September 2003 Intelligence News
- U.S.: White House Faces Inquiry Over Leak Of CIA Agent's Identity RFE/RL 30 Sep 2003 -- The White House yesterday was flooded with questions from reporters about what could be a major embarrassment for George W. Bush's presidency. The story centers on an alleged leak by administration officials of secret information aimed at intimidating a key critic of the Iraq war.
- HESS-CIA VOA 30 Sept 2003-- Mr. Stephen Hess, a Senior Fellow at the Governance Studies Program of the Brookings Institution, will discuss the latest developments surrounding the revelation of the identity of a CIA agent to the press by White House sources
- PENTAGON/GUANTANAMO VOA 30 Sept 2003-- A civilian translator who worked at the U-S prison camp for terrorist detainees at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba has been arrested -- the third arrest related to suspected security breaches at the facility
- C-I-A / DISCLOSURE INCIDENT VOA 30 Sept 2003-- A topic related to the Iraq war has surged into America's headlines and into the editorial columns. Members of the Bush administration are being accused of disclosing the identity of a Central Intelligence Agency [C-I-A] officer to the media. This disclosure or "leak" as it is called, was allegedly done in retaliation for a report by the woman's husband that cast doubt on a major reason for going to war with Iraq.
- U-S-DOMESTIC INTELLIGENCE VOA 30 Sept 2003-- The heightened threat of domestic terrorism has sparked a new debate about whether the United States needs a new domestic intelligence agency
- The Finnish Defense Forces Awards IAI a Contract to Supply a Ranger UAV System Israel Aerospace Industries 30 Sep 2003 -- Finnish RangerIsrael Aircraft Industries' (IAI) Malat Division has been awarded a contract for the supply of a RANGER UAV system to the Finnish Defense Forces (FDF).
- U-S INTEL / PROBE VOA 29 Sept 2003-- The Bush administration found itself on the defensive Monday, after allegations that White House officials leaked the identity of a C-I-A operative, who is married to a former ambassador critical of intelligence the administration used to justify an attack on Iraq
- CONGRESS/INTEL PROBE VOA 29 Sept 2003-- A growing number of Democrats are calling for an independent investigation into whether White House officials illegally leaked the name of a covert Central Intelligence Agency operative to the news media
- BUSH INTELLIGENCE PROBE VOA 29 Sept 2003-- The White House says it has no evidence any of its officials was involved in leaking the name of a C-I-A officer whose husband challenged evidence of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction
- No Evidence White House Leaked CIA Agent's Name, Spokesman Says Washington File 29 Sept 2003-- There is no evidence indicating that White House personnel leaked the name of an undercover agent of the Central Intelligence Agency to a journalist, White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan told reporters September 29.
- Lockheed Martin and General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Sign Teaming Agreement for U.S. Navy BAMS Program Lockheed Martin 28 Sep 2003 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] and San Diego-based General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., (GA-ASI) have teamed to jointly pursue the U.S. Navy Broad Area Maritime Surveillance (BAMS) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) program. BAMS UAV is a $2 billion opportunity to provide the U.S. Navy with a persistent Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) capability.
- U.K.: Hutton Inquiry Ends, With Reputations Of Blair, BBC Tarnished RFE/RL 26 Sep 2003 -- The independent public inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the death of British weapons expert David Kelly ended yesterday. The final day at the Royal Courts of Justice in London saw lawyers for all the main parties present their closing arguments.
- Kelly`s family accuse UK government of cynical abuse of power IRNA 25 Sep 2003 -- The British government Thursday was accused by the family of David Kelly of "duplicity" in the way it treated former Iraq arms inspector before his assumed suicide in July.
- Iraq could become center for Islamist terror: German secret service IRNA 24 Sep 2003 -- The head of Germany`s foreign intelligence service BND warned that Iraq could become a safe haven for Islamist terrorists, the website of the weekly Spiegel magazine reported Wednesday.
- Blair "over-interpreted` Iraq`s arms threat, says Blix IRNA 18 Sep 2003 -- Former UN chief weapons inspector Hans Blix Thursday accused the British government of "over-interpreting" information about Iraq`s alleged weapons of mass destruction.
- Kelly did say Iraq`s 45 minute claim was `wrong`, says Gilligan IRNA 17 Sep 2003 -- BBC journalist Andrew Gilligan Wednesday admitted making mistakes in his choice of words but insisted that the gist of his controversial report that the government exaggerated Iraq`s threat in its arms dossier was correct.
- UK MoD accused of playing `Russian roulette` over Kelly IRNA 16 Sep 2003 -- The British Ministry of Defense (MoD) was accused by David Kelly`s family Tuesday of playing a `game of Russian roulette` in releasing the identity of the late Iraq arms inspector.
- CACI Awarded $154.7 Million Contract to Support United States Army Intelligence and Security Command CACI 16 Sep 2003 -- CACI International Inc (NYSE:CAI) announced that it has been awarded a $154.7 million contract by the Headquarters, United States Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM) to provide mission support services at INSCOM sites, other national intelligence agency sites, and for other army tactical units worldwide. The contract, known as GENESIS II, is awarded for one base year and four option years. CACI's role is to provide information technology solutions to help combat commanders collect intelligence and deploy countermeasures against enemy communications and intelligence systems. The award significantly increases CACI's intelligence solutions business and expands the company's client base in the national intelligence community.
