July 2012 Intelligence News
- Israel Charges Golan Heights Man with Espionage for Syria RIA Novosti 31 Jul 2012 -- A Druze resident of the Golan Heights have been charged with spying for Syria, Israel's Shin Bet internal security service said in a statement.
- Russia's Top Court Upholds 12-Year Sentence for 'U.S. Spy' RIA Novosti 30 Jul 2012 -- Russia's Supreme Court on Monday upheld a 12-year jail sentence for an ex-serviceman for selling classified topographic maps to the Pentagon.
- Western Intelligence Shaken by Canada Spy Leaks RIA Novosti 25 Jul 2012 -- A vast amount of classified information allegedly leaked to Russia by a Canadian naval intelligence officer has seriously compromised the spy agencies of major English-speaking countries.
- Integrated Intelligence Framework Takes Shape AFPS 25 Jul 2012 -- An intelligence effort being advanced by each of the military services is promoting more complete intelligence analysis, better collaboration across the services and faster delivery of actionable intelligence to support combat operations.
- ONR-Funded Research Takes Flight in Popular Science Article NNS 25 Jul 2012 -- The Office of Naval Research is looking at birds' perceptual and maneuvering abilities as inspiration for small unmanned aerial vehicle autonomy.
- Famous Spanish Lawyer to Defend WikiLeaks’ Assange RIA Novosti 25 Jul 2012 -- Spanish ex-judge Baltasar Garzon will head the defense team of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
- DIA Change of Director DoD 24 Jul 2012
- Panetta: Under Burgess, DIA Evolved Into Global Agency AFPS 24 Jul 2012 -- The Defense Intelligence Agency has evolved into a global agency that operates wherever U.S. forces are engaged and at every point along the chain of command.
- Judge Backs State Department In WikiLeaks FOIA Case RFE/RL 24 Jul 2012 -- A U.S. federal judge has backed the U.S. State Department's refusal to declassify 23 embassy cables that were already released by WikiLeaks and published by news organizations.
- Chinese spy ships, aircraft under strict monitoring CNA 23 Jul 2012 -- Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense denied that it had failed to detect spy ships from China when the military was conducting war games.
- Al-Shabab Executes Three Militants for Western Spying VOA 23 Jul 2012 -- Somali militant group al-Shabab has executed three of its own members for alleged spying on behalf of U.S. and British intelligence agencies.
- Moslehi: Assassins of martyred nuclear scientist arrested IRNA 22 Jul 2012 -- Information Minister Heidar Moslehi said the culprits behind assassination of the Iranian nuclear scientist Dariush Rezaienezhad were arrested.
- Putin Signs NGO 'Foreign Agents' Law RFE/RL 21 Jul 2012 -- The Kremlin press service reports that President Vladimir Putin has signed into law a controversial bill that requires nongovernmental organisations (NGOs) which receive funding from abroad to register with the Justice Ministry as "foreign agents."
- Pentagon Officials Work to Stop Leaks VOA 20 Jul 2012 -- U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has ordered top military officials to monitor major U.S. news media for leaks of classified information, in an effort to stop the unauthorized release of government secrets to the public.
- DOD Bolsters Safeguards for Sensitive Information AFPS 20 Jul 2012 -- In a closed House panel hearing on the unauthorized disclosure of classified information, the defense department's senior civilian official and its top military officer said DOD must do more to protect sensitive information, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said in a statement.
- NSA Looks to Industry for Secure Mobile Capabilities AFPS 20 Jul 2012 -- The head of the National Security Agency’s information assurance directorate today discussed the agency’s goals in providing government with secure mobile devices.
- Military Intelligence - This Week in History Army News 20 Jul 2012 -- The 23rd Special Warfare Aviation Detachment was activated at Fort Bragg, North Carolina in March 1962.
- DOD News Briefing with George Little from the Pentagon DoD 19 Jul 2012 -- Presenter: Pentagon Press Secretary George Little
- Statement from George Little on Defense Initiatives to Limit Unauthorized Disclosures of Classified Information DoD 19 Jul 2012 -- Today Secretary Panetta, Chairman Dempsey and General Counsel Johnson testified before the House Armed Services Committee in a closed hearing on the unauthorized disclosure of classified information.
- DIA Five-Year Plan Updates Strategic Warning Mission AFPS 18 Jul 2012 -- In a new plan for 2012-2017, the Defense Department's Defense Intelligence Agency is updating one of its core missions -- strategic warning for policymakers -- to reflect the world's growing volatility.
- Ukraine Sentences Two Diplomats for Spying RIA Novosti 18 Jul 2012 -- Two diplomats, identified only as coming from Asia, have been sentenced to eight years imprisonment for an attempt to steal secret rocket technology from Ukraine, the press service of Ukraine's Security Service (SBU) said on Wednesday.
- Belarusian KGB Reports Arrest Of Lithuanian 'Spy' RFE/RL 12 Jul 2012 -- The Belarusian security agency has announced it has arrested a military officer from neighboring Lithuania on suspicion of conducting espionage.
- Belarus Claims Lithuanian Spies Arrest RIA Novosti 12 Jul 2012 -- Belarus’ State Security Committee said it had detained a Lithuanian military intelligence officer and his local agents for spying.
- Not Just For The Military Anymore, Drones Set To Take Off RFE/RL 12 Jul 2012 -- In a few years' time, experts say, people will be less inclined to mistake UAVs hovering over cities like Moscow for UFOs.
- ONR Sensor and Software Suite Hunts Down more than 600 Suspect Boats NNS 10 Jul 2012 -- A new sensor and software suite sponsored by the Office of Naval Research returned from West Africa after helping partner nations track and identify target vessels of interest.
- NSA Chief: Cyber World Presents Opportunities, Challenges AFPS 10 Jul 2012 -- Technology has opened tremendous opportunities for the world, but also poses tremendous challenges.
- Robotics rodeo showcases new technologies Army News 09 Jul 2012 -- More than 40 vendors and five universities showcased nearly 75 different technologies at Fort Benning's McKenna Urban Operations Complex.
- WikiLeaks to Release 2.4 Mln Syria Files RIA Novosti 05 Jul 2012 -- Whistleblowing website WikiLeaks said on Thursday it had begun publishing more than 2.4 million e-mails from Syrian officials, government ministries and companies dating from August 2006 to March 2012.
- 45th SW launches NRO satellite AFNS 03 Jul 2012 -- The 45th Space Wing successfully launched a United Launch Alliance-built Delta IV-Heavy rocket from Space Launch Complex 37 on June 29 carrying a classified National Reconnaissance Office satellite.
- Army radar to allow UAS to fly in National Air Space Army News 02 Jul 2012 -- By March 2014, the MQ-1C Gray Eagle, an Army unmanned aerial system, or UAS, will be able to train in the same airspace as the Boeing 747.
- Army accepts last Persistent Threat Detection System aerostat Army News 02 Jul 2012 -- The Persistent Threat Detection System entered its next chapter.
- Defense minister reveals new details about RQ-170 drone IRNA 01 Jul 2012 -- Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi said Iran has gained access to new details about the captured US drone, RQ-170.
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