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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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Peraton Names Robert Cardillo, Former NGA Director, to its Advisory Board; Stu Shea Quoted

Robert Cardillo, former National-Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) director and four-time Wash100 Award winner, has joined Peraton’s advisory board, Peraton announced on Wednesday. Peraton’s Advisory Board provides advice and counsel to the company on its strategic direction.

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NGA Deputy Director Susan Gordon Nominated to Fill ODNI No. 2 Post

President Donald Trump has nominated Susan Gordon, deputy director of the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency and a 25-year CIA veteran, to serve as principal deputy director at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. The White House announced Thursday it has sent her nomination to the Senate for consideration. Before she joined NGA …

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James Clapper Receives DoD’s Highest Civilian Award

National Intelligence Director James Clapper has received the Defense Department‘s highest civilian award in recognition of his leadership role over Office of National Intelligence and larger intelligence community. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter presented Clapper the Defense Distinguished Civilian Service Medal during a ceremony held at ODNI’s headquarters, DoD said Friday. “No one has better demonstrated that instinct to …

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James Clapper: Russia Not Behind US Website Outage

National Intelligence Director James Clapper has said the intelligence community believes Russia is not responsible for the internet outage that took down several websites in the U.S., DoD Buzz reported Tuesday. Clapper points to a non-nation state actor as the culprit behind the so-called distributed denial-of-service attack that occurred on Friday across the …

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James Clapper: Cyber Attacks Target US Presidential Campaigns

James Clapper, director of national intelligence, has warned about what he calls indications of cyber threats against the 2016 U.S. presidential campaigns, Politico reported Wednesday. Clapper told his audience at an event hosted by the Bipartisan Policy Center that authorities have discovered actors who are waging cyber attacks against campaign-associated …

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Mike McConnell: Gov’t Could Further Cyber Intell Sharing Effort through Incentives

Mike McConnell, former national intelligence director and current vice chairman of Booz Allen Hamilton, believes the government could convince the private sector to share cyber intelligence through litigation immunity, FCW reported Thursday. Reid Davenport writes McConnell told a law discussion at Georgetown University that both comprehensive laws and international accord are …

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ODNI Issues Guidelines for Intell Community IT Standards; Al Tarasiuk Comments

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence has implemented initial technology guidelines for the intelligence community with the goal of standardizing the information technology infrastructure across all agencies, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. Jason Miller writes the baseline technologies come under ODNI’s Intelligence Community IT Enterprise program, which aims …

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White House Deputy Cyber Coordinator Expected to Resign

Sameer Bhalotra is expected to resign as the White House’s deputy cybersecurity coordinator within the next few weeks, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. According to Federal News Radio, government and industry sources confirmed Bhalotra is scheduled to move to Northern California after his wife secured a job in the area. …

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ODNI Says 1.4M Contractors, Consultants Hold Clearances in Report

More than 1.4 million contractors and consultants have security clearances, according to a report from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. The Intelligence Authorization Act of 2010 requires the ODNI to report to Congress the number of Americans who hold security clearances. As of October 2010, nearly 4.2 …

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