October 2012 Intelligence News
- Military intelligence course builds bonds between U.S. and African servicemembers USMC News 31 Oct 2012 -- The second iteration of the Military Intelligence Non-Commissioned Officer Course – Africa, began Aug. 29.
- DOD Releases Military Intelligence Program Appropriated Top Line Budget for Fiscal 2012 DoD 30 Oct 2012
- Taiwan: Data leaked in China spy case not highly classified CNA 30 Oct 2012 -- The military information allegedly sold by a retired naval officer to China was not highly classified information and was related to the Navy's missions to escort fishing boats,.
- Iran Claims Drone Filmed Israeli Secret Sites RIA Novosti 29 Oct 2012 -- Iran claimed it has pictures of highly protected sites in Israel, taken from an unmanned aerial vehicle launched by the Lebanese Hezbollah group.
- Taiwan's military denies leak of major secrets in China spy case CNA 29 Oct 2012 -- No classified submarine navigational charts or underwater topographic information were leaked in a case in which a retired naval officer allegedly spied for China.
- Ex-naval officer arrested on charges of spying for China CNA 29 Oct 2012 -- A retired naval officer has been arrested on suspicion of collecting classified information for China, Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense said.
- Hezbollah Drone 'Not Iran's Latest Technology' RFE/RL 28 Oct 2012 -- Iranian Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi has said that the drone that was launched from Lebanon by Hezbollah and shot down by Israel earlier this month was not "the latest Iranian technology."
- Iran possesses highly advanced drones: Defense minister IRNA 28 Oct 2012 -- Minister of Defense Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi announced that Iran possesses highly modern drones much more advanced than the one recently flown by the Lebanese Hezbullah over the occupied lands.
- Executive Order - Establishing the White House Homeland Security Partnership Council The White House 26 Oct 2012
- Army's Premier Helicopter MRO Facility Takes on Unmanned Aircraft Work Army News 26 Oct 2012 -- Corpus Christi Army Depot has officially opened its doors to military unmanned aircraft with its first Unmanned Aircraft System modification program.
- Military Intelligence - this week in history. 1 Nov 1941 Army News 26 Oct 2012 -- On 1 November 1941, just weeks prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor, 60 Japanese-American students began a six-month course in the Japanese language at the Fourth Army Intelligence School, Presidio of San Francisco.
- Saudi Cyber Attack Seen as Work of Amateur Hackers Backed by Iran VOA 25 Oct 2012 -- Digital security experts say a major August cyber-attack at Saudi Arabia's top oil company appears to be the work of amateur hackers working on behalf of a nation state, and several signs point to Iran as their sponsor.
- Intel Community Seeks New Partnerships AFPS 25 Oct 2012 -- One of the strengths of the intelligence community is that the people within it have a tremendous spectrum of backgrounds.
- China's Huawei Denies Spying Charges, Vows Transparency VOA 24 Oct 2012 -- Chinese telecom giant Huawei has offered to give Australia "complete and unrestricted" access to its source codes and equipment as it tries to address fears it is spying for Beijing.
- Former CIA Agent Pleads Guilty to Revealing Covert ID RIA Novosti 23 Oct 2012 -- A former Central Intelligence Agency officer who was charged with repeatedly leaking classified information pleaded guilty in a US court to disclosing the identity of an undercover agent to a journalist.
- U.S.: Canadian Gave Secrets To Russia RFE/RL 22 Oct 2012 -- The U.S. ambassador to Canada says a Canadian soldier who pleaded guilty to spying had given both American and Canadian government secrets to Russia.
- Staff do not use Chinese cellphone services: NSB chief CNA 22 Oct 2012 -- Taiwan's National Security Bureau chief said that bureau staff are issued with security-enhanced cellphones made by a local smartphone vendor and use a local telecommunication service provider.
- Mossad Agents To 'Defend Minsk' RFE/RL 22 Oct 2012 -- Meir Dagan was diagnosed with cancer several months ago and came to Minsk for a liver transplant.
- Iran’s Feared Intelligence Ministry Launches Website RFE/RL 19 Oct 2012 -- The country’s Intelligence Ministry has launched a new website with a variety of content apparently aimed at informing, reassuring, and protecting ordinary Iranians.
- Pakistan's Supreme Court to Military: Stay Out of Politics VOA 19 Oct 2012 -- Pakistan's Supreme Court says the country's military and intelligence agency should stay out of politics.
- Pakistani Supreme Court Rules Against Intelligence Agencies' Interference In Politics RFE/RL 19 Oct 2012 -- Pakistan's Supreme Court has ordered the intelligence agencies and the presidency to refrain from interfering in politics.
