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  • Greenwald: How Covert Agents Infiltrate the Internet to Manipulate, Deceive and Destroy Reputations

    02/24/2014 5:29:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 93 replies
    Glenn Greenwald's The Intercept & Guardian UK ^ | February 24, 2014 | Glenn Greenwald
    One of the many pressing stories that remains to be told from the Snowden archive is how western intelligence agencies are attempting to manipulate and control online discourse with extreme tactics of deception and reputation-destruction. It’s time to tell a chunk of that story, complete with the relevant documents. Over the last several weeks, I worked with NBC News to publish a series of articles about “dirty trick” tactics used by GCHQ’s previously secret unit, JTRIG (Joint Threat Research Intelligence Group). These were based on four classified GCHQ documents presented to the NSA and the other three partners in...
  • Insurgents Used Cell Phone Geotags to Destroy AH-64s in Iraq

    03/29/2012 7:27:51 AM PDT · by rpierce · 19 replies
    Defense Tech (Military.com) ^ | March 15th, 2012 | Defense Tech
    Insurgents Used Cell Phone Geotags to Destroy AH-64s in Iraq Here’s a battlefield safety issue that some people have been warning about—and others have been ignoring—for a while now; an enemy using social media and cellphone geotagging to identify the precise location of troops on a battlefield. When you take a photo with your cellphone, the gps coordinates of the location you took the picture is embedded into the image. When you upload said photo onto the internet for all to see, people can pull the location data from that picture. If you think this is just people being paranoid...
  • Turkey will not allow NATO to share intelligence with Israel

    02/17/2012 10:28:20 PM PST · by U-238 · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/17/2012 | Breitbart
    Turkey will never allow any third country, particularly Israel, to use intelligence obtained by a NATO radar system, its foreign minister said on Friday. "We will never allow any third country to use any NATO facility. Our position will be even more clear if it is particularly Israel," Davutoglu told a joint news conference with visiting NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen in Ankara. His remarks came after some media outlets reported that the United States and Israel have carried out a joint missile test by using intelligence gathered by a NATO radar system based in eastern Turkey. Last year Ankara...
  • U.S. Army soldier arrested on suspicion of espionage

    11/01/2011 6:45:16 PM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | 01 November 2011
    A U.S. Army specialist has been arrested at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Alaska on suspicion of espionage, an Army spokesman said on Tuesday. Specialist William Colton Millay, a 22-year-old military policeman, was taken into custody on October 28, Army spokesman Lt. Col. Bill Coppernoll told Reuters. Coppernoll said Millay, of Owensboro, Kentucky, was arrested following a joint espionage investigation conducted by the FBI and Army Counterintelligence special agents.
  • Northrop Grumman Fields RC-12X Aircraft, Provides Highly-Capable SIGINT Systems to the Warfighter

    02/08/2011 3:09:32 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 8 replies
    Northrop Grumman ^ | 2/8/2012 | Northrop Grumman -
    Northrop Grumman Corporation will field the first systems in the upgraded RC-12X Guardrail fleet, providing the U.S. Army with unparalleled signals intelligence (SIGINT) capability, under a recent task order awarded by the U.S. Army. This is a critical step toward making this mission-critical capability operational, scheduled for second quarter of this year. The RC-12X Guardrail is the Army's premier airborne SIGINT sensor and ground processing system, providing instantaneous precision geo-location and identification of threats to enable the Brigade Combat Team's Find, Fix, Finish, Exploit, Analyze and Disseminate (F3EAD) battle command process. The RC-12X Guardrail Modernization program extends the life of...
  • Boeing claims SIGINT prize with US Army contract

    12/01/2010 8:22:01 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 4 replies
    Flight Global ^ | 12/1/2010 | Stephen Trimble
    Boeing has won a US Army contract to deliver a new fleet of signals intelligence aircraft called the enhanced medium altitude reconnaissance and surveillance system (EMARSS). The army's communications electronic command (CECOM) awarded Boeing an $88 million contract on 30 November to launch the engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) phase. Boeing officials were not immediately available to comment on the EMARSS victory, but details about the contract have been disclosed by competitors. Last month, L-3 Communications chief executive Michael Strianese described EMARSS to Wall Street analysts as a $1.5 billion programme for at least 30 aircraft. The EMD phase includes...
  • Russian Air Force Flying Near Japan More Frequently

