Congressional Testimonies 2018

Congressional Testimonies

Chairman Burr, Vice Chairman Warner, and Members of the Committee.

It’s an honor to appear before you today as you consider my nomination to be the first Senate confirmed Director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC). I am grateful that the Congress has considered the position I currently hold to be sufficiently important to require Senate confirmation—an acknowledgment of the significant, and growing, challenges being addressed by NCSC to enhance our nation’s security.

Chairman McCain, Ranking Member Reed, Members of the Committee, thank you for the invitation to offer the United States Intelligence Community’s 2018 assessment of threats to US national security. My statement reflects the collective insights of the Intelligence Community’s extraordinary women and men, whom I am privileged and honored to lead. We in the Intelligence Community are committed every day to providing the nuanced, independent, and unvarnished intelligence that policymakers, warfighters, and domestic law enforcement personnel need to protect American lives and America’s interests anywhere in the world.

Remarks as prepared for delivery by The Honorable Dan Coats Director of National Intelligence

Chairman Burr, Vice Chairman Warner, Members of the Committee, thank you for the invitation to offer the United States Intelligence Community’s 2018 assessment of threats to US national security.  My statement reflects the collective insights of the Intelligence Community’s extraordinary women and men, whom I am privileged and honored to lead. We in the Intelligence Community are committed every day to providing the nuanced, independent, and unvarnished intelligence that policymakers, warfighters, and domestic law enforcement personnel need to protect American lives and America’s interests anywhere in the world.

Thank you for scheduling this hearing to consider my nomination to be the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community and for inviting me to make this opening statement. I am honored to have been nominated for this position by President Trump, with the support of the Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats.

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