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This annual report of worldwide threats to the national security of the United States responds to Section 617 of the FY21 Intelligence Authorization Act (P.L. 116-260). This report reflects the collective insights of the Intelligence Community (IC), which is committed every day to providing the nuanced, independent, and unvarnished intelligence that policymakers, warfighters, and domestic law enforcement personnel need to protect American lives and America’s interests anywhere in the world.

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

 

“I am delighted to announce Dr. Adele J. Merritt as the Intelligence Community Chief Information Officer (IC CIO). Dr. Merritt will lead our ongoing modernization efforts to transform the IC Information Technology Enterprise, ensure the security of the IC’s Information Technology systems, and enhance IT cooperation within the IC.

 

The University of Hawaii Mānoa hosted Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines in a virtual engagement with students in December 2021. During the initial discussion with UH President David Lassner, she highlighted the significance of Hawaii’s diversity in intelligence analysis, answered questions from students, and outlined career opportunities for those interested in joining the Intelligence Community.

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) today released a mobile app, aCTknowledge, that shares unclassified counterterrorism reports, analysis, training resources, and alerts. The app is a first-of-its-kind platform that provides real-time unclassified intelligence on potential terrorist activities that may impact our country.

 

Wednesday, 02 February 2022 12:22

Statement from DNI Haines and DCIA Burns

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Director of National Intelligence Avril D. Haines and Director of the Central Intelligence Agency William J. Burns today issued the following statement:

 

We continue to pursue complementary efforts to get to the bottom of Anomalous Health Incidents (AHIs)—and to deliver access to world-class care for those affected. We are making progress in both areas. We recently shared Intelligence Community (IC) coordinated analysis that primarily focused on the question of attribution. Today we are pleased to share the declassified executive summary of the IC Experts Panel report. We convened the panel last year to examine—from a scientific, technical, and medical perspective—potential causal mechanisms for AHIs. The panel found that a subset of AHIs cannot be easily explained by known environmental or medical conditions and could be explained by certain external factors. Moving forward, the work of the IC Experts Panel will help sharpen the work of the IC and broader U.S. Government as we focus on possible causes. We will stay at it, with continued rigor, for however long it takes.

 

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