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Press Releases 2013

DNI Announces the Declassification of the Existence of Collection Activities Authorized by President George W. Bush Shortly After the Attacks of September 11, 2001

Saturday, December 21, 2013
Yesterday, the Director of National Intelligence (“DNI”) announced the declassification of the existence of collection activities authorized by President George W. Bush shortly after the attacks of September 11, 2001.

Intelligence Community Named a Top-Five Place to Work in the Federal Government for the Fifth Year in a Row

Wednesday, December 18, 2013
For the fifth consecutive year, the Intelligence Community (IC) was honoured as one of the Best Places to Work in the Federal Government, according to an independent analysis of federal workers’ job satisfaction and commitment.

IARPA Launches New Research Program to Increase Understanding of How the Human Brain Interprets Concepts

Monday, November 25, 2013
WASHINGTON – The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), announced today that it has embarked on a multi-year research effort to develop scientific understanding of how the human brain represents conceptual knowledge. Insights obtained from the Knowledge Representation in Neural Systems (KRNS) program may ultimately improve the ability of intelligence community analysts to draw accurate inferences from intelligence data. Read more...

Anne Neuberger, special assistant to NSA Director Keith Alexander, speaks with NPR's Tom Gjelten

Tuesday, November 19, 2013
The controversy over the National Security Agency's surveillance programs has exposed a problem in the oversight of those programs: The development of the relevant technology has outpaced the laws and policies that govern its use.

DNI Clapper Declassifies Additional Intelligence Community Documents Regarding Collection Under Section 501 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act

Monday, November 18, 2013
In June of this year, President Obama directed me to declassify and make public as much information as possible about certain sensitive programs while being mindful of the need to protect sensitive classified intelligence activities and national security.  Since then, I have authorized the declassification and public release of numerous documents pertaining to the government’s collection under Sections 501 and 702 of FISA.   

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