October 2010 Intelligence News
- Georgia mum on Russia 'spy' report RIA Novosti 29 Oct 2010 -- Georgia declined on Friday to comment officially on media reports that it had detained 20 people suspected of spying for Russia.
- Report: Georgia Detains Suspected Russian Spies RFE/RL 29 Oct 2010 -- Georgian police are reported to have detained a number of people suspected of spying for Russia.
- DNI RELEASES BUDGET FIGURE FOR 2010 NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE PROGRAM Office of the Director of National Intelligence 28 Oct 2010 -- Consistent with Section 364 of the "Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010," Public Law 111-259, the Director of National Intelligence is disclosing to the public the aggregate amount of funds appropriated by Congress to the National Intelligence Program (NIP) for Fiscal Year 2010 not later than 30 days after the end of the fiscal year.
- British spy chief makes first public speech RIA Novosti 28 Oct 2010 -- The head of the British Secret Intelligence Service John Sawers became the first spy chief in 100 years to deliver a public speech.
- UK in dilemma over use of torture, says MI6 chief IRNA 28 Oct 2010 -- The head of Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service has insisted MI6 has 'nothing whatsoever' to do with torture but said it presented a constant dilemma.
- DOD Releases Military Intelligence Program 2010 Topline Budget DoD 28 Oct 2010
- Russia calls on U.S. to probe human rights violations in Iraq RIA Novosti 28 Oct 2010 -- Moscow has called on Washington to hold an investigation into human rights violations in Iraq between 2004 and 2009.
- Iran Says Two Charged With Spying For Israel RFE/RL 28 Oct 2010 -- Tehran's chief prosecutor says two Iranians have been charged with spying for Israel about Iran's nuclear program.
- Soldiers fly UAV, prepare to deploy Army News 28 Oct 2010 -- Many types of military aircraft use Fort Sill's Henry Post Army Airfield, however, the past couple weeks there was a different kind of plane flying around the post.
- Mottaki: Published documents by Wikileaks 'suspicious' IRNA 27 Oct 2010 -- Iran FM Mottaki said the publication of Wikileaks documents is "suspicious."
- Activist Convicted of Spying for Hezbollah VOA 27 Oct 2010 -- A prominent Arab-Israeli human rights activist has been convicted of spying for Lebanon's Shiite militant group Hezbollah.
- Gliders Loaded Aboard USNS Pathfinder for At-Sea Testing Navy NewsStand 27 Oct 2010 -- USNS Pathfinder embarked littoral battlespace sensing gliders Oct. 21 while ported at Naval Base San Diego.
- WikiLeaks to release secret Russia, China logs RIA Novosti 26 Oct 2010 -- Whistleblower website WikiLeaks is preparing to release secret files from Russia and China.
- Iraq: leaked files point to serious breaches of human rights law UN News Centre 26 Oct 2010 -- Leaked classified United States documents on the war in Iraq point to serious breaches of international human rights law.
- WikiLeaks Documents Highlight Problem of Security Force Training VOA 26 Oct 2010 -- The latest batch of confidential documents released by the Wikileaks anti-secrecy group do not contain startling information.
- Intimidation techniques found in British interrogation manual IRNA 26 Oct 2010 -- The British military has been training interrogators in techniques that include threats, sensory deprivation and enforced nakedness.
- CACI Announces Intent to Acquire Applied Systems Research, Inc. CACI 26 Oct 2010 -- CACI International Inc (NYSE:CACI) announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Applied Systems Research, Inc. (ASR), a proven provider of technical services and products to the Intelligence Community. This acquisition complements CACI's recently announced intent to acquire TechniGraphics, Inc., furthering its growth in the geospatial and technical intelligence disciplines. Closing is anticipated on November 1, 2010.
- Sagem to supply NATO-standard interoperability bays for French army’s Sperwer drones Sagem (Safran group) 26 Oct 2010 -- French defense procurement agency DGA has awarded Sagem (Safran group) a contract for an interface bay supporting NATO STANAG 4609 (1) interoperability standard, intended for the Sperwer tactical drone systems deployed by the French army in Afghanistan.
