May 2006 Intelligence News
- CACI Awarded First Task Order Under Strategic Services Sourcing Contract CACI 31 May 2006 -- CACI International Inc (NYSE: CAI) announced today that it has been awarded the first task order of its new Strategic Services Sourcing (S3) contract with the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Life Cycle Management Command (C-E LCMC), headquartered at Ft. Monmouth, New Jersey.
- Judge in CIA Leak Case Orders Time Magazine to Surrender Documents VOA 27 May 2006 -- The federal judge overseeing a CIA leak case has ordered Time magazine to turn over documents to former White House aide Lewis "Scooter" Libby.
- Senate Confirms Air Force General as CIA Director AFPS 26 May 2006 -- By a 78-15 vote, the Senate today confirmed Air Force Gen. Michael V. Hayden as CIA director.
- U.S. Senate Confirms Hayden as CIA Director Washington File 26 May 2006 -- The full Senate voted by a wide margin May 26 to confirm Air Force General Michael Hayden to be the next director of the Central Intelligence Agency.
- US Senate Confirms Hayden as CIA Director VOA 26 May 2006 -- The U.S. Senate has confirmed General Michael Hayden as the director of the Central Intelligence Agency, CIA, despite concerns about a surveillance program he led while head of another agency.
- President Commends Senate for Approval of Michael Hayden as Director of Central Intelligence Agency The White House 26 May 2006
- Boeing and SAIC Award Honeywell Contract to Develop Future Combat System Class I Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Boeing 24 May 2006 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE:BA] and partner Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), functioning as the Lead Systems Integrator for the U.S. Army's Future Combat System (FCS) program, today awarded a contract, valued at approximately $61 million, to Honeywell Defense & Space Electronic Systems to develop the Class I Unmanned Aerial Vehicle System (UAVS).
- U.S. Air Force General One Step Closer to Heading CIA Washington File 23 May 2006 -- The U.S. Senate's Select Committee on Intelligence approved President Bush's nominee to head the Central Intelligence Agency, bringing Air Force General Michael Hayden one step closer toward a leading role in the American intelligence community.
- Analysis: Hayden Scrutinized on Surveillance cfr.org 19 May 2006 -- The nominee to lead the embattled Central Intelligence Agency, Gen. Michael V. Hayden (CIA), faced tough questions Thursday
- Hayden Says All Elements of U.S. Power Needed Against Terrorism Washington File 18 May 2006 -- The war to defeat terrorism will be a long one, and not just a conventional war but a war of ideas, says Air Force General Michael Hayden, the president's nominee for post of CIA director.
- International Intelligence Exchange Top Priority, Says Hayden Washington File 18 May 2006 -- If confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve as director of the Central Intelligence Agency, General Michael Hayden said that cooperation with foreign intelligence agencies would be among his top priorities.
- Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Provides More Than Just Maps AFPS 18 May 2006 -- It might not be a household name, like, say, the CIA, but the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency is an integral part of the U.S. intelligence community.
- EP committee says CIA carried out 50 secret renditions IRNA 18 May 2006 -- Senior sources from the US intelligence community have acknowledged that the CIA has used extraordinary rendition.
- CIA Nominee Defends Surveillance Program VOA 18 May 2006 -- President Bush's nominee to lead the Central Intelligence Agency, General Michael Hayden, has defended a controversial eavesdropping program he launched, as part of the war on terrorism
- Senate Opens Confirmation Hearings for CIA Director Nominee VOA 18 May 2006 -- The U.S. Senate begins confirmation hearings for President Bush's nominee to lead the Central Intelligence Agency, General Michael Hayden, who currently serves as deputy director of national intelligence.
- Boeing ScanEagle Demonstrates New Maritime Capabilities Boeing 17 May 2006 -- The ScanEagle unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), developed by The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] and The Insitu Group, successfully demonstrated new maritime capabilities for the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence (MoD) while supporting "Trial Vigilant Viper" off the Scotland coast.
- Northrop Grumman and EADS Welcome the U.S./German Memoranda of Understanding Paving the Way for Euro Hawk Risk-Reduction Contract Northrop Grumman 17 May 2006 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) and European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS) welcome the memoranda of understanding (MoU) establishing the base conditions for U.S./German government cooperation concerning interoperability of the Global Hawk and Euro Hawk(r) systems.
- EP committee says CIA carried out 50 secret renditions IRNA 17 May 2006 -- Senior sources from the US intelligence community have acknowledged that the CIA has used extraordinary rendition.
