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March 2005 Intelligence News

  • STATEMENT BY THE DIRECTOR OF CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE PORTER J. GOSS ON THE WMD COMMISSION REPORT Central Intelligence Agency 31 Mar 2005 -- "The Intelligence Community welcomes the final report of the "Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the United States Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction." It is the product of an in-depth, yearlong inquiry into a complex topic vital to all Americans."
  • SENATOR ROBERTS REMARKS ON THE WMD COMMISSION REPORT US Senate Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence 31 Mar 2005 -- U.S. Senator Pat Roberts today made the following statement
  • Hoekstra Statement on WMD Commission Report US House of Representatives Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence 31 Mar 2005 -- U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-MI), Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, today issued the following statement on the report of the Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the United States Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction:
  • HUNTER STATEMENT ON SILBERMAN-ROBB COMMISSION REPORT ON WMD INTELLIGENCE US House of Representatives Committe on Armed Services 31 Mar 2005 -- "Based on my preliminary review, I believe the Silberman-Robb Commission Report properly identifies the need to significantly improve how we collect and analyze intelligence, as well as introduce more competition and opportunity for dissent when making critical intelligence assessments."
  • Commission Recommends Intelligence Overhaul AFPS 31 Mar 2005 -- A presidential commission has recommended a fundamental overhaul of the U.S. intelligence community.
  • Commission Co-Chairmen Call for Intelligence Changes Washington File 31 Mar 2005 -- The release of the report of the Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the United States Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction provides "a unique opportunity" to make effective reforms to the U.S. intelligence community, say the commission's co-chairmen, former judge Laurence H. Silberman and former Senator Charles S. Robb.
  • Commission Cites Intelligence Failures on Iraq's WMD Program Washington File 31 Mar 2005 -- A presidential commission says the United States needs an intelligence community that is integrated, imaginative, willing to run risks, and receptive to new technologies to thwart 21st-century unconventional threats.
  • BUSH/IRAQ/WMD VOA 31 Mar 2005 -- A presidential commission says American intelligence services know little about threats from many of the world's most dangerous nations. President Bush named the commission to investigate intelligence failures involving Iraqi weapons of mass destruction.
  • US/INTELLIGENCE REPORT VOA 31 Mar 2005 -- The U.S. intelligence community suffered another blow Thursday as one more investigative commission offered a scathing indictment of the intelligence agencies' performance. The Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the United States Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction found severe shortcomings by U.S. intelligence agencies in tracking the world's most dangerous weapons.
  • Rumsfeld Statement on Silberman-Robb Commission 31 Mar 2005 -- We appreciate the work of the Silberman-Robb Commission and thank the distinguished chairmen and members for their contributions to these important subjects.
  • U.S.: Report Cites Intelligence Failures On Iraq, Urges Reform RFE/RL 31 Mar 2005 -- A bipartisan commission recommended today that U.S. President George W. Bush institute broad changes in the way the United States gathers intelligence. Its findings point to massive failures preceding the war with Iraq, and said those problems still persist.
  • Second Predator crashes in Iraq AFPN 30 Mar 2005 -- An MQ-1 Predator Unmanned Aerial Vehicle crashed in Rawah, Iraq, at about 7 p.m. on March 30, officials said.
  • Final Joint STARS aircraft delivered AFPN 30 Mar 2005 -- Officials from the Electronic Systems Center at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., delivered the 17th and final E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System aircraft to the 116th Air Control Wing at Robins AFB, Ga., on March 23.
  • MQ-1 PREDATOR CRASHES IN IRAQ CENTCOM 30 Mar 2005 -- An Air Force MQ-1 Predator Unmanned Aerial Vehicle crashed in Rawah, Iraq, at approximately 7:00 p.m. March 30.
  • White House Report, March 29: WMD Report, Oil-for-Food Scandal Washington File 29 Mar 2005 -- ADMINISTRATION TO CAREFULLY CONSIDER WMD REPORT / FULL ACCOUNTING NEEDED IN OIL-FOR-FOOD PROGRAM / SALE OF JETS TO PAKISTAN DESIGNED TO AID IN WAR ON TERROR
  • MQ-1 Predator crashes in Iraq AFPN 28 Mar 2005 -- An Air Force MQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicle crashed about 10 p.m. EST on March 26 in the vicinity of Balad, Iraq.
