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James Clapper: Intell Key for National Security Decision Makers

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has said intelligence agencies gather data they believe can help the U.S. and its allies reach a shared understanding of various national security risks. In his written remarks Thursday at the GEOINT Symposium, Clapper explained that intelligence gathering can provide insights to help national leaders better understand the risks involved and reduce uncertainty …

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James Clapper Addresses Encryption’s Impact on Intell Gathering Vs Terrorist Groups

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has said the availability of commercial encryption software “had and is having major, profound effects on our ability” to gather intelligence on the Islamic State organization, the Christian Science Monitor reported Monday. Anne Mulrine writes Clapper made the remarks at a Monitor-hosted breakfast Monday in Washington. Leaks of …

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Jennifer Walsmith: NSA Eyes Acquisition Innovation Through ‘Skunk Works’ Office, Women-Owned Businesses

Jennifer Walsmith, senior acquisition executive at the National Security Agency, has said NSA has started to establish a “Skunk Works” or rapid innovation office in an effort to introduce novel approaches to its acquisition process, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. “It’s not for Skunk Works technologies, but rather for Skunk Works just thinking …

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DNI James Clapper: Terror Threats Grow in Sophistication, Intensity

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said terrorism has become more sophisticated and destructive as extremist groups such as the Islamic State organization increasingly use social media for their propaganda, WTOP reported Monday. “In my 50-plus years in intelligence, I don’t know if we’ve been beset by a more diverse array of …

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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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