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DNI Clapper Establishes the National Counterintelligence and Security Center

Monday, December 01, 2014

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                         
ODNI News Release No. 46-14  
December 1, 2014

DNI CLAPPER ESTABLISHES THE NATIONAL COUNTERINTELLIGENCE AND SECURITY CENTER

Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper announced today the establishment of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center. National Counterintelligence Executive William “Bill” Evanina will assume the additional role as the NCSC Director.

DNI Clapper said the establishment of the NCSC is the next step in the effective integration of counterintelligence and security missions under a single organization structure.

“The establishment of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center supports our effort to ensure counterintelligence and security are addressed as interdependent and mutually supportive disciplines,” said Director Clapper. “These disciplines have shared objectives and responsibilities associated with the protection of information, sources and methods.”

The NCSC will carry out the counterintelligence responsibilities of the NCIX and the Office of the National Counterintelligence and fulfill their responsibilities as outlined in the Counterintelligence Enhancement Act of 2002.
 
The organization of the NCSC aligns with similar centers within the ODNI such as the National Counterproliferation Center and the National Counterterrorism Center.

Questions regarding the NCSC should be directed to Gene Barlow, NCSC public affairs officer at 703-275-2463.  

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