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Benjamin Huebner to Oversee Civil Liberties, Privacy and Transparency at ODNI

Benjamin Huebner, a former privacy and civil liberties officer at the CIA, has been named the chief within the Office of Civil Liberties, Privacy and Transparency. He functions as civil liberties protection officer and chief transparency officer at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence in his new role, ODNI said Wednesday

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Intelligence Officials Raise Concerns Over China’s Threat to US Intellectual Property

Intelligence officials discussed the threat posed by China to U.S. intellectual property, technology secrets and consumer data during the Defense One Tech Summit , C4ISRNET reported Friday. John Demers, assistant attorney general for national security at the Department of Justice, said China is homing in on IP across artificial intelligence, agriculture, high-speed rail and other technology areas.

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John Sherman: Intelligence Community Needs to ‘Fully Unlock’ Data

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence is sending representatives to meetings and conferences to promote its information technology modernization effort to facilitate analysis and sharing of sensitive government data between agencies within the intelligence community, FCW reported Monday. IC has "world class computational capability" said John Sherman, chief information officer at ODNI.

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ODNI Creates Tech Innovation Unit

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence has created a new unit focused on the deployment of innovative technologies to the 17 intelligence community agencies as well as government entities. ODNI said on Wednesday that the Lateral Innovation division operates under the Transformation and Innovation Office within the agency’s Strategy and Engagement Component. 

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Trump Signs Executive Order to Move Background Investigations Work to DoD

President Trump officially transferred the federal government’s security clearance and background investigations to a Department of Defense office through an executive order, Nextgov reported Wednesday. The EO renames the Defense Security Service as Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency, which will assume all investigations-related work by the end of September.

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ODNI, OPM Seek to Accelerate Security Clearance Process With New Framework; Bill Evanina Quoted

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Office of Personnel Management plan to implement policy changes under a new framework to speed up the vetting and security clearance procedures for federal personnel, Federal News Network reported Thursday. One of the changes ODNI and OPM will implement is reducing the number of tiers of background investigations from five to three: trusted/low-risk, secret and top secret.

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IC Report Highlights Russia-China Alliance, Growing Threats to US

The U.S. intelligence community issued a new report warning the government of a strengthening alliance between Russia and China and the negative impacts on U.S. allies of previous policy changes by the Trump administration, CBS News reported Tuesday. During a recent meeting with the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, top intelligence officials presented the 2019 Worldwide Threat Assessment

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Dan Coats: National Intelligence Strategy Sets Roadmap for Partnerships, Agility

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats has issued a new document that provides a strategic direction for 17 agencies within the intelligence community in the next four years. The 2019 National Intelligence Strategy seeks to advance innovation, integration, partnerships and transparency within the IC in response to threats posed by adversaries, ODNI said Tuesday.

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