Congressional Testimonies 2017

Congressional Testimonies

I’d like to begin by thanking President Trump for nominating me for the position of Director of National Intelligence – I am humbled by his confidence in me, and will work tirelessly to lead the world’s finest intelligence enterprise.

Information and communication technologies play an increasing role in the security of the United States. Cyberspace is both a resource on which our continued security and prosperity depends, and a globally contested medium within which threats manifest themselves. As their cyber capabilities grow, our adversaries are demonstrating a willingness to use cyberspace as a platform for espionage, attack, and influence. Foreign Intelligence Entities continue to quietly exploit our nation’s public and private sectors in the pursuit of policy and military insights, sensitive research, intellectual property, trade secrets, and personally identifiable information.

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