Statement by the Director of Public Affairs Brian P. Hale

Statement by the Director of Public Affairs Brian P. Hale

Monday, 05 December 2016 14:51

 

OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE
WASHINGTON, DC 20511

May 12, 2016

Statement by the Director of Public Affairs Brian P. Hale



Contrary to reporting presented by Bill Gertz in The Washington Times (‘Inside the Ring’ – Counterdecption unit to close), there are no plans to “close down” the Foreign Denial and Deception Committee (FDDC).

As an important component of the National Intelligence Council (NIC), the FDDC continues its vital work advising the Director of National Intelligence on foreign denial and deception (D&D) activities. It actively leads research, collection, production and training initiatives to counter foreign D&D efforts and stem the flow of information on intelligence community sources and methods to foreign entities. The FDDC also acts as the interagency hub for the collaboration and integration of the counter-foreign denial and deception mission across the intelligence community.