January 2009 Intelligence News
- Unmanned Vehicle Contributes to Counterpiracy Operations Navy NewsStand 30 Jan 2009 -- The guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan brings an unmanned aerial vehicle capability to Combined Task Force 151.
- Iraqi Air Force Demonstrates Surveillance Capabilities for Elections AFPS 30 Jan 2009 -- Iraqi air force demonstrated capability to view polling stations and other critical-incident locations in preparation elections.
- Lincoln Creates New Intel Department Navy NewsStand 28 Jan 2009 -- USS Abraham Lincoln became the fifth out of 10 aircraft carriers to add the Intelligence Department to her roster of departments.
- U.S. Air Force Awards Northrop Grumman $276 Million Contract for Global Hawk Unmanned Aircraft Sustainment Northrop Grumman 28 Jan 2009 -- The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract valued at $276 million for operations and maintenance support of the RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned reconnaissance aircraft
- Russia starts tests of target designator for Iskander missiles RIA Novosti 28 Jan 2009 -- Russia has started testing a new unmanned aerial vehicle to provide target designation for Iskander missile systems.
- Austrian police arrest six over murder of Chechen RIA Novosti 28 Jan 2009 -- 6 ethnic Chechens have been arrested in Vienna on suspicion of being involved in the January 13 murder of Umar Israilov.
- Air Force officials to use prop planes as ISR platforms AFNS 27 Jan 2009 -- Air Force officials will begin using C-12 planes as ISR platforms to fill needs for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance.
- MKO grouplet to remain under German secret service surveillance IRNA 27 Jan 2009 -- MKO will continue to be monitored by Germany's domestic Verfassungsschutz intelligence agency despite EU decision.
- Chechen separatist envoy killed in N.Caucasus - FSB RIA Novosti 27 Jan 2009 -- FSB: An emissary of Chechen separatist leader Akhmed Zakayev has been killed by Russian forces.
- Russian army to improve combat effectiveness with spy drones RIA Novosti 27 Jan 2009 -- Russia's Armed Forces will receive three new unmanned aerial vehicles in the next 3 years to boost capabilities.
- Russia says Georgian special services 'seize' Russian soldier RIA Novosti 27 Jan 2009 -- Russian Defense Ministry: Russian NCO has been captured by Georgian special service personnel in South Ossetia.
- Ukrainian Security Service To Make Secret Soviet Documents Public RFE/RL 27 Jan 2009 -- Ukraine's Security Service will hold a lustration process this year with previously classified documents.
- CACI Awarded $114 Million in Previously Unannounced Contracts to Support National Security and Intelligence CACI 26 Jan 2009 -- CACI International Inc (NYSE:CAI) announced today that it has been awarded approximately $114 million in previously unannounced contracts with federal government clients in the national security and intelligence communities.
- Obama to Close Guantanamo, Selects Envoys for Mideast and South Asia VOA 23 Jan 2009 -- U.S. President Barack Obama has ordered the closure of the detention center in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
- US Lawmakers Have Mixed Reactions to Obama Orders to Close Guantanamo VOA 22 Jan 2009 -- Members of the US Congress are divided along party lines over President Barack Obama's executive orders.
- Obama Orders on Guantanamo and Interrogations Reverse Bush Policies VOA 22 Jan 2009 -- President Obama's executive orders Thursday fulfill a campaign promise and impose major policy changes.
- Historic Orders Signal Clean Break with Bush Administration Policies Human Rights First 22 Jan 2009
- Statement From 16 Retired Admirals And Generals, Who Have Been Working Through Human Rights First, On Meeting Today With President Obama To Discuss Executive Orders Banning Torture And Closing Guantanamo Human Rights First 22 Jan 2009
- KCNA Assails U.S. Arms Buildup KCNA 22 Jan 2009 -- There is disturbing U.S. arms buildup from the outset of the new year.
- Intelligence Nominees Under Senate Scrutiny VOA 21 Jan 2009 -- Hearings open Thursday on the first of U.S. President Barack Obama's nominees for the country's top two intelligence posts.