- Armenian Court Sentences Iranian Citizen RFE/RL 26 Oct 2010 -- A Yerevan court has sentenced an Iranian citizen to 10 years in jail and an Armenian accomplice to 12 years for spying for Azerbaijan.
- US Denies Downplaying Iraq Civilian Deaths, Condoning Prisoner Abuse VOA 25 Oct 2010 -- US Army general denied allegations based on the WikiLeaks documents published last week that his forces undercounted casualties and condoned abuse.
- WikiLeaks' Redaction Doesn't Remove Danger AFPS 25 Oct 2010 -- Pentagon spokesman: Despite WikiLeaks' attempt to redact names of Iraqi informants from recent leak, some are still in danger.
- Boeing Paints 1st Production A160T Hummingbird Unmanned Rotorcraft Boeing 25 Oct 2010 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] recently returned the first production A160T Hummingbird unmanned rotorcraft, A020, to the assembly line after applying the aircraft's final, light-gray coat of paint.
- Iraqi Officials Vow To Probe Abuse Cases Detailed In WikiLeaks Files RFE/RL 24 Oct 2010 -- A war of words continues over the conduct of Iraqi and US military forces in Iraq after WikiLeaks released classified files.
- WikiLeaks release of Pentagon's secret war files may jeopardize Iraq security RIA Novosti 24 Oct 2010 -- The Pentagon's secret Iraq war reports released by the WikiLeaks website may have serious consequences for security in Iraq.
- Top US Military Official Tweets Condemnation of WikiLeaks VOA 24 Oct 2010 -- America's top military official is accusing the WikiLeaks website of giving the country's enemies "valuable information."
- Leaked Iraq War Files Detail Torture, Civilian Deaths RFE/RL 23 Oct 2010 -- Whistleblowing website WikiLeaks has released what it claims are nearly 400,000 classified U.S. files on the Iraq war, in the biggest security breach of its kind in U.S. military history.
- Iraqi PM Says Politics Behind Latest WikiLeaks Relase VOA 23 Oct 2010 -- There was a mixed reaction from Iraqi political leaders over the release of classified U.S. documents Friday on the Wikileaks website concerning U.S. behavior in Iraq.
- US must investigate WikiLeaks files of Iraq abuse, says Amnesty IRNA 23 Oct 2010 -- Amnesty International Saturday called on the US to investigate how much officials knew about the torture and other ill-treatment of detainees held by Iraqi security forces after new evidence emerged in files released by the Wikileaks.
- US ignored Iraq torture, leaked files show IRNA 23 Oct 2010 -- US authorities failed to investigate hundreds of reports of abuse, torture, rape and even murder by Iraqi police and soldiers, according to almost 400,000 secret US army field reports obtained by WikiLeaks.
- Press Secretary Calls WikiLeaks Release Shameful AFPS 23 Oct 2010 -- WikiLeaks full public release on its website of 400,000 classified military documents from Iraq war operations is shameful, the Pentagon press secretary said tonight.
- WikiLeaks Defends Release of US Iraqi War Documents VOA 23 Oct 2010 -- The international whistle blowing organization Wikileaks has released some 400,000 secret U.S. documents on the Iraq war out into the public domain. At a London news conference Saturday, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange defended that huge release saying it was in the public's right to know.
- VOA 23 Oct 2010 -- A prominent U.S. newspaper says Washington wants to expand a secret CeWSJ: US Seeks Wider CIA Role in Pakistanntral Intelligence Agency operation in Pakistan designed to eliminate Islamic militants' havens near the Afghan border.
- 45th IBCT launches new Shadow Army News 22 Oct 2010 -- Members of the 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team successfully launched and recovered its first RQ-7 unmanned aerial system at the Henry Post Army Airfield, October 19.
