The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) is expanding one of its industry outreach programs that aims to modernize the intelligence community’s (IC’s) IT through accelerated tech acquisition processes. […]

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In the race to 5G dominance, the U.S. government might not have the capacity to handle the technology to lead the field, which could greatly impact information sharing, said a top intelligence official.






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Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., on April 3 introduced an updated version of their Defending Elections from Threats by Establishing Redlines Act (DETER Act), which they said promises “swift and severe consequences” to Russia and other “foreign actors” if they attack U.S. political candidates, campaigns, or voting infrastructure.






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In welcoming the start of April, also known as Supply Chain Integrity Month, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and Defense Department are collaborating to promote supply chain security and risk management policies and practices. CISA, which is a component of the Department of Homeland Security, said […] […]

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The Director of National Intelligence has announced the appointment of Erin Joe as director of the Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center (CTIIC), which as its name suggests integrates cyber threat data from government and other sources, facilitates threat-data sharing and supports government interagency planning of responses to adversaries.






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In a letter dated Feb. 27, Sens. Mark Warner, D-Va., and Marco Rubio, R-Fla., requested Dan Coats, director of National Intelligence, produce “an unclassified report on the participation of China and other adversarial nations in the international standard setting bodies (ISSBs) for fifth-generation wireless telecommunications technologies (5G).”






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John Sherman, CIO of the intelligence community (IC), offered his view today into the principles guiding his office in its efforts to create an enterprise environment for the IC and stay on the cutting edge of technology.






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The National Intelligence Strategy, released yesterday by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), names cyber threat intelligence as one of seven mission objectives for the intelligence community, and addresses threats and opportunities from emerging technologies.






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The Senate failed to vote yesterday on President Trump’s nomination of William Evanina to be director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC), which is part of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.






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Federal agencies need to get into second gear in their efforts to defend against insider threats, as outlined in the “Insider Threat Program Maturity Framework” released this month by the National Insider Threat Task Force (NITTF). Agencies must move past the minimum standards many have established and become more proactive in countering what the task force said is a dynamic threat that has moved beyond basic defenses, according to the framework.






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William Evanina, director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, made a spirited plea today for Federal government and private sector organizations to take additional steps to address cybersecurity and include operations at all levels in an “enterprise-wide security apparatus.”






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The Office of the Director of National Intelligence, alongside the Justice Department, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Department of Homeland Security, released a joint statement today that expresses their concern over election interference and calls identification and prevention of interference a “top priority for the Federal government.”






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Stacey Dixon, director of the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), said today at an event organized by Defense One that some of the intelligence community’s more audacious research centers on using machines to predict the future–through more accurate forecasts of geopolitical events. Dixon also said IARPA research aims to translate neuroscience to neural networks, hoping that efforts to map the human brain can lead to massive strides in machine learning.






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