brandon, formerly of the FBI's Counter-Intelligence division, about what is meant when intelligence officials talk about "chatter." He says it not only refers to a surge in intercepted communications, such as phone and e-mail conversations, but includes suspicious movement of suspects, the transfer of funds and information from live sources. Brandon is currently a partner with Smith Brandon Int'l, an international security-consulting firm.