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February 2011 Intelligence News

  • Lockheed Martin Wins Role On Navy C4ISR Services Contract Lockheed Martin 28 Feb 2011 -- The U.S. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) selected Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] as one of four companies that will compete for task orders to enhance situational awareness on U.S. Navy ships, submarines and shore stations. The three-year indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract has an $831 million ceiling value, with one two-year option period that potentially raises the ceiling value to $1.375 billion.
  • No ease in Pakistan-U.S. spy war IRNA 28 Feb 2011 -- No ease is imminent in the current war between the Pakistani and its ally the United States over the secret mission of an American undercover agent.
  • Pakistani court rejects bail for US man IRNA 28 Feb 2011 -- A court in Pakistan Monday dismissed the bail application of an American national, who was arrested in northwest on Friday for illegal stay.
  • Cuba to Punish US Spy KCNA 28 Feb 2011 -- Cuba will try U.S. spy Alan Gross in March.
  • CIA, Pakistan’s spy chief discuss US killer IRNA 27 Feb 2011 -- Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA),Leon E.Panetta, has talked to Pakistan’s spy chief Major General Shuja Pasha over phone and discussed the controversy over U.S.undercover agent,who faces double murder charges,local media reported Saturday.
  • KCNA on NIS Agents' Intrusion into Hotel Room for Indonesian VIP KCNA 26 Feb 2011 -- On February 16, 3 agents intruded into a hotel room of the party of the Indonesian presidential envoy.
  • DOD Announces Improvements To The Personnel Security Clearance Process DoD 25 Feb 2011 -- The Department of Defense (DoD) released information today about improvements made to the personnel security clearance process. Over the past four years, the DoD has worked with the Director of National Intelligence, the Office of Management and Budget, and the Office of Personnel Management to streamline processes, make changes to policies, introduce extensive information technology improvements, and eliminate a backlog of approximately 100,000 pending cases.
  • Detained American Rejects Murder Charges in Pakistan VOA 25 Feb 2011 -- A U.S. consulate employee accused of killing two men in Pakistan has refused to sign a charge sheet, insisting he has diplomatic immunity.
  • Northrop Grumman Fire Scout Completes First Unmanned Test Flights on Littoral Combat Ship Northrop Grumman 24 Feb 2011 -- The Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) -built MQ-8B Fire Scout vertical takeoff and landing tactical unmanned aerial vehicle (VTUAV) achieved a significant development milestone in November when it flew its first test flights from the U.S. Navy's littoral combat ship, USS Freedom (LCS-1).
  • Judge Says WikiLeaks' Assange Can Be Extradited To Sweden RFE/RL 24 Feb 2011 -- A court in Britain has ruled that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange can be extradited to Sweden to face rape and sexual-assault allegations.
  • British court to extradite Assange to Sweden RIA Novosti 24 Feb 2011 -- A British court on Thursday ruled Julian Assange, the enigmatic founder of the whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks, should be extradited to Sweden where he is wanted on sex assault charges.
  • Lockheed Martin Cyber Information Assurance System Added to U.S. General Services Administration Products and Services List Lockheed Martin 23 Feb 2011 -- Lockheed Martin’s secure multi-level information-sharing solution, Trusted Manager, has been added to the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) schedule of products and services available to the government. Trusted Manager or TMAN, is an information assurance solution that provides the ability to manually and/or automatically transfer data files, streaming data, and imagery products between two or more differing security domains. The GSA Schedule is the most widely used government contract vehicle focused solely on procuring goods and services for the government.
  • WikiLeaks: Israel, Chile Spied on Iranian Activity in Latin America VOA 22 Feb 2011 -- A leaked U.S. diplomatic cable indicates that Israel was working with Chile to spy on Iranian activities in South America.
  • Pakistan Says Courts to Decide Fate of Detained American VOA 22 Feb 2011 -- Pakistani officials have again said the country's courts will decide the fate of a detained U.S. consulate employee accused of murder, who media reports say works for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.
  • DIA Selects BAE Systems to Enhance Information Technology Services BAE Systems 22 Feb 2011 -- The Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) announced the award of two competitive, five-year task orders under the Solutions for the Information Technology Enterprise (SITE) contract totaling approximately $350 million to BAE Systems.
  • Medvedev fires FSB deputy chief RIA Novosti 21 Feb 2011 -- Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has dismissed Federal Security Service (FSB) deputy head Vyacheslav Ushakov over his poor performance, press secretary Natalya Timakova said on Monday.
