October 2005 Intelligence News
- General Dynamics Supports National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Hurricane Relief Efforts General Dynamics 31 Oct 2005 -- During Hurricane Katrina relief efforts, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) responded rapidly to provide on-site support to first responders. One of the tools used by the NGA in providing this support was the Mobile Integrated Geospatial-Intelligence System (MIGS), a system developed by General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems to provide analytical support to a variety of international and domestic missions.
- Raytheon Awarded Information Assurance Contract by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Raytheon 31 Oct 2005 -- Raytheon Company has been awarded a competitive performance based, cost-plus-award fee contract to provide information assurance (IA) services to the National Geospatial- Intelligence Agency (NGA). Financial terms were not disclosed.
- Senate Minority Leader Calls for Bush Explanation in CIA Leak Case VOA 30 Oct 2005 -- The leader of opposition Democrats in the U.S. Senate says the Bush administration needs to explain what role it had in the exposure of a covert CIA officer.
- Libby Charges Stem from Probe into Leak of CIA Operative's Name VOA 29 Oct 2005 -- Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff, who resigned Friday, is facing charges of perjury and lying to a grand jury investigating who revealed the name of a CIA officer
- U.S.: Little Foreign Policy Impact Seen From CIA Probe Indictment RFE/RL 29 Oct 2005 -- It's believed to be the first time in some 130 years that a sitting White House official has been indicted.
- U.S.: Bush Says CIA Leak Indictment 'Serious' RFE/RL 29 Oct 2005 -- U.S. President George W. Bush says the CIA leak investigation that has resulted in the indictment of senior White House official Lewis Libby is "serious."
- Libby Indictments Latest Blow For Bush White House VOA 29 Oct 2005 -- President Bush suffered a political blow Friday with the indictment and subsequent resignation of Lewis Libby, Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff.
- White House Weathers Indictments VOA 29 Oct 2005 -- President Bush spent Saturday at the presidential retreat at Camp David considering his next Supreme Court nominee one day after a senior White House official was charged with lying to a Grand Jury
- World Press: Libby Indictment Damages Bush VOA 29 Oct 2005 -- A sampling of world editorial opinion finds a general belief the Bush Administration has been damaged by the CIA leak scandal, though there is disagreement on how badly.
- Husband of Outed CIA Operative Calls Indictment 'Sad Day for America' VOA 28 Oct 2005 -- The husband of outed CIA operative Valerie Plame, Ambassador Joseph Wilson, says the indictment of vice presidential aide, Lewis Libby, is a sad day for America.
- U.S. Vice President's Key Aide Indicted, Resigns RFE/RL 28 Oct 2005 -- A key adviser to U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney, Lewis Libby, was indicted today on charges of obstruction of justice, making a false statement, and perjury.
- Grand Jury Indicts Top Bush Administration Aide in CIA Leak Case Washington File 28 Oct 2005 -- President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney accepted the resignation of senior White House official Lewis "Scooter" Libby after a grand jury investigating the leak of a covert CIA agent's identity returned a five-count indictment against Libby on October 28.
- Cheney Aide Indicted in CIA Leak Probe VOA 28 Oct 2005 -- Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff, Lewis Libby, was indicted Friday on charges of obstruction of justice, perjury and making false statements in connection with the investigation into who leaked the identity of a covert CIA operative two years ago
- Lawmakers React to Libby Indictment VOA 28 Oct 2005 -- The indictment of White House aide Lewis Libby has prompted strong criticism from members of Congress.
- White House Official I. Lewis Libby Indicted On Obstruction Of Justice, False Statement And Perjury Charges Relating To Leak Of Classified Information Revealing CIA Officer's Identity Office of Special Counsel 28 Oct 2005 -- Senior White House official I. Lewis Libby was indicted today on obstruction of justice, false statement and perjury charges for allegedly lying about how and when in 2003 he learned and subsequently disclosed to reporters then-classified information concerning the employment of Valerie Wilson by the Central Intelligence Agency.
