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DNI Clapper Establishes the National Counterintelligence and Security Center

Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper announced today the establishment of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center. National Counterintelligence Executive William “Bill” Evanina will assume the additional role as the NCSC Director.

DNI Releases Updated Budget Figure for FY 2015 Appropriations Requested for the National Intelligence Program

Consistent with 50 U.S.C. 3306(a), the Director of National Intelligence disclosed to the public on March 6, 2014, the aggregate amount of appropriations requested for Fiscal Year 2015. The amount of $45.6 billion excluded funding required to support overseas contingency operations. That disclosure was updated June 30, 2014, to include an updated aggregate amount of appropriations requested for Fiscal Year 2015 of $49.4 billion.

IARPA Announces Speech Recognition Challenge

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), announced today that it is launching a speech recognition challenge contest, Automatic Speech recognition in Reverberant Environments (ASpIRE), to enable automatic speech recognition technology to perform well across a variety of acoustic environments and recording scenarios on natural conversational speech

DNI Clapper Statement on President Obama’s Intent to Nominate Nicholas Rasmussen as the Next NCTC Director

I strongly endorse the President’s intent to nominate Nicholas Rasmussen to be the next director of the National Counterterrorism Center.

Return of U.S. Citizens From North Korea

We can confirm that U.S. citizens Kenneth Bae and Matthew Todd Miller have been allowed to depart the DPRK and are on their way home, accompanied by DNI Clapper, to re-join their families. Read more...

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