September 2004 Intelligence News
- Tech Project Brings Innovation to EP-3E Navy NewsStand 30 Sep 2004 -- A new technology project called Story Maker will bring critical improvements to the capability of the Navy EP-3E to identify potential hostile targets. The EP-3E is the Navy's sole land-based signals intelligence reconnaissance aircraft.
- ISR Transformation Requires Vast, Advanced Technology AFPS 30 Sep 2004 -- Using data collected through intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance to its full potential requires better technology than is currently in place, the director of the Defense Information Security Agency said here.
- Cooperation Key to Intel, Surveillance, Reconnaissance Transformation AFPS 30 Sep 2004 -- Transformation is a hot topic in the military community. And this week, transforming the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance model is the theme of the ISR Transformation Government Symposium here.
- ISR Transformation Necessary, But Not Simple AFPS 29 Sep 2004 -- The United States, in the face of new threats, is transforming its military. It is moving from a force designed to fight the Cold War to one ready to face a new enemy that is agile and mobile.
- BAE SYSTEMS Agrees To Acquire Alphatech BAE Systems 28 Sep 2004 -- Acquisition will expand companys capabilities in Image and Signal Processing, Intelligence Fusion, and Information-based National Security Systems
- CONGRESS - INTELLIGENCE VOA 27 Sep 2004 -- The U.S. Senate has begun debate on legislation to reform the nation's intelligence community.
- Blair Concedes Intelligence On Iraq Was Wrong RFE/RL 26 Sep 2004 -- British Prime Minister Tony Blair acknowledged today that some of Britain's intelligence on Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein's illicit weapons program was wrong.
- Senate Approves Representative Goss to Head CIA Washington File 23 Sep 2004 -- The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly approved the nomination of U.S. Representative Porter J. Goss to head the Central Intelligence Agency.
- CONGRESS / C.I.A. VOA 22 Sep 2004 -- The Republican-led U.S. Senate has confirmed Congressman Porter Goss to be the next director of the Central Intelligence Agency by 77 to 17 votes, despite opposition from Democrats, who say he is too partisan.
- CONGRESS / C.I.A VOA 22 Sep 2004 -- The Republican-led U.S. Senate has confirmed Congressman Porter Goss to be the next director of the Central Intelligence Agency by 77 to 17 votes, despite opposition from Democrats, who say he is too partisan.
- CONGRESS / INTELLIGENCE VOA 21 Sep 2004 -- The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee has approved (by a 12 to four vote) Republican Congressman Porter Goss to be the next director of the Central Intelligence Agency and sent the nomination to the full Senate for expected confirmation.
- Senate Committee Approves Porter Goss for CIA Director Washington File 21 Sep 2004 -- The Senate Intelligence Committee approved the nomination of U.S. Representative Porter J. Goss to head the Central Intelligence Agency.
- A160 Hummingbird Resumes Flight Testing as Boeing UAV Boeing 20 Sep 2004 -- The A160 Hummingbird unmanned aerial vehicle made its first test flight as a Boeing [NYSE: BA] aircraft Friday from an airfield near Victorville, Calif.
- Northrop Grumman Awarded $232 Million in Contract Modifications for U.S. Air Force E-10A Program Northrop Grumman 20 Sep 2004 -- The U.S. Air Force awarded two contract modifications totaling $232 million to Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) last week for the E-10A Multi-Sensor Command and Control Aircraft program.
- IRAQ / INTELLIGENCE VOA 16 Sep 2004 -- A report prepared by the U.S. intelligence community offers a pessimistic outlook for Iraq, including the possibility that the country could drift toward civil war.
- White House Report, September 16: Iraq Washington File 16 Sep 2004 -- White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan said the recent National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) on Iraq prepared by the Central Intelligence Agency discusses challenges in that country and shows the importance of continued U.S. involvement to help the Iraqi people.
