Tag Archives: Intelligence Community

Intell Community Assesses Emerging Data on Possible COVID-19 Origin

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) issued a public statement Thursday saying that U.S. intelligence agencies continue to assess data on potential origins of the new coronavirus and currently agree with the “wide scientific consensus that the COVID-19 virus was not manmade or genetically modified.”

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Senate Panel Releases Report on IC’s Assessment of Russian Election Interference

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The Senate Intelligence Committee issued a bipartisan report reaffirming the intelligence community’s findings about Russia’s involvement in the 2016 U.S. presidential elections, The Hill reported Tuesday. Analysts involved in the IC assessment “were under no politically motivated pressure to reach specific conclusions” and that the ICA offers a “coherent and well-constructed intelligence basis” for the Russian interference, according to the report.

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Lora Shiao Named National Counterterrorism Center Acting Director

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Lora Shiao, executive director at the National Counterterrorism Center, has been appointed to lead NCTC as a whole on an acting basis, Bloomberg reported Saturday. She will direct the center before Christopher Miller, deputy assistant secretary for special operations and combating terrorism at the  Department of Defense, receives confirmation as NCTC's leader.

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