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Thursday, 19 January 2017 17:12

Domestic Approach to National Intelligence

This paper, the Domestic Approach to National Intelligence, describes certain key roles and relationships that characterize efforts by members of the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC) and federal, state, local, tribal and territorial (FSLTT) government organizations to engage with one another to carry out the shared mission of protecting the homeland.  These partners work with one another, and through established channels with the private sector (e.g., critical infrastructure owners and operators), as part of a complex web of relationships.

In July 2012, the McClatchy Company published articles claiming, among other things, that the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) violated Federal law by not reporting admissions of potential crimes that individuals made during NRO-administered polygraph examinations. 

In accordance with a Congressionally Directed Action (CDA) in the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 (Public Law 113‐293), the Director of National Intelligence submits this report describing “proposals to improve the declassification review process throughout the intelligence community; and steps the intelligence community could take, or legislation that may be necessary, to enable the National Declassification Center to better accomplish the missions assigned to the Center by Executive Order 13526, Classified National Security Information, (75 Fed. Reg. 707).”

This National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) report evaluates U.S. Government (USG) progress in the implementation of Executive Order (E.O.) 13698, Hostage Recovery Activities, signed by the President of the United States on June 24, 2015. This report also reviews implementation of the related Presidential Policy Directive 30 (PPD-30).

Climate change is projected to produce more intense and frequent extreme weather events, multiple weather disturbances, along with broader climatological effects, such as sea level rise. These are almost certain to have significant direct and indirect social, economic, political, and security implications during the next 20 years. These effects will be especially pronounced as populations continue to concentrate in climate-vulnerable locales such as coastal areas, water-stressed regions, and ever-growing cities. These effects are likely to pose significant national security challenges for the United States over the next two decades, though models forecast the most dramatic effects further into the future.

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