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Report: 2016 Funding Bill Includes Security Clearance Reform Provision

A proposed fiscal 2016 omnibus spending bill contains a provision that would require federal agencies to use government, commercial and publicly available information sources to re-evaluate security clearance holders, Federal News Radio reported Monday. Nicole Ogrysko writes the provision calls for the director of national intelligence to spearhead a governmentwide “enhanced personnel security program” …

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Sen. John McCain Calls for Faster US Cyber Deterrence Action

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) wrote to three federal officials to remind them of existing legal measures that McCain said the government should adopt to deter hackers who target U.S. infrastructure, The Hill newspaper reported Thursday. Cory Bennett writes McCain has asked Director of National Intelligence James Clapper to explain why the Obama administration has delayed cyber …

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DNI James Clapper Touts Persistent Monitoring Tech for Intelligence Community

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said the government will soon have persistent monitoring technology available for intelligence agents using satellite platforms and other systems, Breaking Defense reported Thursday. Colin Clark writes Clapper, addressing participants at the recently concluded 30th Space Symposium, described the coming technical upgrades as a game …

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NRO’s Kristina Harrington Sees Acquisition System Keeping Gov’t Behind Private Sector in Cyber Capabilities

Kristina Harrington, signals intelligence directorate chief at the National Reconnaissance Office, has said that the U.S. government needs to overcome hurdles in the acquisition process so it catch up with the private sector in cyber capabilities, Breaking Defense reported Monday. Colin Clark writes that her statements echoed those of Col. Dean …

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Intel Chiefs Tell Congress al-Qaida Not Done

The top two U.S. intelligence chiefs told a joint Congressional intelligence committee hearing Tuesday al-Qaida is weaker 10 years since the Sept. 11 attacks, but is still a threat and that domestic terrorists may be inspired by al-Qaida. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and CIA Director David Petraeus both …

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ODNI Launches Research Program to Predict Big Events

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence is launching a new research program to help anticipate significant societal events, it was announced Wednesay. The Open Source Indicators program, through the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, will develop and test methods that could assist intelligence analysts in anticipating the events. …

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