Tag Archives: CIA

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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FCW: John Edwards Succeeds Doug Wolfe as CIA’s CIO

John Edwards, a two-decade Intelligence Community veteran, took over as chief information officer of CIA in February, FCW reported Wednesday. Sean Lyngaas writes Edwards has worked on the technical operations and engineering aspect of CIA for nearly 15 years before he joined the private sector. He previously served as a …

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Dan Payne Appointed Next Defense Security Service Director

Dan Payne, deputy director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, has been named director of the Defense Security Service. He will transition to DSS by mid-March and oversee the service’s mission to protect the U.S. technological base and the classified information held by industry, DSS said Friday. Payne previously …

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John Brennan: CIA Works on Cyber Safeguards for US Critical Infrastructure

CIA Director John Brennan has told CBS News in an interview that cyberspace offers a path for U.S. adversaries to attack critical infrastructure such as transportation and financial systems. He said to reporter Scott Pelley in the “60 Minutes” segment aired Sunday the CIA is developing safeguards to protect the country’s key assets from attack vectors. Brennan added he …

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Profile: Deborah Kircher, Chief Human Capital Officer at ODNI

Deborah Kircher serves as chief human capital officer for the intelligence community at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, where she oversees the development and implementation of policies and strategies in support of staff of U.S. intelligence agencies. She also holds the title of assistant director of national …

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