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Thank you, Chairman Thompson, Ranking Member Rogers, and members of the committee, for the opportunity to be with you today. I will begin with a brief overview of the terrorism threat before discussing homeland and overseas threats in more detail. I will close my opening remarks with a discussion of global trends impacting counterterrorism efforts, along with comments on the way forward, from NCTC’s perspective.

"I want to thank our intelligence professionals and special operations forces for bringing one of the world’s most-wanted terrorists to justice."

Congress appropriated an aggregate amount of $60.2 billion to the National Intelligence Program (NIP) for Fiscal Year 2019. This amount includes funding to support overseas contingency operations.

 

Tomorrow is never promised.
We’ve all heard it, but do we believe it? U.S. Army Lieutenant General Karen Gibson may understand this more than most. Both a combat veteran and a breast cancer survivor, Gibson has faced her fair share of uncertain tomorrows, on and off the battlefield.

The new office will, director Dan Flynn told me, assess what other intelligence agencies around the world are doing and why, what the most effective technologies will be to cope with those changes, how the world is changing strategically and make recommendations to the Director of National Intelligence.

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