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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.

    She is a regular media guest and available for interviews.

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June 15, 2007



Ms. Hillhouse- please keep up the good work; your blog is one of a kind and never ceases to impress or educate me. I picked up a copy of Outsourced yesterday and look forward to diving in.

I do have to say XM8? For a woman who wants to be respected, she might as well have gotten into that Cougar wearing makeup and high heels! ;p

R J Hillhouse

Thanks Tyler.

And that was a very good catch with the XM8. The comments section is too restrictive to respond, so please see the update added at the end of the post.

Trust me. I know what I'm doing with an XM8! ;)


Heh- I love it. You were right- it was a good choice indeed. I haven't gotten a chance to start reading the book in earnest yet, but I'll start tonight. My two friends who I recommended the book to (and who both ended up buying and reading it before me ;p) have both said nothing but really great things about it.

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No Bang for the Buck:(PDF) Military contracting and public accountability
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The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

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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.