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Dan Coats, Susan Gordon Recommend IC Officers to Implement 2025 Modernization Initiatives

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and his principal deputy director, Susan Gordon, have recommended organization heads to commence the adoption of initiatives that support the Consolidated Intelligence Guidance for the fiscal year 2020 to 2024 budget. Coats, a two-time Wash100 recipient, and Gordon advised Intelligence Community officers in a release published Monday to …

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Dan Coats: US Needs to Stay Competitive as Adversaries Launch Space Tech Devt Efforts

National Intelligence Director Dan Coats has said the U.S. needs to ramp up efforts to maintain its technological edge as several countries develop anti-satellite systems, space-based navigation and surveillance platforms that could potentially challenge U.S. space dominance, SpaceNews reported Wednesday. “We have to up our game if we’re going to stay …

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Former Sen. Dan Coats Confirmed as DNI

The Senate on Wednesday confirmed former Sen. Dan Coats as director of national intelligence with an 85-12 vote, The Hill newspaper reported Wednesday. Coats, an inductee into Executive Mosaic‘s Wash100 for 2017, will oversee 16 agencies that make up the U.S. intelligence community as DNI, Jordain Carney wrote. Sen. Mark Warner (D-Virginia) said Coats vowed to …

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Reuters: Trump Eyes Former Senator Dan Coats as National Intelligence Director

President-elect Donald Trump is set to nominate Dan Coats, a former senator from Indiana, as the next director of national intelligence, Reuters reported Thursday. Steve Holland writes the official announcement of Coats’ nomination is anticipated this week. Sen. Richard Burr (R-North Carolina), chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, told reporters Coats …

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Report: Gen. Paul Nakasone Instructs NSA, Cybercom to Coordinate 2018 Midterm Election Cybersecurity Efforts

Gen. Paul Nakasone, director of the National Security Agency and commander of the U.S. Cyber Command, has instructed both organizations to exchange information and coordinate efforts to deter foreign interference in November midterm elections, The Washington Post reported Tuesday. Nakasone, a two-time Wash100 recipient, announced this directive to NSA staff as …

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ODNI Begins Transition Period for Agency Transformation Initiative

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence has commenced a 100-day transition period for the implementation of its transformation initiative following an agency-wide review effort. Sue Gordon, principal deputy director of national intelligence, helped develop a plan to update ODNI’s organizational structure, processes and management system, ODNI said Thursday. DNI …

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CIA General Counsel Nominee Courtney Elwood Targets IC Contractor Workforce, Cyber Issues

Courtney Elwood, nominee for the CIA general counsel post, looks to address contractor and cyber-related issues facing the intelligence community after she is confirmed by the Senate, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Elwood told the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence that she plans to work with CIA Director Mike Pompeo and Director of National Intelligence …

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