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“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."

Sydney Seiler, National Intelligence Officer for North Korea at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, received the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joint Distinguished Civilian Service Award on Feb. 10 during a socially distanced ceremony for his support to U.S. Forces Korea as the Command’s Senior Expert for North Korea from April 2016 to Aug. 2020.

 

“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.”

Assessing the Saudi Government's Role in the Killing of Jamal Khashoggi

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. .

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