October 2014 Intelligence News
- US spent $136 billion on spying in two years: Government figures Iran Press TV 31 Oct 2014 -- The United States spent nearly $136 billion in the fiscal years of 2013 and 2014 on intelligence gathering, according to government figures.
DNI Releases Budget Figure for FY 2014 National Intelligence ProgramDirector of National Intelligence 30 Oct 2014 -- Consistent with 50 U.S.C. 3306(b), 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 2014 not later than 30 days after the end of the fiscal year.
- DOD Releases Military Intelligence Program (MIP) Appropriated Top Line Budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 DoD 30 Oct 2014 -- The Department of Defense released today the MIP appropriated top line budget for FY 2014. The total MIP budget, which included both the base budget and Overseas Contingency Operations appropriations, was $17.4B billion.
- Kerry: US to Intensify Law Enforcement, Intel Sharing With Canada to Counter Terrorism RIA Novosti 29 Oct 2014 -- The United States will intesify the security control on the border with Canada, following the recent shooting in the country, Secretary of State John Kerry announced.
- China mulls laws on death penalty, counterespionage, anti-terrorism People's Daily 27 Oct 2014 -- China's top legislature started its bimonthly meeting on Monday, with lawmakers considering draft laws and amendments regarding death penalty, counterespionage and anti-terrorism.
- China to Amend Anti-terror Law and to Set Up National Anti-terrorism Intelligence System RIA Novosti 27 Oct 2014 -- Beijing will set up a national anti-terrorism intelligence system and amend the country's anti-terror law in a move that it hopes will improve intelligence gathering and the sharing of information across government departments, China's Xinhua news agency reports.
- New application aims to improve analyst's performance AFNS 25 Oct 2014 -- Members from an Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) team collaborated to create a new tool suite, which could be used by the Air Force intelligence community around the globe.
- NSA Moonlighting Scandal Expands as SIGINT Head Resigns RIA Novosti 25 Oct 2014 -- NSA's Director of signal intelligence, Teresa O'Shea, has resigned Friday after the media publications about her and her husband's business interests which allegedly caused an ethics conflict.
- Analysis: Concerns Rise About US Intel Capabilities on IS VOA 23 Oct 2014 -- Concerns about the capabilities of U.S. intelligence agencies have been steadily rising, sparked in part by comments from President Barack Obama that they "underestimated" the rise of the group known as Islamic State.
- ISR: A critical capability for 21st century warfare AFNS 21 Oct 2014 -- The progressive adaptations and breakthroughs made in the intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance arena have changed the way wars are fought, and the way commanders think about the battlespace.
- Intelligence Minister: Several spies arrested in Bushehr IRNA 21 Oct 2014 -- Iranian security forces have arrested several spies in the Southern province of Bushehr, Intelligence Minister Seyyed Mahmoud Alawi announced on Tuesday.
- Iran arrests foreign-linked spies: Intelligence minister Iran Press TV 22 Oct 2014 -- Iran's Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi says the country's security forces have arrested a number of individuals linked to foreign spy agencies.
- Dragon 'fires up' for flight AFNS 18 Oct 2014 -- The Air Force and NATO are undergoing a cooperative development effort to upgrade the avionics and cockpit displays of AWACS aircraft belonging to the 552nd Air Control Wing here and the NATO E-3 Sentrys from Geilenkirchen, Germany.
- Polish Investigators Find List of People Russian Intelligence Planned to Recruit: Reports RIA Novosti 18 Oct 2014 -- Investigators have found a list of individuals the GRU, Russian Main Intelligence Directorate, planned to recruit while searching the apartment of the lawyer accused of spying for Russia in Poland, Polish television channel TVN24 reported Saturday.
- Iconic 'Elephant Cage' laid to rest AFNS 17 Oct 2014 -- Demolition of Misawa Air Base's AN/FLR-9 antenna, also known as the 'Elephant Cage,' began Oct. 15 after nearly 50 years of service.
- Poland Could Deport Russian Diplomats Amid Spy Scandal: Polish Deputy Prime Minister RIA Novosti 17 Oct 2014 -- Poland could deport Russian diplomats from the country as a result of the recent scandal alleging a lawyer and senior army officer of spying for Russia, Poland's Deputy Prime Minister Janusz Piechocinski said Friday.
- Russia denies intelligence cooperation with US on ISIL Iran Press TV 16 Oct 2014 -- Russia denies the US claim that Moscow has agreed to increase intelligence sharing with Washington over the ISIL Takfiri terrorists rampaging in Iraq and Syria.
- Two Suspected Spies Detained in Poland: Official RIA Novosti 16 Oct 2014 -- A civilian and a Polish army officer have been arrested in Poland under suspicion of spying for a foreign state, a Polish official said Thursday.
- Russia Denies Reports of IS-Related Intelligence Exchanges With US RIA Novosti 16 Oct 2014 -- The Russian Foreign Ministry on Thursday dismissed media rumors about an agreement between Moscow and Washington to strengthen intelligence exchanges related to the fight against the Islamic State (IS).
- US, Russia to Share Counter-IS Intel VOA 14 Oct 2014 -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Tuesday agreed to share intelligence information about Islamic State militants during talks in Paris that also touched on Ukraine and Iran's nuclear program.
- US appeals court to consider FBI secret spy program Iran Press TV 08 Oct 2014 -- A US federal appeals court will consider on Wednesday if the US government's secret electronic surveillance on Americans without court approval is unconstitutional.
- Russian Classified Information Secure Against Cyber Attacks: Communications Minister RIA Novosti 01 Oct 2014 -- Russian classified information is secure from potential cyber attacks, Russian Minister of Communications and Mass Media Nikolai Nikiforov said Wednesday.
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