US spies lag rivals in seizing on data hiding in plain sight


              George Barros, left, a Geospatial Analyst on the Russia Team, Kateryna Stepanenko, a Russia Analyst, and Karolina Hird, a Russia Analyst, pose for a photograph at the Institute for the Study of War, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
            
              George Barros, left, a Geospatial Analyst on the Russia Team, Kateryna Stepanenko, a Russia Analyst, and Karolina Hird, a Russia Analyst, pose for a photograph at the Institute for the Study of War, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
            
              George Barros, a Geospatial Analyst on the Russia Team, works at his desk at the Institute for the Study of War, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
            
              Kateryna Stepanenko, a Russia Analyst, works as her desk at the Institute for the Study of War, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
            
              Kateryna Stepanenko, a Russia Analyst, works as her desk at the Institute for the Study of War, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
            
              Kateryna Stepanenko, a Russia Analyst, works as her desk at the Institute for the Study of War, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
            
              Karolina Hird, a Russia Analyst, works at her desk at the Institute for the Study of War, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
            
              Karolina Hird, a Russia Analyst, works at her desk at the Institute for the Study of War, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
US spies lag rivals in seizing on data hiding in plain sight