- Pentagon Prepares for Possible WikiLeaks Publication AFPS 22 Oct 2010 -- The Defense Department is preparing for an additional publication by WikiLeaks of classified military documents from Iraq operations, DOD officials said here today.
- WikiLeaks Releases 400,000 Classified US Military Files VOA 22 Oct 2010 -- The activist website WikiLeaks and several media partners have published a collection of nearly 400,000 secret U.S. military documents from the Iraq War, providing new details of well known issues, including civilian casualties, detainee abuse and meddling by Iran.
- Russian spy to face trial in Poland RIA Novosti 22 Oct 2010 -- Poland will begin on Friday a trial of a Russian citizen who was arrested last year on espionage charges, a Warsaw district court official said.
- Navy Conducts COBRA Flight Test from Fire Scout Navy NewsStand 21 Oct 2010 -- The Navy successfully conducted the first flight test of the Coastal Battlefield Reconnaissance and Analysis (COBRA) Block I system at Yuma Proving Ground, Ariz., Oct. 13, testing the system's performance on the MQ-8B Fire Scout vertical take-off unmanned aerial vehicle.
- Joint STARS demonstrates key network-enabled weapons capability AFNS 21 Oct 2010 -- An Electronic Systems Center team is wrapping up work on a demonstration here aimed to greatly improve network-enabled weapons capabilities for joint forces.
- Iran says US Hikers to Be Put on Trial November 6 VOA 20 Oct 2010 -- Iranian officials are indicating two American hikers imprisoned in Tehran for more than a year on espionage charges will be put on trial next month.
- IAI Introduces Its New Ultra Light MiniPOP Payload Israel Aerospace Industries 20 Oct 2010 -- Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is introducing the newest member of its MiniPOP (plug-in optronic payload) family: the Ultra Light MiniPOP.
- Israel Aerospace Industries to Unveil Its New Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Vehicle at the 2010 Annual AUSA Meeting & Exposition Israel Aerospace Industries 20 Oct 2010 -- Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) will unveil its advanced ISRV (intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance vehicle) at the 2010 Annual Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Meeting & Exposition in Washington, DC, October 25-27, 2010
- Press Conference by Chairperson of United Nations Committee against Torture United Nations 19 Oct 2010
- SAIC Awarded Contract by Space and Naval Warfare (SPAWAR) Systems Center Atlantic SAIC 19 Oct 2010 -- Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) (NYSE: SAI) today announced it has been awarded a new prime contract by the Space and Naval Warfare (SPAWAR) Systems Center Atlantic to provide command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR) engineering and software integration support services. The multiple award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract has a one-year base period of performance, four one-year options, and a total ceiling value of not more than $49 million for all awardees, if all options are exercised. Work will be performed primarily in Charleston, S.C. and Lexington Park, Md.
- Message from the Director: Lessons from Khowst Central Intelligence Agency 19 Oct 2010 -- "Earlier this year, I directed that a task force of seasoned Agency professionals conduct a review of the Khowst attack. The purpose was to examine what happened, what lessons were learned, and what steps should be taken to prevent such incidents in the future. In addition, I asked Ambassador Thomas Pickering and Charlie Allen, a highly accomplished former Agency officer, to conduct an independent study of the Khowst attack and to review the work of the task force. They concurred with its findings. One of CIA’s greatest strengths is our ability to learn from experience, refine our methods, and adapt to the shifting tactics of America’s enemies."
- Canada Arrests Suspect in Hamas Operative Killing VOA 19 Oct 2010 -- Dubai's police chief says a suspect in the killing of a Hamas operative in the United Arab Emirates has been arrested in Canada.
- Pentagon Calls on Media Not to Carry WikiLeaks Material VOA 18 Oct 2010 -- The Pentagon appealed to news organizations Monday not to spread classified information released by the WikiLeaks Internet website. The site's owners are expected to release hundreds of thousands of secret Pentagon documents on the Iraq War, perhaps this week.