  • Pelaez says never suspected her husband of spying for Russia RIA Novosti 21 Feb 2011 -- Peruvian-born journalist Vicky Pelaez, accused of being in an espionage ring for Russia in the United States, said she never worked for the Russian secret service and did not suspect that her husband was involved.
  • Reports: American Detained in Pakistan Works for CIA VOA 21 Feb 2011 -- News reports quote a senior Pakistani intelligence official as saying the U.S. consulate employee accused of shooting two men in Lahore is a spy for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.
  • France orders new-generation Sperwer drones and remote video terminals from Sagem Sagem (Safran group) 20 Feb 2011 -- French defense procurement agency DGA has awarded Sagem (Safran group) a contract for the modernization and expansion of the French army’s fleet of Sperwer tactical drones and associated equipment.
  • Pakistan Taliban say ex-spy official killed: report IRNA 19 Feb 2011 -- Pakistani Taliban said Saturday that they have killed a former official of the country’s intelligence agency, they had kidnapped in March last year in North Waziristan tribal region, state and private TV channels reported.
  • UK seeking Israel assurance not to forge more passports one year on IRNA 18 Feb 2011 -- The British government is still awaiting a pledge from Israel never to again clone or forge passports.
  • US Diplomat Urges Cuba to Release Jailed Contractor VOA 18 Feb 2011 -- The top US diplomat for the Americas is calling for the "unconditional release" of a U.S. contractor held in Cuba on suspicion of spying.
  • Iraqi Defector Says He Lied Over Weapons Claims RFE/RL 16 Feb 2011 -- An Iraqi defector who allegedly convinced officials that former leader Saddam Hussein had a bio-weapons program has admitted that he lied.
  • 'Raven' sees all in battle Army News 16 Feb 2011 -- E Company, 2nd Battalion, 29th Infantry Regiment, will wrap up another Raven Operators Course at Lee Field, a training area in the outskirts of Sand Hill.
  • BAE Systems Completes Purchase of L-1's Intelligence Services Group BAE Systems 15 Feb 2011 -- BAE Systems has completed its acquisition of L-1 Identity Solutions, Inc.’s Intelligence Services Group (ISG), which is comprised of SpecTal, LLC, Advanced Concepts, Inc., and McClendon, LLC, for a purchase price of approximately $297 million. The completed transaction, initially announced in September, will enhance BAE Systems’ ability to effectively meet the growing needs of government intelligence, defense and security customers.
  • Lockheed Martin Integrates MONAX System with Aerostat Platform Lockheed Martin 14 Feb 2011 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] recently demonstrated the integration of the MONAX 3G wireless communications system with an aerostat platform demonstrating the ability to deliver real-time video and data directly to soldiers on the ground.
  • WikiLeaks Founder Remains Cause Celebre VOA 14 Feb 2011 -- The internet site WikiLeaks is credited with helping topple the regime in Tunisia, and exposing a variety of U.S. government secrets.
  • Taiwan probing those involved in espionage, execution cases CNA 14 Feb 2011 -- Minister of National Defense Kao Hua-chu: Military will get to the bottom of a case in which an army general spied for China.
  • Intelligence Chief Says al-Qaida Still Greatest Threat AFPS 11 Feb 2011 -- Terrorism –- specifically al-Qaida -– remains the greatest threat to the United States, the director of national intelligence said on Capitol Hill, yesterday.
  • Panetta: Intelligence Community Needs to Predict Uprisings AFPS 11 Feb 2011 -- The intelligence community has to do a better job collecting information that will predict uprisings like those going on in Egypt, while also treating cybersecurity as the next battlefield, CIA Director Leon E. Panetta told a congressional committee yesterday.
  • Espionage case has no effect on Taiwan-U.S. communications: envoy CNA 11 Feb 2011 -- The case of a Taiwanese military officer spying for China is not likely to affect communications and dialogue between Taiwan and the United States, Taiwan's deputy representative in Washington, D.C. said Thursday.
  • Northrop Grumman's Joint STARS Re-Engining Program Completes Preliminary Design Review for Updated Bleed Air System Northrop Grumman 09 Feb 2011 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) recently completed the JT8D propulsion pod's bleed air system's preliminary design review (PDR) for the E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS).