- Predator's combat success ups procurement and development AFPN 27 Oct 2005 -- With the MQ-1 Predator logging significant hours in counterinsurgency operations and earning troop support, the Air Force wants to buy more of the aircraft and develop the next-generation variant.
- Top Intelligence Official Releases Blueprint for Success AFPS 27 Oct 2005 -- America's top intelligence official unveiled the blueprint for improving the intelligence community's information gathering and assessment capabilities for the 21st century.
- Analysis: US Intelligence Agencies Struggling With Reform VOA 27 Oct 2005 -- U.S. intelligence agencies came in for sharp criticism for failing to intercept the September 11, 2001 terrorist plot.
- BAE Systems SOCET GXP Software Simplifies Geospatial Analysis BAE Systems 27 Oct 2005 -- SAN DIEGO, California -- BAE Systems has released an upgraded version of its SOCET GXP software application that supports image analysis, geospatial analysis, photogrammetry, and targeting—all from a single user interface
- Promoting Democracy Now A U.S. Intelligence Goal RFE/RL 27 Oct 2005 -- The United States has made public a new intelligence strategy that says the promotion of democracy is a top priority alongside defeating terrorism and combating the spread of weapons of mass destruction.
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON TORTURE United Nations 26 Oct 2005
- National Intelligence Strategy Office of the Director of National Intelligence 26 Oct 2005 -- The Director of National Intelligence today released The National Intelligence Strategy of the United States of America, a publication that establishes the strategic objectives for the Intelligence Community.
- BAE Systems Advanced Defensive System Deployed on U-2 BAE Systems 20 Oct 2005 -- NASHUA, New Hampshire -- BAE Systems' AN/ALQ-221 Advanced Defensive System (ADS) is now being deployed on U.S. Air Force U-2S reconnaissance aircraft and being used in military operations after achieving initial operating capability.
- UAV testing begins at Andersen AFPN 21 Oct 2005 -- Testing being done here will help determine if the tiny Weatherscout unmanned aerial vehicle can track tropical cyclones in the Pacific Ocean.
- Senior South African Intelligence Officials Suspended VOA 21 Oct 2005 -- South Africa's Intelligence Minister has suspended three senior officials in the National Intelligence Agency, pending an investigation into the illegal surveillance of a business executive.
- Moseley: Air Force needs to bolster intelligence cadre AFPN 20 Oct 2005 -- The Air Force can do a better job training and maintaining the Airmen that gather, process and distribute military intelligence, the Air Force chief of staff said.
- SPY AGENCIES DENY PROVIDING 'SOONG-CHEN MEETING' INFO TO PRESIDENT CNA 20 Oct 2005 -- Eight intelligence agencies denied Thursday that they had provided any information about the alleged secret meeting between People First Party (PFP) Chairman James Soong and Chinese official Chen Yunlin in the United States to President Chen Shui-bian.
- ATK Technologies Support Titan IVB Launch ATK 19 Oct 2005 -- Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) propulsion and composite technologies supported today’s successful launch of a Lockheed Martin Titan IVB rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. that will place a classified payload for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office into orbit.
- LOCKHEED MARTIN'S LAST TITAN IV SUCCESSFULLY DELIVERS NATIONAL SECURITY PAYLOAD TO SPACE Lockheed Martin 19 Oct 2005 -- Final Titan IV From VAFBThe United States Air Force and Lockheed Martin (LMT:NYSE) closed out a proud five-decade history today with the final launch of a Titan IV B rocket carrying a critical national security payload for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). All eyes were on Space Launch Complex 4 East as the nation’s heavy-lift workhorse thundered off the pad to deliver its final payload to space and retire from service.
- CACI Awarded $150 Million in Previously Unannounced Contracts to Support National Security and Intelligence CACI 19 Oct 2005 -- CACI International Inc (NYSE:CAI) announced today that it has won approximately $150 million in previously unannounced contracts to support federal government clients in the national security and intelligence communities. The awards call for CACI to provide a broad range of information technology (IT) solutions to support federal agencies in the areas of homeland security and the global war on terrorism.
