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Lessons learned from previous cyber incidents positioned federal agencies to fend off the global WannaCry attack, and CTIIC was a key part of the effort to keep federal networks unscathed, a federal cyber official told Federal News Radio

 

The President's Homeland Security Advisor, Tom Bossert, briefed the press on 15 May 2017 on the WannaCry ransomware attack that began spreading 12 May and affected computers in more than 150 countries.

 

WASHINGTON – The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, announced today that it has launched the Face Recognition Prize Challenge—“FRPC”—in partnership with the National Institute of Standards and Technology. The challenge aims to improve recognition of face images acquired without capture constraints—unconstrained images captured in the “wild.”

WASHINGTON – The Intelligence Community is sponsoring a $500,000 prize competition to explore artificial intelligence approaches that would transform the process by which analysts currently support policymakers and warfighters through the research and generation of written products.

Chairman Burr, Vice Chairman Warner, Members of the Committee, thank you for the invitation to offer the United States Intelligence Community’s 2017 assessment of threats to US national security. My statement reflects the collective insights of the Intelligence Community’s extraordinary men and women, whom I am privileged and honored to lead. We in the Intelligence Community are committed every day to provide the nuanced, multidisciplinary intelligence that policymakers, warfighters, and domestic law enforcement personnel need to protect American lives and America’s interests anywhere in the world.

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