    11/04/2010 12:02:54 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 14 replies · 2+ views
    Nikkei ^ | 11/5/2010 | Nikkei
    According to the Joint Staff for Japan's Self-Defense Forces, its air force responded to 149 alerts against Russian aircraft in the April-September period, up 80% on the year. Japanese jets responded to a total of 186 alerts, up 30% from the year-earlier 146, with Russian aircraft drawing about 80% of such responses, known as scrambling in military terms. Chinese aircraft sent Japanese fighters scrambling 24 times, with Taiwanese planes drawing four responses. Russian planes have been spied over the disputed islands off Hokkaido, but have not been confirmed to have violated Japanese airspace elsewhere. Russia conducted a major military exercise...
  • Northrop joins race for next SIGINT aircraft fleet for US Army

    07/07/2010 11:22:36 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 2 replies
    Flight Global ^ | 7/8/2010 | Flight Global
    Northrop Grumman has formally entered the race to win a US Army contract to deliver a new fleet of signals intelligence aircraft. The announcement adds the company to a growing list of declared rivals - including Boeing and L-3 Communications - bidding for the enhanced medium-altitude reconnaissance and surveillance system (EMARSS). The army wants a prime contractor to integrate a small but sophisticated suite of multiple SIGINT collectors on to Beechcraft King Air 350ERs. Payloads include an electro-optical camera and low-band communications interceptors. Northrop has not revealed details about the proposal submitted to the army before the 25 June deadline....
  • Euro Hawk Unmanned Aircraft Completes Successful First Flight

    07/02/2010 6:03:40 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Defense Talk ^ | 7/2/2010 | Defense Talk
    The Euro Hawk unmanned aircraft system (UAS), built by Northrop Grumman Corporation and EADS Defence & Security, successfully completed its first flight June 29. The high-flying aircraft took off at approximately 10:32 a.m. PDT from Northrop Grumman's Palmdale, Calif., manufacturing facility and climbed to 32,000 feet over Palmdale's desert skies before landing nearly two hours later at 12:24 p.m. PDT at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. "The Euro Hawk marks the first international configuration of the RQ-4 Global Hawk high-altitude, long-endurance (HALE) UAS, and strengthens Northrop Grumman's first trans-Atlantic cooperation with Germany and EADS Defence & Security," said Duke Dufresne,...
  • The Poison Phone

    11/17/2009 7:36:01 AM PST · by myknowledge · 4 replies · 459+ views
    Strategy Page ^ | November 16, 2009
    Satellite phones remain a favorite communications device for Islamic terrorists operating in remote areas (where there are no land lines or cell phone towers). Satellite phones first showed up in the 1980s, mainly for use on ships at sea. But by the 1990s, additional firms showed up, offering the satellite phone service for everyone. Some companies, like Thuraya, have only a few satellites and offer regional service. Thuraya phones initially worked only in the Middle East and North Africa. But these particular satellite phones incorporated normal cell phone service and GPS capability. This has become very useful for counter-terror organizations....
  • Cuba, Cyberwar and Toilet Paper

    08/21/2009 4:57:07 PM PDT · by Cindy · 9 replies · 939+ views
    UBIWAR.com ^ | 20 August 2009 | Posted in ubiwar by Tim Stevens
    SNIPPET: "In March, La Nueva Cuba, an online newspaper, reported that “Russian personnel has been in Cuba for several months working on modernizing SIGINT operations in the old Lourdes surveillance and monitoring facility.” The Web site said the supposed renovation was: …part of a project of rearming and modernization of Russian armed forces and the goal of completion by 2011. The new operations could include military sections dedicated to hacking or computer systems espionage with a capacity to neutralize U.S. military networks… Then last week, an opinion piece appeared in Miami Herald. The headline: Cuba capable of waging a cyberwar....
  • Transcript of Alleged al-Qaida Intercept

    12/28/2007 1:43:52 PM PST · by tlj18 · 29 replies · 86+ views
    Associated Press ^ | December 28, 2007 | AP
    Transcript of Alleged al-Qaida Intercept Dec 28 02:13 PM US/Eastern By The Associated Press A transcript released by the Pakistani government Friday of a purported conversation between militant leader Baitullah Mehsud, who is referred to as Emir Sahib, and another man identified as a Maulvi Sahib, or Mr. Cleric. The government alleges the intercepted conversation proves al-Qaida was behind the assassination of Benazir Bhutto: Maulvi Sahib: Peace be on you. Mehsud: Peace be on you, too. Maulvi Sahib: How are you Emir Sahib? Mehsud: Fine. Maulvi Sahib: Congratulations. I arrived now tonight. Mehsud: Congratulations to you, too. Maulvi Sahib: They...
  • New human intelligence center in business on post (Ft Huacuca)