  • US Official Refutes Criticism of Intelligence Community on Mideast Turmoil VOA 10 Feb 2011 -- Director of U.S. National Intelligence James Clapper has refuted criticism that the intelligence community failed to adequately monitor or predict recent events in Egypt and the region.
  • Military urged to take disciplinary action in espionage case CNA 09 Feb 2011 -- Lawmakers from across the political spectrum urged the Ministry of National Defense (MND) Wednesday to discipline all those found culpable in a case of an army general spying for China.
  • Military tries to downplay damage from espionage case CNA 09 Feb 2011 -- The Ministry of National Defense (MND) tried Wednesday to downplay the impact of intelligence allegedly leaked to China by a high-ranking military official, saying the officer had only limited access to highly classified information.
  • Alleged spy stationed in Thailand, not U.S. as reported: official CNA 09 Feb 2011 -- A Taiwanese army general who has been detained on espionage charges used to work in Thailand, not the United States as news reports have claimed, a senior official at Taiwan's representative office in Washington, D.C. said Tuesday.
  • Northrop Grumman Awarded Unmanned Aircraft System Common Architecture Working Group Contract Northrop Grumman 09 Feb 2011 -- The U.S. Navy has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) a $3.3 million contract to participate in the Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Control Segment (UCS) Architecture Working Group (UCSWG). Sponsored by the Unmanned Warfare Office of the Office Secretary of Defense (OSD), the UCSWG will provide increased UAS command and control capability to the warfighter at lower cost by using an open system architecture approach across the UAS enterprise.
  • Two Russian intelligence chiefs sacked over Domodedovo blast RIA Novosti 08 Feb 2011 -- Two senior Russian anti-terrorism officials have been sacked for failing to prevent a deadly terrorist attack on Moscow's busiest airport last month.
  • Army general detained for allegedly spying for China CNA 08 Feb 2011 -- A one-star army general has been detained on espionage charges, the Ministry of National Defense said Monday. He is believed to be one of Taiwan's highest-ranking military officials to have allegedly spied for China in more than two decades.
  • Assange starts legal battle against extradition from UK IRNA 07 Feb 2011 -- WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange Monday started what is expected to be a long legal battle to prevent being extradited from the UK with his lawyer warning of a 'flagrant denial of justice' if he is sent to Sweden.
  • Bush risks prosecution around world, says Amnesty IRNA 07 Feb 2011 -- Amnesty International has repeated its call on US authorities to investigate the responsibility of the highest US officials for torture following former president George W Bush cancelling a visit to Switzerland.
  • US spies stand trial behind closed doors IRNA 06 Feb 2011 -- The American citizens who entered the Islamic Republic of Iran illegally stood trial on Saturday behind closed doors.
  • US Hikers Plead Not Guilty in Iran Spy Case VOA 06 Feb 2011 -- Three American hikers have pleaded not guilty in an Iranian court to charges of spying and illegally entering Iran in 2009.
  • U.S. 'Hikers' Standing Trial In Iran RFE/RL 06 Feb 2011 -- The trial in Iran of two U.S. citizens accused of espionage opened today after a delay in which the pair spent some 18 months in jail.
  • German secret service agents arrested in Cairo: German TV IRNA 05 Feb 2011 -- Seven Germans, among them members of the secret service BND, were briefly arrested in the wake of the ongoing unrest in Egypt, the German television station ARD reported Saturday.
  • WikiLeaks founder seeks protection from Australian premier RIA Novosti 05 Feb 2011 -- The founder of the whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, has called on Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard to bring him home, Sydney Morning Herald reported on Saturday.
  • Cuba seeks 20-year jail term to accused U.S. 'spy' RIA Novosti 05 Feb 2011 -- Cuban prosecutors have requested a 20-year prison term for a U.S. citizen accused of 'spying,' the Communist Party newspaper Granma has reported.
  • WikiLeaks: Iraq Accuses Iran, Syria of Arming Militants VOA 03 Feb 2011 -- Document says Iraqi PM al-Maliki told U.S. diplomats in 2009 that Iran and Syria were providing weapons to insurgents in Iraq.
  • Northrop Grumman's LEMV Program Completes Critical Design Review Northrop Grumman 01 Feb 2011 -- Six months after signing the Long Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle (LEMV) agreement with the U.S. Army to build three airships with 21-day persistent intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) capability, Northrop Grumman's (NYSE:NOC) LEMV program team has completed its Critical Design Review (CDR).



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