Congressional Testimonies

Congressional Testimonies

Chairman Schiff, Ranking Member Nunes, members of the Committee, thank you for the opportunity to join you today. It’s an honor to be here with my colleagues to discuss the work we have ahead of us to advance diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility – or D-E-I-A – in the IC.


While we have exceptional leaders within the IC who are committed to promoting DEIA, many of whom have worked hard to achieve the progress we have made thus far on these issues over the last many years, we know we have a great deal of work ahead of us. These leaders know that it is not only essential to our mission and our values but to who we are as a nation. Promoting diversity – ensuring that we reflect the country we serve – is a responsibility we carry as public servants.

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.

Thursday, 26 September 2019 09:03

Opening Statement by Acting DNI Joseph Maguire

Chairman Schiff, Ranking Member Nunes and members of the committee – good morning. I’d like to begin by thanking the Chairman and Committee for agreeing to postpone this hearing for a week. This provided sufficient time to allow the Executive Branch to successfully complete its consultations regarding how to accommodate the committee’s request.

Thank you, Chairman Schiff, Ranking Member Nunes, and Members of the Committee, for the opportunity to appear before you today to discuss diversity across the Intelligence Community (IC). I am pleased to be joined by the Honorable Kari A. Bingen, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence. I am pleased to appear on behalf of the Honorable Daniel R. Coats, Director of National Intelligence (DNI) and the Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence (PDDNI), the Honorable Susan M. Gordon.

Chairman Schiff, Ranking Member Nunes, and distinguished members of the Committee, thank you for the opportunity to discuss the Intelligence Community's (IC) assessment of the national seciruty implications of climate change.

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