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DoD, ODNI Disclose FY 2018 Appropriated Funds for Military, National Intelligence Programs

The Defense Department and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence have released the aggregate amount of congressional appropriations for their respective intelligence initiatives in fiscal year 2018. DoD said Tuesday the total budget allocated for the department’s Military Intelligence Program reached $22.1B in FY 2018, including base and overseas contingency operations funds.
 

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Cyber Op Under Way to Deter Russian Interference in Elections

U.S. defense officials have said that a cyber operation aimed at deterring Russian interference in American elections is underway. U.S. Cyber Command is going after individual Russian operatives, notifying them that they have been identified and are being monitored, the New York Times reported Tuesday.

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ODNI, FBI, DHS and DOJ Express Concern Over Threats to US Elections

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Department of Justice, FBI and Department of Homeland Security recently issued a joint statement expressing concern over the threat posed by foreign actors attempting to influence U.S. elections. The four intelligence community members specifically identified China, Iran and Russia as being involved in campaigns that seek to undermine the integrity of the electoral process.

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House Lawmakers Urge Intelligence Community to Look Into ‘Deep Fake’ Tech

Carlos Curbelo, R-Fla., Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., and Adam Schiff, D-Calif., sent a letter to National Intelligence Director Daniel Coats on Sept. 13 expressing concern over the possibility that “malicious foreign actors” could use advanced technology to produce “deep fakes”—fraudulent audio recordings, images or videos that are virtually indistinguishable from authentic ones—to blackmail individuals, sow disinformation and potentially threaten public discourse and national security.

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Trump Issues Executive Order to Deter Foreign Election Interference

President Donald Trump has released an executive order that aims to protect U.S. elections from potential foreign interference. A White House fact sheet published Wednesday says the executive order would authorize sanctions and other measures against foreign individuals found to have engaged in election interference.

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La’Naia Jones: Intelligence Community Aims to Advance AI With New Strategy for IT Enterprise Program

La’Naia Jones, deputy chief information officer at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, has said the intelligence community has implemented a new strategy for the second iteration of the IC Information Technology Enterprise program to facilitate use of artificial intelligence, reduce duplication and adjust to agency requirements, MeriTalk reported Tuesday.

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Intell Community Seeks to Address Future Challenges With AI; Dawn Meyerriecks, Dan Coats Quoted

U.S. intelligence community leaders have said adopting artificial intelligence is not meant to replace analysts but to help them focus more on the big picture than on data processing activities, FedScoop reported Wednesday. “I think the opportunity that we see, in terms of the application, is that [AI] can be a very powerful sidecar to our scarcest resources, which is really good analysts,” said Dawn Meyerriecks, director of science and technology at CIA.

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La’Naia Jones: Intelligence Community Aims Cyber Efforts at Hacking Capability Commoditization, Ransomware

La’Naia Jones, deputy chief information officer at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, has said the intelligence community has started to direct its cybersecurity efforts against the use of ransomware by nation state-related threat actors, expansion of the information technology supply chain exploits and commoditization of breaching capabilities, MeriTalk reported Wednesday.

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Jason Klitenic Joins ODNI as General Counsel

Jason Klitenic, former deputy general counsel at the Department of Homeland Security, has joined the Office of the Director of National Intelligence to serve as general counsel. Daniel Coats, the director of national intelligence, swore in Klitenic, following the appointee's Senate confirmation last week, the DNI said Monday.

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