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Mr. Vice President and Members of the Council, thank you for allowing me to update you on the threats we face in space, and how the Intelligence Community is taking unprecedented action in order to increase the effectiveness of our national security space enterprise and respond to the President’s new National Space Policy.

Those fortunate enough to listen to a lecture from Wayne A. Stone, ’92, former acting inspector general of the Intelligence Community and now senior executive in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, might confuse him for an academic of they didn’t know any better. A military man turned high-ranking intelligence officer, Stone preaches the important of education and has the resume to support this paradigm.

 

WASHINGTON D.C. - Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe today participated in the eighth meeting of the National Space Council, held at Kennedy Space Center.

 

Every December for the past 15 years, multiple semi-trucks, filled to the brim with donations of new toys, leave the Office of the Director of National Intelligence in McLean, Virginia, and make their way into the arms of children across Northern Virginia as a part of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program.

 

This year, ODNI officers took their support for the Toys for Tots program one step further and volunteered in-person.

 

ODNI officers helped Marine Corps Reservists from four different site support units in the Northern Virginia by sorting toys at a local distribution center on Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C., Dec. 5.

 

The night before a roadside bomb detonated against his Humvee, Ryan McCallum knew something was amiss.

 

The Illinois Army National Guard soldier had an uneasy feeling that night and didn’t sleep well. The standard intelligence briefing he and his crew received about the route to and from the airbase in the middle of Iraq was not helpful.

 

But when he got on the road that morning in Iraq in June 2007, his anxiety deepened. A sandstorm was kicking up. Tires on the side of the road were burning. Something just wasn’t right; none of this was “normal.”

 

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