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NCTC Transparency

Chairman Warner, Vice Chairman Rubio, and Members of the Committee, thank you for the opportunity to offer the Intelligence Community’s 2021 assessment of worldwide threats to U.S. national security. On behalf of the entire Intelligence Community, I want to express how much we appreciate your support and your partnership.

Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines, in coordination with Intelligence Community leaders, released to Congress an unclassified annual report of worldwide threats to the national security of the United States.

Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines today issued the following statement regarding President Joseph Biden’s intent to nominate Christine Abizaid as the first Senate confirmed female Director of the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC): “Christy brings a command of counterterrorism issues, leadership acumen, and enterprising approach that will enable her to effectively steer NCTC and lead the CT mission into the future..."

Published in Press Releases 2021

Today, the ODNI publicly released the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) Implementation Procedures for the ODNI Intelligence Activities Procedures Approved by the Attorney General Pursuant to Executive Order 12333 (NCTC Implementation Procedures) to provide appropriate transparency to the American people concerning NCTC’s counterterrorism mission and its protection of privacy and civil liberties. In January 2021, ODNI issued the first Attorney General-approved procedures specifically tailored to all of ODNI and governing all of ODNI’s intelligence activities. Those procedures required ODNI’s NCTC to develop supplementary procedures to address NCTC’s additional statutory collection authority. The NCTC Implementation Procedures fulfill that requirement and also provide more specific guidance to NCTC personnel regarding the application of certain aspects of the ODNI procedures to NCTC intelligence activities.

 

Published in NCTC Transparency

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), the Department of Justice (DOJ), and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today released an unclassified summary of the joint comprehensive threat assessment on domestic violent extremism. The unclassified summary is attached and will be available on DNI.gov later today.

Published in Press Releases 2021

Unclassified Summary of Assessment on Domestic Violent Extremism

Intelligence Community Assessment on Foreign Threats to the 2020 U.S. Federal Elections

“Chris Fonzone is an excellent choice for ODNI General Counsel, with years of critical national security experience in a variety of roles. During the Obama Administration, Chris served as Deputy Assistant and Deputy Counsel to the President and the Legal Adviser to the National Security Council. Prior to his White House service, Chris was Special Counsel to the General Counsel of the Department of Defense, advising on military operations and litigation matters."

Published in Press Releases 2021

“On behalf of the Intelligence Community, I offer my heartfelt congratulations to Bill Burns on his confirmation as director of the CIA. Bill is an extraordinary public servant, having dedicated the majority of his life to government service representing our country with distinction as a diplomat and a leader around the world. The respect he engenders in and outside government is a consequence not only of his distinguished career and intelligence but also his generosity and integrity. I am deeply grateful to call Bill a friend and have him as a colleague. I look forward to working with him to advance the Intelligence Community’s mission in service to our nation.”

Published in Press Releases 2021

“Vernon Jordan made a significant, lasting imprint on our nation. A person of remarkable character, civility, and integrity, Vernon was at the forefront of driving meaningful change and progress in spaces across American society, including the U.S. Intelligence Community. His instrumental Diversity in Leadership Study provided the IC with a clear-eyed, necessary perspective on improving diversity and inclusion. It marked a permanent call to action, and we are committed to advancing these fundamental values, which he embodied, every day. On behalf of the IC, I extend my deepest condolences to Vernon’s family and loved ones.”

Published in Press Releases 2021
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