Press Releases

Press Releases

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.”

Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines today submitted to Congress an Intelligence Community assessment regarding the Saudi Government’s role in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The release of this assessment is consistent with the law and delivers on the DNI’s commitment to submit an unclassified report to Congress. .

Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines today took the oath of office to serve as the seventh DNI in our nation's history. Haines is the first woman to lead the U.S. Intelligence Community.

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