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IARPA Launches "CREATE" Program To Improve Reasoning Through Crowdsourcing

Thursday, February 09, 2017
WASHINGTON – The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, announced today a multi-year research effort to develop and test large-scale, structured collaboration methods to improve reasoning. If successful, the Crowdsourcing Evidence, Argumentation, Thinking and Evaluation—“CREATE”—program will improve analysts’ and decision makers’ understanding of the evidence and assumptions that support—or conflict with—their conclusions. These tools will improve their ability to provide accurate, timely, and well-supported analyses of the complex, ambiguous and often novel problems facing the Intelligence Community.
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IARPA Announces the "Nail to Nail Fingerprint Challenge" To Develop Next Generation Fingerprints

Thursday, January 26, 2017
WASHINGTON – The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, today launches the “Nail to Nail Fingerprint Challenge.” The challenge aims to improve live and forensic biometric fingerprint recognition by improving biometric fingerprint collection and recognition systems, eliminating plain fingerprint captures.
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Summary of Information Regarding U.S. Counterterrorism Strikes Outside Areas of Active Hostilities

Thursday, January 19, 2017
In accordance with the President’s direction and consistent with the President’s commitment to providing as much information as possible to the American people about U.S. counterterrorism activities, the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) is releasing today a summary of information provided to the DNI about both the number of strikes taken by the U.S. Government against terrorist targets outside areas of active hostilities and the assessed number of combatant and non-combatanta deaths resulting from those strikes. “Areas of active hostilities” currently include Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria.
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DNI Letter to IC Leadership on Promoting Diversity and Inclusion within the U.S. Intelligence Community

Thursday, January 19, 2017
Two years ago, we launched the IC Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Enterprise Strategy, 2015-2020, which sets the strategic direction for numerous ongoing efforts across the community.  Now, senior executives are held accountable through performance plan objectives that require they describe how they are creating a more inclusive organizational culture to include completing unconscious bias training. 
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Closing the Book on bin Laden: Intelligence Community Releases Final Abbottabad Documents

Thursday, January 19, 2017
Third, Final Tranche Echoes Earlier Revelations in “Bin Laden’s Bookshelf” Series Today marks the end of a two-and-a-half-year effort to declassify several hundred documents recovered in the raid on Usama bin Laden’s Abbottabad, Pakistan, compound in May 2011.
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Domestic Approach to National Intelligence

Thursday, January 19, 2017
This paper, the Domestic Approach to National Intelligence, describes certain key roles and relationships that characterize efforts by members of the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC) and federal, state, local, tribal and territorial (FSLTT) government organizations to engage with one another to carry out the shared mission of protecting the homeland.  These partners work with one another, and through established channels with the private sector (e.g., critical infrastructure owners and operators), as part of a complex web of relationships.
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DNI Clapper Statement on Conversation with President-elect Trump

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
This evening, I had the opportunity to speak with President-elect Donald Trump to discuss recent media reports about our briefing last Friday. I expressed my profound dismay at the leaks that have been appearing in the press, and we both agreed that they are extremely corrosive and damaging to our national security. We also discussed the private security company document, which was widely circulated in recent months among the media, members of Congress and Congressional staff even before the IC became aware of it.
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Improving the Intelligence Community’s Declassification Process and the Community’s Support to the National Declassification Center

Tuesday, January 10, 2017
In accordance with a Congressionally Directed Action (CDA) in the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 (Public Law 113‐293), the Director of National Intelligence submits this report describing “proposals to improve the declassification review process throughout the intelligence community; and steps the intelligence community could take, or legislation that may be necessary, to enable the National Declassification Center to better accomplish the missions assigned to the Center by Executive Order 13526, Classified National Security Information, (75 Fed. Reg. 707).”
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National Intelligence Council Releases Global Trends Report

Monday, January 09, 2017
The National Intelligence Council today released its quadrennial Global Trends Report. The report—"The Paradox of Progress"—is rooted in conversations with more than 2,500 people around the world from all walks of life in more than 35 countries.
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ODNI Statement on Declassified Intelligence Community Assessment of Russian Activities and Intentions in Recent U.S. Elections

Friday, January 06, 2017
On December 9, 2016, President Barack Obama directed the Intelligence Community to conduct a full review and produce a comprehensive intelligence report assessing Russian activities and intentions in recent U.S. elections.  We have completed this report and briefed President Obama as well as President-elect Trump and Congressional leadership.
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