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US intel chief touts new generation satellites
BreitBart ^ | Apr 8 06:44 PM US/Eastern | AFP:

Posted on 04/08/2009 6:49:47 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach

The US government has endorsed a plan to build a new generation of spy satellites, although funding to boost the Pentagon's imaging capacity still needs congressional approval.

Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair said Tuesday that his agency and the Department of Defense had finalized a plan to modernize the fleet of US observation satellites.

"Imagery is a core component of our national security that supports our troops, foreign policy, homeland security and the needs of our intelligence community," Blair said in a statement.

He said the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI), which oversees all US spy agencies, had studied the need for the "next generation of electro-optical satellites," and stressed that the government needs "to move forward now."

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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 1984; bho44; bhodni; bigbrother; dennisblair; dni; hitech; intelligence; satellite; spysatellites

1 posted on 04/08/2009 6:49:47 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Lockheed Martin may have lost future revenue from the F22 cutback and helicopter programs, but they are likely to get the satellite program.. a far chunk of change


2 posted on 04/08/2009 6:56:25 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed.)
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To: NormsRevenge; Grampa Dave; SierraWasp; Marine_Uncle; BOBTHENAILER; BIGLOOK; blam; SunkenCiv; ...
See also this...which to me is BIG news:

Govt. approves plan for new spy satellites

3 posted on 04/08/2009 6:57:20 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

1984 Orwellian Big Brother. Run, Winston, run!!!!


4 posted on 04/08/2009 7:13:46 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady
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To: NormsRevenge
Raytheon ought to be in the mix as well....they are doing some interesting things for NOAA right now....
5 posted on 04/08/2009 7:31:46 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

At IBM we make Rad-Hardened chips for both companies. Kinda cool to think your stuff is in something more useful than a Nintendo.


6 posted on 04/09/2009 12:51:05 AM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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