June 2006 Intelligence News
- Russia: Putin's Orders In Iraq Create Challenges For The FSB RFE/RL 30 Jun 2006 -- Russian President Vladimir Putin earlier this week ordered the country's security service to hunt down and "destroy" those responsible for the slaying of four employees of the Russian Embassy in Iraq.
- Bush Administration Clashes With Newspaper Over Anti-Terror Program VOA 27 Jun 2006 -- President Bush's choice to be the next Treasury secretary, Henry Paulson, promised the Senate Tuesday that he will review a previously secret program to track terrorists through an international banking database.
- Senate Critics Say Bush Has Expanded Presidential Power VOA 27 Jun 2006 -- A U.S. Senate panel Tuesday held a hearing on President Bush's use of a constitutional tool to ignore laws passed by Congress
- Terror: Rights Watchdog Backs CIA Renditions Report RFE/RL 27 Jun 2006 -- The Council of Europe has passed a resolution accusing European states of collusion in the abduction and "extraordinary rendition" of European citizens suspected of terrorist links.
- CACI Awarded Contract to Support National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency CACI 27 Jun 2006 -- CACI International Inc (NYSE: CAI) announced today that it has been selected as one of six prime contractors on the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) Support for Management and Resources for Technical Services (SMARTS) contract, which has an estimated total ceiling value of $200 million. The indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract was awarded for one base year and four option years.
- White House Defends Bank Records Search VOA 24 Jun 2006 -- Vice President Dick Cheney says a secret government program that searches private bank records is "absolutely essential" in the fight against terrorism.
- U.S. Defends Use of Bank Messaging System to Track Terrorists Washington File 23 Jun 2006 -- U.S. Treasury officials outlined a "terrorist finance tracking program" after press reports published specifics about it June 23
- U-2s boast new, improved cockpit AFPN 23 Jun 2006 -- An improved U-2S Dragon Lady offering greater pilot awareness and improved safety arrived here June 14 as part of the Reconnaissance Avionics Modernization Program.
- Last Block 10 Global Hawk arrives for check flights AFPN 23 Jun 2006 -- An RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle, the last Block 10 production aircraft, arrived here for a thorough checkup before delivery to an operational squadron.
- Tajik Officials Confused Over Uzbek Spy Report RFE/RL 23 Jun 2006 -- Officials in Dushanbe today reacted with confusion to media reports that Tajikistan recently sent an undercover into neighboring Uzbekistan to carry out terrorist attacks.
- Boeing Demonstrates Anti-Terrorism Integrated Tactical Solutions Boeing 22 Jun 2006 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] recently demonstrated the automatic interception of signals and intelligence as well as the ability to track potential terrorists during a multi-site, real-time network collections demonstration to U.S. Department of Defense and Intelligence customers.
- U.S.: Reported Subway Plot Indicates Intelligence-Gathering Success RFE/RL 20 Jun 2006 -- A new book about how Washington confronts Islamic militants says U.S. intelligence learned of a plot by Al-Qaeda to release deadly hydrogen-cyanide gas in the New York subway system in early 2003.
- Sagem Défense Sécurité tests its UAV Sperwer B on the new test range of Robonic in Finland Sagem (Safran group) 16 Jun 2006 -- Sagem Défense Sécurité (SAFRAN Group) has been carrying out flight trials in Finland for its Sperwer B tactical UAV since the beginning of June.
- Exercise tests intelligence platform AFPN 16 Jun 2006 -- U.S. Strategic Command and the Air Force are among the government agencies testing the Dynamic Time Critical Warfighting Capability, or DTCWC, platform against realistic threat systems here during Northern Edge 2006.
- Intelligence Reforms Ensuring Preparedness for Current, Future Threats AFPS 14 Jun 2006 -- Intelligence reforms under way, both within the Defense Department and at the national level, are critical to protecting the U.S. and other free nations in a security environment "that's full of surprises," DoD's top intelligence adviser told reporters yesterday.
- Amnesty International Asks for CIA Renditions to Stop VOA 14 Jun 2006 -- Amnesty International wants European leaders meeting in Brussels this week to denounce alleged CIA detentions of terrorist suspects on their soil, and to pledge such activities will not happen in the future.
- Sagem Défense Sécurité chosen by the DGA for a UAV weapons-firing study Sagem (Safran group) 14 Jun 2006 -- Sagem Défense Sécurité (SAFRAN Group) has been awarded a contract by the DGA (Délégation Générale pour l’Armement, French defense procurement agency) to study the feasibility of tactical UAV weapons firing.
- European Parliament says CIA "directly responsible" for illegal abductions and renditions in Europe IRNA 13 Jun 2006 -- The US secret service, CIA, was "directly responsible" for extraordinary rendition, illegal seizure, removal, abduction and detention of terrorist suspects on EU territory," according to the European Parliament's (EP) Temporary Committee investigating the use of European countries by the CIA for rendition.
- Lawyer: Rove Will Not Be Charged in CIA Leak Case VOA 13 Jun 2006 -- The lawyer for top White House advisor Karl Rove says his client will not be charged in connection with the leak of an undercover CIA officer's identity.
- KPA Air Force Command Gives One More Warning to U.S. Imperialists KCNA 13 Jun 2006 -- The U.S. imperialist warmongers committed one more grave military provocation by illegally infiltrating a strategic reconnaissance plane into the sky above the DPRK's economic waters on June 12.
