March 2006 Intelligence News
- Intel Ops Becoming More Joint, Responsive to Warfighter Needs AFPS 31 Mar 2006 -- The need to get more intelligence to warfighters faster so they can act on it is fueling big changes in how information is gathered, processed and shared, a U.S. Joint Forces Command official said.
- BAE Systems unveils the latest generation of autonomous air vehicles BAE Systems 30 Mar 2006 -- BAE Systems engineers and technologists in the UK and Australia have developed new, unmanned, fully autonomous air vehicles that are set to push the boundaries of autonomous flight and mission management.
- Experts Puzzled Over US Release of Captured Iraqi Documents VOA 31 Mar 2006 -- Under pressure from some members of Congress, Director of National Intelligence John Negroponte ordered the public release of thousands of documents and other files captured in Iraq
- Global Hawk 'sets sail' from Edwards AFPN 30 Mar 2006 -- A Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle known as N-1 took off from Edwards' main runway March 27 on a one-way mission to Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md.
- Northrop Grumman Uses a Fire Scout Unmanned Aerial Vehicle to Enhance Network-Centric Capabilities for the Warfighter Northrop Grumman 29 Mar 2006 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC), in conjunction with the Office of Naval Research, successfully demonstrated the ability to extend communications range and capability using the RQ-8A Fire Scout vertical take-off and landing tactical unmanned aerial vehicle (VTUAV).
- Global Hawk Maritime Demonstration Vehicle Delivered and Ready for U.S. Navy's Next Global Exercise Northrop Grumman 29 Mar 2006 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) first RQ-4A Global Hawk Maritime Demonstration (GHMD) unmanned air vehicle has arrived at Naval Air Station, Patuxent River, Md., and is being prepared for participation in the U.S. Navy's Joint Expeditionary Force Experiment (JEFX) 2006.
- Predators deliver data, firepower in Iraq AFPN 28 Mar 2006 -- Enlisted sensor operators have a direct and significant role in the war on terror and base defense, and are able to see their results immediately.
- Tactical recon paying dividends with TARS AFPN 28 Mar 2006 -- A little-known capability here is paying big dividends for warfighters on the ground.
- US Calls for Russian Investigation of Intelligence Claim, Moscow Downplays Issue VOA 28 Mar 2006 -- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has called on Russia to conduct a "serious investigation" into an allegation that Russian officials provided intelligence on U.S. military plans to Iraqi leaders in the early weeks of the war in 2003.
- Russia: Washington, Moscow Spar Over Pentagon Report On Iraq Spying RFE/RL 28 Mar 2006 -- U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has said the United States will seek explanation from Moscow about Russia allegedly passing information to Saddam Hussein.
- Russia Denies it Passed Secret War Intelligence to Iraq VOA 28 Mar 2006 -- Russia's foreign minister dismissed on Monday -- as politically motivated -- reports his country provided intelligence to Saddam Hussein at the start of the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq.
- U-2 maintainers boast streaking hot record AFPN 27 Mar 2006 -- In the world of sports, there have been some incredible streaks. Cal Ripken Jr. played in 2,632 consecutive major league baseball games.
- Washington Concerned Russia Gave Pre-War Information to Iraq VOA 26 Mar 2006 -- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says Washington is taking what she described as a "hard look" at documents that indicate Russia may have passed information about U.S. strategy to Iraq, prior to the war.
- Russia: Documents Allege Envoy Gave Baghdad Information On U.S. Plans RFE/RL 25 Mar 2006 -- On March 23, the American television company ABC News reported that the U.S. military recently released two documents that it says are "unverified" but which suggest that in 2003, during the lead-up to the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, Russia's ambassador to Iraq allegedly provided Iraqi officials with information about the U.S. military presence and plans in the Gulf.
- Russian Intelligence Denies Moscow Passed Info To Iraq RFE/RL 25 Mar 2006 -- Russia's Foreign Intelligence Service today denied that Moscow provided information on U.S. troop movements and plans to Baghdad during the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
- Russia Denies Sharing US Invasion Plans With Iraq VOA 25 Mar 2006 -- Russia's foreign intelligence service denies a Pentagon report that Moscow gave Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein intelligence about U.S. troop movements during the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
- Pentagon Says Russian Intelligence Contributed to Saddam's Mistakes VOA 24 Mar 2006 -- A report issued by the U.S. Department of Defense Friday quotes an Iraqi document as saying Russia provided intelligence to Iraq during the decisive early weeks of the war in 2002.