    10/02/2007 6:37:15 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 1,095+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA — For the next three decades the United States will be needed in the Middle East as the war on terrorism continues, one of the most senior Army intelligence officers said. And, providing the needed intelligence will be troops and civilians trained at a special Department of Defense facility on the fort, Maj. Gen. John Custer said Monday. He was speaking about the DoD Human Intelligence Training Joint Center of Excellence, which provides not only training but certification in interrogation, debriefing and military source operations in support of worldwide operations. “There are many people in the nation’s intelligence...
  • Black Surprises (USAF can take control of enemy missile launchers, radars, etc.)

    01/24/2007 6:54:09 PM PST · by steve86 · 70 replies · 2,220+ views
    aviationnow.com ^ | January, 2007 | David A. Fulghum, Michael A. Dornheim & William B. Scott
    Other, more contemporary Senior programs named by Arkin reveal and track the Air Force's growing interest in and development of the new field of computer network warfare and electronic attack, which include Senior Keystone (related to classified information warfare) and Senior Suter. However, the Air Force's theme remains the same--penetrating the enemy's defenses. Senior Suter is a Big Safari-managed special access program. Big Safari itself is a shadowy Air Force unit that has developed small numbers of specialized reconnaissance systems, including drones, in what are often classified programs. The Suter technology was developed during the last several years by BAE...
  • HUMINT: Introducing SIGINT

    10/30/2006 8:55:10 PM PST · by humint · 6 replies · 1,213+ views
    http://www.signintel.blogspot.com ^ | 30 OCTOBER 2006 | SIGINT
  • Gen Hayden, NSA, National Press Club 1/23/06, Full Transcript (MUST READ!)

    01/24/2006 9:49:57 AM PST · by Stultis · 22 replies · 6,085+ views
    REMARKS BYGENERAL MICHAEL V. HAYDEN PRINCIPAL DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCEANDFORMER DIRECTOR OF THE NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY ADDRESS TO THE NATIONAL PRESS CLUBWHAT AMERICAN INTELLIGENCE & ESPECIALLY THE NSA HAVE BEEN DOING TO DEFEND THE NATION NATIONAL PRESS CLUBWASHINGTON, D.C. 10:00 A.M. ESTMONDAY, JANUARY 23, 2006MR. HILL: Good morning. My name is Keith Hill. I'm an editor/writer with the Bureau of National Affairs, Press Club governor and vice chair of the club's Newsmaker Committee, and I'll be today's moderator. Today, we have General Michael Hayden, principal deputy director of National Intelligence with the Office of National Intelligence, who will talk...
  • Lourdes, Cuba: Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) facility

    12/26/2003 10:23:57 AM PST · by Headfulofghosts · 14 replies · 647+ views
    Lourdes [Cuba] Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) facility 23°00'01"N 82°28'56"W Cuba has an agreement with Russia which allows Moscow to maintain a signals intelligence facility near Havana at Torrens [23°00'01"N 82°28'56"W], also known as Lourdes, which is the largest Russian SIGINT site abroad. The strategic location of Lourdes makes it ideal for gathering intelligence on the United States. It has been reported that the Lourdes facility is the largest such complex operated by the Russian Federation and its intelligence service outside the region of the former Soviet Union. The Lourdes facility is reported to cover a 28 square-mile area with 1,000-1,500 Russian...
  • Space-Based Surveillance

    09/28/2002 9:27:12 AM PDT · by VaBthang4 · 11 replies · 928+ views
    Armed Forces Journal ^ | Glenn W. Goodman, Jr.
    Reconnaissance Satellites Are A National Security Sine Qua Non America's first "spy" satellite, the KH-1 Corona, conducted its first reconnaissance mission in August 1960. The satellite used photographic film to record high-resolution images of the Soviet Union from space. It released canisters of exposed film in a recovery vehicle, which fell to Earth with a parachute and was retrieved so the film could be developed. The same method was used by subsequent US photo-reconnaissance satellite types KH-2 through KH-9. The KH-1 through KH-9 (Keyhole) programs encompassed nearly 150 satellite launches between 1960 and 1972. The heavily classified National Reconnaissance Office...