Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has said that intelligence integration serves as a “prerequisite” to help meet the objectives of the 9/11 Commission and could help facilitate collaboration among agencies within the Intelligence Community.
Clapper noted in a speech delivered Thursday at the Business Executives for National Security & INSA Event in Washington that his office has established the Domestic DNI Representative program in an effort to advance intelligence integration.
He told event attendees that the program has helped facilitate intelligence sharing with local and state officials through the designation of senior field executives from the FBI across 12 locations in the U.S.
“The program isn’t perfect, and is continuing to mature, but it’s doing good things, and it shows how we’re shifting focus onto domestic intelligence coordination, particularly with the counterterrorism mission,” Clapper added.
Other topics Clapper discussed at the event include cyber threats, the Islamic State militant group’s use of internet to recruit individuals, privacy concerns, concept of “unpredictable instability” and issues over statutory domestic authority in security.