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House Lawmakers Urge Intelligence Community to Look Into ‘Deep Fake’ Tech

Carlos Curbelo, R-Fla., Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., and Adam Schiff, D-Calif., sent a letter to National Intelligence Director Daniel Coats on Sept. 13 expressing concern over the possibility that “malicious foreign actors” could use advanced technology to produce “deep fakes”—fraudulent audio recordings, images or videos that are virtually indistinguishable from authentic ones—to blackmail individuals, sow disinformation and potentially threaten public discourse and national security.

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Intell Community Seeks to Address Future Challenges With AI; Dawn Meyerriecks, Dan Coats Quoted

U.S. intelligence community leaders have said adopting artificial intelligence is not meant to replace analysts but to help them focus more on the big picture than on data processing activities, FedScoop reported Wednesday. “I think the opportunity that we see, in terms of the application, is that [AI] can be a very powerful sidecar to our scarcest resources, which is really good analysts,” said Dawn Meyerriecks, director of science and technology at CIA.

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IARPA Deputy Director Stacey Dixon Promoted to Director

Stacey Dixon, deputy director at the Intelligence Advance Research Projects Activity, has been appointed to serve as the agency’s director, succeeding Jason Matheny. She has more than 15 years of science and technology experience in the intelligence community, having held positions at the CIA, the National Reconnaissance Office and the …

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Jason Klitenic Joins ODNI as General Counsel

Jason Klitenic, former deputy general counsel at the Department of Homeland Security, has joined the Office of the Director of National Intelligence to serve as general counsel. Daniel Coats, the director of national intelligence, swore in Klitenic, following the appointee's Senate confirmation last week, the DNI said Monday.

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ODNI Launches New Governance Structure Under Transformation Initiative; Dan Coats Comments

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence has established a new organizational structure and implemented new processes as part of a transformation effort unveiled in March. “Our comprehensive approach to transformation covered many areas, including synchronizing and streamlining processes, better developing our people, improving the efficiency and effectiveness of our decisions …

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Report: Gen. Paul Nakasone Instructs NSA, Cybercom to Coordinate 2018 Midterm Election Cybersecurity Efforts

Gen. Paul Nakasone, director of the National Security Agency and commander of the U.S. Cyber Command, has instructed both organizations to exchange information and coordinate efforts to deter foreign interference in November midterm elections, The Washington Post reported Tuesday. Nakasone, a two-time Wash100 recipient, announced this directive to NSA staff as …

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

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 …

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ODNI Begins Transition Period for Agency Transformation Initiative

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence has commenced a 100-day transition period for the implementation of its transformation initiative following an agency-wide review effort. Sue Gordon, principal deputy director of national intelligence, helped develop a plan to update ODNI’s organizational structure, processes and management system, ODNI said Thursday. DNI …

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