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Report: Pete Hoekstra Emerges as Top Contender for Director of National Intelligence

Pete Hoekstra, the U.S. ambassador to the Netherlands, has emerged as the top candidate for the director of national intelligence position, The Hill reported Sunday. President Trump commended Hoekstra’s work in the Netherlands and his plans to collaborate with Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and other panel members to find a successor to the retiring DNI and 2019 Wash100 Award winner Dan Coats. 

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IC Report Highlights Russia-China Alliance, Growing Threats to US

The U.S. intelligence community issued a new report warning the government of a strengthening alliance between Russia and China and the negative impacts on U.S. allies of previous policy changes by the Trump administration, CBS News reported Tuesday. During a recent meeting with the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, top intelligence officials presented the 2019 Worldwide Threat Assessment

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Dan Coats: National Intelligence Strategy Sets Roadmap for Partnerships, Agility

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats has issued a new document that provides a strategic direction for 17 agencies within the intelligence community in the next four years. The 2019 National Intelligence Strategy seeks to advance innovation, integration, partnerships and transparency within the IC in response to threats posed by adversaries, ODNI said Tuesday.

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Maj. Gen. Charles Cleveland Appointed NGA Director of Operations, Military Deputy

Maj. Gen. Charles Cleveland, vice director for intelligence, joint staff with the Defense Intelligence Agency, is moving to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency to serve as director of operations and military deputy. He will enact duties for his new assignment in Springfield, Md., the Defense Department said Monday.

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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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