Press Releases 2021

Press Releases 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) today issued its declassified assessment on the origins of COVID-19. The classified version of this report was previously provided to the President and policymakers at the conclusion of the Intelligence Community’s 90-day review on the origins of the virus. On August 27, ODNI released the declassified key takeaways of the assessment.


WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Congress appropriated an aggregate amount of $60.8 billion to the National Intelligence Program (NIP) for Fiscal Year 2021.


WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Office of the Director of National Intelligence today released “Climate Change and International Responses Increasing Challenges to U.S. National Security Through 2040,” the first NIE on climate change. Produced through the National Intelligence Council, ODNI’s center for long-term strategic analysis, the report assesses the near- and medium-term geopolitical implications of climate change abroad.


WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, the research and development arm of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, announced today the start of a multi-year research effort aimed at developing smart radio techniques that can automatically detect and characterize radio frequency (RF) signals potentially associated with attempted data breaches.


WASHINGTON, D.C. - Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines today issued the following statement on the passing of Former Secretary of State Colin Powell:


“We have lost an extraordinary public servant and American statesman with the passing of Former Secretary of State Colin Powell. A kind, thoughtful, and passionate human being who worked tirelessly to make our world a better place. Secretary Powell served in a variety of critical national security positions, was a decorated veteran, and a champion of national, public, and military service. On behalf of the Intelligence Community, we thank Secretary Powell for his devotion to America and we hope his legacy brings his family comfort in this difficult time."