Good judgment in forecasting international affairs - The Washington Post
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
The Economist’s The World in 2014 issue just hit newsstands, focusing international attention on the geopolitical outcomes we can expect to see over the next 12-14 months. The issue features an article by University of Pennsylvania psychologist Phil Tetlock and journalist Dan Gardner on the Good Judgment Project, a research study funded by the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA, the U.S. government’s analog to DARPA), which makes such geopolitical predictions every day.
IARPA Launches New Research Program to Increase Understanding of How the Human Brain Interprets Concepts
Monday, November 25, 2013
WASHINGTON – The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), announced today that it has embarked on a multi-year research effort to develop scientific understanding of how the human brain represents conceptual knowledge. Insights obtained from the Knowledge Representation in Neural Systems (KRNS) program may ultimately improve the ability of intelligence community analysts to draw accurate inferences from intelligence data.
A New Model for Defense Intelligence
Thursday, November 21, 2013
On November 20, the Intelligence Project at Brookings and the National Intelligence University co-hosted a discussion with Lieutenant General Michael T. Flynn, director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), to examine this uncertain future, DIA’s role in this complex security environment and a new model for defense intelligence that ensures preparedness to address these challenges and the crises of tomorrow.
Statement for the Record: ONCIX's Brian Prioletti: "Safeguarding our Nation's Secrets: Examining the National Security Workforce"
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Statement for the Record: ONCIX's Brian Prioletti before the Subcommittee on the Efficiency and Effectiveness of the Federal Programs and the Federal Workforce on "Safeguarding our Nation's Secrets: Examining the National Security Workforce"
Anne Neuberger, special assistant to NSA Director Keith Alexander, speaks with NPR's Tom Gjelten
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
The controversy over the National Security Agency's surveillance programs has exposed a problem in the oversight of those programs: The development of the relevant technology has outpaced the laws and policies that govern its use.
DNI Clapper Declassifies Additional Intelligence Community Documents Regarding Collection Under Section 501 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act
Monday, November 18, 2013
In June of this year, President Obama directed me to declassify and make public as much information as possible about certain sensitive programs while being mindful of the need to protect sensitive classified intelligence activities and national security. Since then, I have authorized the declassification and public release of numerous documents pertaining to the government’s collection under Sections 501 and 702 of FISA.
NGA Intel Maps ‘Key’ To Philippine Disaster Response; 4 More Ospreys On Way
Thursday, November 14, 2013
The US military’s relief effort for the typhoon-ravaged Philippines is ramping up, with four more V-22s on the way from Japan, the USS George Washington carrier group due any time, the amphibious ships Germantown and Ashlanden route, and the intelligence community providing highly detailed geolocation data — known to old-timers as maps.
Statement for the Record: The Honorable Matthew G. Olsen, Director NCTC, before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Statement for the Record: The Honorable Matthew G. Olsen Director National Counterterrorism Center, Hearing before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs - The Homeland Threat Landscape and U.S. Response.
Statement for the Record: ONCIX's Brian Prioletti before the Counterterrorism and Intelligence Subcommittee of the Committee on Homeland Security
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Statement for the Record of Brian Prioletti at an Open Hearing on Insider Threat to Homeland Security before the Counterterrorism and Intelligence Subcommittee of the Committee on Homeland Security. Mr Prioletti is the Assistant Director, Special Security Directorate at the Office of the National Counter Intelligence Executive, a center of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.
Panel: Privacy, Technology and National Security, Remarks by ODNI General Counsel, Robert S. Litt
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Not surprisingly, the two major issues that have been occupying my time recently have been budget issues and the fallout from the Snowden leaks. I spent the first part of October working almost entirely alone in our office, supported just by my deputy, advising on who was allowed to work and what they were allowed to do. And also responding to inquiries from people who did not seem to comprehend that when (a) Congress prohibits personnel from working when they aren’t paid, and (b) the Intelligence Community isn’t appropriated funds to pay personnel, then (c) most IC personnel won’t be able to work.