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Senate Confirms Rep. John Ratcliffe as Director of National Intelligence; Sen. Marco Rubio, Sen. Charles Grassley Quoted

Rep. John Ratcliffe

The Senate Intelligence Committee confirmed of Representative John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) to be the nation’s top intelligence official on Tuesday. Today, the Senate Intelligence Panel endorsed Ratcliffe as director of National Intelligence. 

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Deirdre Walsh to Step Down as ODNI COO

Deirdre Walsh, chief operating officer of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), is slated to depart from ODNI after more than two years in her current role, Politico reported Friday. Walsh will take on an undisclosed position after serving across roles of increasing responsibility at ODNI for more than a decade, the office confirmed Friday.

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Sen. Mark Warner: DNI, OPM Security Clearances Must Go on Amid Coronavirus

Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., urged the directors of national intelligence and the Office of Personnel Management to make sure the coronavirus outbreak does not affect security clearances in the intelligence community. The senator wrote a letter posted Wednesday to Richard Grenell and Dale Cabaniss amid concerns of the outbreak's financial effects causing security clearance delays.

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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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Trump Directs Intell Community Cooperation on 2016 Election Investigation

President Trump is calling on the intelligence community to “quickly and fully cooperate” with investigations on alleged surveillance operations during the 2016 presidential elections, the White House said Thursday. Trump is directing the community to comply with the attorney general, who is tasked with examining potential cases of election-related interference and will have full and complete authority to declassify information relevant to the investigation. 

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Retired Navy Leader Joseph Maguire Confirmed National Counterterrorism Center Director; Dan Coats Quoted

Joseph Maguire, a retired U.S. Navy vice admiral, was appointed to serve as the National Counterterrorism Center's new director. He has led all levels of the Naval Special Warfare Command in his 36 years of service with the branch, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats' office said Wednesday.

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