- DARPA Micro Air Vehicle Passes Key Milestone Towards Future Combat System Class I Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Boeing 18 Oct 2005 -- The Future Combat Systems (FCS) program has passed a significant milestone in its progress toward selecting a Class I Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) system. The announcement was made today by Boeing [NYSE: BA] and partner Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), the Lead Systems Integrator team for the U.S. Army's FCS program.
- Army Updates Detainee Operations Information Oct. 18 Army News Release 18 Oct 2005 -- The Army continued efforts to keep the public informed concerning detainee operations by releasing documents Oct. 18 pursuant to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) litigation with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
- Raytheon's Project ATHENA Receives Contract Modification Raytheon 17 Oct 2005 -- Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) Project ATHENA has been awarded a $1.1 million cost plus fixed fee contract modification from the U.S. Department of Defense's Counter-Narcoterrorism Technology Program Office to further demonstrate the maritime domain awareness system's capability to provide wide-area surveillance for coastal and national defense.
- Japanese Police Target North Korean Scientific Groups VOA 15 Oct 2005 -- Japanese police have carried out raids at 11 locations linked to North Korean institutions in Japan. Authorities are focusing on two shadowy groups that some Korea-watchers contend are front organizations engaged in technical and scientific espionage for Pyongyang.
- Cryptology Officers Get New Name, Boss Navy NewsStand 14 Oct 2005 -- Those in the Navy Cryptology officer community were designated 'Information Warfare Officers' in May to reflect their roles in managing, moving and protecting information.
- Top Bush Aide Testifies Again In CIA Leak Case VOA 14 Oct 2005 -- President Bush's top political adviser, Karl Rove, testified for a fourth time Friday before a grand jury investigating the leaking of the identity of a covert CIA operative.
- DNI AND D/CIA ANNOUNCE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE NATIONAL CLANDESTINE SERVICE Central Intelligence Agency 13 Oct 2005 -- The Director of National Intelligence, John D. Negroponte, and the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, Porter J. Goss, today announced the creation of the National Clandestine Service (NCS) at CIA.
- FACT SHEET: CREATION OF THE NATIONAL HUMINT MANAGER Central Intelligence Agency 13 Oct 2005
- Establishment of the National Clandestine Service (NCS) Office of the Director of National Intelligence 13 Oct 2005 -- Today, the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) and the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency announced the President's approval of the establishment of the National Clandestine Service (NCS) within the CIA.
- New Service to Coordinate US Overseas Espionage VOA 13 Oct 2005 -- The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency has announced the creation of a new service to oversee human intelligence, meaning information gathered through people rather than electronic sources, among all federal agencies working in that field.
- Raytheon and Lockheed Martin Reach Settlement Agreement for DCGS Raytheon 13 Oct 2005 -- Raytheon Company and Lockheed Martin have reached an out of court settlement agreement on the Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS) litigation. While the details of the settlement are confidential, it enables both companies to pursue future DCGS efforts together or with other industry partners and respect the proprietary information agreements between the two companies.
- Northrop Grumman Demonstrates Autonomous System That Delivers Real-Time Surveillance Information to Military Forces in Urban Battle Zones Northrop Grumman 11 Oct 2005 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has successfully led the first demonstration of a system that autonomously controls low-flying unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to deliver real-time surveillance data to U.S. military forces in urban battle zones.
- World: James Woolsey, Former CIA Director, Speaks To RFE/RL At Forum 2000 RFE/RL 10 Oct 2005
- Intel from Iraq Raids Leads to New York City Security Hike AFPS 07 Oct 2005 -- Information from Iraq collected by the U.S. military and passed through the chain of command to other U.S. federal agencies was part of New York City's decision to announce a security alert on its mass transit system, defense officials confirmed today.
- Pentagon Claims Intel that Led to New York Alert VOA 07 Oct 2005 -- The U.S. Defense Department says the terrorist alert in New York was based on information it gathered in recent weeks, and that the information also led to a raid on a suspect location in Iraq during the last few days.
