#PZintel: Aerostat balloons over Afghanistan and DIA HUMINT at 70+ Embassies!

Make sure to follow us on Twitter @GawkerPhasezero to reveal secrets large and small, as well as speculate on rumors that have echoed from the depths.

Here is a round-up of the intel we’ve published over the last week:

19 May, 2015 : 37 Persistent Threat Detection System (PTDS) tethered aerostat surveillance balloons now over AF & Iraq

19 May, 2015 : (DIA) nows has at more than 70 Embassy and non-Embassy locations worldwide, including 12 African countries

18 May, 2015 : New NORTHCOM CONPLAN 3475 dealing with Regional War on Terrorism (RWOT) focuses on counter-narcoterrorism

18 May, 2015 : Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command has grown to 12k soldiers in 30 states & PR

13 May, 2015 : New acronym Persistent (PG) means more than it seems – EVERYTHING feeding into automated picture

12 May, 2015 : Flying from 2 Middle East locs Global Hawk conduct near 24/7 coverage in 5 different mission sets

11 May, 2015 : Underground Facilities Analysis Center (UFAC) working on analysis of UG facilities in .

#PZintel: National Security’s Newest 140-Character News Source

Last week saw the launch of Phase Zero’s new Twitter-based, short-burst reporting about things of interest in the world of spying and killing. Using the hashtag #PZintel, @GawkerPhaseZero will be using the condensed platform to continue revealing secrets large and small, as well as speculate on rumors that have echoed from the depths.

Here is a round-up of the intel we’ve published so far:

11 May, 2015 #PZintel: New anti-money launder & CT-finance program aimed at Iranian-owned, Dubai-based Money Service Businesses (MSBs) dealing with #WMD


11 May, 2015 #PZintel: Admin has approved new counter-network threat finance action plan, including Pentagon and civil agencies. Where does $$ come from?


8 May, 2015 #PZintel Cyber Intelligence Preparation of the Battlespace manual directs Cyber National Mission Force (CNMF) who conduct cyber intelligence


8 May, 2015 #PZintel: RC-135 Rivert Joint, Combat Sent and Cobra Ball #NSA aircraft and systems have cost #3.2B since 1981 and still flying #RAF too


8 May, 2015 #PZintel: #FBI Special Flight Ops Unit flies #Gulfstream V’s on recon, #VIP and courier missions #gettingslizzard


7 May, 2015 #PZintel: FBI aviation flies 30+ recon arcft that have been involved in DC Sniper, #OKC, and police corruption cases.


6 May, 2015 #PZintel: Before #JadeHelm, Abraxas mngd $80M prgm teaching SOF personnel in SW US to conduct clandestine collection


6 May, 2015 #PZintel: Not just #FBI planes over Baltimore- #NationalGuard Joint Incident Awareness and Assessment (IAA) Team (JIT) brokered other recon


5 May, 2015 #PZintel: Super-secret #JSOC activates Task Force 9 to replace Task Force 27 as #counterterror force in the field. More info, anyone?


5 May, 2015 #PZintel: #Predator and #Reaper #drones currently flying 11,000 combat air patrols annually, 30 a day worldwide


4 May, 2015 #PZintel: The real #NCIS has a $450 million budget, 2300 personnel, over 194 offices, agents in over 40 countries.


4 May 2015: TIL #PACOM monitors 600+ infrared events/year, assessing #Chinese #Russian #DPRK launches to determine immediate threats- 2 a day! #pzintel

Phase Zero: Week in Review 5.8.15

The following posts appeared on Phase Zero last week:

The Army Is Developing Killer Robots

Cancel Your Summer Vacation Plans to Afghanistan

We Don’t Know Jack About Joe – and for Good Reason

Targeted Killing is Just Good Business

Behold the Stupidest Government Report Ever

Why Is Jordan so Eager to Suck up to the Pentagon?

Phase Zero: Week in Review 5.1.15

The following posts appeared on Phase Zero last week:

The Secret Mountain Our Spies Will Hide In When Washington Is Destroyed

Drones Author Discusses Imprecision, Legal Blindess, and the CIA : An Interview with Andrew Cockburn

We’ll All Be Thugs Soon

Americans All! (Please Ignore the Mexican Colonels)

Phase Zero: Last Week in Review 4.27.15

The following posts appeared on Phase Zero last week:

Will The Death of Two Hostages Finally Force Us to Face Drone Killing?

U.S. Inadvertently Kills Adam Gadahn, Saves $1,000,000

An Intelligence Vet Explains ISIS, Yemen, and “the Dick Cheney of Iraq” : An Interview with Malcolm Nance

The Blackwater Murders Aren’t Blackwater’s Fault. They’re Ours.

Is Germany Really The Heart Of America’s Drone War?

April 19 Has Become Everyone-Is-a-Threat Day

Phase Zero: Week in Review 4.17.15

The following posts appeared on Phase Zero this week:

Memo: Saudi Arabia in Charge of Stopping Money Flow to ISIS!

The Creepy New Security Credit Score for Spotting “Insider Threats”

Why is CENTCOM so stupid?

Memo: How CENTCOM Gets It Done

ISIS, Mexico, How News Circulates and What’s Fucked Up About Gawker

The Creepy New Security Credit Score for Spotting “Insider Threats”

“Almost two years after Edward Snowden climbed the world stage, the intelligence community is just now putting the finishing touches on a computer-driven system for catching insider threats– one that promises not just to detect future Snowdens and Mannings in the act, but also to predict who the next leakers will be.

The new method, meant to identify leakers of classified information but also homegrown terrorists, drug financiers, school ground shooters, and even sexual predators, builds the security equivalent of a “credit score.” It would secretly attach to every individual, while automatically generating and changing scores as behaviors and associations trigger indicators of anomalous activity.”

Read more on Phase Zero.

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