- CACI Announces Intent to Acquire TechniGraphics, Inc. CACI 18 Oct 2010 -- CACI International Inc (NYSE:CACI) announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire TechniGraphics, Inc., a leading provider of imagery and geospatial services, including digital maps, to the U.S. Intelligence Community. TechniGraphics' products form the basis for intelligence analysis, military operational planning, disaster relief planning, and operations and other mapping requirements. This acquisition solidifies CACI's competency in the mission-critical intelligence space and sustains a long-term commitment to sophisticated intelligence solutions. Closing is anticipated by November 1, 2010.
- Pentagon Braces for Another WikiLeaks Dump VOA 18 Oct 2010 -- The U.S. Defense Department is bracing for a massive leak of more than 400,000 secret U.S. military documents on the website WikiLeaks.
- Minister says detained Americans should wait for trial IRNA 15 Oct 2010 -- Minister of Intelligence Hojjatoleslam Heidar Moslehi says the two Americans charged of spying should wait for trial and court ruling.
- Dutch-Iraqi terror suspect brutally tortured in US jail: report IRNA 15 Oct 2010 -- A Dutch-Iraqi terror suspect who was released from prison on Wednesday said he was tortured while in detention in the United States, according to Dutch news reports.
- BAE Systems to Modernize Defense Intelligence Agency Workstations BAE Systems 13 Oct 2010 -- Today, BAE Systems announces the award of an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) which will modernize the Agency's Department of Defense Intelligence Information System trusted computer workstations by creating a worldwide virtualized desktop infrastructure for DIA users and intelligence analysts. The contract has a $300 million ordering ceiling over a five-year period, including option years.
- In the presence of the Minister of Industry of Russia Israel Aerospace Industries' CEO and the Director-General of Russia’s Oboronprom Corporation have signed an agreement for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) Israel Aerospace Industries 13 Oct 2010 -- n the presence of the Minister of Industry and Trade of Russia, Mr. Viktor Khristenko, Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) CEO, Mr. Itzhak Nissan, and the Director-General of the Oboronprom Russian Industrial Corporation, Mr. Andrey Reus, signed an agreement yesterday afternoon, 12 October 2010, to sell UAV assembly elements and services to Oboronprom.
- Five arrested in Tehran on espionage charges IRNA 13 Oct 2010 -- Five persons were arrested on espionage charges in the Iranian capital, Tehran's Prosecutor of the Public and Revolution Court Abbas Ja'fari-Dolatabadi said Wednesday.
- Moscow says will work with London on Litvinenko, within Russian law RIA Novosti 13 Oct 2010 -- Moscow is ready to cooperate with London over the controversial case of the death of Alexander Litvinenko, but will continue to adhere to Russian law, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday.
- Israeli firm sells UAV assembly components to Russia RIA Novosti 13 Oct 2010 -- Israel Aerospace Industries said on Wednesday it has signed a contract with the Russian defense firm Oboronprom on the delivery of assembly components and servicing for aerial drones.
- Lockheed Martin Cyber Security System Added to List of Accredited Cross-Domain Solutions Lockheed Martin 11 Oct 2010 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] announced that its Trusted Manager system, a secure Multi-Level Information Sharing technology used by the Department of Defense, has been added to the Unified Cross Domain Management Office’s (UCDMO) baseline list of cross-domain solutions. This directory lists the accredited systems that provide the ability to transfer Department of Defense and Intelligence Community information between multiple security domains.
- Lockheed Martin Team Wins Role on U.S. Army Intelligence Contract Vehicle Lockheed Martin 12 Oct 2010 -- A team led by Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] was selected by the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM) to compete for future task orders under the INSCOM OMNIBUS-III contracting vehicle.
- Investigative Journalists Dissect KGB’s Enduring Legacy RFE/RL 12 Oct 2010 -- Few Russian journalists have followed the country's security services as closely as Moscow-based investigative reporters Andrei Soldatov and Irina Borogan. In their new book, "The New Nobility: The Restoration Of Russia's Security State And The Enduring Legacy Of The KGB," Soldatov and Borogan chronicle the resurgence of the Federal Security Service (FSB) during the presidency of Vladimir Putin. RFE/RL correspondent Nikola Krastev caught up with Soldatov and Borogan in New York, where they discussed their book.
