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

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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 define, develop and apply processes and faculties; consolidate and exchange insights, data and information; identify risk reduction and acceptance methods; and expand federal, industry and foreign partnerships.

Susan Gordon

The creation of the IC2025 Vision and Foundational Priorities for the community’s future operations model and requirements determined the new strategic principles and organizational design, Coats and Gordon stated.

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence has embarked on a realignment effort in a bid to serve as a model for the new IC structure, the press release said.

The strategic principles for the IC2025 initiative include the delivery of distinct and relevant insights on national, economic and technological security; analysis, prediction and awareness of global and adversarial activities; and unified, agile and risk tolerant planning and operations, Coats and Gordon said.

Priorities for the IC2025 effort covers updates to data infrastructure and management, the use of machine intelligence, a comprehensive cyber approach, relations with the private sector and an expedited acquisition process, the release noted.

Coats and Gordon mentioned that they target the IC to sustain President Donald Trump‘s National Security Strategy.

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