March 2004 Intelligence News
- Northrop Grumman Demonstrates Versatility, Robustness of Proposed E-10 Battle Management Subsystem Northrop Grumman 30 Mar 2004 -- The Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC)-led E-10 aircraft Battle Management Command and Control (BMC2) team continued validating its concepts for a platform-independent BMC2 system with the most demanding and comprehensive demonstration yet of the architecture's real-time command and control capabilities.
- JAPAN / U-S ESPIONAGE VOA 29 Mar 2004 -- A Japanese researcher indicted in the United States on industrial espionage charges has been released from detention by a court in Tokyo. The court rejected a U-S request to extradite the doctor.
- ISRAEL/IRAQ VOA 28 Mar 2004 -- An Israeli parliamentary committee has criticized the country's intelligence agencies for overestimating the dangers posed by Iraq on the eve of last year's war. At the same time, the committee says both the spy agency Mossad and the Israeli military failed to warn of efforts by Libya to build atomic weapons.
- CACI Awarded $31 Million Contract to Support Air Force Command and Control, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Center CACI 24 Mar 2004 -- CACI International Inc (NYSE:CAI) today announced that it has been awarded a contract worth an estimated $31 million to provide support for the U.S. Air Force Command and Control, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Center Intelligence Directorate at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia. The contract amount is for one base year and five option years and calls for CACI personnel to provide on-site technical support and transformation management through innovation assessment, testing and systems integration. The award expands CACI's intelligence and systems integration lines of business and increases both the value and scope of its longtime partnership with the Air Force.
- CIA Chief Says U.S. Has Maintained Focus on al Qaeda AFPS 24 Mar 2004 -- Both the Clinton and Bush administrations "cared deeply about the challenge of terrorism" and were committed to disrupting the al Qaeda network, the nation's director of central intelligence told the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States here today.
- Northrop Grumman Announces Team Members for U.S. Army's and Navy's Aerial Common Sensor Competition Northrop Grumman 22 Mar 2004 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has selected key team members and assigned roles to four of its sectors to create a best-of-industry team in the competition for the Aerial Common Sensor (ACS), the U.S. Army's and Navy's next-generation airborne multi-intelligence collection system.
- Northrop Grumman Submits Bid for WATCHKEEPER Battlefield Intelligence Program Northrop Grumman 18 Mar 2004 -- Northrop Grumman ISS International Inc., a subsidiary of Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC), today submitted its proposal for the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence's WATCHKEEPER battlefield imagery and intelligence program.
- Stressing Intelligence in War on Terror AFPS 18 Mar 2004 -- In a war on terrorism, intelligence is everything. Knowing the enemy and taking the fight to the enemy is the best way to deal with terrorists, the commander of the Army's 1st Armored Division said during a news conference today in Baghdad.
- UK government rebuked for lack of cooperation in Iraq war inquiry IRNA 18 Mar 2004 -- The Foreign Affairs Committee Thursday criticised the lack of cooperation by British ministers in giving evidence to its inquiry into the decision to go to war in Iraq.
- IRAQ ANNIVERSARY: INTELLIGENCE AND WEAPONS VOA 17 Mar 2004 -- Saddam Hussein's presumed possession of weapons of mass destruction was a key rationale for the war in Iraq. But one year after the beginning of the conflict, no such weapons have been found and experts and politicians alike have more questions than answers. Many of them revolve around the performance of U-S intelligence agencies in Iraq
- Kelly inquest not to be reopened IRNA 16 Mar 2004 -- Local Oxfordshire coroner Nicholas Gardiner Tuesday ruled out reopening the inquest into the death of former Iraq arms inspector Dr David Kelly despite medical doubts that he committed suicide by slashing his wrist.
- Northrop Grumman Files Second Protest About Air Force Choice for Distributed Common Ground System Upgrade Program Northrop Grumman 12 Mar 2004 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has initiated a second protest over the award by the U.S. Air Force's Electronic Systems Center at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., of a $157 million contract to a competitor for the modernization and upgrade of the Air Force's existing Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS).