- Taiwan developing unmanned aircraft: defense minister CNA 11 Oct 2010 -- Taiwan has not put a U.S.-built unmanned aerial vehicle, the RQ-4 Global Hawk, on its arms procurement list, opting instead to have its military-run research institute develop an indigenous unmanned aircraft system, a defense official said Monday.
- Boeing to Offer A160T Hummingbird in Response to NAVAIR Request for Proposal Boeing 11 Oct 2010 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] is preparing to offer a solution based on the world record-setting A160T Hummingbird unmanned rotorcraft in response to the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command's Request for Proposal (RFP) for Cargo Unmanned Air Systems (UAS) Services. The RFP calls for government-owned, contractor-operated UAS services for the U.S. Marines in Afghanistan.
- Northrop Grumman Successfully Demonstrated ISR Capabilities at Empire Challenge 2010 Northrop Grumman 11 Oct 2010 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) recently demonstrated an unprecedented increase in operational enterprise capabilities with emerging and fielded Distributed Common Ground Systems (DCGS) capabilities at Empire Challenge 2010.
- Iran Confirms Espionage At Its Nuclear Facilities RFE/RL 10 Oct 2010 -- Iran has confirmed that it has faced espionage at some of its nuclear facilities.
- Mystery Continues to Surround UAE Blackberry Deal VOA 09 Oct 2010 -- The United Arab Emirates has announced it will not implement a ban on certain functions of the BlackBerry smartphone following "positive collaboration" with the device's developer Research in Motion (RIM). Details of the agreement, however, remain unclear.
- 14th MI Battalion conducts warrior training Army News 08 Oct 2010 -- The 14th Military Intelligence Battalion conducted Warrior Tasks and Battle Drill Training Sept. 14-17, the first major training event after a year overseas.
- ISR leader passes torch to new generation AFNS 08 Oct 2010 -- The morning of Sept. 30 saw 20 officers receive intelligence specialty badges upon graduating from the Air Force intelligence officer course here.
- Israel Aerospace Industries to Unveil the "Panther" – a New UAV for Tactical Missions- at 2010 Latrun Conference Israel Aerospace Industries 04 Oct 2010 -- Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) will unveil its new revolutionary tilt-rotor unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for tactical missions, the Panther, at the Latrun Conference in Israel, October 5-7, 2010. The Panther will be exhibited for the first time internationally at the Association of the United States Army's (AUSA) 2010 Annual Meeting and Exposition in Washington D.C., October 25-27. This new line of UAVs includes also the "Mini Panther".
- CIA chief meets Indian officials ahead of Obama's visit IRNA 02 Oct 2010 -- Ahead of the visit of President Barack Obama, CIA chief Leon Panetta was in India looking for ways to cement sharing of information in tackling terrorism.
- USS George H. W. Bush Intel Team Certifies for Deployment Navy NewsStand 01 Oct 2010 -- The USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77) intelligence team completed its first of four intelligence team trainer (ITT) certifications at Naval Education and Training Command's (NETC) Navy and Marine Intelligence Training Center (NMITC) Sept 17.
- Pakistan PM conveys concern to CIA chief at NATO strikes IRNA 01 Oct 2010 -- Pakistan PM Gilani conveyed ‘profound concern’ to the CIA Chief Leon E. Panetta over increasing drone attacks.
- U.S. seeks Russian spies' real estate, cars, cash RIA Novosti 01 Oct 2010 -- US government is seeking seizure of the property left behind by the 10 members of a Russian spy ring.
- Medvedev urges creation of mobile comm for special services RIA Novosti 01 Oct 2010 -- President Medvedev set Russia's security agencies the task of creating a reliable modern confidential mobile comm system.
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