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Wednesday, 06 October 2021 18:00

PDDNI Stacey Dixon GEOINT 2021 Keynote Address

Good morning: Nancy (Clemens) thank you for the introduction. I appreciate the invitation from both Robert (Cardillo) and Rhonda (Schrenk) to return to GEOINT. The last time we gathered together for the GEOINT symposium was in early June 2019. How the world has changed since then! If you had known then what you know now, how might you have spent this past two years differently? Thankfully, during this time, despite the pandemic, this community has continued to make progress and evolve.

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, the research and development arm of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, announced today a multi-year research effort called the Robust Energy Sources for Intelligence Logistics In Extreme, Novel and Challenging Environments (RESILIENCE) program.


RESILIENCE will develop portable power solutions for electronics that can operate under the demanding operational conditions experienced by Intelligence Community (IC) officers. If successful, it will provide power sources to extend the function of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) with vertical take-off and landing capability and unattended electronic devices, which must operate in extreme environmental conditions for years.


Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines today issued the following statement: “I congratulate Tom Monheim on his confirmation as Inspector General of the Intelligence Community. Tom is a tremendous leader with integrity and empathy who has devoted his career to public service and advancing U.S. national security. The Intelligence Community will benefit greatly from his unwavering commitment to independence and objectivity.”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines today issued the following statement:


“On behalf of the Intelligence Community, I offer my congratulations to Shannon Corless on her nomination to serve as the Assistant Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis for the Treasury Department. She is the first ODNI officer to be nominated for this important position.


Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines visited Florida International University in Miami, Florida on Sept. 26. The visit, her first to a college campus as DNI, focused on sharing the mission of the Intelligence Community and career opportunities in the IC with FIU students.


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