Former Defense Intelligence Officer Pleads Guilty to Attempted Espionage

An update to the Ron Hansen case: (DOJ) Ron Rockwell Hansen, 58, a resident of Syracuse, Utah, and a former Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) officer, pleaded guilty today in the District of Utah in connection with his attempted transmission of national defense information to the People’s Republic of China. Sentencing is set for Sept. 24, […]

Worldwide Threat Assessment released; FBI director calls China most ‘concerning’ counterintelligence threat

(The Hill) U.S. intelligence leaders said Tuesday they believe China currently poses the most dangerous and complex counterintelligence threat to the nation. “As I look at the landscape today and over the course of my career … the Chinese counterintelligence threat is more deep, more diverse, more vexing, more challenging, more comprehensive and more concerning […]

Defense Intelligence Agency Releases Report on China Military Power

(DIA) The Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) released China Military Power, a product that examines the core capabilities of China’s military. This volume in DIA’s series of Military Power reports provides details on China’s defense and military goals, strategy, plans, and intentions. It examines the organization, structure and capability of the military supporting those goals, as […]

Kevin Mallory: The churchgoing patriot who spied for China

This article from the BBC gives a good, in-depth look at not only Chinese intelligence operations here in America but also the methods PRC intel officers used to recruit former CIA officer Kevin Mallory to spy for communist China. Especially relevant if you live in Northern Virginia. One of the odd things is that Mallory […]

How a former CIA officer was caught betraying his country

(CBS 60 Minutes) Kevin Mallory was a down on his luck former clandestine case officer for the CIA when he was approached by a man the department of justice believes was a Chinese spy. Officials say Mallory was a prime target for recruitment. He was out of work, three months behind on his mortgage, and […]

China’s Non-Traditional Espionage Against the United States: The Threat and Potential Policy Responses

The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on China’s Non-Traditional Espionage Against the United States: The Threat and Potential Policy Responses.  You can watch a video of the hearings here. More information about the above graphic of China’s Strategic Goals can be found in John Demers’ statement: Testimony. The following is the statement by the FBI’s […]

Marriott Data Breach Traced to Chinese Hackers

(New York Times) The cyberattack on the Marriott hotel chain that collected personal details of roughly 500 million guests was part of a Chinese intelligence-gathering effort that also hacked health insurers and the security clearance files of millions more Americans, according to two people briefed on the investigation. The hackers, they said, are suspected of working on […]