Category National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA)

Federal Officials Say Privately They Are ‘Pretty Certain’ Layoffs Are Coming

David Maxwell’s comment:  Note the planning timeline.  We are probably two years from implementation.  I imagine we might see federal employees start leaving for other civilian non-government jobs before this is implemented (unless they expect that there will be some kind of attractive severance package that employees might wait for). OMB is reviewing the preliminary agency reform […]

Putin’s Response To Sanctions? Cut U.S. Off From Space? Here’s How Russia Might Respond To New U.S. Sanctions

My own two cents is you do not play this card here…in this circumstance.  This is an option when the stakes are higher and mean more.  RCP www.rt.com August 3, 2017 Cut the Americans off from space? Here’s how Russia might respond to new US sanctions By Bryan MacDonald Bryan MacDonald is an Irish journalist, […]

The U.S. Intelligence Community Is In The Middle Of A “Significant Transformation Process”

http://www.c4isrnet.com/intel-geoint/2017/07/25/is-an-intel-community-reorg-in-the-works/ By: Mark Pomerleau The intelligence community is in the middle of a “significant transformation process,” according to the community’s top official. “We’re in the beginning of the process of change that I hope will bring us up to date in terms of the agility … that we need,” Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats […]

U.S. Spies Rush To Fix Spotty Satellite Coverage Over North Korea

This is where tactical intelligence satellites, or pop-up, reusable, stealth satellites should be strongly considered. RCP, fortunascorner.com Speeding To Fix Spotty Satellite Coverage Over North Korea By Rachael Kalinyak, www.c4isrnet.com View Original The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency is looking to create new partnerships that will close gaps present in tracking North Korea’s expansion of their missile arsenal. The […]

DoD Releases Military Intelligence Program (MIP) Appropriated Top Line Budget For FY18

DOD Releases Military Intelligence Program (MIP) Appropriated Top Line Budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 06/12/2017 03:55 PM CDT IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. NR-222-17 June 12, 2017 DOD Releases Military Intelligence Program (MIP) Appropriated Top Line Budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 The Department of Defense released today the MIP appropriated top line budget for FY […]

DoD Nominations Logjam About To Break: Mattis Aide

DoD Nominations Logjam About To Break: Mattis Aide (EXCLUSIVE) By Sydney J. Freedberg, breakingdefense.com View Original June 13th, 2017 PENTAGON: There are a lot of empty offices around the E-ring, the most prestigious sector of the Pentagon, where top defense officials enjoy the rare privilege of windows. But that’s about to change, a senior aide to Defense Secretary Jim […]

HASC Chairman Thornberry Begins FY18 National Defense Authorization Process; Introduces ‘By Request’ Bill To Start Defense Legislation

“Introduces by request,” means the bill does not yet have the endorsement of the chair (Thornberry); but, he has allowed it to go forward “by request,” from other members of the HASC.  RCP,  fortunascorner   For Immediate Release: June 8, 2017 Contact: HASC Communications (202) 225-2539 THORNBERRY, SMITH BEGIN FY18 NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION PROCESS INTRODUCE […]

Mysterious Russian ‘Killer Satellites’ Spring Back To Life After Two Years Of Inactivity, And We Have No Idea Why

Mysterious Russian ‘Killer Satellites’ Spring Back To Life After Two Years Of Inactivity, And We Have No Idea Why   https://fortunascorner.com        Tim Collins, had an article in the May 19, 2017 edition of The Daily Mail Online, warns “Russia could be preparing for a space war, after reactivating a group of satellites […]

Graham: Congress Has ‘No Plan’ To End Sequestration Amid Military Readiness Challenges

Graham: Congress Has ‘No Plan’ To End Sequestration Amid Military Readiness Challenges ‘We shot down more planes than anybody else because of our budget’ Share Tweet Email Sen. Lindsey Graham / Getty Images BY: Natalie Johnson Follow @nataliejohnsonn May 24, 2017 3:35 pm The Trump administration’s 2018 defense budget proposal will likely extend sequestration into […]

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 […]