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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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National Counterintelligence & Security Center Warns US Firms of Foreign Intell Threats With Informative Materials

A center within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence has begun to distribute brochures, videos, flyers and other informative materials to increase awareness about foreign intelligence threats and help U.S. companies protect themselves from nation-state actors. “American companies are squarely in the cross-hairs of well-financed nation-state actors, who are routinely breaching private sector networks, stealing proprietary data, and compromising supply chains," William Evanina, director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, said in a statement published Monday.

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GAO Develops Four Categories for Long-Range National Security Threats

The Government Accountability Office has issued a report that divides into four categories 26 long-range threats to U.S. national security identified by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the departments of Defense, Homeland Security and State. Those categories are dual-use technologies; weapons; events and demographic changes; and political and military advancements of adversaries, GAO said Thursday.

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Report: Defense Intelligence Agency Needs to Develop FOIA Backlog Reduction Plan

The intelligence community's inspector general has called on the Defense Intelligence Agency's leadership to formulate a plan to reduce its backlog of Freedom of Information Act requests. In September, the ICIG explained in a report that a FOIA request is considered part of an agency’s backlog when it remains unprocessed after 20 working days, or 30 days in special circumstances.

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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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