Tag Archives: ODNI

Deirdre Walsh to Step Down as ODNI COO

Deirdre Walsh, chief operating officer of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), is slated to depart from ODNI after more than two years in her current role, Politico reported Friday. Walsh will take on an undisclosed position after serving across roles of increasing responsibility at ODNI for more than a decade, the office confirmed Friday.

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New Executive Order Seeks to Protect US Bulk-Power System From Foreign Adversaries

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President Donald Trump on Friday signed an executive order declaring a national emergency to address cyber threats and other risks posed by foreign adversaries to the U.S. bulk-power system. The order will prohibit the acquisition and installation of bulk-power system electric equipment designed, developed or supplied by foreign adversaries.

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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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Trump Administration Moves to Transform ODNI Management

Daniel Hoffman, a three-decade government service veteran and former senior executive at the CIA, said he believes the Trump administration is trying to streamline the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, The Washington Times reported Sunday. He told the publication in an interview that ODNI has duplicated some tasks being done at other intelligence agencies over time and could free up more positions both at the office and its National Counterterrorism Center.

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Sen. Mark Warner: DNI, OPM Security Clearances Must Go on Amid Coronavirus

Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., urged the directors of national intelligence and the Office of Personnel Management to make sure the coronavirus outbreak does not affect security clearances in the intelligence community. The senator wrote a letter posted Wednesday to Richard Grenell and Dale Cabaniss amid concerns of the outbreak's financial effects causing security clearance delays.

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