July 2008 Intelligence News
- Background Briefing by Senior Administration Officials on the Revision of Executive Order 12333 The White House 31 Jul 2008
- New Executive Order to Overhaul US Intelligence Powers VOA 31 Jul 2008 -- U.S. President George Bush has signed an executive order revising rules for intelligence agencies and giving more power to the national intelligence director.
- Summit gives disaster response leaders 'Eagle Vision' AFPN 30 Jul 2008 -- Key disaster response leaders united for a three day summit here July 22 to learn about a process that brings real-time life-saving images to civilian and military first responders.
- U.S. Navy Awards Northrop Grumman Contract to Develop Persistent Surveillance Payload for UAVs Northrop Grumman 28 Jul 2008 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Office of Naval Research to develop and demonstrate a signals intelligence (SIGINT) payload for use on an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) under the Warfighter's Tactical SIGINT Resource (WTSR) program.
- ACLU: US Justice Department Memo Allows Certain Violations of Anti-Torture Laws VOA 24 Jul 2008 -- A newly released memo shows the U.S. Department of Justice told the Central Intelligence Agency in 2002 that violations of anti-torture laws were acceptable under certain conditions.
- Germany hands Litvinenko case materials to Russia RIA Novosti 24 Jul 2008 -- Germany has passed on to Russia materials on the 2006 murder of security service defector Alexander Litvinenko, Russia's top investigators said on Thursday.
- Moscow must answer U.S. shield with Cuban 'spy' site - analyst RIA Novosti 23 Jul 2008 -- Russia should respond to U.S. missile defense plans for Central Europe by reopening a 'spy' facility in Cuba to gather intelligence on the United States, a Russian analyst said on Wednesday.
- Navy's Global Hawk Maritime Demonstration Unmanned Aircraft Supports Northern California Firefighters During Navy Exercises Northrop Grumman 22 Jul 2008 -- The U.S. Navy's RQ-4 Block 10 Global Hawk Maritime Demonstration (GHMD) unmanned aircraft system demonstrated its flexibility and persistence by providing critically needed imagery to firefighters during the recent Northern California wildfires.
- MQ-9 Reaper enhances Air Force capabilities in Iraq AFPN 22 Jul 2008 -- The Air Force flew its first operational MQ-9 Reaper mission from here July 18, supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
- Predator crashes in Afghanistan AFPN 22 Jul 2008
- Boeing Acquires Insitu to Expand Capabilities in Unmanned Systems Boeing 22 Jul 2008 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] today announced an agreement to acquire Insitu, Inc., a pioneer in the unmanned air systems (UAS) market and leader in the design, development and manufacture of high-performance, low-cost UAS used for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR).
- Former US Attorney General Tells Congress Waterboarding Isn't Torture VOA 17 Jul 2008 -- Former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft testified before a congressional panel Thursday about controversial interrogation techniques, including one known as water boarding, carried out by the CIA on key al-Qaida suspects
- Bush Blocks Congressional Inquiry on CIA Leak Case VOA 16 Jul 2008 -- Asserting executive privilege, President Bush has refused to comply with a congressional request for documents relating to the leak of the identity of former CIA operative Valerie Wilson
- UK shelves expanding electronic access to secret intelligence IRNA 16 Jul 2008 -- The British government was reported Wednesday to have shelved a multimillion pound project designed to improve Britain's security by giving key government officials speedy access to secret intelligence on terrorism and other threats.
- Thales's TUAV ISTAR programmes support current & future UK operations Thales 15 Jul 2008 -- WATCHKEEPER will provide real-time imagery and situational awareness enabling commanders on the ground to gain a detailed picture of the battlespace and to make timely decisions accordingly.
- Ex-Pentagon Aide Denies Favoring Torture of Prisoners VOA 15 Jul 20008 -- A key former defense official has testified under subpoena about the Bush administration's authorization of harsh interrogation techniques
- Northrop Grumman's MQ-8B Fire Scout Successfully Completes Demonstration Aboard U.S. Navy 7th Fleet Destroyer Northrop Grumman 15 Jul 2008 -- A cooperative effort between the U.S. Navy and Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) resulted in the first ever demonstration of an MQ-8B Fire Scout Vertical Takeoff and Landing Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (VTUAV) aboard a U.S. Navy destroyer
- Northrop Grumman Successfully Completes Flight Testing of VADER System Northrop Grumman 15 Jul 2008 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has successfully completed the first test flight of a new Vehicle and Dismount Exploitation Radar (VADER) system under a contract with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).
