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Congressional Testimonies 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines today issued the following statement:

 

“I am delighted to welcome Timothy Barrett as Assistant Director of National Intelligence for Strategic Communications. Tim brings a wealth of experience — including hard-earned credibility with the press — and is held in high esteem across the Intelligence Community. He shares my conviction that public trust is essential to our vital mission, and I am excited to have him on my leadership team.

 

“Tim carved out a niche as a communications adviser and intelligence officer. Most recently, he served as CIA Press Secretary for the last three years, navigating critically sensitive situations and advancing a variety of communications efforts. He previously held management positions in public affairs for ODNI and NCTC. Moreover, Tim understands the intelligence cycle, having served as a Presidential Daily Briefer, and I will lean on him to help us showcase the great work that takes place each day across the Intelligence Community — and to ensure the public we serve understands our mission, authorities, and values.”

 

Published in Press Releases 2021

Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines today issued the following statement:

 

“Congratulations to Christy Abizaid on her confirmation as Director of the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC). We are incredibly excited to welcome her to the team. Christy is well-known and respected in the counterterrorism community, and I can think of no one better to lead NCTC during this critical period. Christy brings a command of counterterrorism issues, leadership acumen, thoughtfulness, and enterprising approach that will enable her to effectively steer the Intelligence Community’s work on these issues and lead the CT mission into the future. We are fortunate to have Christy serving in this critical position, and I look forward to working with her to protect our nation.”

 

Published in Press Releases 2021
Thursday, 27 May 2021 12:12

ODNI Statement on COVID-19 Origins

Assistant Director of National Intelligence for Strategic Communications Amanda Schoch today issued the following statement on COVID-19 Origins:

 

“The U.S. Intelligence Community does not know exactly where, when, or how the COVID-19 virus was transmitted initially but has coalesced around two likely scenarios: either it emerged naturally from human contact with infected animals or it was a laboratory accident. While two elements of the IC lean toward the former scenario and one leans more toward the latter -- each with low or moderate confidence -- the majority of elements within the IC do not believe there is sufficient information to assess one to be more likely than the other. The IC continues to examine all available evidence, consider different perspectives, and aggressively collect and analyze new information to identify the virus's origins.”

 

Published in Press Releases 2021

Today, consistent with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (FISA), as amended (codified in 50 U.S.C. § 1873(b)), and the Intelligence Community’s (IC) Principles of Intelligence Transparency, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence released the eighth annual Statistical Transparency Report Regarding Use of National Security Surveillance Authorities.

Published in Press Releases 2021

Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines today issued the following statement regarding President Joseph Biden’s intent to nominate Thomas Monheim as Inspector General of the Intelligence Community:

 

“Tom Monheim has served as Acting Inspector General of the Intelligence Community for more than a year with the utmost professionalism and integrity. With a distinguished civilian and military background, Tom has devoted his career to serving our country and advancing U.S. national security."

Published in Press Releases 2021

Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines today issued the following statement regarding President Joseph Biden’s intent to nominate Dr. Stacey Dixon as the Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence:

 

“Dr. Stacey Dixon is a talented and innovative intelligence professional who has served in a variety of roles during her distinguished career in the Intelligence Community.

Published in Press Releases 2021

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.

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