William Sweeney, Jr. has been named by FBI Director James Comey as the special agent in charge of the counterterrorism division of the New York Field Office. Sweeney most recently served as the special assistant to the FBI’s deputy director at FBI headquarters in Washington, DC. Sweeney … [Read more...] about William Sweeney, Jr., counterterrorism and counterintelligence pro, named special agent in charge of FBI New York
Serco Inc., which provides high-level support services to the Intelligence Community, announced on March 5 the appointment of Al Pisani as senior vice president for corporate development. Pisani will report to chairman and CEO, Dan Allen. Pisani will oversee corporate development, … [Read more...] about IC contractor, Serco, names Al Pisani as senior vice president of corporate development
President Obama has announced that his fiscal year 2015 budget request includes $45.6 billion in “base discretionary funding” for the National Intelligence Program -- a drop of about 5.3 percent below last year’s request -- even as the Administration continues to consider the line-item by line-item … [Read more...] about Obama’s requests $45.6 billion in FY15 to fund the National Intelligence Program, a 5.3% cut
The Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, GA, has decided to buy 72 UltraKit III forensic training sets from Digital Intelligence, Inc. to train law enforcement agents and other students in the art of extracting digital information from computers. The UltraKits will be used by … [Read more...] about FLETC to buy digital forensic training kits from Digital Intelligence, Inc.
Boeing’s Maritime Surveillance Aircraft (MSA) demonstrator recently completed its first flight to verify airworthiness, an important milestone toward providing a low-risk and cost-effective maritime surveillance solution designed for search and rescue, anti-piracy patrols and coastal and border … [Read more...] about Boeing’s Maritime Surveillance Aircraft demonstrator completes first flight
The U.S. Air Force Space Command has awarded BAE Systems a three-year contract extension to continue maintaining its space radars, which are used for missile warning and space surveillance operations. The company provides a range of services, including around-the-clock operations and maintenance, … [Read more...] about USAF hands BAE Systems contract extension to maintain space radars
Attorney General Eric Holder, through the Department of Justice, declassified and released on Feb. 28 two dozen documents that were responsive to a portion of a Freedom of Information Act request made by the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC). To see the text of the reports, click … [Read more...] about DoJ releases two dozen reports on pen registers and trap-and-trace devices at EPIC’s request
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) wants to determine whether a small business can supply the “analytical support services” required by various NGA offices in the Washington, DC and St. Louis, MO areas. “Part of this expertise includes the ability to register and adjudicate GEOINT … [Read more...] about Analytic support required by NGA in Washington and St. Louis
The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) wants to learn about the best data sources that would help it and other researchers evaluate the latest cyber-attack tools and methods. Specifically, IARPA wants to increase its understanding of current structured databases (which … [Read more...] about What are the best data sources to use when evaluating a cyber-attack?
Akin Gump announced on March 4 that Ed Pagano, former White House deputy assistant to the president for legislative affairs and chief of staff for Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) -- who worked in the White House on reforms to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act -- has joined the firm as a partner in … [Read more...] about Ed Pagano, former staffer in White House and Senator Leahy’s office, joins Akin Gump law firm