January 2002 Intelligence News
Newer News: February 2002
- Treasury Strengthens Transparency on Global Standards, Dept of Treasury press release, January 30. "Aimed at increasing the transparency of U.S. actions with respect to ongoing international efforts to improve the stability of financial systems around the globe."
- NIMA Announces Release of Statement of Strategic Intent, press release, January 25. "The document focuses on NIMA's mission to provide timely, relevant, and accurate Geospatial Intelligence in support of national security."
- Pentagon Wants to Add $6 Billion for Intelligence Over Five Years by Tony Capaccio, Bloomberg News, January 18. "These are massive increases to an already huge budget," said Steve Aftergood, a military intelligence analyst with the Federal of American Scientists.
- Attorney General Briefing on Terrorist Videotapes, press conference, January 17. "In one respect, the best friend of freedom is information because information allows freedom-loving people to become the best line of self-defense."
- Attorney General Announces Indictment of Richard Reid, press conference, January 16. "Reid is charged as an al Qaeda-trained terrorist who attempted to destroy American Airlines Flight 63 with explosive devices concealed in his shoes."
- Attorney General Announces Criminal Complaint Against John Walker Lindh, press conference, January 15. "Today I am announcing the filing of criminal charges against John Walker Lindh, an American citizen who was captured in Afghanistan fighting for the Taliban."
- Summary of New National Intelligence Estimate on Ballistic Missile Threat Released, CIA press statement, January 9. "The threat posed by ballistic missiles remains and continues to grow."
- Treaty on Open Skies Enters into Force, Department of State press statement, January 9. "The Treaty on Open Skies, which will promote transparency and cooperation among its 26 parties, entered into force on January 1, 2002."
- U.S. Blocks Assets of Two Terrorist-Funding Groups, Department of Treasury Fact Sheet, January 9. "Today, the Treasury Department designated and blocked the assets of the Afghan Support Committee (ASC), the Afghanistan and Pakistan offices of the Revival of Islamic Heritage Society (RIHS) and two individuals associated with those groups."
- Implementation of the Wassenaar Arrangement List of Dual-Use Items: Revisions, Federal Register, January 3. "The Bureau of Export Administration (BXA) maintains the Commerce Control List (CCL), which identifies items subject to Department of Commerce export controls. This final rule revises certain entries...."
- Changes to U.S. Dual-Use Export Controls, White House Fact Sheet, January 2. "The President has decided to raise the level above which U.S. exporters are required to notify the Department of Commerce of proposed exports of computers to Tier 3 countries from 85,000 MTOPS to 190,000 MTOPS."
- Changes to U.S. Dual-Use Export Controls, White House press statement, January 2. "President Bush today announced changes to the Administration's export controls on computers and microprocessors."
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