September 2013 Intelligence News
- Officials Discuss Intelligence Programs at Senate Hearing AFPS 27 Sep 2013 -- At a hearing yesterday before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Army Gen. Keith B. Alexander, commander of U.S. Cyber Command and director of the National Security Agency, and Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper Jr. discussed a NSA-managed classified intelligence program, one of two made public by a security leak in June.
- Iran mass-produces indigenous Shahed 129 UAV Iran Press TV 27 Sep 2013 -- The Islamic Republic of Iran has launched the mass-production of the indigenously developed unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) Shahed 129, which was unveiled last year.
- Vanguard UAS platoon flies more hours than predecessors Army News 26 Sep 2013 -- The platoon has flown more than 3,800 hours across 600 plus flights.
- US spying on Indian mission in Washington with sophisticated bugs: Report Iran Press TV 25 Sep 2013 -- A media report says the US has used sophisticated equipment to spy on the Indian Embassy in Washington and India's UN office in New York.
- At UN debate, Brazilian President urges protection of Internet users UN News Centre 24 Sep 2013 -- In her speech to the General Assembly's high-level debate today, the President of Brazil, Dilma Roussef, urged the United Nations to play a leading role in protecting Internet users from illegal interception of communications and data, and decried recent allegations of electronic information spying as "serious violations of human rights".
- EU 'not satisfied' with US spying answers, says top official Iran Press TV 24 Sep 2013 -- The European Union is "not satisfied" with Washington's answers on revelations that the US spied on international bank transfers, a top official says.
- Brazil slams US spying on other nations Iran Press TV 24 Sep 2013 -- Brazil's President Dilma Vana Rousseff has criticized the US for its extensive spying programs on other nations calling it an "affront".
- Former FBI Agent to Plead Guilty to Leaking Secret Information to Journalists VOA 24 Sep 2013 -- A former FBI explosives expert will plead guilty to revealing classified information to journalists about a disrupted terrorist plot to blow up a U.S.-bound jetliner in 2012.
- US drone crashes in eastern Afghanistan PressTV 23 Sep 2013 -- A spy drone belonging to the US-led forces in Afghanistan has crashed in the country’s eastern province of Paktia.
- Laws that govern UK intelligence agencies need review, watchdog says Iran Press TV 21 Sep 2013 -- Laws that govern Britain's intelligence agencies need to be reviewed considering the recent revelations, head of the UK spy watchdog admits.
- UK spy agency hacked Belgian telecom company Iran Press TV 21 Sep 2013 -- Britain's eavesdropping agency the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) has been behind the spying attack on Belgium's biggest telecommunications company.
- Canada under fire over controversial law on cell phone users PressTV 19 Sep 2013 -- The Canadian government has come under fire over a controversial law that allows spying on cell phone users.
- Nominee: DOD Intel Community Faces Challenge, Opportunity AFPS 19 Sep 2013 -- Nominee for a senior Pentagon intelligence post told Congress the decisions made today will have long-term security implications.
- Hermes 450 reaches 70,000 hours in Afghanistan UK MOD 19 Sep 2013 -- The British Army's Hermes 450 unmanned air systems have completed over 70,000 hours of surveillance support in Afghanistan.
- Court: Telecoms never challenged NSA orders PressTV 18 Sep 2013 -- Telecommunications companies have never challenged the US government's orders to turn over records in the National Security Agency's spying program.
- IRGC to unveil new domestically developed combat drone Iran Press TV 17 Sep 2013 -- A senior Iranian military commander says the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) will be unveiling a domestically designed and built combat drone in the near future.
- Brazil to bypass US-centric internet amid spy revelations Iran Press TV 17 Sep 2013 -- Brazil has announced plans to bypass the US-centric internet amid revelations that Washington conducts spy operations on web communications.
- Intelligence Agency Director Discusses Roadmap for Future AFPS 16 Sep 2013 -- Intelligence is a critical guarantor of U.S. national security, the director of the Defense Intelligence Agency said.
- Deployed Airmen trailblazers of Reaper world AFNS 16 Sep 2013 -- Many of the iconic images from military operations are of U. S. Air Force legacy aircraft.
- Shadows provide mission support from the sky Army News 16 Sep 2013 -- Soldiers run 24-hour-a-day operations in order to keep situational awareness at all times.