- TIPS industries establish AGS Industries GmbH joint venture Thales 16 May 2006 -- The joint venture company, AGS Industries GmbH, will be the prime contractor for the program. A contract for the design and development (D&D) phase is expected from NATO later this year.
- Analysis: Spotlight on a Spymaster cfr.org 17 May 2006 -- The vast U.S. intelligence apparatus, famously blamed for a failure of imagination prior to the 9/11 attacks, faces a new test today as it seeks to restructure and reform its operations.
- Global Hawk operations reach new high AFPN 15 May 2006 -- Battlefield awareness has reached new levels with Global Hawk production-model aircraft flying in the U.S. Central Command Air Forces theater.
- Germany's BND secret service banned from using journalists as sources IRNA 15 May 2006 -- Germany's foreign BND intelligence service has been barred from using journalists as sources on home soil only four days after a new secret service scandal rocked the country's political scene, government spokesman Ulrich Wilhelm told the press in Berlin on Monday.
- BAE Systems Proposes its Skylynx Unmanned Aircraft System for Marine Corps Tier II Program BAE Systems 15 May 2006 -- BAE Systems has submitted its bid for the U.S. Marine Corps Tier II unmanned aircraft system (UAS) program. The company is proposing a UAS centered on its "Skylynx" platform, a more versatile, mission-configurable alternative to competing systems.
- Cheney Note Cited in CIA Leak Probe VOA 14 May 2006 -- A U.S. prosecutor investigating the leak of a CIA agent's name has presented a handwritten note from Vice President Dick Cheney referring to the agent before the leak took place.
- New York Times: Cheney Advocated Warrantless Wiretapping VOA 14 May 2006 -- Vice President Dick Cheney is reported to have been the administration's top advocate for intercepting purely domestic telephone calls and e-mails, without warrants, as part of the war on terror after the September 11 attacks.
- Bush Defends CIA Nominee, Domestic Eavesdropping VOA 13 May 2006 -- President Bush has defended his choice to head the Central Intelligence Agency, as well as controversial domestic eavesdropping efforts designed to prevent terrorist attacks.
- Senate Begins Hearings for CIA Nominee Next Week VOA 13 May 2006 -- The U.S. Senate opens hearings next week on President Bush's nominee to be director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), General Michael Hayden, who is currently deputy director of national intelligence.
- President's Radio Address The White House 13 May 2006
- White House Will Not Confirm or Deny Phone Record Collection VOA 12 May 2006 -- The White House says it cannot confirm or deny whether the government secretly collected the telephone records of tens of millions of Americans.
- Illegal NSA Data Mining Highlights Need for Congressional Oversight Center For Democracy and Technology 11 May 2006 -- A Briefing On Public Policy Issues Affecting Civil Liberties Online from The Center For Democracy and Technology
- Bush: Phone Monitoring Only Aimed at Terrorism VOA 11 May 2006 -- President Bush says the federal government's monitoring of telephone activity is limited to instances where authorities believe terrorists are making calls to or from the United States
- SENATOR ALLARD COMMENTS ON NSA PHONE SURVEILLANCE CONTROVERSY Office of Senator Wayne Allard 11 May 2006
- Cantwell Statement on Reports of NSA Collection of Americans' Phone Call Records Office of Senator Maria Cantwell 11 May 2006
- Statement of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton on NSA's Collection of Domestic Call Records Office of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton 11 May 2006
- Statement of Senator Dodd Reacting to USA Today Report Indicating Collection of Phone Records Nationwide Office of Senator Chris Dodd 11 May 2006
- Domenici Statement on NSA Domestic Surveillance Program Office of Senator Pete V. Domenici 11 May 2006
- Statement of U.S. Senator Russ Feingold On the Reported Massive NSA Database of Americans' Phone Calls Office of Senator Russ Feingold 11 May 2006
- Statement By Senator Feinstein On NSA Warrentless Domestic Surveillance Office of Senator Dianne Feinstein 11 May 2006
- Sen. Jeffords' Statement on NSA Phone Database Office of Senator Jim Jeffords 11 May 2006
- STATEMENT BY SENATOR EDWARD M. KENNEDY ON DOMESTIC SURVEILLANCE Office of Senator Edward M. Kennedy 11 May 2006
- Remarks Of Sen. Patrick Leahy: Oversight - Domestic Spying - The USA Today Report Office of Senator Patrick Leahy 11 May 2006
- Statement Of U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell On NSA Surveillance Program Office of Senator Mitch McConnell 11 May 2006
- REID STATEMENT ON PRESS REPORTS OF NSA PHONE RECORD COLLECTION Office of Senator Harry Reid 11 May 2006
- Chairman Roberts Issues Statement on the Terrorist Surveillance Program Office of Senator Pat Roberts 11 May 2006
- Harman Statement on the USA Today Report of NSA Phone Call Database Office of Congresswoman Jane Harman 11 May 2006 -- Rep. Jane Harman (D-Venice), Ranking Member on the House Intelligence Committee, today released the following statement on the USA Today report of the phone call database collected by the NSA
- Rumsfeld Cites Intelligence Challenges in Light of Hayden Nomination AFPS 11 May 2006 -- The intelligence community has a far more complicated job now, during the global war on terror, than ever before, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said yesterday on the "Brian and the Judge Show" on Fox News Radio.
