October 2006 Intelligence News
- CACI Awarded $230 Million in Previously Unannounced Contracts to Support National Security and Intelligence CACI 31 Oct 2006 -- CACI International Inc (NYSE:CAI) announced today that it has won approximately $230 million in previously unannounced contracts with federal government clients in the national security and intelligence communities. The awards call for CACI to provide information technology (IT) solutions designed to increase the capabilities of federal agencies directly engaged in providing homeland security and waging the war on terrorism.
- Indian colonel dismissed for allowing leak to Pakistan IRNA 31 Oct 2006 -- A general court martial here dismissed a colonel from service over the leakage of highly sensitive military information to Pakistani intelligence agents by his clerk.
- Human Rights Groups Blast Cheney for Prisoner Treatment Comments VOA 27 Oct 2006 -- Leading human rights groups are denouncing U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney for appearing to approve an interrogation method they consider torture on suspected terrorists
- South Korean Intelligence Chief is Latest to Offer Resignation in Looming Security Shuffle VOA 27 Oct 2006 -- South Korea's intelligence chief is the latest cabinet member to tender his resignation, in what is looking like a serious shakeup of President Roh Moo-hyun's national security policy staff
- Latvia to disclose names of former KGB agents March 1, 2007 RIA Novosti 26 Oct 2006 -- The Latvian parliament voted Thursday to disclose the contents of KGB files containing the names of former secret police agents on March 1, 2007, a parliament spokesman said.
- SAIC Wins Geospatial Research, Integration, Development and Support Contract SAIC 26 Oct 2006 -- Science Applications International Corporation (NYSE: SAI) announced today that it has won a contract from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to provide engineering services and geospatial support for the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center -- Topographic Engineering Center (ERDC-TEC).
- Update: Russian officer suspected of spying for Lithuania detained RIA Novosti 24 Oct 2006 -- Russia's security officers have detained an official from the Federal Penitentiary Service in the Baltic exclave of Kaliningrad on suspicion of spying for Lithuania, the Federal Security Service said Tuesday.
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY UNITED NATIONS REPRESENTATIVE ON TORTURE CONVENTION United Nations 23 Oct 2006
- German secret service mediating between Israel and Hizbollah: report IRNA 21 Oct 2006 -- UN Secretary General Kofi Annan is reportedly using an agent of Germany's BND foreign intelligence service as a mediator in the conflict between Israel and Lebanon's Islamic resistance Hizbollah, the online site of Der Spiegel news magazine said Saturday.
- EP Committee wants more investigation of illegal CIA activities in Romania IRNA 20 Oct 2006 -- Following three days of meetings in Bucharest with Romanian officials, journalists and NGO representatives and members of the European Parliament's Temporary Committee on allegations of illegal CIA activity in Europe said on Thursday that more investigation of the CIA's possible actions in Romania was needed.
- RAFAEL's Spike, Tycoon and SkyLite B Team Up Rafael 20 Oct 2006 -- RAFAEL Armament Development Authority Ltd. carried out a demonstration of the integrated operational capabilities of the SPIKE multi-purpose missile system, the Tycoon tactical C4I system and the SkyLite B mini-UAV for foreign customers and Israel Defense Force representatives last month in Israel.
- COMUSAFE: unmanned aircraft key to future decision superiority AFPN 19 Oct 2006 -- The importance of the unmanned aircraft system, or UAS, in air, space and cyberspace missions of the U.S. Air Force and NATO and how the UAS of the future will be an equal participant in all three domains is key to future decision superiority, said the commander of U.S. Air Forces in Europe.
- Northrop Grumman Demonstrates Expanded Capabilities of System that Delivers Video Imagery to Military Forces in Urban Combat Northrop Grumman 17 Oct 2006 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has once again successfully demonstrated a low-cost, tasking and control system for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) that can deliver video information about enemy positions to U.S. military forces in urban battle zones, making their missions safer and more effective.
- AFRL awards $6.4 million contract to HNC Software AFPN 17 Oct 2006 -- The Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate has awarded a $6,462,270 contract to HNC Software LLC, Advanced Technologies Group, of San Diego for research to improve the capabilities of U.S. intelligence analysts around the world.
- Bush Says Military Commissions Act Will Bring Justice AFPS 17 Oct 2006 -- President Bush today signed into law an act he said will bring justice to terrorists who attacked America.
- US President Signs Law on Detainee Questioning VOA 17 Oct 2006 -- U.S. President George Bush has signed into a law a series of new rules for interrogating suspected terrorists and bringing them to trial
- US Confirms North Korean Nuclear Detonation VOA 16 Oct 2006 -- U.S. intelligence officials have confirmed that North Korea conducted an underground nuclear test last week.
- Statement by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence on the North Korea Nuclear Test Office of the Director of National Intelligence 16 Oct 2006
- Latvia may disclose names of former KGB agents Nov. 1 RIA Novosti 16 Oct 2006 -- The legal affairs commission of the Latvian parliament may disclose the contents of KGB files containing the names of former secret police agents, a commission spokesman said Monday.
