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FAS: James Clapper Asks Intell Agency Leaders to Help Review Data Classification Practices

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper urged the heads of U.S. intelligence agencies to review guidelines for data classification and identify obsolete secrecy policies that should be removed, the Federation of American Scientists reported Wednesday. Steven Aftergood writes Clapper told intelligence agency directors in a March 23 memo obtained by FAS to “take a leading role in reducing …

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Sutherland’s Chuck Brooks: Vigilance, Shared Intell, Tech Key to Protect ‘Soft Targets’

Chuck Brooks, vice president for government relations and marketing at Sutherland Global Services, believes the U.S. should exercise vigilance, adopt intelligence and surveillance technologies and deploy trained security personnel to prevent attacks on soft targets. He wrote in a guest piece published Monday on Federal Times the recent terror attacks in Brussels have brought …

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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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Profile: Mitchell Komaroff, DoD Trusted Mission Systems and Networks Director

Mitchell Komaroff serves as the director of the Defense Department‘s Trusted Mission Systems and Networks for the DoD Chief Information Officer. He oversees the development and implementation of a strategy that works to minimize national security risks posed by increasing globalization in the information and communications technology sector. As TMSN director, Komaroff also leads transactional risk management …

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DARPA’s Arati Prabhakar: US Can Maintain Military Edge Through Continuous R&D Investments

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Director Arati Prabhakar has said the U.S. should continuously invest in science and technology in order to maintain its military advantage as foreign powers strengthen their research and development efforts, DoD News reported Wednesday. Lisa Ferdinando writes Prabhakar made her remarks at a hearing of the House Armed …

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James Comey: FBI 2017 Budget Request Includes $85M for Cyber Threat Investigations

FBI Director James Comey told a House appropriations subcommittee Thursday the bureau has requested $9.50 billion in total appropriations to carry out law enforcement, national security and criminal justice operations in fiscal 2017. Comey said in his written testimony the budget request includes $85.1 million to fund the bureau’s efforts to identify threats in cyberspace and share …

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James Thurman: US Army’s Size, Budget Need Reconsideration

Retired U.S. Army Gen. James Thurman has said the U.S. government should reconsider the budget and the number of soldiers the service branch needs, the Army reported Thursday. Thurman said at a Thursday Senate Armed Services Committee hearing that Russia’s resurgence and other national security challenges the country currently faces also …

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