Press Releases

Press Releases

“On behalf of the Intelligence Community, I offer my heartfelt congratulations to Bill Burns on his confirmation as director of the CIA. Bill is an extraordinary public servant, having dedicated the majority of his life to government service representing our country with distinction as a diplomat and a leader around the world. The respect he engenders in and outside government is a consequence not only of his distinguished career and intelligence but also his generosity and integrity. I am deeply grateful to call Bill a friend and have him as a colleague. I look forward to working with him to advance the Intelligence Community’s mission in service to our nation.”

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), the Department of Justice (DOJ), and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today released an unclassified summary of the joint comprehensive threat assessment on domestic violent extremism. The unclassified summary is attached and will be available on DNI.gov later today.

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) today released the declassified Intelligence Community (IC) assessment of foreign threats to the 2020 U.S. federal elections. The document is a declassified version of a classified report that the IC provided to the President, senior Executive Branch officials, and Congressional leadership and intelligence oversight committees on January 7, 2021.

“Chris Fonzone is an excellent choice for ODNI General Counsel, with years of critical national security experience in a variety of roles. During the Obama Administration, Chris served as Deputy Assistant and Deputy Counsel to the President and the Legal Adviser to the National Security Council. Prior to his White House service, Chris was Special Counsel to the General Counsel of the Department of Defense, advising on military operations and litigation matters."

“Vernon Jordan made a significant, lasting imprint on our nation. A person of remarkable character, civility, and integrity, Vernon was at the forefront of driving meaningful change and progress in spaces across American society, including the U.S. Intelligence Community. His instrumental Diversity in Leadership Study provided the IC with a clear-eyed, necessary perspective on improving diversity and inclusion. It marked a permanent call to action, and we are committed to advancing these fundamental values, which he embodied, every day. On behalf of the IC, I extend my deepest condolences to Vernon’s family and loved ones.”

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