Each founding corporation, according to the INSA (Intelligence & National Security Alliance, functioning since 2005) in-house newsletter, made initial investments of between $50,000 and $150,000, and pledged at least $25,000 in membership contributions every year. They are listed on INSA’s website: BAE Systems, Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, Lockheed Martin, Booz Allen Hamilton, Mantech International, SAIC and the Potomac Institute, a Washington think-tank with close links to the intelligence community, Hewlett-Packard and Microsoft.
Asked why the two IT giants joined an organization dedicated to intelligence, INSA spokesperson Jason Kello (said:) “That’s when Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard stepped forward and helped provide the founding efforts for INSA, monetarily as well as with expertise.”…Both executives (Microsoft & Hewlett-Packard reps at INSA) declined to comment on their respective companies’ ties with INSA….
Under the leadership of Sample and Brennan, INSA now holds regular discussions with the DNI as well as the leadership of the NSA and the CIA about industry and national security issues….at INSA, government officials make up a huge proportions of the board. The CIA holds two seats; also represented are the Defense Intelligence Agency, the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Army counter-intelligence, the NSA, the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI. In addition to the founding companies named earlier, the board also includes representatives from the Analysis Corporation, SI International, SRA International, CACI International, Northrop Grumman….the DNI (Director of National Intelligence) press office would not comment on the DNI’s ties with INSA. http://timshorrock.com/?p=1822