  • Life-support team puts pressure on high-flying pilots AFPN 24 Mar 2005 -- People feeling too much pressure may say something like, "You make my blood boil." If high-flying U-2 reconnaissance aircraft pilots lose cabin pressure, their blood literally could boil.
  • Boeing Completes Work on the World's Most Detailed Terrain Data Boeing 23 Mar 2005 -- Boeing [NYSE:BA] recently delivered the final installment of Digital Terrain Elevation Data (DTED ®) to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, completing work on the most complete, medium-resolution digital topographic database of Earth.
  • Northrop Grumman Delivers 17th and Final Joint STARS to the U.S. Air Force Northrop Grumman 23 Mar 2005 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) delivered the 17th and final production E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS) aircraft to the U.S. Air Force today.
  • ACC officials release Predator crash report AFPN 23 Mar 2005 -- Crew error was the primary cause of an MQ-1L Predator remotely piloted aircraft crash during a training mission Sept. 22 at Indian Springs Air Force Auxiliary Field, Nev., according to an Air Force report released by Air Combat Command officials March 23.
  • DoD Proposes Program to Remodel Defense Intelligence AFPS 23 Mar 2005 -- The Defense Department has proposed a program to remodel the defense intelligence capabilities, senior DoD officials said here today.
  • FCS Team Issues Final Requests for Proposals for Class II and III Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Boeing 22 Mar 2005 -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), as the Lead Systems Integrator team for the U.S. Army's Future Combat Systems (FCS) program, recently released separate Requests for Proposals for development of FCS Class II and III Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) systems. Industry participants will have 30 days in which to respond with contract awards anticipated in early August.
  • Northrop Grumman and Silicon Graphics, Inc. Join Forces to Revolutionize Visualization Technology for Government and Intelligence Customers Northrop Grumman 21 Mar 2005 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) and Silicon Graphics, Inc. (NYSE:SGI) have signed a cooperative agreement that combines their visualization and technology expertise to revolutionize how warfighters make decisions in the battlespace.
  • Predator fleet to expand AFPN 18 Mar 2005 -- Air Force officials plan to expand the current Predator Unmanned Aerial Vehicle fleet to as many as 15 squadrons.
  • Officials release QF-4 drone accident report AFPN 18 Mar 2005 -- Failure of an unmanned QF-4E drone to react properly to controller inputs led to its intentional destruction during a mission Sept. 8 over White Sands Missile Range near Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., according to an Air Force report released March 18.
  • ARMED FORCES POLICE COMMAND DENIES PRESENCE OF WIRETAPPING CENTER CNA 18 Mar 2005 -- The Armed Forces Police Command (AFPC) has categorically denied the presence of any wiretapping center in the basement of its headquarters in Taipei as reported by the local news media.
  • Intelligence Chiefs Outline Threats, Challenges AFPS 18 Mar 2005 -- The nation's top civilian and military intelligence chiefs outlined the primary threats to U.S. national security in the post 9/11 world, as well as the major obstacles to overcoming them, in testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee here March 17.
  • RUSSIAN FSB DEMONSTRATES LATEST DOCUMENT PROTECTION SYSTEM RIA Novosti 18 Mar 2005 -- The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) has shown to journalists in Moscow the newest document protection systems.
  • Northrop Grumman Demonstrates Hunter II Unmanned System for Army's ER/MP Program Northrop Grumman 17 Mar 2005 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) recently demonstrated, through a series of ground and flight tests here, the capabilities of its new Hunter II unmanned system, the company's proposed system solution for the U.S. Army's Extended Range/Multi-Purpose (ER/MP) program.
  • Northrop Grumman to Team with Australian Defense Industries on Global Hawk UAV Ground Systems Northrop Grumman 15 Mar 2005 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) today announced that it would team with leading Australian companies to develop an Australian ground system to integrate with the company's Global Hawk high-altitude, long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV).