- Proper use of intelligence empowers Soldiers Army News 11 Oct 2006 -- Lt. Gen. James J. Lovelace, deputy chief of staff, G-3, addressed the use of intelligence in the "Actionable intelligence for the command and Soldier" forum at this week's Association of the U.S. Army annual meeting.
- Backgrounder: The ISI and Terrorism: Behind the Accusations cfr.org 10 Oct 2006
- SAIC Awarded SMARTS Contract From National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency SAIC 18 Oct 2006 -- Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) (NYSE: SAI) today announced that it has been awarded the Support to Management and Resources for Technical Services (SMARTS) contract by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). SAIC was one of six prime contractors to receive an indefinite- delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, with a base period of performance equal to one year, and four one-year options.
- US army in Germany accused of illegal detention of terror suspects: report IRNA 07 Oct 2006 -- The German Federal Prosecutors Office said it was looking into allegations that the US army had illegally detained nd possibly tortured terror suspects at an American military base in the southwestern city of Mannheim, DPA reported Saturday.
- Germany denies existence of secret CIA jails IRNA 06 Oct 2006 -- The German government on Friday denied the existence of secret CIA jails on its soil following the latest allegations by the British prisoner aid organization 'Reprieve'.
- Negroponte Says Afghan Government Must Extend Authority VOA 04 Oct 2006 -- The top U.S. intelligence official says the government of Afghanistan must expand its authority over more of the country if the resurgence of the Taleban is to be checked
- Russian officers in Georgia spy row tell paper of arrests RIA Novosti 04 Oct 2006 -- Two of the four Russian army officers at the center of an espionage scandal with Georgia said Wednesday in an interview with Russian daily Izvestia that they were unconcerned by the unfounded accusations brought against them.
- Australian PM: US Intelligence Agencies Reluctant to Share Information on Iraq VOA 04 Oct 2006 -- Australian Prime Minister John Howard has confirmed that U.S. intelligence agencies had restricted his country's access to classified material on the war in Iraq, forcing him to repeatedly appeal to President Bush for access.
- Georgia: 'Spies' Return, But Russia Suspends Transport, Postal Links RFE/RL 03 Oct 2006 -- The Kremlin today suspended all transport and postal links with neighboring Georgia until further notice.
- US: Iran Could Have Nuclear Bomb in Four Years VOA 03 Oct 2006 -- The top U.S. intelligence official says Iran could have a nuclear weapon within four to nine years, but that it still has time to turn away from that path.
- Saddam Spy Allegations Cause Furor Among Iraqi Kurds VOA 02 Oct 2006 -- A political uproar has erupted in the Kurdistan Region of northern Iraq after newspapers published a list of people accused of spying on fellow Kurds for Saddam Hussein's intelligence service
- Ex-ISI officials may be helping Taliban IRNA 02 Oct 2006 -- Pakistan's intelligence service has played no role in propping up the renegade Taliban fighters in Afghanistan, Pakistani President General Pervez Musharraf said on Sunday, although he said he was still investigating possible support to the rebels from retired Pakistani intelligence officials.
- US Intelligence Chief Says Estimate Not Assessment of Counter-Terror Efforts VOA 02 Oct 2006 -- The United States' top intelligence official says that although the Islamic-based terrorist movement is growing, counter-terrorism efforts have kept the threat in check
- Saakashvili Says Russia Is Overreacting RFE/RL 02 Oct 2006 -- Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili has accused Russia of overreacting to the arrest of four Russian Army officers for spying.
- Russia must accept Georgia as it is says President Saakashvili RIA Novosti 02 Oct 2006 -- Moscow and Tbilisi can repair bilateral relations if Russia accepts Georgia as an independent state as it did other former members of the Soviet bloc, Georgia's West-leaning leader said Monday.
- Russia suspends transport and other links to Georgia in spy spat RIA Novosti 02 Oct 2006 -- Russia's government reacted Monday against neighboring Georgia's decision to arrest five Russian servicemen last week on suspicion of espionage with a sweeping ban on travel and postal links.
- Russia 'Suspends' All Transport Links With Georgia VOA 02 Oct 2006 -- Russian news agencies are reporting that the country's Transport Ministry has ordered all air, rail, land and sea links to Georgia to be suspended.
- Northrop Grumman Begins Flight Testing of New MP-RTIP Radar Technology Northrop Grumman 02 Oct 2006 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has started flight testing a new airborne surveillance radar for the Global Hawk unmanned aerial system to provide unprecedented situational awareness to battlefield commanders.
- Thales's UAV selected by Canadian Department of National Defence Thales 02 Oct 2006 -- Thales Canada has been selected by the Department of National Defence Land Forces to deliver a mini-UAV system based on Elbit’s Skylark technology. Thales Canada had already been selected by the Canadian Forces Experimentation Centre (CFEC) for the Silver Fox UAV in 2004.
- More than 170 Cases of U.S. Aerial Espionage against DPRK in Sept. KCNA 02 Oct 2006 -- The U.S. imperialists committed more than 170 cases of aerial espionage and exercises of aerial nuclear attack against the DPRK by mobilizing strategic and tactical reconnaissance planes with various missions in September, according to a military source
- American in Torture Case Freed From Afghan Jail VOA 01 Oct 2006 -- Afghan officials have released an American imprisoned in 2004 for running a private jail.
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