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Today's terrorist landscape is more fluid and complex than ever. For this reason, counterterrorism remains a top priority for this Administration.


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In June 2014, the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) began releasing statistics relating to the use of critical national security authorities, including the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), in an annual report called the Statistical Transparency Report Regarding Use of National Security Authorities (hereafter the Annual Statistical Transparency Report). Subsequent Annual Statistical Transparency Reports were released in 2015 and 2016.


View the CY2016 Statistical Transparency Report



Attendees of the Fifth Annual Intelligence Community Women’s Summit at the National Security Agency at Fort Meade, Maryland, March 28 probably left with one standout word stuck in their minds: ally. Whether seeking out mentors to help with career progression, or being cognizant of the challenges both women and men face in the workplace, speakers from the beginning to the end of the day-long event reinforced the importance of being and having allies.


IC EEOD Director Rita Sampson at 2017 IC Womens Summit


The Cyber Threat Framework was developed by the US Government to enable consistent characterization and categorization of cyber threat events, and to identify trends or changes in the activities of cyber adversaries. The Cyber Threat Framework is applicable to anyone who works cyber-related activities, its principle benefit being that it provides a common language for describing and communicating information about cyber threat activity. The framework and its associated lexicon provide a means for consistently describing cyber threat activity in a manner that enables efficient information sharing and cyber threat analysis, that is useful to both senior policy/decision makers and detail oriented cyber technicians alike.



We are living in paradox - industrial and information age achievements are shaping a world both more dangerous and richer with opportunity. Human choices will determine whether promise or peril prevails. Global Trends is the Intelligence Community’s major assessment of the forces - and choices - shaping the world over the next two decades.


Medium Article -- Wildlife Symposium


Faced with an unprecedented rise in wildlife crimes around the globe, the Presidential Task Force on Wildlife Trafficking, co-chaired by the Departments of State, Interior and Justice, hosted a symposium at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s William Allder Auditorium in Springfield, Virginia, June 28-29. The purpose of the Combating Wildlife Trafficking Symposium was to foster discussions concerning illegal wildlife trafficking and how collaborative relationships across government, civil sector, academia, international partners and non-government organizations will identify fundamental geospatial data and its implication within a human geography framework.