- Bush: Government Not Invading Americans' Privacy VOA 11 May 2006 -- President Bush says the United States is doing everything within the law to protect Americans from the threat of terrorism.
- Italy Denies Role in Alleged CIA Abduction VOA 11 May 2006 -- Italy's government has forcefully denied Thursday any role in an alleged CIA-led abduction of an Egyptian imam.
- President Bush Discusses NSA Surveillance Program The White House 11 May 2006
- Report: US Security Agency Has Information of Americans' Phone Calls VOA 11 May 2006 -- A U.S newspaper says the National Security Agency has been secretly collecting the phone call records of millions of Americans, using data from three of the nation's biggest phone service providers.
- UAV demonstrator opens up new technology perspectives for EADS EADS 11 May 2006 -- The EADS Military Air Systems Business Unit has for the first time flight tested an innovative aircraft for the development of future operational Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). During the recent 20-minute flight, the jet-powered air vehicle, which is known to initiated experts by its project name 'Barracuda', followed a pre-programmed course completely autonomously, merely being kept under observation from a ground station.
- Next-generation radar to undergo testing aboard Proteus AFPN 10 May 2006 -- A smaller, next-generation radar that will improve the Global Hawk's surveillance capacity will soon undergo testing aboard a Proteus aircraft here.
- U.S. Prohibits All Torture; 103 Troops Court-Martialed for Abuse Washington File 09 May 2006 -- U.S. law forbids torture under any circumstances anywhere and anyplace, senior Bush administration officials told the United Nations Committee Against Torture in Geneva on May 8.
- Rumsfeld Welcomes Iraq Progress, Supports CIA Nominee VOA 09 May 2006 -- U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has welcomed indications by Iraq's new leader that he is close to forming a national unity government, but said he is still not ready to recommend any reduction in U.S. forces in the country
- U.S. Says CIA Flights Overstated, Welcomes Ideas for Guantanamo Washington File 08 May 2006 -- The great majority of CIA flights questioned by Europeans were not carrying suspected terrorist detainees, says a top State Department official, who also told journalists in Brussels, Belgium, May 4 that the United States would welcome international suggestions on alternatives to the Guantanamo Bay facility.
- Rumsfeld, Giambastiani Support Hayden Nomination to CIA AFPS 09 May 2006 -- The defense secretary and vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said today they endorse President Bush's nomination of Air Force Gen. Michael Hayden as CIA director.
- United States Admits Mistakes In War On Terror VOA 08 May 2006 -- At a U.N. hearing Monday, the U.S. government admitted it made mistakes in the treatment of prisoners in the war against terror, but said it has taken measures to prevent abuse
- Pak MP asks US' CIA to pack up from Chitral IRNA 08 May 2006 -- A member of the Pakistani parliament has warned the United States of an uprising if their Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) office was not removed from Chitral.
- Transcript: Press Briefing by Ambassador John Negroponte on the Nomination of General Hayden for Director of the Central Intelligence Agency The White House 08 May 2006
- President Nominates Air Force General as Next CIA Director AFPS 08 May 2006 -- President Bush today announced Air Force Gen. Michael Hayden as his choice to replace Porter Goss as next director of the Central Intelligence Agency.
- Analysis: The Search For Intelligence cfr.org 08 May 2006 -- President Bush on Monday made the case for Lt. Gen. Michael V. Hayden, currently head of the National Security Agency, to be chief of the Central Intelligence Agenc
- Shakeup at CIA Follows Stormy Period VOA 08 May 2006 -- President Bush moved quickly to fill the vacancy left by the surprise resignation of Central Intelligence Agency director Porter Goss, nominating General Michael Hayden as his replacement.