- Taliban kill 6 alleged U.S. spies in Pakistan's tribal region IRNA 21 Jan 2009 -- Suspected Taliban militants killed 6 men accused of spying for the United States in Pakistan's tribal region of North Waziristan.
- Two Doctors Convicted In Iran Conspiracy Case RFE/RL 20 Jan 2009 -- Two doctors known for their AIDS-prevention work have been found guilty of being involved in plot to overthrow the Iranian government.
- ATK Propulsion and Composite Technologies Help Launch National Reconnaissance Office Satellite ATK 19 Jan 2009 -- Alliant Techsystems composite and propulsion technologies supported the successful launch of a United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket carrying a National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) satellite.
- Three Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne RS-68 Rocket Engines Boost Classified Spy Satellite Pratt & Whitney 18 Jan 2009 -- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company, contributed to the nation’s security by boosting a classified spy satellite for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Jan. 17.
- CIA Director says Al-Qaida Hampered in Pakistan's Tribal Regions VOA 16 Jan 2009 -- Outgoing director of the US Central Intelligence Agency: agency has hampered al-Qaida's free reign in regions of Pakistan.
- NASA, Northrop Grumman Unveil First Global Hawk Unmanned System for Environmental Science Research Northrop Grumman 15 Jan 2009 -- NASA and Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) have unveiled the first Global Hawk unmanned aircraft system (UAS) to be used for environmental science research, heralding a new application for the world's first fully autonomous high-altitude, long-endurance aircraft
- NASA debuts Global Hawk autonomous aircraft for Earth science AFNS 15 Jan 2009 -- NASA and Northrop Grumman unveiled the first Global Hawk aircraft system to be used for environmental science research.
- Analysis: Getting Smart on Intelligence Reform cfr.org 14 Jan 2009 -- After eight years of controversy, some Democratic lawmakers and legal scholars seek a thorough investigation of the Bush administration's approach to intelligence gathering
- Alaei Brothers Reportedly Charged In Iran With Overthrowing Government RFE/RL 14 Jan 2009 -- Kamiar and Arash Alaei are among the 4 Iranian citizens cited as having attempted to overthrow the government.
- General Underscores Commitment to Fielding Unmanned Aerial Systems AFPS 14 Jan 2009 -- The service's leaders understand direction to field the systems in the combat theater as quickly as possible.
- Reports Suggest Obama Faces Early Choice On Iran Covert Ops RFE/RL 13 Jan 2009 -- US media reports that President George W. Bush authorized a major program for covert operations in Iran.
- Gang of saboteurs related to US crushed in Iran IRNA 13 Jan 2009 -- Judiciary spokesman, Ali-Reza Jamshidi: A gang of saboteurs related to the US government was recently discovered and destroyed.
- France chooses Sagem to design the datalink system for tomorrow’s UAVs Sagem (Safran group) 12 Jan 2009 -- French defense procurement agency DGA has chosen Sagem (SAFRAN Group) over a field of competing companies to design the datalink system for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV).
- Bush Administration Gives Incoming Obama National Security Team Extensive Briefing VOA 12 Jan 2009 -- To many observers, the ongoing crisis in Gaza underscores the fact that Barack Obama will become president during turbulent times.
- Backgrounder: Dennis C. Blair, Director of National Intelligence cfr.org 09 Jan 2009-
- Obama Announces Intelligence Director, CIA Chief Picks AFPS 09 Jan 2009 -- President-elect Barack Obama announced his choices for the nation's new top intelligence official and CIA chief.
- Obama Names Choices to Lead US Intelligence Agencies VOA 09 Jan 2009 -- President-elect Barack Obama filled out his national security team Friday with the naming of his top intelligence officials.
- Boeing-Insitu ScanEagle Completes 1,500th Shipboard Sortie With US Navy Boeing 07 Jan 2009 -- The ScanEagle unmanned aircraft system (UAS), a joint effort of The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] and Insitu Inc., this week completed its 1,500th shipboard sortie in service with the U.S. Navy.
- 3 alleged US spies killed in Pakistan's tribal region IRNA 05 Jan 2009 -- Suspected militants have killed 3 men accused of spying for the US in Pakistan's region of North Waziristan, local tribesmen.
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