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  • Dr. Hillhouse has run Cuban rum between East and West Berlin, smuggled jewels from the Soviet Union and slipped through some of the world’s tightest borders. From Uzbekistan to Romania, she's been followed, held at gunpoint and interrogated. Foreign governments and others have pitched her for recruitment as a spy. (They failed.)

    A former professor and Fulbright fellow, Dr. Hillhouse earned her Ph.D. in political science at the University of Michigan. Her latest novel, OUTSOURCED (Forge Books) is about the turf wars between the Pentagon and the CIA and the privatization of national security.

    Dr. Hillhouse is an expert on national security outsourcing. Her controversial work has twice elicited a formal response by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence--the only times that office has ever publicly responded to the writings of a private citizen.

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June 13, 2007


Joshua Foust

I'm kind of surprised you don't have SAIC on your list of PMCs on the left sidebar.

R J Hillhouse

Good catch, Josh. I was sure I had them under Rent-A-Spy.

'Tis corrected. My apologies to the SAIC team.

Erik Rader

Dr. Hillhouse,

Received my copy of "Outsourced" today, but it's stuck at the Post Office until tomorrow morning. Looking forward to reading it, and appreciate you having it sent to me.

Keep up the great work - you're my only source of info about intelligence services being outsourced.

seviyeli sohbet

I didnt hear about that really. I dont know

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  • A tip of the hat to investigative journalist Tim Shorrock who inspired the name of this blog with his path-breaking 2005 article, "The Spy Who Billed Me."

    Shorrock has a dedicated web page on outsourcing in intel. It links to many of his articles which are must-reads for anyone interested in the privatization of intelligence.