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07 May 2012

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Monday Morning News Kick Off: DigitalGlobe Rejects Acquisition by GeoEye; China Launches a Mapping Satellite and Much More

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Welcome to the Monday Morning News Kick Off post from got geoint? As always, we hope you had a restful weekend, and had time to process the big news from Friday: GeoEye’s offer to acquire DigitalGlobe. Our editorial staff has heard from many people in the GEOINT community and “wow” seems to be the overall response. So, we have decided to include some follow on news from that announcement, as well as our usual round up of GEOINT stories from the around the spectrum, in today’s MMNKO post. Happy Monday.

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01 May 2012

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New DoD Intelligence Office to Focus on Emerging Threats from Iran and China

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The Department of Defense recently launched the Defense Clandestine Service (DCS), which is a newly formed intelligence cell within the Pentagon that will focus on potential threats posed by China and Iran while also supporting the needs of the warfighter in the field. The DCS will team up with the CIA and other Intelligence Community organizations to gather information on national security threats from these nations.

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30 Sep 2010

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Michael Vickers Nominated for Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, Department of Defense

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Today, President Obama announced his nominees for key posts within the administration. One person certainly stood out to us and that was Michael Vickers who is being nominated for Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, Department of Defense. Mr. Vickers is a key leader the defense and intelligence work. He currently serves as Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations/Low-Intensity Conflict & Interdependent Capabilities. He also serves as the senior civilian advisor to the Secretary of Defense on the operational employment and capabilities of special operations forces. Previously he served as Senior Vice President, Strategic Studies, at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments. He was also once a CIA Operations Officer. Quite an impressive resume and we extend our congratulations to Mr. Vickers for this nomination!

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