- US DIPLOMAT / TAIWAN VOA 16 Sep 2004 -- A veteran U.S. State Department official has been arrested and charged with concealing a trip to Taiwan. The official, until recently an adviser to Secretary of State Colin Powell, reportedly is also suspected of passing documents to Taiwanese intelligence agents.
- Open Skies Treaty: Second Russian Observation Mission in the United States US Dept. of State 16 Sep 2004 -- Fact Sheet
- In Bankers' View, Intelligence Sharing Needed on Terrorists Washington File 15 Sep 2004 -- The American Bankers Association (ABA) supports the goal of the USA PATRIOT Act to curb terrorist financing and is particularly pleased that it extends to all financial institutions anti-money laundering requirements that previously applied only to banks, according to the ABA's John J. Byrne.
- CONGRESS / CIA VOA 14 Sep 2004 -- President Bush's nominee to be the next director of the Central Intelligence Agency says he is committed to reform and would be a fair and independent spy chief if confirmed by the Senate. But at a confirmation hearing, Democrats expressed skepticism
- CIA Nominee Pledges Objective, Precise Intelligence Washington File 14 Sep 2004 -- The man nominated by President Bush to head the Central Intelligence Agency says he can provide the president with the objective and precise intelligence needed to enhance the country's national security.
- U.S. Air Force Selects Northrop Grumman Team for E-10A Battle Management Contract Northrop Grumman 10 Sep 2004 -- The U.S. Air Force has selected a Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC)-led team to develop the service's E-10A aircraft's Battle Management Command and Control (BMC2) subsystem, one of the most important programs in the development of Joint Network Centric Warfare in this decade.
- U.S. Army -- Northrop Grumman Team Demonstrates Network-Centric Operations With Spiral 2 of Distributed Common Ground System -- Army Northrop Grumman 09 Sep 2004 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) and the U.S. Army have demonstrated the first mobile operational deployment of the Department of Defense's Distributed Common Ground System -- Army (DCGS-A), which will greatly advance open-system, multi-intelligence data sharing and interoperability among the United States' armed services.
- President Discusses Reforming & Strengthening Intelligence Services The White House 08 Sep 2004 -- ". We are going to discuss intelligence reform. I will be submitting a plan to the Congress that strengthens intelligence reform -- strengthens the intelligence services. We believe that there ought to be a National Intelligence Director who has full budgetary authority. We'll talk to members of Congress about how to implement that. "
- Reforming and Strengthening Intelligence Services The White House 08 Sep 2004 -- Fact Sheet: Leading the Way on Reforming and Strengthening Our Intelligence Services
- Lawmakers Propose Bills to Revamp Intelligence Agencies Washington File 07 Sep 2004 -- A bipartisan group of U.S. senators and representatives have introduced legislation to overhaul the U.S. intelligence community, enhance border security, and expand public diplomacy in the Islamic world.
- Israeli spy satellite falls into sea after faulty launch IRNA 06 Sep 2004 -- An Israeli spy satellite has plunged into the Mediterranean minutes after it was launched into space at a site near Tel Aviv Monday, the Israeli media reported.
- Iran will 'nip any plot in the bud, says intelligence minister IRNA 04 Sep 2004 -- Days after announcing the arrest of dozens for spying on Iran`s nuclear program, Intelligence Minister Ali Younesi vowed here Saturday that his ministry would `nip any plot in the bud`.
- At Least 180 Cases of U.S. Aerial Espionage in August KCNA 02 Sep 2004 -- The U.S. imperialists perpetrated at least 180 cases of aerial espionage against the DPRK in August, according to a military source.
- ATK Rocket Motors Help Place Classified Payload in Orbit ATK 01 Sep 2004 -- Four ATK (NYSE: ATK) CASTOR® IVA strap-on solid rocket motors helped successfully launch a Lockheed Martin Atlas IIAS vehicle from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, yesterday. The Atlas IIAS carried a classified payload for the National Reconnaissance Office to orbit.
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