Policies affecting the intelligence community

Space Forum Bans Press from Cybersecurity Panels

By Brendan McGarry on Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

Space Forum Bans Press from Cybersecurity Panels

Organizers of the nation’s biggest space conference have banned reporters and other members of the press from attending any of the event’s panels on cybersecurity.

US Army Eyes Ukraine Conflict for Intel on Russian Military Technology

By Brendan McGarry on Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

US Army Eyes Ukraine Conflict for Intel on Russian Military Technology

The U.S. Army is working to glean intelligence on Russian military technology from the conflict between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian forces.

Lawmakers Build Support for Fight Against ISIL

By Kris Osborn on Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Lawmakers Build Support for Fight Against ISIL

Several experts have indicated that there is growing political will to confront ISIL as well as enough funding in the 2015 OCO budget.

Army Unit to Intel Center: DCGS Doesn’t Work

By Brendan McGarry on Sunday, March 23rd, 2014

Army Unit to Intel Center: DCGS Doesn’t Work

The report contains many of the same criticisms that other units in Afghanistan would later echo, namely that the technology is complicated to use and unreliable.

Army Units in Afghanistan Slam Intel System

By Brendan McGarry on Thursday, February 6th, 2014

Army Units in Afghanistan Slam Intel System

Military​.com obtained a copy of a previously undisclosed memo that includes feedback on the technology from several units serving in the country.

Iraq to Buy Hellfire Missiles, ScanEagle Drones

By Brendan McGarry on Thursday, December 26th, 2013

Iraq to Buy Hellfire Missiles, ScanEagle Drones

The delivery comes amid rising violence in Iraq. On Christmas day alone, bombings killed more than two dozen people in Christian areas of Baghdad.

Navy P-8A Surveillance Planes Deploy to Tense Pacific

By Kris Osborn on Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

Navy P-8A Surveillance Planes Deploy to Tense Pacific

The Navy’s new high-tech submarine hunting ISR planes, the P-8A Poseidon aircraft, arrive in Japan for their first deployment

Dempsey Talks Snowden, Syria and Sex Assaults

By Brendan McGarry on Monday, August 5th, 2013

Dempsey Talks Snowden, Syria and Sex Assaults

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said he wouldn’t be surprised if the Russians or the Chinese already obtained information from Edward Snowden on classified surveillance programs.

Lawmakers Call for Asia-Pacific ‘Rebalance’ Review

By Kris Osborn on Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

Lawmakers Call for Asia-Pacific ‘Rebalance’ Review

Several members of Congress sent a letter to National Security Advisor Susan Rice asking for a formal review of the administration’s Asia-Pacific rebalance strategy.

Lawmakers Scrutinize Battlefield Intel System

By Brendan McGarry on Monday, July 15th, 2013

Lawmakers Scrutinize Battlefield Intel System

The Senate Armed Services Committee asked for an independent assessment of the Army’s version of the program and voted to temporarily withhold a portion of funding the service requested for the effort.

FBI Nominee Calls Waterboarding ‘Torture’

By Brendan McGarry on Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

FBI Nominee Calls Waterboarding ‘Torture’

James Comey, the White House’s nominee for director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, also described the interrogation tactic as “wrong” and “awful.”

Senators to Question FBI Nominee on Spying Programs

By Brendan McGarry on Monday, July 8th, 2013

Senators to Question FBI Nominee on Spying Programs

Comey is expected to be asked about the controversial National Security Agency surveillance programs disclosed by former Pentagon contractor Edward Snowden.

Benning Teams with University to Study Free-Flying UAS

By Matthew Cox on Monday, June 10th, 2013

Benning Teams with University to Study Free-Flying UAS

The service joined with Georgia Tech to study how unmanned systems can fly together in groups without human involvement, a concept known as “swarming.”

Army Defends Intel System After Spat Between Odierno and Hunter

By Abraham D. Sofaer on Friday, May 17th, 2013

Army Defends Intel System After Spat Between Odierno and Hunter

The three-day demonstration comes just weeks after Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno and Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., sparred during a congressional hearing over the effectiveness of the system.

Pentagon Seeks More Cybersecurity Funding

By Abraham D. Sofaer on Monday, April 15th, 2013

Pentagon Seeks More Cybersecurity Funding

Pentagon spending on cyber operations would jump 21 percent to $4.7 billion in 2014.

Lawmakers Block Pentagon Spy Plan

By Matthew Cox on Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

Lawmakers Block Pentagon Spy Plan

The Defense Department’s plan to beef up its spy operation has hit a roadblock on Capitol Hill.

Petraeus Testimony on Benghazi Affair

By Michael Hoffman on Friday, November 16th, 2012

Petraeus Testimony on Benghazi Affair

Petraeus’s testimony on Capitol Hill about the Sept. 11 terrorist attack in Benghazi will challenge skeptical lawmakers and the speculation the Obama administration forced him to retire.

AFA: ‘Ruthless discipline’ needed for modernization efforts

By John Reed on Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

AFA: ‘Ruthless discipline’ needed for modernization efforts

Service and industry officials must do whatever it takes to deliver the Air Force’s priority programs, CSAF says.

More calls to investigate GE’s China deal

By John Reed on Monday, November 14th, 2011

More calls to investigate GE’s China deal

Another House lawmaker is calling for an official Pentagon investigation into GE’s partnership with China’s state-owned aviation company.

Painful lessons from Chinook crash

By Philip Ewing on Friday, October 14th, 2011

Painful lessons from Chinook crash

The investigation cleared the troops, aircrews and commanders, but may teach special operations some hard lessons.

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