Category National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA)

Obituary For Maj. Gen. (USA/Ret.) Albert N. Stubblebine

Albert N. Stubblebine, Major General, U.S. Army (Retired) died 6 February 2017. Graduating in 1952 from the US Military Academy, “Bert” as he was known to friends, was commissioned an Armor officer and later transferred to the Intelligence Corps. His first intelligence assignments included positions at the Army Imagery Interpretation Center. Later he joined the […]

Hill Republicans Say They’re Growing Frustrated With Mattis

But Republican lawmakers and senior congressional aides said in recent interviews they’re running out of patience with Mattis’ staffing decisions, which have disappointed Republican members of the Senate Armed Services Committee hoping to see their ideological allies elevated to senior levels in the Defense Department. Others are grumbling about Mattis’ refusal to advocate a bigger […]

Rebuild Our Defenses For The Information Age

Excerpts: Investments in virtual infrastructure—to protect network connectivity and upgrade military information systems—could have economywide benefits. Recall that President Reagan’s defense buildup in the 1980s not only restored America’s military superiority, but helped juice recovery from the 1981 recession. It also pushed the American electronics, aerospace and communications industries toward international dominance.   A reprise […]

Military Gains Bigger Voice As Pentagon Waits For Civilian

Military Gains Bigger Voice As Pentagon Waits For Civilian Nominees By David Wood, www.huffingtonpost.com View Original March 18th, 2017 Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has tussled with the White House over the choice of top Pentagon officials.Photo by: Tech Sgt. Brigitte Brantley/U.S. Air Force WASHINGTON ― Thousands of American combat troops are fighting in Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq. […]

Can Americans Trust Their Spies?

Can Americans Trust Their Spies? If intelligence agencies can’t keep their secrets, they can’t credibly assure us they follow other rules. https://www.wsj.com/articles/can-americans-trust-their-spies-1489618465 By PETER HOEKSTRA March 15, 2017 6:54 p.m. ET 81 COMMENTS The spy world is cloaked in secrecy, but last week’s leak of documents from the Central Intelligence Agency offers a tiny glimpse into […]

Trump Seeking $54B Increase In Defense Spending, Cuts Elsewhere

Trump Seeking $54B Increase In Defense Spending, Cuts Elsewhere Published February 27, 2017 FoxNews.com Facebook Twitter livefyre Email Print Now PlayingPreviewing President Trump’s address to Congress Never autoplay videos President Trump plans to seek what he’s calling a “historic” $54 billion increase in defense spending, while pursuing cuts elsewhere in the federal government, as part […]

Mattis Takes On The Pentagon Bureaucracy

Mattis Takes On The Pentagon Bureaucracy BY KATHERINE MCINTIRE PETERSDEPUTY EDITOR ,GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE By Read, www.defenseone.com View Original Photo by Tech. Sgt. Brigitte N. Brantley AA Font size + Print Defense Secretary Jim Mattis exchanges greetings with Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, upon arriving at the Pentagon for his first […]

White House Plans To Have Trump Ally Review Intelligence Agencies

White House Plans To Have Trump Ally Review Intelligence Agencies By Matthew Rosenberg, James Risen, www.nytimes.com View Original February 16th, 2017 Stephen A. Feinberg, right, a founder of Cerberus Capital Management, at the Capitol in December 2008. He is said to be in talks for a White House role examining the country’s intelligence agencies. Credit Brendan Smialowski for […]

Automated Eyes In The Sky

Automated Eyes In The Sky thestrategybridge.org · by Jules Hurst · February 10, 2017 An unmarked IL-76 Cargo Aircraft lands at an international airport just before dawn and a team of workers swarm the plane. As cranes and forklifts quickly unload the telephone-pole sized missiles of an S-400 battery, a Skysat-7 microsatellite passes over 500 km above, recording high-resolution video […]

Trump And The U.S. Intelligence Community

IISS Strategic Comments Trump And The U.S. Intelligence Community Intelligence is critical to defending the United States’ interests, as well as the American homeland. Until Donald Trump was elected last November, no president since Richard Nixon had demonstrated open hostility to the US intelligence community (IC) – and, unlike Trump, Nixon was unable to use […]