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Press Releases 2021

On behalf of President Trump, the National Security Council staff has stood up a task force construct known as the Cyber Unified Coordination Group (UCG), composed of the FBI, CISA, and ODNI with support from NSA, to coordinate the investigation and remediation of this significant cyber incident involving federal government networks. The UCG is still working to understand the scope of the incident but has the following updates on its investigative and mitigation efforts.

Published in Press Releases 2021

Over the course of the past several days, the FBI, CISA, and ODNI have become aware of a significant and ongoing cybersecurity campaign. Pursuant to Presidential Policy Directive (PPD) 41, the FBI, CISA, and ODNI have formed a Cyber Unified Coordination Group (UCG) to coordinate a whole-of-government response to this significant cyber incident.

Published in Press Releases 2020

Those fortunate enough to listen to a lecture from Wayne A. Stone, ’92, former acting inspector general of the Intelligence Community and now senior executive in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, might confuse him for an academic of they didn’t know any better. A military man turned high-ranking intelligence officer, Stone preaches the important of education and has the resume to support this paradigm.

 

Published in News Articles 2020

Every December for the past 15 years, multiple semi-trucks, filled to the brim with donations of new toys, leave the Office of the Director of National Intelligence in McLean, Virginia, and make their way into the arms of children across Northern Virginia as a part of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program.

 

This year, ODNI officers took their support for the Toys for Tots program one step further and volunteered in-person.

 

ODNI officers helped Marine Corps Reservists from four different site support units in the Northern Virginia by sorting toys at a local distribution center on Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C., Dec. 5.

 

Published in News Articles 2020
Friday, 18 September 2020 12:11

Diversity Lags at Top of U.S. Spy Agencies

For years, U.S. spy agencies have acknowledged they need a more diverse workforce to help understand increasingly complex threats and interpret foreign cultures.They are making progress toward that goal—except at the top.

 

Years of studies, recommendations and promises have had limited impact on reshaping the upper echelons of the U.S. intelligence community, comprising 17 civilian and military agencies and offices, according to current and former officials and workforce statistics.

 

Published in News Articles 2020

For auto racing fans around the world, the Indianapolis 500 evokes images of cars whizzing around the historic track at speeds north of 230 miles per hour. This century-old event held annually at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is known as the “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.”

 

What’s not known by many is the Indianapolis 500 has served as an important testing ground for America’s Intelligence Community and national security apparatus.

 

Published in News Articles 2020

WASHINGTON D.C. - Statement by William R. Evanina Director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center Office of the Director of National Intelligence “Election Threat Update for the American Public”

 

On July 24, 2020, I issued a statement to the American public providing an unclassified overview of foreign threats to the 2020 election and offering basic steps to mitigate some of these threats. At that time, I pledged that the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC) would continue to update the American public and other key stakeholders on the evolving election threat landscape, while also safeguarding our intelligence sources and methods.

 

Published in NCSC Newsroom

WASHINGTON D.C. - Statement by William R. Evanina Director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center Office of the Director of National Intelligence “Election Threat Update for the American Public”

 

On July 24, 2020, I issued a statement to the American public providing an unclassified overview of foreign threats to the 2020 election and offering basic steps to mitigate some of these threats. At that time, I pledged that the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC) would continue to update the American public and other key stakeholders on the evolving election threat landscape, while also safeguarding our intelligence sources and methods.

 

Published in Press Releases 2020

WASHINGTON D.C. - Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe today issued the following statement upon swearing in Chris Miller as Director of the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC):

 

“I am pleased today to have sworn in Chris Miller as NCTC Director. Chris is a well-respected and experienced counterterrorism leader and the right person for this critical position. His distinguished career, most recently as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Combating Terrorism and previously the Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Counterterrorism and Transnational Threats at the National Security Council, make him uniquely qualified to lead NCTC."

 

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“Despite being shot in the back, war was the best experience I’ve ever had.”

 

Those are the words of a 30-year-old man who has spent more than 10 percent of his life in a military hospital recovering from an armor piercing sniper round.

 

His name is Justin Griffin, a former Sergeant in the United States Army who is a Purple Heart recipient and a current employee at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI).

 

Published in News Articles 2020
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