- Russian ambassador denies increase in Russian spies in U.K. RIA Novosti 15 Jul 2008 -- The Russian ambassador to Britain denied Tuesday claims by London that Moscow has increased its intelligence activity in the U.K.
- BAE SYSTEMS TO PROVIDE SURVEILLANCE SENSORS TO U.S. ARMY BAE Systems 14 Jul 2008 -- BAE Systems has received a $14.5 million U.S. Army contract to develop surveillance sensors.
- BAE SYSTEMS HARNESSES GLOBAL UAS EXPERTISE BAE Systems 14 Jul 2008 -- BAE Systems is harnessing its company-wide expertise in unmanned air systems (UAS) as part of a sharply focussed strategy to become a major player in what is poised to become a multi-billion dollar a year international market.
- BAE SYSTEMS AND UK MOD ANNOUNCE MANTIS UAS DEMONSTRATOR PROGRAMME BAE Systems 14 Jul 2008 -- BAE Systems has entered into a jointly funded 1st phase of a programme with the UK Ministry of Defence to develop an Unmanned Autonomous System (UAS) that will help shape technology development for the UK's future UAS capability.
- Russia 'accuses British diplomat of spying' RIA Novosti 11 Jul 2008 -- A new spy row looks set to break out between Moscow and London after Russia apparently accused a British diplomat of espionage.
- Bush Signs Expanded Wiretap Law VOA 10 Jul 2008 -- U.S. President George Bush has signed legislation expanding the government's surveillance powers
- EADS Defence & Security continues its UAV successes in France EADS 10 Jul 2008 -- The French defence procurement agency (DGA) has ordered 35 additional DRAC mini-UAV close-range reconnaissance systems for the French Armed Forces from EADS Defence & Security (DS).
- Bill to Overhaul US Wiretap Law Clears Senate Hurdle VOA 09 Jul 2008 -- Legislation to revise U.S. surveillance law survived a key test vote in the Senate Wednesday, despite opposition from some majority Democrats to a provision protecting telephone companies from possible privacy lawsuits
- Afghan Officials Blame Foreign Intelligence Agency for India Embassy Attack VOA 08 Jul 2008 -- Afghan officials say they have evidence a foreign intelligence agency was involved in Monday's attack on the Indian Embassy in Kabul.
- Russia denies role in Litvinenko death, claims progress in probe RIA Novosti 08 Jul 2008 -- Russia's top investigators said on Tuesday they have made substantial progress in investigating the 2006 killing of a Russian security service defector in London, and rejected claims of the Kremlin's role in his death.
- British tabloids link top spy's coma with Russia RIA Novosti 04 Jul 2008 -- A mysterious illness that has left Britain's top intelligence official in a coma has sparked speculation in the country's tabloids that he could be the victim of a Russian assassination attempt.
- President vows no illegal eavesdropping CNA 03 Jul 2008 -- President Ma Ying-jeou said Thursday that neither government agencies nor private companies in Taiwan should engage in illegal eavesdropping.
- Air Force, Army leaders discuss new UAS concept of operations Army News Release 02 Jul 2008 -- Army and Air Force leaders met Monday, June 30, at Langley Air Force Base, Va., to discuss the way ahead for developing a new joint unmanned aerial system (UAS) concept of operations (CONOPS) for maximizing the contributions these systems can provide to joint forces in the field.
- National Security Agency awards trophy to Beale unit AFPN 01 Jul 2008 -- National Security Agency officials recently selected the 13th Intelligence Squadron here as the Air Force winner of the 2007 Director's Trophy, awarded annually for outstanding direct tactical signals intelligence contributions to warfighters.
- BAE SYSTEMS TO LAUNCH COMMUNICATIONS CENTER AT LIBERTY STATION BAE Systems 01 Jul 2008 -- BAE Systems is establishing a maritime development center for command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence (C4I) systems at its Liberty Station complex in Point Loma, California.
- CACI Rejects Copycat Lawsuits and False Allegations CACI 01 Jul 2008 -- CACI International Inc (NYSE:CAI), announced today that it is responding vigorously to the malicious and unfounded lawsuits filed by the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR).
- Ceaseless Aerial Espionage Committed against DPRK KCNA 01 Jul 2008 -- The U.S. imperialists committed more than 100 cases of aerial espionage against the DPRK and the south Korean puppet armed forces at least 70 cases in June, and this brought the total number of cases of espionage to more than 1,000 in the first half of the year, according to military sources.
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