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James Clapper: Foreign Counterparts Raise Concern Over ‘Disparagement’ of US Intell Community

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has said he has received concerns from foreign intelligence agencies about the “disparagement of the U.S. Intelligence Community” by President-elect Donald Trump, CNN reported Thursday. Nicole Gaouette writes Clapper told Senate Armed Services Committee members at a Thursday hearing on international cyber threats that he believes …

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James Clapper Tenders Resignation to Make Way for Next DNI

National Intelligence Director James Clapper has signed his letter of resignation that will take effect when President Barack Obama’s administration officially ends Jan. 20. Clapper tendered his resignation two months ahead of the inauguration of Donald Trump as the country’s 45th president. Clapper, who assumed the DNI post in August 2010, leads the U.S. intelligence community …

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James Clapper Receives DoD’s Highest Civilian Award

National Intelligence Director James Clapper has received the Defense Department‘s highest civilian award in recognition of his leadership role over Office of National Intelligence and larger intelligence community. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter presented Clapper the Defense Distinguished Civilian Service Medal during a ceremony held at ODNI’s headquarters, DoD said Friday. “No one has better demonstrated that instinct to …

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James Clapper: Russia Not Behind US Website Outage

National Intelligence Director James Clapper has said the intelligence community believes Russia is not responsible for the internet outage that took down several websites in the U.S., DoD Buzz reported Tuesday. Clapper points to a non-nation state actor as the culprit behind the so-called distributed denial-of-service attack that occurred on Friday across the …

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James Clapper Talks Intell Integration at Business Executives for National Security & INSA Event

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 …

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NBC: Ashton Carter, James Clapper Want Separate Leadership Structure for NSA, Cybercom

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper back a proposal to split the U.S. Cyber Command from the National Security Agency, NBC News reported Friday. Ken Dilanian and Courtney Kube write the two military agencies, currently led by Adm. Michael Rogers, share computing systems at the organizations’ headquarters at Fort Meade in …

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James Clapper: Diverse Workforce Fundamental to Intell Community’s Mission

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has urged intelligence agencies to promote diversity and a culture of inclusion in their workplaces during his speech at the IC Equal Employment Opportunity & Diversity Leadership Summit held Wednesday in Bethesda, Maryland. Clapper said in his written remarks he believes the community has made a substantial progress in …

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James Clapper: Intell Key for National Security Decision Makers

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has said intelligence agencies gather data they believe can help the U.S. and its allies reach a shared understanding of various national security risks. In his written remarks Thursday at the GEOINT Symposium, Clapper explained that intelligence gathering can provide insights to help national leaders better understand the risks involved and reduce uncertainty …

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James Clapper: Cyber Attacks Target US Presidential Campaigns

James Clapper, director of national intelligence, has warned about what he calls indications of cyber threats against the 2016 U.S. presidential campaigns, Politico reported Wednesday. Clapper told his audience at an event hosted by the Bipartisan Policy Center that authorities have discovered actors who are waging cyber attacks against campaign-associated …

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DNI James Clapper Signs Social Media Utilization Policy for Security Clearance Process

National Intelligence Director James Clapper has signed a new policy that allows federal background investigators to use publicly-accessible social media information as an investigative tool in the security clearance process. ODNI said Friday the Security Executive Agent Directive Five also restricts the federal government from pursuing the private social media information of clearance holders …

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