- Israel Aircraft Industries' Elta Systems Received a Contract for Advanced National Imagery Intelligence Center Israel Aerospace Industries 12 Jun 2006 -- Elta Systems, a Group and Subsidiary of Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI), was awarded a contract by the Israel Ministry of Defense (IMOD) to develop and provide a National Geo-Spatial Real-Time Image Intelligence Center (ING RiCENT)
- Sagem Défense Sécurité enhances Sperwer B with new operational capabilities Sagem (Safran group) 12 Jun 2006 -- Sagem Défense Sécurité (SAFRAN Group) is currently carrying out a series of test flights in Finland for its Sperwer B extended-capacity tactical UAV.
- KPA Air Force Command Warns against U.S. Imperialists' Aerial Espionage against DPRK KCNA 12 Jun 2006 -- The Air Force Command of the Korean People's Army issued the following report on Sunda
- European Report on Renditions Not Supported by Facts, Says U.S. Washington File 08 Jun 2006 -- U.S. officials say that a Council of Europe report claiming that several European countries colluded with the United States in a network of international transfers and secret detentions is based on rumors and speculation and is not supported with facts.
- Test Flights of New Armed UAV a Success Navy NewsStand 08 Jun 2006 -- Test flights of the Navy-built Guardian Griffin unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in May demonstrated a new capability to support U.S. joint forces with missions ranging from convoy escort and port security to combat patrol.
- Small aircraft take on some of the biggest missions AFPN 07 Jun 2006 -- Patrolling the sky over Iraq for more than 2,250 hours in May, the 46th Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron here leads the largest unmanned aerial vehicle operation in the world with one of the Air Force's smallest aircraft -- the MQ-1 Predator.
- Top European human rights body says European states collaborated with CIA renditions IRNA 07 Jun 2006 -- The United States has progressively woven a clandestine "spider's web" of disappearances, secret detentions and unlawful inter-state transfers spun with the collaboration or tolerance of European states, the Council of Europe said in a report released Wednesday .
- War On Terror: European States 'Colluded' With CIA Abductions RFE/RL 07 Jun 2006 -- Over a dozen European governments have "colluded" with the CIA to create a global "spider's web" of secret detention centers and to facilitate the unlawful transfer of terrorist suspects.
- US Dismisses EU Report on Secret CIA Prisons VOA 07 Jun 2006 -- The United States is dismissing a new report by a Swiss human rights investigator that alleges 14 European countries cooperated with the CIA on secret transfers and imprisonment of terror suspects.
- US Disappointed at New Report Criticizing CIA Tactics VOA 07 Jun 2006 -- The United States Wednesday expressed disappointment over a new report saying that secret U.S. transfers and detention of terrorist suspects in Europe violated international law
- Report On 'Renditions' Implicates 14 European States RFE/RL 07 Jun 2006 -- A report issued today by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe accuses 14 European governments of "intentional or grossly negligent collusion" with the United States in the secret detention and transfer of terrorism suspects to countries where they may be tortured, a practice known as extraordinary rendition.
- LOCKHEED MARTIN WINS $176 MILLION TRAINING SERVICES CONTRACT WITH NGA Lockheed Martin 07 Jun 2006 -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has been awarded a $176 million contract to provide learning management services for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA).
- Investigator: European States Knew of Secret CIA Prisons VOA 07 Jun 2006 -- A Swiss human-rights investigator says 14 European countries knew of or cooperated with the CIA on secret transfers and imprisonment of terrorist suspects for the past five years.
- Civil Liberties Group Challenges US Eavesdropping VOA 06 Jun 2006 -- A prominent U.S. civil liberties organization Tuesday announced it filed a lawsuit in Detroit challenging the legality of the National Security Agency's warrantless surveillance program.
- BAE Systems New Geo-Exploitation Software Supports Homeland Defense, Military Intelligence Missions BAE Systems 05 Jun 2006 -- A new version of BAE Systems SOCET GXP software has added tools for image analysis, geospatial analysis, 3D simulation, and targeting applications that will be particularly helpful for homeland defense or military intelligence missions, among others.
- New Global Hawk Production Aircraft Surpass 1,000 Combat Hours Northrop Grumman 05 Jun 2006 -- Two new Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aerial reconnaissance systems, built by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC), have already flown approximately 50 missions and more than 1,000 combat hours in support of coalition forces since their deployment in the Persian Gulf in January of this year. The initial production versions of the Global Hawk have improved sensor capabilities over previous Global Hawk versions.
- Abu Ghraib Dog Handler Convicted, Sentenced to Hard Labor, Fined Washington File 05 Jun 2006 -- A U.S. Army sergeant has been convicted of using a dog to torment a prisoner at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison two years ago.
- Analysis: Putin's Anticorruption Drive Extends To Once 'Untouchable' FSB RFE/RL 02 Jun 2006 -- Corruption is a perennial issue in Russia, and a favored tool for policymakers looking to stir public opinion
- US Army Dog Handler Sentenced to Hard Labor for Abu Ghraib Abuse VOA 02 Jun 2006 -- A military court has sentenced a U.S. Army dog handler to 90 days hard labor for using his dog to threaten an Iraqi detainee.
- U.S. Aerial Espionage against DPRK KCNA 01 Jun 2006 -- The U.S. imperialists committed at least 170 cases of aerial espionage against the DPRK by strategic and tactical reconnaissance planes of different missions in May, according to military sources
- Thales strengthens its position in UAVs Thales 01 Jun 2006 -- The French defence procurement agency (DGA) has awarded Thales a study contract to assess the feasibility of firing munitions from a tactical unmanned air vehicle (TUAV).
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