  • Hoon unaware of US reconnaissance missions in Iran IRNA 15 Mar 2005 -- Britain's Defense Secretary Geoff Hoon denied Tuesday that he was aware of any US reconnaissance missions inside Iran.
  • Pakistan unearths plot to kill Russian diplomat - report IRNA 14 Mar 2005 -- Pakistan's intelligence agencies have unearthed a plot by a Chechen militant group to kidnap and execute a senior Russian diplomat and his family in Pakistan.
  • ScanEagle UAV Demonstrates New Software; Prepares for Joint Military Demonstration Boeing 14 Mar 2005 -- Boeing [NYSE:BA] and The Insitu Group recently demonstrated new autonomy software aboard ScanEagle, a long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The software, imbedded in ScanEagle's auxiliary processor board, allowed the UAV to autonomously map its route while in flight and complete a series of maneuvers.
  • Trial of Iran's nuclear spies pending : intelligence minister IRNA 13 Mar 2005 -- Iran's Intelligence Minister Ali Younesi said Sunday his ministry had completed its probe into the case of several arrested nuclear spies and submitted its findings to the court for trial.
  • US Exporting of Prisoners for Interrogation Proves Controversial VOA News 11 Mar 2005 -- The U.S. government is again being buffeted by winds of controversy over its handling of suspected terrorists.
  • CACI Says Church Report Underscores Critical Value of Interrogation Services to Saving Military Lives and National Security CACI 10 Mar 2005 -- CACI International Inc (NYSE:CAI) announced today that it was pleased that a new review of interrogation practices by Navy Inspector General and Vice Admiral Albert T. Church recognized the value and diligent service of civilian interrogators provided by CACI and other private contractors. Since August 2003, CACI has supported military intelligence gathering efforts by providing interrogation and other information and intelligence analysis services in Iraq. CACI does not and never has provided interrogators in either Afghanistan or Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
  • Pilots make long commute to Global Hawk University AFPN 10 Mar 2005 -- For Global Hawk pilots, training is a little like going to a university with a large main campus and an extension campus a few miles away -- make that half a world away.
  • American Intelligence on Iran nuclear program inadequate, NY Times IRNA 09 Mar 2005 -- commission due to report to President Bush this month will describe American intelligence on Iran as inadequate to allow firm judgments about Iran`s nuclear program, New York Times said on Wednesday.
  • LIQUIDATION OF MASKHADOV A SUCCESS FOR RUSSIAN SECRET SERVICES RIA Novosti 09 Mar 2005 -- The liquidation of Chechen militant leader Aslan Maskhadov can be considered an undoubted success for Russian secret services, believes American political expert Dmitry Simes, president of the Nixon Center in Washington
  • Northrop Grumman Demonstrates Weapons Drop from New Medium-Altitude UAV Prototype Northrop Grumman 03 Mar 2005 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) successfully demonstrated the ability to release a weapon from a medium-altitude, long-endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) demonstrator during flight-testing conducted Feb. 24 over Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.
  • Over 190 Cases of U.S. Aerial Espionage Committed in February KCNA 02 Mar 2005 -- The U.S. imperialists committed more than 190 cases of aerial espionage against the DPRK in February, according to a military source. Strategic and tactical reconnaissance planes with various missions were involved in the espionage.
  • RUSSIANS TO TRAIN AT FBI SCHOOL IN US RIA Novosti 02 Mar 2005 -- Russian security service personnel will undergo training at an FBI training facility in the United States, the FBI's Antiterrorist Center chief John Lewis told the media in Novosibirsk.
  • Strong intelligence sharing key to preventing terrorist acts, top UN counter-terrorism expert says UN News Centre 01 Mar 2005 -- The chief United Nations counter-terrorism expert today called for greater cooperation among intelligence agencies and joint action in preventing terrorist acts, stressing the organizations' proximity to the front lines in the battle against the worldwide scourge.
  • Predator reaches initial operating capacity AFPN 01 Mar 2005 -- One of the most heavily used and valued weapons systems of operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom has reached initial operating capability, Air Combat Command officials here announced March 1.



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