- Pentagon Says al-Qaida Leader Criticizes Iraq Insurgents VOA 07 Oct 2005 -- U.S. officials say they have intercepted a letter from the number two official in the al-Qaida terrorist network to its chief in Iraq, outlining a broad strategy to dominate the Middle East and saying some of the Iraqi insurgents' most brutal tactics are hurting the movement.
- Intel officer assumes command of Air Intelligence Agency AFPN 07 Oct 2005 -- A career intelligence officer assumed command Oct. 6 of the Air Force organization charged with providing information warfare capabilities to air component and joint force commanders around the world.
- Bush Aide to Testify Again in CIA Leak Case VOA 07 Oct 2005 -- President Bush's top political adviser, Karl Rove, has been asked to provide more testimony to a grand jury investigating whether a crime was committed in the leaking of the identity of a covert CIA operative.
- South Korean Government Considers Returning Former Spies to North Korea VOA 06 Oct 2005 -- South Korea's government is mulling a controversial move to return several North Koreans it once captured as spies to their communist homeland
- Senate Votes to Define, Limit Detainee Interrogation Process Washington File 06 Oct 2005 -- The U.S. Senate voted October 5 to define and limit techniques used by U.S. troops to interrogate suspects detained in connection with terrorism, both in the United States and abroad.
- Officials: Catastrophic events caused U-2 crash AFPN 06 Oct 2005 -- A catastrophic, cascading sequence of events, beginning with the inflight failure of the power takeoff shaft, caused a U-2S surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft to crash June 22 in Southwest Asia, killing the pilot, according to Air Force investigators.
- Bush: Intelligence Reform Key to Preventing Future Terrorist Attacks VOA 06 Oct 2005 -- President Bush says the United States and its allies have blocked at least 10 attempts by al-Qaida to carry out terrorist attacks around the world since the attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001.
- Senate Approves Measure Aimed at Preventing Prisoner Abuse VOA 06 Oct 2005 -- The U.S. Senate has approved a measure that would impose standards on the military's treatment of detainees in the wake of prisoner abuse scandals at the Abu Ghraib detention center and elsewhere.
- Former Pentagon Official Pleads Guilty in Spy Case VOA 06 Oct 2005 -- A former analyst at the U.S. Department of Defense has admitted to giving classified information to pro-Israel lobbyists and an Israeli embassy official.
- ABC: Filipino Spy Worked in White House VOA 06 Oct 2005 -- A Philippine-born former U.S. Marine is reported to have engaged in espionage at the White House over several years, and used his position to steal documents from the office of Vice President Dick Cheney.
- Philippines to Cooperate with US Officials on Spy Case VOA 06 Oct 2005 -- Philippine Justice Secretary Raul Gonzales says his country would like to cooperate in the probe of a former U.S. Marine who is charged with passing classified information about Philippine leaders to current and former officials of the nation.
- Northrop Grumman Accepts First Production Unit of New Global Hawk Sensor Suite Northrop Grumman 04 Oct 2005 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has completed acceptance testing of the first production version of a new integrated sensor suite that will enhance imaging capability for the U.S. Air Force. The milestone clears the way for the company to begin installing the improved sensor package, which includes electro-optical and infrared cameras and synthetic aperture radar, on its RQ-4A Global Hawk air vehicles.
- Open letter to Senator John McCain 03 Oct 2005 -- "We strongly support your proposed amendments to the Defense Department Authorization bill concerning detainee policy, including requiring all interrogations of detainees in DOD custody to conform to the U.S. Army's Field Manual on Intelligence Interrogation (FM 34-52), and prohibiting the use of torture and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment by any U.S. government agency."
- More than 170 Cases of U.S. Aerial Espionage KCNA 01 Oct 2005 -- The U.S. imperialists' aerial espionage on the DPRK by all sorts of strategic and tactical reconnaissance planes numbered more than 170 in September, according to military sources.
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