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May 19, 2015

Why Are Chinese and Russian Ships Prowling the Mediterranean?

On May 11, nine ships from the Russian Navy and China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) kicked off 10 days of combined exercises in the Mediterranean Sea, for their first joint naval war games in European waters. What does this nautical confab, dubbed “Joint Sea 2015,” entail?

Jan 27, 2015

Stand Up of Navy Information Dominance Forces Command (NAVIDFOR)

Navy Information Dominance Forces (NAVIDFOR) Command held an establishment ceremony on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015 in the Information Dominance Corps’ Heroes Auditorium at 112 Lake View Parkway aboard the DOD Complex in Suffolk, Virginia.

Jan 27, 2015

RADM(Ret.) Sam Cox to lead Naval History and Heritage Command

Rear Adm. (Ret.) Samuel Cox recently assumed responsibilities as the new director of the Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC).

Jan 11, 2015

RADM Sumner Shapiro Scholarship Program for Academic Year 2015-2016

The Naval Intelligence Professionals (NIP) is pleased to announce an increase in the amount of all scholarships in the criteria for the Rear Admiral Sumner Shapiro Scholarship Program. The amount of the scholarships will now be $4000 apiece, effective with the 2015-2016 academic year awards.

Oct 17, 2014

Probe of silencers leads to web of Pentagon secrets

The mysterious workings of a Pentagon office that oversees clandestine operations are unraveling in federal court, where a criminal investigation has exposed a secret weapons program entwined with allegations of a sweetheart contract, fake badges and trails of destroyed evidence.

Jul 24, 2014

Intelligence in Print: Reconstructing a Shattered Egyptian Army

Just like American military leaders who had an obsession for all things Russian during the Cold War in order to understand the Soviets, the war on al-Qaida and the complex nuances of the Arab Spring demand a deeper comprehension of the Middle East from direct sources.

Jun 05, 2014

Tish Long Retires

The Department of Defense announced today Robert Cardillo as the next director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). The current director, Letitia A. Long has announced her decision to retire later this year after four years at the helm of the agency and more than 35 years of government service.

Jun 04, 2014

Promoting Joint Education

Joint Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence/Cyber Staff and Operations Course (JC4ICSOC):

What’s in your future? Will you soon be serving at a corps/theater level J2 or J6 staff in support of a Joint Task Force (JTF)? Will you be working with a JTF…


Jun 04, 2014

Flag Officer Assignments

The Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert announced today the following assignments:

Rear Adm. Matthew J. Kohler will be assigned as commander, Information Dominance Forces Command/Director for Communications…


Mar 22, 2014

Q&A: Rear Admiral Paul Becker

Intel Director: Intel Must Be Part of War Winning, Not Just War Fighting

Interviewed by Geospatial Intelligence Forum Editor Harrison Donnelly

Q: What is the overall mission of the Joint Staff Intelligence Directorate (J2)?
A: It’s important to start with…