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Monday, December 17, 2012
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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Operating Status: OPEN

The Federal Government is open. All ODNI facilities are open.

This page will be updated immediately upon a change in ODNI’s operating status.

Employee Resources

ODNI employees can also check operating status by calling: 1-866-940-6919.

Click here for the U.S. Office of Personnel Management operating status and schedules.

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The ODNI operating status is available at all times via a link in the lower right-hand corner of the home page and, via direct link at

Plain Language Act

Monday, April 02, 2012

The Plain Writing Act of 2010 requires federal agencies to write “clear government communication that the public can understand and use.” President Obama also emphasized the importance of establishing “a system of transparency, public participation, and collaboration” in his Jan. 21, 2009 Memorandum on Transparency and Open Government.

The ODNI is committed to writing new documents in plain language using the Federal Plain Language Guidelines.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have trouble understanding our documents or the pages on this website. Our assigned staff member to oversee our plain
language efforts is Jeff A., chief of staff, Public Affairs.

The ODNI is training our employees and have created an oversight process. We must use plain language in any document that

  • Is necessary for obtaining any federal government benefit or service or filing taxes.
  • Provides information about any federal government benefit or service.
  • Explains to the public how to comply with a requirement that the federal government administers or enforces.


Information for Kids

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

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Click below to find additional kid portals from other members of the Intelligence Community.

Contact Us

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Mailing Address: Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Washington, DC 20511

Phone Number: 703-733-8600

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