- Classified Information Plays Central Role in Both 9/11, WikiLeaks Cases AFPS 18 Oct 2012 -- Pretrial hearings for two major court cases are converging this week as attorneys operating in two very different legal systems focus on the issue of classified information in the courtroom.
- Russia’s Narcotics Police to Get Spy Drones RIA Novosti 18 Oct 2012 -- Russian counter-narcotics police will soon receive the first batch of reconnaissance unmanned air vehicles to track drug-trafficking in remote and hard-to-access areas.
- New Graduate Program Helps Intel Officers Study Emerging Threats AFPS 16 Oct 2012 -- A new graduate program approved by Education Secretary Arne Duncan will help intelligence officers to study and research a growing range of emerging threats.
- Satellite phone recovered from CIA’s doctor in Pakistani prison IRNA 15 Oct 2012 -- Pakistani authorities recovered a satellite phone from the prison cell of a doctor, who has been jailed for helping the US intelligence to trace Osama bin Laden.
- Predators, Reapers break flying record AFNS 15 Oct 2012 -- The 29th Attack Squadron, 9th Attack Squadron, and the 6th Reconnaissance Squadron set a non-combat record October 2, by flying six MQ-9 Reapers and four MQ-1 Predators simultaneously during a training mission at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M.
- Intel experts converge for 2012 GEOINT Symposium AFNS 13 Oct 2012 -- In addition to the exhibitions, GEOINT, which is in its ninth year, hosted several keynote speakers, panel discussions and breakout sessions by government, military and private sector leaders.
- Russia Demands Fair Treatment of Suspects in US Export Case RIA Novosti 12 Oct 2012 -- The Russian Foreign Ministry demanded on Friday that US authorities stop applying psychological and moral pressure on Russian citizens arrested last week on suspicion of illegally exporting 'sensitive US technology' to Russia.
- DOD Aggressively Pursues Intel Innovation, Vickers Says AFPS 11 Oct 2012 -- The Defense Department is driving innovation across all defense intelligence functions, the Pentagon's intelligence chief said yesterday.
- Defense Intel Agency Director Outlines Changes Under Way AFPS 11 Oct 2012 -- The director of the Defense Intelligence Agency shared his vision of accelerating change and building capacity within the agency during a symposium yesterday in Orlando, Fla.
- Canadian Naval Officer Admits to Spying for Russia RIA Novosti 11 Oct 2012 -- A Canadian naval officer arrested on suspicion of espionage pleaded guilty on Wednesday to charges of selling classified information to the Russian military, Canada's CBC television network reported.
- New Launch and Recovery System Takes UAV Into the Future NNS 10 Oct 2012 -- A shipboard-capable system designed to support both the launch and recovery of the Scan Eagle unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) successfully completed final demonstration flight testing Sept. 27 at a testing range in eastern Oregon.
- Medical Intelligence Center Monitors Health Threats AFPS 10 Oct 2012 -- From a windowless building behind barriers and fences here, scientists, physicians and other experts monitor a range of intelligence and open-source channels for threats to the health of U.S. forces and the homeland.
- 'Warhorse' Soldiers recertify UAV Army News 10 Oct 2012 -- Soldiers from the Unmanned Aerial System Platoon, Company A, 2nd Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, participated in recertification training on the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle at Fort Carson's Camp Red Devil, Sept. 24 thru Oct. 5.
- 15E unmanned aircraft systems repairers study UAS maintenance support on FH Army News 10 Oct 2012 -- Unmanned aircraft systems, or UASs, are often called 'eyes in the sky.' That is because UASs can film videos of potentially hostile locations and transmit the imagery over many miles while not putting Soldiers in harm's way. The aircraft systems are controlled remotely by a pilot on the ground. Specially trained 15E unmanned aircraft systems repairers provide maintenance support for the Shadow 200, Hunter and Gray Eagle, enabling these UASs to execute their missions.
- US Technology Export Case Suspect to Appeal Remand RIA Novosti 10 Oct 2012 -- The defense of Russian Anastasia Diatlova, a defendant in a high-profile illegal technology export case in the United States, will appeal Houston court's ruling to remand her in custody, defense lawyer Alexei Tarasov said.
- U-2 Above All AFNS 09 Oct 2012 -- Whether people recognize it by the Snoopy-like nose or by the flat black paint and red lettering on the tail, the U-2 has become an Air Force reconnaissance icon in its 50 years of military operations.