- Intel Officials Announce Community IT Enterprise Milestone AFPS 11 Sep 2013 -- Eighteen months after the director of national intelligence announced plans for a new information technology environment that would vastly improve information sharing across the intelligence community, a milestone has set the community on the path to its IT future.
- Germany sought US spy tools in Frankfurt Iran Press TV 10 Sep 2013 -- Germany has reportedly enraged its US ally after it sent a helicopter to look for "listening posts" at the American Consulate in the city of Frankfurt following the disclosure that the National Security Agency (NSA) had also spied on the European nation.
- US spied on Brazil's oil company: Report Iran Press TV 09 Sep 2013 -- A report says the US National Security Agency (NSA) spied on Brazil's state-run oil firm Petrobras.
- S. Korean Rebellion Plot Turns Spotlight on Spy Agency VOA 09 Sep 2013 -- On September 4, South Korea's parliament for the first time voted to prosecute one of its lawmakers for allegedly plotting to overthrow the government in favor of North Korea. The lawmaker and the North Koreans are denying the allegation and instead accusing South Korea's spy agency, the National Intelligence Service, of fabricating it for political purposes.
- Jordan arrests officers over charges of misleading CIA Iran Press TV 07 Sep 2013 -- Nearly a dozen officers have been arrested in Jordan on charges of misleading the United States Central Intelligence Agency, CIA.
- US spy agencies decry latest Snowden revelations Iran Press TV 07 Sep 2013 -- Experts on privacy and Internet security have blasted the US National Security Agency amid reports that the agency is accessing secure Internet communications.
- US, British Intelligence Crack Online Encryption Tools VOA 06 Sep 2013 -- Documents indicate U.S. and British spy agencies have cracked encryption codes designed to provide online privacy and security.
- NSA Cracks World's Encryption Systems RFE/RL 06 Sep 2013 -- The U.S. National Security Agency has reportedly been working to crack or get around the encryption technology used worldwide to keep information safe on the Internet.
- S. Korean Parliament OKs Arrest of Lawmaker on Rebellion Charges VOA 04 Sep 2013 -- South Korean lawmakers have voted to allow the arrest of a colleague accused of conspiring to stage a rebellion in support of North Korea.
- Russia Will Not Hand Snowden Over to US – Putin RIA Novosti 04 Sep 2013 -- The United States “is possibly right” to seek the extradition of whistleblower Edward Snowden from Russia, but Moscow will not hand him over, Russian President Vladimir Putin said.
- Marines expand expeditionary capabilities in Basic Intelligence Training Course USMC News 04 Sep 2013 -- Marines of Golf Company, 1st platoon, 2nd Intelligence Battalion, II Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group conducted a field exercise from 12-16 August, 2013.
- Pakistan dismisses concerns over US intell activities IRNA 03 Sep 2013 -- Pakistan dismissed fears over the security of its nuclear programme.
- Document: US increases spying operation on Pakistan PressTV 03 Sep 2013 -- The United States has increased its spying operation on Pakistan, a US regional ally, according to top-secret budget documents.
- Brazil, Mexico Press U.S. On Spying Charges RFE/RL 03 Sep 2013 -- Brazil has condemned a U.S. spy program that reportedly targeted President Dilma Rousseff, labeling it an "unacceptable invasion" of its sovereignty.
- WikiLeaks files criminal complaint in Sweden ahead of Obama visit PressTV 03 Sep 2013 -- The 186-page affidavit claims America stole evidence about “a war crime perpetrated by US forces in Afghanistan.”
- Report: US Spied on Presidents of Brazil, Mexico VOA 02 Sep 2013 -- The Brazilian government summoned the U.S. ambassador over new allegations that the U.S. National Security Agency spy program targeted President Dilma Rousseff.
- NSA spied on presidents of Brazil, Mexico, report says PressTV 02 Sep 2013 -- A new report shows that the communications of both Brazilian and Mexican presidents have been targeted by the US spy agency NSA.
- Doc: US reinvestigates intelligence employees PressTV 02 Sep 2013 -- The US government suspects that roughly one out of every five individuals applying for jobs in the US intelligence community has connections with “hostile” groups.
- Russia sends reconnaissance ship to Mediterranean, Interfax says PressTV 02 Sep 2013 -- Russia has sent its Priazovye reconnaissance ship to the eastern Mediterranean tasked with collecting information in the tense region.
- Iran Releases Some Slovak Paragliders RFE/RL 02 Sep 2013 -- Iran has released six of eight Slovak paragliders accused of espionage.
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