Press Releases 2021

Press Releases 2021

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, the research and development arm of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, announced today a multi-year research effort called the Robust Energy Sources for Intelligence Logistics In Extreme, Novel and Challenging Environments (RESILIENCE) program.


RESILIENCE will develop portable power solutions for electronics that can operate under the demanding operational conditions experienced by Intelligence Community (IC) officers. If successful, it will provide power sources to extend the function of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) with vertical take-off and landing capability and unattended electronic devices, which must operate in extreme environmental conditions for years.


Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines today issued the following statement: “I congratulate Tom Monheim on his confirmation as Inspector General of the Intelligence Community. Tom is a tremendous leader with integrity and empathy who has devoted his career to public service and advancing U.S. national security. The Intelligence Community will benefit greatly from his unwavering commitment to independence and objectivity.”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines today issued the following statement:


“On behalf of the Intelligence Community, I offer my congratulations to Shannon Corless on her nomination to serve as the Assistant Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis for the Treasury Department. She is the first ODNI officer to be nominated for this important position.


WASHINGTON, D.C. – As directed by the President, the Intelligence Community completed its 90-day review on the origins of COVID-19. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence released the declassified key takeaways from the assessment that was provided to the President and policymakers last week. The key takeaways are available here.



WASHINGTON, D.C. – Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines late Friday convened the Joint Intelligence Community Council (JICC) to promote and strengthen coordinated Intelligence Community support to the existing interagency efforts to address anomalous health incidents (AHI) affecting U.S. Government personnel and their families. The JICC is a statutory body that assists the Director in developing and implementing a joint, unified national intelligence effort to protect national security. In addition to the Council's statutory members, the Director invited additional Intelligence Community components to participate in the meeting.


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