ODNI Features

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.



The ODNI is committed to increasing openness within the government and with the American people, as prescribed in the Jan. 21, 2009, White House Memorandum on Transparency and Open Government. Therefore the ODNI will continue to make every effort to increase transparency, while also protecting classified and sensitive national security information and intelligence sources and methods from unauthorized disclosures.


Protecting Your Personal Information from Exploitation


Data breaches involving personal information result in a broad range of risks to individuals and organizations.  This includes identity theft, targeting of individuals with knowledge of sensitive government information and internal business processes, and other intelligence activities that use personal information of U.S. citizens to undermine national security.


Bin Laden's Bookshelf


In the weeks following the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan by United States forces, U.S. Intelligence Community analysts sifted through the recovered digital and hard copy materials in search of clues that would reveal ongoing al-Qa`ida plots, identities and locations of al-Qa`ida personnel, and other information of immediate importance. Following a rigorous interagency review, on May 20, 2015 the ODNI began a multi-stage public release of documents recovered from the compound used to hide Osama bin Laden.