October 2007 Intelligence News
- MND declines to comment on China's order to hunt Taiwanese spy NCA 31 Oct 2007 -- Vice Minister of National Defense Lin Chen-yi declined Wednesday to comment on news reports that Beijing issued an order recently for the arrest of an "Internet spy" working for Taiwan's Military Intelligence Bureau (MIB).
- US Attorney General Nominee's Position on Water Boarding Could Jeopardize Confirmation VOA 31 Oct 2007 -- President Bush's nominee to be attorney general, Michael Mukasey, has told U.S. senators he does not know whether the interrogation technique known as water boarding amounts to torture
- CACI Awarded Three Intelligence Contracts Valued at $79 Million With U.S. Army CACI 30 Oct 2007 -- CACI International Inc (NYSE:CAI) announced today that it has been awarded three prime, five-year contracts (each for one base year, with four option years), valued at a total of $79 million, to support activities associated with an intelligence database
- Global Hawk, U-2 capture essential wildfires images AFPN 30 Oct 2007 -- Throughout the week Air Forces Northern tasked specialized aircraft to provide firefighting commanders and civil authorities with photos and video of Southern California wildfires.
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON TORTURE United Nations 29 Oct 2007
- PRESS CONFERENCE ON HUMAN RIGHTS IN CONTEXT OF COUNTER-TERRORISM United Nations 29 Oct 2007
- Russian major sentenced to seven years for spying for Poland RIA Novosti 29 Oct 2007 -- A military court in Moscow sentenced Monday a Russian major to seven years in prison for spying for Poland.
- Litvinenko killers should be sought in London - Lugovoi RIA Novosti 27 Oct 2007 -- British press reports that ex-Russian Federal Security Service officer Alexander Litvinenko worked for MI6 could change the course of investigation into his death, a suspect in the case said Saturday.
- General Dynamics UK Leads Team Awarded LISTENER Assessment Phase Contract General Dynamics 26 Oct 2007 -- General Dynamics United Kingdom Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE:GD), has been awarded a contract for the Assessment Phase of the UK Ministry of Defence’s LISTENER programme
- Boeing Tests HALE Hydrogen Propulsion System Using Ford-Developed Engine Boeing 24 Oct 2007 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA], using a Ford Motor Company-developed hydrogen engine, has successfully tested the hydrogen propulsion system of its High Altitude Long Endurance (HALE) unmanned aircraft.
- L-3 Awarded Contract for United Kingdom Project LISTENER L-3 Communications 23 Oct 2007 -- L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) announced today that it has been awarded a contract for the Assessment Phase of Project LISTENER for the United Kingdom's Ministry of Defence (MOD).
- Vice Chairman Talks Intelligence at Geospatial Conference AFPS 23 Oct 2007 -- Intelligence sharing between nations needs to be re-examined and improved, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said here yesterday.
- SAIC GeoRover(R) Software Products Selected for National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Workstation SAIC 23 Oct 2007 -- Science Applications International Corporation (NYSE: SAI) announced today that its GeoRover(R) geospatial software was selected by the National Geospatial- Intelligence Agency (NGA) as part of the NGA Integrated Exploitation Capability (IEC) workstations baseline, Version 6.1.
- Global Hawk passes fuel test AFPN 22 Oct 2007 -- The 452nd Flight Test Squadron pushed the RQ-4 Global Hawk Block 20 to its fuel system limits during a week-long starvation test here.
- Northrop Grumman Introduces New Geospatial Data Appliance for Defense and Intelligence Operations Northrop Grumman 22 Oct 2007 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has added a new product to its suite of geospatial applications that will benefit U.S. defense and intelligence agencies and their international allies.
- DoD Names New NRO Director 19 Oct 2007 -- The secretary of defense announced today the decision to appoint Scott F. Large as director of the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), with the concurrence of the director of national intelligence.
- US Attorney General Pick Offers No Firm Answer on Legality of Torture VOA 19 Oct 2007 -- President Bush's nominee for U.S. attorney general has upset Democratic lawmakers over his stance concerning torture.
- EADS Defence & Security and Astrium win contract to supply access portal for satellite intelligence EADS 18 Oct 2007 -- EADS Defence & Security (DS) and ASTRIUM have been notified by the French armaments directorate (DGA) that they have been awarded a contract worth € 28 million for the design, development, installation and operational maintenance of the PHAROS system.
- NSA Certifies General Dynamics Encryptor with Embedded Router to Secure Information on Government Networks General Dynamics 18 Oct 2007 -- General Dynamics C4 Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), announced today that the TACLANE®-Router (KG-175R) has been certified by the National Security Agency (NSA) to protect classified information transmitted through military and government networks at the Top Secret level and below.
- Canadian Victim Testifies About US Extraordinary Rendition VOA 18 Oct 2007 -- A Canadian citizen detained by U.S. authorities in 2002 on suspicion of having links to al-Qaida, and sent to Syria where he was tortured, has testified for the first time before a congressional committee
- US Senate Panel Strikes Deal on Intelligence Bill VOA 18 Oct 2007 -- Leaders of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee have reached agreement with the Bush administration on terms of legislation overseeing the government's domestic surveillance program.
- US House Puts Off Vote on Controversial Electronic Surveillance Measure VOA 17 Oct 2007 -- Legislation in the House of Representatives to revise U.S. law on anti-terrorist electronic surveillance without a court warrant has run into trouble in the House of Representatives
- General Dynamics Awarded NSA Contract for Warfighters and Government Personnel to Order ‘All-in-One’ Secure Smartphone General Dynamics 17 Oct 2007 -- The National Security Agency (NSA) has awarded a contract to General Dynamics C4 Systems enabling military and government users to order the Sectéra® Edge™ secure, wireless phone/personal digital assistant (PDA) or “smartphone.”
