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2010-01-22 18:09:00

Schulte Is the First Woman to Receive the Award WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Air Force 1st Lt. Roslyn L. Schulte was posthumously awarded the National Intelligence Medal for Valor today for her courageous efforts to teach Afghan military officials how to gather and interpret military intelligence. She died last May in Afghanistan when an improvised explosive device struck her vehicle en route to a Bagram Airfield meeting on the very issue that powers the IC: sharing...

2010-01-20 13:30:00

Remarks highlight that "there is still work to be done" to protect the homeland WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former 9/11 Commission Chairman and Vice Chairman Tom Kean and Lee Hamilton today testified before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. In their testimony, Governor Kean and Congressman Hamilton, now co-chairs of the Bipartisan Policy Center's (BPC) National Security Preparedness Group, discussed the attempted terrorist attack on Christmas...

2010-01-19 12:51:16

Special issue of Public Policy and Administration considers highly topical area of intelligence and security Coinciding with the centenary celebrations of the Secret Intelligence Service (SIS, aka MI6) and the Security Service (MI5), a special issue of Public Policy and Administration published this week by SAGE explores the relationship between intelligence, security, and government and public administration. Access to information on the intelligence services has become more open since the...

2009-11-05 13:00:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The World Affairs Council of Philadelphia celebrates its 60th Anniversary with a national conference on critical security issues of the 21st century. The conference will feature policymakers, government leaders and scholars. Director Blair will outline key components of the 2009 National Intelligence Strategy - the newly unveiled blueprint that drives the priorities for the nation's 16 intelligence agencies. He will also discuss intelligence...

2009-10-20 11:55:00

SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following news advisory is being issued by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence: What: The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF), will host its sixth annual GEOINT Symposium in San Antonio, Texas. Mr. Dennis C. Blair, Director of National Intelligence (DNI), will be one of the conferences keynote speakers. When: Wednesday, October 21, 2009 Time: 11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (CDT) (*See Additional...

2009-08-25 08:00:00

CHICAGO, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Cleversafe Inc., the leading provider of Dispersed Storage(R) technology, announced today that former Central Intelligence Agency CIO Alan Wade has joined the Cleversafe Technology Advisory Board. Wade retired from federal service at the end of 2006 after a thirty-five year career at the CIA. "We are honored that Alan has accepted our invitation to join our Advisory Board," said Chris Gladwin, Cleversafe CEO. "His accomplishments and experience, in both...

2009-08-24 08:30:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- To support its growing base of government and industry clients, Dr. Kathleen Kiernan today announced the formal launch of Kiernan Group Holdings (www.kiernangroupholdings.com), a consulting firm dedicated to providing integrated solutions to public and private sector leadership, particularly in the areas of law enforcement, security, operations and intelligence. Dr. Kiernan, a 29-year veteran of Federal Law Enforcement, is founder and President of...

2009-07-08 08:00:00

RESTON, Va., July 8, 2009 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) marked the transition of an improved capability that will rapidly ingest and disseminate imagery from U.S. commercial satellite companies to warfighters and intelligence analysts worldwide. "Improved dissemination of imagery acquired through commercial sources is a key component of an ongoing mission objective of NGA," said NGA Director Vice Adm. Robert Murrett. "The...

2009-07-01 07:00:00

PITTSBURGH, July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute (SEI) announced that Terry W. Roberts recently joined the SEI in its Arlington, Va., office as executive director of the Acquisition Support Program (ASP), Interagency and Cyber Initiatives. Ms. Roberts leads SEI customer support for the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Intelligence Community, and the federal government, with a special focus on network security and acquisition in today's cyber...

2009-04-15 07:00:00

Company Transfers Five Employees to Facility and Expects To Hire Additional 15 Staff Members ST. LOUIS, Mo., April 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has opened a facility in St. Louis for production and quality assurance of high-resolution imagery-derived geospatial data for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) and other federal agencies in the area. Representatives from the NGA,...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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