- Republican Senator Rejects Democratic Allegations of Misuse of Intelligence Washington File 12 Mar 2004 -- As the U.S. presidential election campaign heats up, a prominent Republican senator from Arizona, Jon Kyl, has offered a rebuttal to Democratic Senator Edward Kennedy's allegations that the Bush administration distorted intelligence assessments to justify the war in Iraq.
- Northrop Grumman's Load-Bearing Antennas Offer Airborne Surveillance Systems a Better Look at Ground Targets Northrop Grumman 11 Mar 2004 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) will help the U.S. Air Force enhance the surveillance capabilities of aerial vehicles by embedding antennas in the primary load-bearing structures of composite aircraft wings. The new approach could lead to antennas as large as the surface area of a wing with enough sensitivity to simultaneously detect ground-moving targets through dense foliage and track air-to-air missile threats.
- IRAQ / SPY VOA 11 Mar 2004 -- U-S authorities have arrested a former journalist and congressional staffer on charges she worked as an Iraqi spy.
- TWO MEN INDICTED FOR SPYING FOR BEIJING CNA 11 Mar 2004 -- A former civilian worker of the Military Intelligence Bureau (MIB) was indicted Thursday by prosecutors for spying for Beijing, along with another civilian MIB worker who was accused of helping him.
- Al Qaeda Damaged, But Still Committed to U.S. Attacks AFPS 09 Mar 2004 -- Though al Qaeda's leadership structure has been seriously damaged, the organization remains "as committed as ever to attacking the U.S. homeland," the nation's top intelligence official said today on Capitol Hill.
- CONGRESS / INTELLIGENCE VOA 09 Mar 2004 -- The head of the Central Intelligence Agency says he does not believe the Bush administration manipulated intelligence to justify the war in Iraq. C-I-A Director George Tenet appeared before a Senate panel Tuesday
- `N0 MEANS' TO DO WIDESPREAD ILLEGAL TELEPHONE BUGGING: MIB CNA 08 Mar 2004 -- The Military Intelligence Bureau (MIB) has neither the means, nor the necessity, nor the nerve to illegally bug 80 percent of the telephone conversations made in Taiwan, a senior MIB officer said Monday.
- ATK Receives Global Hawk Contract in Excess of $6 Million ATK 04 Mar 2004 -- ATK (Alliant Techsystems, NYSE: ATK) has received advanced authorization for a $6 million contract from Vought Aircraft Industries, Inc. to produce the first production lot of composite redesigned wing parts and assemblies for Northrop Grumman’s Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). Production of the composite wing structures will take place at ATK facilities in Clearfield, Utah, Iuka, Miss. and Rocket Center, W.Va.
- CHINA SPY ARRESTS VOA 03 Mar 2004 -- Authorities in China's Guangdong province will issue a verdict in a few days against a British citizen charged with espionage. The man is one of three people arrested last year in China while traveling on Hong Kong travel documents.
- Northrop Grumman Delivers 16th Joint STARS Aircraft to the U.S. Air Force Northrop Grumman 01 Mar 2004 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has delivered the 16th E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS) aircraft to the U.S. Air Force, a month ahead of schedule. The company is the Air Force's Joint STARS prime contractor.
- BRITAIN / IRAQ VOA 01 Mar 2004 -- In a major blow to Prime Minister Tony Blair, Britain's main opposition party has pulled-out of a new inquiry examining the country's pre-war intelligence on Iraq's alleged weapons of mass destruction.
- Over 200 Cases of U.S. Aerial Espionage Committed in February KCNA 01 Mar 2004 -- The U.S. imperialist warmongers committed more than 200 cases of aerial espionage against the DPRK in February by mobilizing strategic and tactical reconnaissance planes with different missions, according to a military source.
- AUSTRALIA IRAQ VOA 01 Mar 2004 -- A parliamentary report in Australia has cleared the government of deliberately lying about the threat posed by weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Although the report criticizes intelligence agencies for their judgments about the threat posed by Iraq, it says the government was far more cautious about pre-war intelligence than the United States and Britain.
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