- Boeing Logs 12-hour A160T Hummingbird Flight Boeing 16 Oct 2007 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] successfully completed a 12-hour test flight of its A160T Hummingbird unmanned rotorcraft on Oct. 12, recording the aircraft's longest flight to date.
- US Phone Company: Turned Over Records to Feds Without Court Order VOA 16 Oct 2007 -- A published report in Washington says one major U.S. telecommunications company has acknowledged providing intelligence agencies with the telephone records of American citizens without court orders.
- Psychological warfare by western intelligence services to cancel Putin's visit to Tehran IRNA 15 Oct 2007 -- On the verge of upcoming Caspian Sea littoral states summit in Tehran, the western intelligence services have launched a psychological warfare to call off the visit by Russian President Vladimir Putin to Tehran.
- Northrop Grumman Wins $220 Million Information Management and Storage System Development Contract With the National Security Agency Northrop Grumman 15 Oct 2007 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) recently received from the National Security Agency (NSA) a $220 million contract to develop an advanced information management and data storage system that will support efforts to modernize the nation's electronic intelligence and broader signals intelligence capabilities.
- CIA Probes Office Responsible for Probing CIA VOA 12 Oct 2007 -- Two leading U.S. newspapers report that the CIA is conducting an internal inquiry into the office that investigates the CIA's conduct.
- Reaper UAV now flying in Afghanistan AFPN 11 Oct 2007 -- The Air Force announced Oct. 11 that the MQ-9 Reaper, the service's new hunter-killer unmanned aerial vehicle, is now flying operational missions in Afghanistan.
- Raven B has landed in Southwest Asia AFPN 11 Oct 2007 -- A small unmanned aerial vehicle is now being used to increase the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing's force protection capabilities.
- Two US Congressional Panels Approve Revisions to Wiretap Law VOA 10 Oct 2007 -- Two U.S. congressional panels have approved legislation that would restrict the government's power to eavesdrop on foreign terrorism suspects
- President Bush Discusses Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Legislation The White House 10 Oct 2007
- Supreme Court Dismisses Lawsuit Against CIA VOA 09 Oct 2007 -- The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to review a lawsuit brought by a German man who says he was kidnapped and tortured by agents of the Central Intelligence Agency
- Top US Court Dismisses Extraordinary Rendition Case VOA 09 Oct 2007 -- The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to review the case of a German man who says he was kidnapped and tortured by CIA agents.
- NECC Establishes Navy Expeditionary Intelligence Command Navy NewsStand 07 Oct 2007 -- The Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC) established the Navy Expeditionary Intelligence Command (NEIC) during a ceremony at Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek Oct. 4.
- Fradkov appointed head of Russia's foreign intelligence service RIA Novosti 06 Oct 2007 -- Former prime minister of Russia Mikhail Fradkov has been appointed the head of the Russian foreign intelligence service, President Vladimir Putin said Saturday.
- Joint Intelligence Training Center Now Complete Army News 06 Oct 2007 -- The Department of Defense Human Intelligence Training-Joint Center of Excellence celebrated the five courses that now fall under and complete the JCOE umbrella, and the joint effort that made this unification happen in a ceremony Monday.
- Bush Says America Does Not Torture VOA 05 Oct 2007 -- President Bush is defending his administration against reports that it authorized harsher techniques to interrogate suspected terrorists than it has previously acknowledged
- Bush Defends Interrogation Program VOA 05 Oct 2007 -- President Bush has again defended his administration's interrogation policies, saying the U.S. government does not torture people.
- White House Says US Does Not Torture VOA 04 Oct 2007 -- The Bush administration is defending itself against reports that it authorized harsher techniques to interrogate suspected terrorists than it has previously acknowledged
- Litvinenko suspect, Kommersant working on out-of-court agreement RIA Novosti 03 Oct 2007 -- Andrei Lugovoi and Kommersant, a leading Russian business daily, agreed Wednesday to keep working on an out-of-court agreement on the businessman's $800,000 lawsuit against the newspaper until November 6.
- UAS Video Terminal Connects Boots on the Ground to Eyes in the Sky Army News 03 Oct 2007 -- The Army fielded its 200th One-System Remote Video Terminal to Iraq and Afghanistan last month. Soldiers using an OSRVT can display the sensor feed from any of the Army's Unmanned Aircraft Systems and gain an unprecedented, instantaneous common view of the battlefield.
- Over 160 Cases of Aerial Espionage Committed KCNA 02 Oct 2007 -- More than 160 cases of aerial espionage against the DPRK were committed in September, of which over 110 by the U.S. imperialist aggression forces and more than 50 by the south Korean army, according to a military source.
- Russian experts fail to find polonium source in Litvinenko case RIA Novosti 02 Oct 2007 -- Russian experts have so far failed to trace the original source of the polonium believed to have been used in the fatal poisoning of ex-KGB officer Alexander Litvinenko, a top investigator said Tuesday.
- Northrop Grumman and SAIC to Pursue Measurement and Signature Intelligence/Advanced Geospatial Intelligence (MASINT/AGI) Contract Northrop Grumman 01 Oct 2007 -- Defense industry leaders Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) and Science Applications International Corporation (NYSE:SAI) announced today the formation of an industry-wide team to bid on the Measurement and Signature Intelligence/Advanced Geospatial Intelligence (MASINT/AGI) program competition for the National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC) located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.
- Russia: Why The Kremlin Likes The CIA RFE/RL 01 Oct 2007 -- Even by the standards of late Putin-era Russian television, the recent "special report" by Rossiya television journalist Arkady Mamontov entitled "Barkhat.ru" (Velvet.ru in English) raised eyebrows.
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