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WASHINGTON – The Intelligence Community is sponsoring a $500,000 prize competition to explore artificial intelligence approaches that would transform the process by which analysts currently support policymakers and warfighters through the research and generation of written products.

Chairman Burr, Vice Chairman Warner, Members of the Committee, thank you for the invitation to offer the United States Intelligence Community’s 2017 assessment of threats to US national security. My statement reflects the collective insights of the Intelligence Community’s extraordinary men and women, whom I am privileged and honored to lead. We in the Intelligence Community are committed every day to provide the nuanced, multidisciplinary intelligence that policymakers, warfighters, and domestic law enforcement personnel need to protect American lives and America’s interests anywhere in the world.

The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) recently approved minimization procedures that permit the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) to receive certain unevaluated counterterrorism information acquired pursuant to Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) of 1978, as amended. Click here to download.

Consistent with Section 601 of the Implementing the Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007, as amended (50 U.S.C. 3306), the Director of National Intelligence disclosed to the public on February 9, 2016, the aggregate amount of appropriations requested for Fiscal Year 2017. The $53.5 billion is now updated to include additional funding above the initial President’s Budget Request for the National Intelligence Program (NIP).

Today, consistent with the USA FREEDOM Act requirements to release certain statistics (codified in 50 U.S.C. § 1873(b)) and the Intelligence Community’s (IC) Principles of Intelligence Transparency, we are releasing our fourth Annual Statistical Transparency Report presenting statistics on how often the government uses certain national security authorities.