- Boeing/Insitu ScanEagle UAV Completes Long-Endurance Flight Boeing 15 Sep 2003 -- ScanEagle, a low-cost, long-endurance autonomous unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) developed and built by Boeing [NYSE:BA] and The Insitu Group, successfully demonstrated its long-endurance capability when it completed a 15.2-hour flight at the Boeing Boardman test facility in eastern Oregon.
- Northrop Grumman Begins Development and Production of Next Generation Global Hawk Northrop Grumman 15 Sep 2003 -- U.S. and allied war fighters can look forward to a new larger, more capable model of the U.S. Air Force's Global Hawk unmanned aerial reconnaissance system. Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Integrated Systems sector, the Global Hawk prime contractor, has begun developing and producing the new RQ-4B model following a recent $30.1 million award by the Air Force for advanced procurement activities and long lead hardware.
- MI6 chief defends Iraq`s claimed use of weapons in 45 minutes IRNA 15 Sep 2003 -- The head of Britain`s overseas intelligence agency MI6 Monday defended the controversial claim that Iraq could deploy weapons of mass destruction within 45 minutes.
- Blair under pressure to sack Hoon, Defence Secretary IRNA 11 Sep 2003 -- Prime Minister Tony Blair was under pressure Wednesday to sack his Defence Secretary Geoff Hoon following a leaked report that he will stand accused of "misleading" MPs over the government`s controversial dossier on Iraq`s arms threat.
- UK intelligence agencies damaged by Iraq row, says former minister IRNA 10 Sep 2003 -- Former British Foreign Secretary Sir Malcolm Rifkind said Wednesday that the credibility of UK intelligence agencies had been damaged by the row over the government`s controversial dossier on Iraq`s arms threat.
- Kelly`s Baha`i mentor `denies being US spy` IRNA 10 Sep 2003 -- An American woman, serving in the US Air Force, is expected to make a statement Thursday about her relationship with David Kelly in which she is likely about whether she had her own theory about the former Iraq arms inspector`s death.
- ATK Propulsion and composite technologies Support Launch of Reconnaissance Satellite Aboard Titan IV B Rocket ATK 09 Sep 2003 -- ATK (Alliant Techsystems) (NYSE:ATK) solid propulsion and composite technologies supported the launch yesterday of a Lockheed Martin Titan IV B rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. that successfully placed into orbit a National Reconnaissance Office satellite.
- Lockheed Martin-Built Titan IV Rocket Launches from Cape Canaveral Lockheed Martin 09 Sep 2003 -- A Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT]-built Titan IV B rocket lifted off this morning at 12:29 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time carrying a classified payload for the U.S. Air Force and the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). The NRO is the U.S. government agency responsible for reconnaissance satellites. The launch was from Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS), Fla.
- U.S. Air Force Awards Northrop Grumman Space Surveillance Contract Northrop Grumman 09 Sep 2003 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has been awarded a contract to continue supporting the U.S. Air Force Space Command's Ground-Based Electro-Optical Deep-Space Surveillance System (GEODSS). Northrop Grumman will implement new performance improvement and cost saving approaches for GEODSS by introducing greater use of web-based technology in training and information management, and implementing quality program improvements.
- Kelly inquiry to decide whether to call Baha`i mentor - a US spy IRNA 08 Sep 2003 -- Lord Hutton is expected to decide during this week`s adjournment of the judicial inquiry into the death of David Kelly whether to call for questioning the former Iraq arms inspector`s Baha`i mentor, who is reportedly a US spy.
- Kelly`s family wants Blair to be cross-examined IRNA 06 Sep 2003 -- The family of former Iraq arms inspector David Kelly wants Prime Minister Tony Blair to be recalled for cross- examination at the next phase of inquiry into the circumstances of his death.
- Northrop Grumman to Produce Class IV Unmanned Aerial System for U.S. Army Future Combat System Northrop Grumman 03 Sep 2003 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Integrated Systems sector has been named an industry partner on the U.S. Army's Future Combat System (FCS) program by Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), the program's lead system integrators. The win marks a major expansion of the sector's role as a provider of integrated systems solutions for the Army.
- BAE SYSTEMS Releases Latest Version Of SOCET SET Geospatial Software BAE Systems 02 Sep 2003 -- BAE Systems has released the latest version of its SOCET SET geospatial software. Version 5.0 offers many enhanced capabilities designed for easier and more efficient geospatial production. The new software also includes a new feature database merge capability, as well as improvements to the user interface, feature and terrain extraction, and airfield obstruction identification tools.
- BRITAIN/IRAQ VOA 01 Sep 2003 -- Speaking publicly for the first time since the apparent suicide of her husband, leading weapons expert Dr. David Kelly, Janice Kelly has told a judicial inquiry in London he felt betrayed by the British defense department. It was the Defense department press office that fingered Dr. Kelly as the source of a news report that the British government exaggerated the threat posed by Iraq's alleged weapons of mass destruction.
- EADS EAGLE UAV selected for extensive testing by the UK armed forces EADS 01 Sep 2003 -- The EADS Eagle UAV system has been selected by the UK Ministry of Defence for the Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) aspect of the Joint UAV Experimental Programme (JUEP). As announced by EADS during the Defence Systems & Equipment International exhibition in London, the JUEP programme will evaluate through experimentation and trials the potential roles and military utility of UAVs across the UK armed forces.
- U.S. Imperialists Commit Aerial Espionage KCNA 01 Sep 2003 -- The U.S. imperialist warmongers committed aerial espionage against the north of Korea on more than 170 occasions in August by strategic reconnaissance planes and command aircraft based overseas and strategic and tactical reconnaissance planes based in south Korea, according to military sources.
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