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DNI Clapper Signs New Policy on Social Media for Federal Background Investigations for Security Clearances

Friday, May 13, 2016
Director of National Intelligence James Clapper yesterday signed Security Executive Agent Directive Five, codifying federal background investigative authority to incorporate publicly-available social-media information in the security clearance process.

Statement by the Director of Public Affairs Brian P. Hale

Thursday, May 12, 2016
Statement by the Director of Public Affairs Brian P. Hale: Contrary to reporting presented by Bill Gertz in The Washington Times (‘Inside the Ring’ – Counterdecption unit to close), there are no plans to “close down” the Foreign Denial and Deception Committee (FDDC).

ODNI Releases Third Annual Statistical Transparency Report Regarding Use of National Security Authorities

Monday, May 02, 2016
In June 2013, President Obama directed the Intelligence Community to declassify and make public as much information as possible about certain sensitive U.S. government surveillance programs while protecting sensitive classified intelligence and national security information.

Top Two U.S. Intelligence Officials, ODNI Officer Honored with Speechwriting Awards

Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Two speeches written for the Director of National Intelligence and his Principal Deputy won in three categories of the preeminent international speechwriting competition, announced April 19 by Vital Speeches of the Day.

DNI Statement on the President's Nomination of Susan S. Gibson to be the Inspector General for NRO

Thursday, April 14, 2016
DNI Clapper Statement on the President’s Intent to nominate Susan S. Gibson to be the Inspector General for NRO 


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