Tag Archives: Intelligence Community

ODNI Names Matthew Kozma as IC CIO; John Ratcliffe Quoted

Matthew Kozma

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) has selected Matthew Kozma to assume the role of chief information officer (CIO) of the intelligence community (IC), FedScoop reported on Friday. Kozma will succeed John Sherman, who left to join the DoD as principal deputy CIO in July. La’Naia Jones has served as acting CIO since Sherman’s departure.

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Christopher Krebs: Collaboration Key to Deterring Foreign Cyber Interference in Elections

Christopher Krebs

Christopher Krebs, director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, said the lack of foreign cyber interference in U.S. election systems this year could be attributed to more than three years of collaboration. "I think what you're seeing more than anything is 3½ years of collaboration," Krebs said.

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AI National Security Commission Presents 80 Recommendations in Interim Report

NSCAI

The National Security Commission for Artificial Intelligence (NSCAI) has released an interim report detailing 80 draft recommendations for the federal government to advance AI. NSCAI also presented several recommendations to apply AI in support of national security missions. In addition, NSCAI expects to release its final recommendations in March 2021.

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Cynthia Mendoza on Intell Community’s Reference Architecture Framework

Cynthia Mendoza

Cynthia Mendoza, chief architect at the intelligence community, said the reference architecture framework (RAF) seeks to be a “cradle to grave” model that could enable IC to implement information technology programs through standard integration and business approaches. She cited the importance of building trust across the community’s IT enterprise and described RAF as a people process.

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ODNI Names Lora Shiao COO; John Ratcliffe Quoted

Lora Shiao

Lora Shiao, deputy director at the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) has been appointed to serve as chief operating officer in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), effective Oct. 12th. "Lora has a strong track record of leading collaboratively across the IC on high-profile topics and fostering a corporate culture of workforce engagement and professional development,” said John Ratcliffe

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Christopher Wray: FBI’s Cyber Strategy Involves Supplying Intell to DoD

Christopher Wray

FBI Director Christopher Wray said the bureau’s new strategy for combating cyber threats will include providing intelligence to the Department of Defense (DoD) and other agencies in support of their offensive cyber operations. On Sept. 16th, Wray announced that the new FBI strategy that would “impose risk and consequences on cyber adversaries.” 

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Catherine Marsh: IARPA Leverages Cloud to Back Telework Environment

Catherine Marsh

Catherine Marsh, director of the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), said IARPA’s cloud infrastructure enabled the agency to support employees who have transitioned to telework during the COVID-19 pandemic. “One of the major accomplishments at IARPA has really been our seamless transition to a remote working environment in the cloud,” Marsh said.

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Intelligent Waves Partners with Wire to Advance Government Solutions; Tony Lam, John Hammes Quoted

Intelligent Waves

Intelligent Waves has entered into a value-added reseller (VAR) partnership with Wire to customize Intelligent Waves’ IT solutions with Wire’s platform, including end-to-end encrypted messenger, voice, video conference calls and file sharing for federal government agencies with mission-critical security requirements. Wire has assured that all agency intelligence, sensitive files and other information remain solely in the hands of the government departments.

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NCSC’s Constance Taube on Cyber Threat Data Sharing in Response to Vulnerabilities Posed by 5G

Constance Taube

The adoption of 5G could introduce supply chain vulnerabilities into critical infrastructure and Constance Taube, deputy director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC), said NCSC is “working out a repeatable process”  that seeks to help the federal government streamline cyber threat data sharing with industry partners.

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