- Air Force releases UAV strategic vision AFPN 24 Mar 2006 -- The Air Force recently completed a vision document to provide high-level guidance to service development and integration of unmanned aircraft for the next 25 years.
- Iraq: Antiwar Germany, France, Reportedly Helped U.S. Before Invasion RFE/RL 23 Mar 2006 -- Germany and France may have helped the United States before the Iraq war more than previously thought.
- Sagem Défense Sécurité leads the consortium chosen by EDA for ‘sense-and-avoid’ technologies study on UAV systems Sagem (Safran group) 22 Mar 2006 -- A consortium led by Sagem Défense Sécurité was chosen by the European Defence Agency (EDA) last February 16 to carry out a study on Long Endurance Unmanned Air Vehicles (LE UAVs), covering “Sense and Avoid Technologies”.
- MQ-1 Predator crashes in Iraq AFPN 21 Mar 2006 -- An Air Force MQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicle, or UAV, crashed at about 3:30 a.m. today while operating in Iraq. Airmen and Soldiers recovered the wreckage and returned it to its home base.
- National Intelligence Changing to Meet 21st Century Needs AFPS 17 Mar 2006 -- Morphing threats have created the need for change in the U.S. intelligence community, a top Defense Department intelligence official said here March 14.
- China Drops Charges Against New York Times Researcher VOA 17 Mar 2006 -- Chinese authorities have dropped charges of leaking state secrets against a researcher for the New York Times newspaper in Beijing
- Boeing Completes Successful Autonomous Flight Control Technology Program Boeing 16 Mar 2006 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] and a team of university scientists have completed a highly successful multi-year research program to develop and demonstrate cutting edge flight control technologies that dramatically enhance the autonomous operations of advanced unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV).
- Army Updates Detainee Operations Information: March 15, 2006 Army News Release 16 Mar 2006 -- The U.S. Army continued its effort to keep the public informed concerning detainee operations by releasing March 15 about 9,000 documents pursuant to Freedom of Information Act litigation with the American Civil Liberties Union.
- Swedish Court Rules Against Russian Accused Of Spying RFE/RL 16 Mar 2006 -- A Swedish court decided today to continue to keep a Russian researcher in custody on charges of spying for a foreign power.
- RAFAEL's SkyLite B Mini-UAV Flies into FIDAE 2006 Rafael 15 Mar 2006 -- RAFAEL Armament Development Authority announces that it will display its new mini-UAV, the SkyLite B, at FIDAE Defense Exhibition in Santiago, Chile for the first time.
- Dog Handler Accused of Abusing Iraqi Prisoners VOA 14 Mar 2006 -- U.S. Army dog handler Sergeant Michael Smith has admitted to using his canine to scare Iraqi detainees into soiling themselves, according to witness testimony Tuesday.
- CACI Awarded $157 Million in Previously Unannounced Contracts to Support National Security and Intelligence CACI 13 Mar 2006 -- CACI International Inc (NYSE:CAI) announced today that it has won approximately $157 million in previously unannounced contracts to support federal government clients in the national security and intelligence communities. All the contracts have been awarded since January 1, 2006. The awards support CACI's ongoing expansion of its offerings for national security and intelligence.
- US Senator Seeks Censure of Bush VOA 13 Mar 2006 -- A U.S. Senate Democrat has introduced legislation to censure President Bush for authorizing the warrantless wiretapping of U.S. citizens.
- Ukraine Dismisses Russian Report About CIA Prisons RFE/RL 13 Mar 2006 -- Ukrainian officials have dismissed a Russian television report that alleges that the U.S. secret service, the CIA, ran secret prisons in Ukraine.
- Bush Critic Seeks Senate Censure VOA 12 Mar 2006 -- A prominent Democrat in the U.S. Senate says he will ask lawmakers to censure - or officially scold - President Bush for his handling of a controversial domestic surveillance program.