- Military to ask Apple to cut satellite photo resolution: spokesman CNA 09 Oct 2012 -- The Ministry of National Defense (MND) will ask Apple Inc. to lower the resolution of its satellite photos of major military facilities and sensitive locations, a ministry spokesman said Tuesday.
- Chairman Rogers and Ranking Member Ruppersberger Warn American Companies Doing Business with Huawei and ZTE to 'use another vendor' US House of Representatives Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence 08 Oct 2012 -- The Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Intelligence Committee, Mike Rogers (R-MI) and C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD), today released a report recommending to U.S. companies considering doing business with Chinese telecommunications companies Huawei and ZTE to find another vendor.
- US Warns Two Chinese Companies Pose Security Risk VOA 08 Oct 2012 -- U.S. companies considering doing business with Chinese telecommunications companies Huawei and ZTE are being warned to find another vendor. A U.S. House of Representatives report said the companies pose a long-term corporate and national security threat.
- China Rejects US Charges Telecoms Pose Security Threat VOA 08 Oct 2012 -- China has rejected a U.S. Congressional report accusing two major Chinese telecommunications companies of posing a security threat to the United States.
- US Court Denies Bail to Russian in Technology Export Case RIA Novosti 06 Oct 2012 -- Houston court on Friday denied bail to Alexander Posobilov, a defendant in a high-profile illegal technology export case in the United States, defense lawyer Alexei Tarasov said.
- Accused Russian Tech Agents Deny Charges - Lawyer RIA Novosti 05 Oct 2012 -- Four Russians accused of illicitly obtaining military cutting-edge microelectronics for Russia in the United States deny any wrongdoing.
- Accused Russian Agent Appears in US Court RIA Novosti 05 Oct 2012 -- A naturalized US citizen, accused of being a Russian agent, and six others charged in an alleged plot to ship high-tech microelectronics to the Russian military and intelligence agencies, appeared in a Houston federal courtroom.
- Moscow Denies Links to US Blacklisted Firms RIA Novosti 05 Oct 2012 -- The companies blacklisted by the US on suspicion of illegally passing information to a foreign state did not give anything to Russia's defense industry, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said.
- Moscow Denies Involvement In Alleged U.S. Procurement Network RFE/RL 04 Oct 2012 -- Moscow says Russian spy agencies were not involved in an alleged network illegally exporting high-technology components from the United States.
- US Blacklists Firms over Russian Tech Spy Ring RIA Novosti 04 Oct 2012 -- The United States Commerce Department has blacklisted 165 foreign companies and individuals in connection with the activies of several people from the former republics of the USSR suspected of spying activity.
- U.S. Should Lead Cybersecurity Efforts, NSA Director Says AFPS 04 Oct 2012 -- Analyzing and solving the challenge of cybersecurity is critical to the global economy, the National Security Agency director said during the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Cybersecurity Summit.
- Investigative Report Criticizes Counterterrorism Reporting, Waste at State & Local Intelligence Fusion Centers U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs - Permanent Subcommittee On Investigations 03 Oct 2012 -- A two-year bipartisan investigation by the U. S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations has found that Department of Homeland Security efforts to engage state and local intelligence “fusion centers” has not yielded significant useful information to support federal counterterrorism intelligence efforts.
- U.S. Charges 11 Over Alleged High-Tech Electronics Export Scheme RFE/RL 03 Oct 2012 -- U.S. prosecutors have announced criminal charges against a group that allegedly illegally exported high-technology electronics from the United States to Russian military and intelligence agencies.
- U.S. Busts Up Alleged Russian Spy Ring RIA Novosti 03 Oct 2012 -- Eleven members of an alleged secret Russian military procurement network have been charged in the United States with illegally shipping sophisticated microelectronics to Russian military and intelligence agencies.
- U.S. Court Charges 11 Russians with Illegal Tech Exports RIA Novosti 03 Oct 2012 -- A group of 11 Russians were charged in New York with involvement in a multimillion-dollar scheme to "steal American technology" for Russian military and intelligence agencies.
- China’s Ralls Corp. Sues Obama over Wind Farms RIA Novosti 03 Oct 2012 -- China’s Ralls Corporation has sued U.S. President Barack Obama for blocking its wind farm deal.
- Military police soldiers train with "eye in the sky" Army News 03 Oct 2012 -- Soldier's safety in combat zones is a top priority for the Army, and state-of-the-art technology is often used to minimize the risk. One such technological aid is the small unmanned aerial vehicle known as the Raven.
- Obama Evicts Chinese in Wind Farm Dispute RIA Novosti 02 Oct 2012 -- US President Barack Obama banned project’s Chinese backers from developing the sites near sensitive military facilities, citing risks to national security.
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