Tag Archives: CIA

Report: Former CIA Chief James Woolsey to Serve as Donald Trump’s Senior National Security Adviser

James Woolsey, former CIA director during President Bill Clinton’s administration, has joined Donald Trump’s presidential campaign to serve as senior adviser on national security, intelligence and defense, Politico reported Monday. Brianna Ehley writes Woolsey cited Trump’s proposal to lift defense budget caps as the reason behind his decision to join …

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WilmerHale Partner Shirley Woodward Nominated CIA IG

President Barack Obama has nominated Shirley Woodward, a partner in law firm Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP‘s litigation and controversy department for six years, to the inspector general post at the CIA inspector general. Woodward started work in WilmerHale as an associate in 2001 and became a counsel at the firm …

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ODNI Unveils First Intell Community Workforce Diversity Report

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence has issued a report that examines workforce diversity across 17 agencies that operate under the Intelligence Community. The Annual Demographic Report: Hiring and Retention of Minorities, Women, and Persons with Disabilities in the United States Intelligence Community Fiscal Year 2015 shows that the percentage …

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CBO: Intell Authorization Bill’s Unclassified Provisions Would Cost $521M Through Fiscal 2021

The Congressional Budget Office estimates it would cost the federal government approximately $521 million over five years to implement unclassified programs under the House’s Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017. CBO said Wednesday the bill, if enacted, will also have an impact on direct spending and revenues but will not impose costs on state, …

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Amazon-Built Classified Intell App Marketplace Goes Live

An Amazon Web Services-hosted marketplace of commercial software applications and developer tools designed for the U.S. intelligence community went live last week, Nextgov reported Thursday. Frank Konkel writes the IC Marketplace, hosted on AWS’ C2S cloud computing platform, allows intelligence agency personnel to try multiple apps or tools in a classified environment …

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Stephen Preston, Wendy Sherman to Join White House Intelligence Advisory Board

Stephen Preston — chairman of law firm WilmerHale defense, national security and government contracts practice — has been selected to join the White House’s Intelligence Advisory board. Obama announced an intent to appoint Preston for a membership in the president’s intelligence advisory board in a release posted Friday. Preston has previously served as general counsel for …

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Melissa Drisko to Serve as DIA Deputy Director From August

Melissa Drisko, director for rank-in-person implementation at the Defense Intelligence Agency, has been appointed to the role of deputy director at DIA. U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Vincent Stewart, DIA director, said Wednesday that Drisko will assume her new role in August and help oversee the agency’s daily operations as well as its internal …

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Andrew Hallman: CIA Eyes Digital Transformation Strategy to Harness Big Data

CIA Deputy Director Andrew Hallman has said the agency needs to make culture and technical changes in order to manage an explosion of data and exploit information to help address national security challenges, Nextgov reported Wednesday. Frank Konkel writes Hallman leads a digital innovation directorate that CIA established last year to transform its digital ecosystem, …

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