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IARPA Announces Winners of its ASpIRE Challenge

Thursday, September 10, 2015
The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), today announced the winners of its speech recognition challenge, Automatic Speech recognition in Reverberant Environments (ASpIRE). The winning teams from the Johns Hopkins University, Raytheon BBN Technologies, the Institute for Infocomm Research, and Brno University of Technology will share $110,000 in prizes.

Joint Statement by the ODNI and the DOJ on the Declassification of the Renewal of Collection Under Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act (50 U.S.C. Sec. 1861), as amended by the USA FREEDOM Act.

Friday, August 28, 2015
On August 27, 2015, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court issued a Primary Order approving the government’s application to renew the Section 215 bulk telephony program.

President Nominates Marcel Lettre to be the Next Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence

Thursday, August 06, 2015
I strongly endorse President Obama’s nomination of Marcel Lettre to be the next Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence. This is a position I know well, and I believe Marcel is exceptionally qualified to serve in this important post.

DNI Clapper Names New IARPA Director

Monday, August 03, 2015
Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper announced today that he has selected Dr. Jason Matheny to be the next director of the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, effective immediately.

Statement by the ODNI on Retention of Data Collected Under Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act

Monday, July 27, 2015
On June 29, 2015, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court approved the Government’s application to resume the Section 215 bulk telephony metadata program pursuant to the USA FREEDOM Act’s 180-day transition provision. As part of our effort to transition to the new authority, we have evaluated whether NSA should maintain access to the historical metadata after the conclusion of that 180-day period. Read more...

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