- Pakistani Supreme upholds death sentence to Indian spy IRNA 10 Mar 2006 -- The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Thursday dismissed a review petition of an Indian citizen against his death penalty and upheld his death sentence on charges of a bomb blast in the eastern city of Lahore in 1990.
- CACI Awarded $156 Million Contract to Support U.S. Army Intelligence Center CACI 09 Mar 2006 -- CACI International Inc (NYSE:CAI) announced today the award of a $156 million contract to provide information technology (IT) systems support to the U.S. Army Intelligence Center's University of Military Intelligence (UMI) in Fort Huachuca, Arizona. The contract was awarded for an eight-month base period with four option years, and was won under the General Services Administration ANSWER (Applications'n Support for Widely-diverse EndUser Requirements) contract vehicle. The award brings a new client to CACI and was awarded to Information Support Systems, Inc. (ISS) shortly before the completion of CACI's acquisition of ISS, which was announced on March 1, 2006.
- Reports say Iraq's Abu Ghraib Prison to Close VOA 09 Mar 2006 -- A U.S. military statement from Iraq says operations at Baghdad's notorious Abu Ghraib prison will end within months, and that prisoners there will be transferred to a new facility now under construction.
- Electronic initiative gets critical information to commanders AFPN 09 Mar 2006 -- An initiative designed to electronically transmit intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance information to commanders is currently being tested here at Joint Expeditionary Force Experiment 2006.
- US Military Denies Expanding Overseas Intelligence Operations VOA 08 Mar 2006 -- Small teams of U.S. Special Operations troops are turning up in a number of American embassies around the world
- Northrop Grumman and University of California, San Diego Complete Research to Increase Hunter Unmanned Aerial Vehicle's Combat Capabilities Northrop Grumman 06 Mar 2006 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) and the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), have completed a study that will enable the MQ-5B Hunter unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to carry additional payloads, increasing its effectiveness in providing communications, intelligence and firepower for the U.S. Army.
- Iraqi Officer to Receive Intelligence Training in US VOA 06 Mar 2006 -- An Iraqi army officer is expected to arrive in the southwestern United States this week to begin advanced training in the use of intelligence in counter-insurgency operations
- Kazakh Senate Approves New Intelligence Chief RFE/RL 02 Mar 2006 -- Kazakhstan's Senate today unanimously approved the personal security boss of President Nursultan Nazarbaev as the country's new intelligence chief.
- Council of Europe Secretary General: publication of the report on alleged illegal detentions and rendition flights in Europe Council of Europe 01 Mar 2006 -- "Europe appears to be a happy hunting ground for foreign security services" said Terry Davis at a press conference on the occasion of the publication of his report under Article 52 of the European Convention on Human Rights.
- Congress, Legal Scholars Debate US Domestic Spying VOA 01 Mar 2006 -- President Bush's decision to use the secretive National Security Agency to monitor some domestic communications as part of the war on terror remains the focus of intense debate in Congress and among legal scholars.
- Iran, North Korea Threaten To Develop, Spread Nuclear Weapons Washington File 01 Mar 2006 -- Iran and North Korea continue to present the greatest challenges to international efforts to control the spread of nuclear weapons, say leading members of the U.S. intelligence community.
- What Threatens American Security? VOA 01 Mar 2006 -- How secure is the United States? Who and what threaten Americans, their allies and interests? These and other security-related questions were the subject of the Senate Armed Services committee hearing in Congress, which included testimony by the U.S. Director of National Intelligence, John Negropon
- Belarusian KGB Says Opposition Planning Coup RFE/RL 01 Mar 2006 -- Officials at the Belarusian KGB today accused the political opposition of preparing a coup attempt after the 19 March elections.
- More Than 170 Cases of U.S. Aerial Espionage in February KCNA 01 Mar 2006 -- The U.S. imperialist warmongers committed more than 170 cases of aerial espionage against the DPRK by mobilizing strategic and tactical reconnaissance planes with various missions in February, according to a military source.
|Join the GlobalSecurity.org mailing list|