- U.S.: Bush Makes Controversial Choice For Next CIA Director RFE/RL 08 May 2006 -- U.S. President George W. Bush today nominated Air Force General Michael Hayden as his candidate for director of the Central Intelligence Agency, or CIA.
- Bush Nominates Air Force General to Head CIA VOA 08 May 2006 -- President Bush has nominated Air Force General Michael Hayden to lead the Central Intelligence Agency, days after the surprise resignation of Director Porter Goss.
- Bush Nominates General Hayden as New CIA Chief VOA 08 May 2006 -- President Bush has nominated Air Force General Michael Hayden to be the next director of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.
- President Nominates General Michael Hayden as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency The White House 08 May 2006
- EP committee investigating CIA activity heads for US IRNA 07 May 2006 -- A 13-member delegation of the European Parliament's temporary committee investigating alleged illegal activities by the US secret service, CIA, will be in Washington from Monday to Friday to meet representatives of the US administration, members of Congress and various experts.
- Congressional Concern Over Likely CIA Nominee VOA 07 May 2006 -- President Bush is expected to move quickly to choose a new director for the Central Intelligence Agency, and could announce a nominee on Monday
- U.S.: CIA Head Resigns After Less Than Two Years On The Job RFE/RL 06 May 2006 -- The head of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency has resigned, after less than two years on the job.
- Sources: Bush to Pick US Intelligence Veteran to Head CIA VOA 06 May 2006 -- Senior Bush administration officials say Air Force General Michael Hayden is the leading candidate to replace Porter Goss as the director of the Central Intelligence Agency.
- United States Presents Report to U.N. Anti-Torture Committee Washington File 05 May 2006 -- Claims of torture and mistreatment by U.S. personnel in the War on Terror have become so exaggerated and overstated that they are "absurd," the State Department's top legal adviser told a U.N. human rights committee May 5.
- Statement by CIA Director Porter Goss Central Intelligence Agency 05 May 2006
- US Denies Torture of Terror Suspects VOA 05 May 2006 -- The United States has vigorously defended its treatment of terror suspects before the UN Committee Against Torture that is examining U.S. compliance with the Convention Against Torture
- President Accepts Resignation from CIA Director Porter Goss The White House 05 May 2006
- UN: Committee Questions U.S. Officials Over Torture Claims RFE/RL 05 May 2006 -- The Geneva-based UN Committee on Torture began questioning U.S. officials today on a range of issues, including Washington's treatment of detainees and its definition of torture.
- U.S. Calls Rendition Claims 'Absurd' RFE/RL 04 May 2006 -- The United States hit back today at allegations that the CIA has secretly flown over one thousand planes carrying terrorism suspects through Europe to third countries where they might face torture.
- General Dynamics’ GeoWorxTM Software Product is First Commercial Software Package to Achieve NITF Registration for Controlled Image Base® General Dynamics 04 May 2006 -- The Joint Interoperability Test Command (Fort Huachuca, Ariz.) has registered GeoWorxTM software, produced by General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, for compliance with Controlled Image Base® (CIB®) specifications as determined by the National Imagery Transmission Format Standards for exchange, storage and transmission of digital-imagery products.
- National intelligence making strides in first year AFPN 03 May 2006 -- Although the idea for a single person or agency that oversees the efforts of the intelligence community has been around since the 1950s, it wasn't until after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, that the move was made toward this intelligence reform.
- Solana faces EP committee investigating CIA activity IRNA 02 May 2006 -- EU High Representative for Common Foreign and Security Policy Javier Solana will face in Brussels Tuesday afternoon the European Parliament's temporary committee on the use of EU member states by the US secret service (CIA) for the transport and illegal detention of prisoners.
- Solana: No Information on CIA Secret Flights VOA 02 May 2006 -- European Union foreign policy chief Javier Solana says he has no information to confirm that the Central Intelligence Agency operated secret flights carrying terrorism suspects over Europe.
- Northrop Grumman's Global Hawk Demonstrates Applicability as Surveillance Asset to Counter Drug Smuggling Operations Northrop Grumman 01 May 2006 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Global Hawk unmanned aerial system has shown its utility as a persistent counter-drug surveillance asset in Congressionally Directed Demonstration flights over the southern U.S., along the Gulf of Mexico and into the Caribbean Sea.
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