DNI Releases Updated Budget Figure for FY 2015 Appropriations Requested for the National Intelligence Program
Friday, November 21, 2014
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
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
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
Monday, November 10, 2014
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
Saturday, November 08, 2014
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.
Joint Statement from the ODNI and the DOJ on the Declassification of Renewal of Collection Under Section 501 of FISA
Thursday, November 06, 2014
On September 12, 2014, the Director of National Intelligence declassified and disclosed publicly that the U.S. government had filed an application with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court seeking renewal of the authority to collect telephony metadata in bulk, and that the FISC renewed that authority.