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The Director of National Intelligence submits this summary consistent with direction in the Fiscal Year 2012 Intelligence Authorization Act, Section 307...

Chairman McCain, Ranking Member Reed, Members of the Committee, thank you for the invitation to offer the United States Intelligence Community’s 2018 assessment of threats to US national security. My statement reflects the collective insights of the Intelligence Community’s extraordinary women and men, whom I am privileged and honored to lead. We in the Intelligence Community are 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.

“Within one year of the date of this order, the Director of the National Counterterrorism Center, in consultation with the Secretary of State, Secretary of Defense, Attorney General, and Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, shall provide a status report to the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism on the implementation of this order. The report shall be informed by consultation with stakeholders outside of the U.S. Government and shall, to the extent possible, be made available to the public.” (Executive Order 13698, Hostage Recovery Activities, 24 June 2015)

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 is disclosing to the public the aggregate amount of appropriations requested for Fiscal Year 2019.

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