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Senate Confirms ODNI Deputy; Obama Appoints New Intel CIO

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence has a new No. 2, to report directly to the intel agency’s director, Gen. James Clapper. The Senate confirmed last week ODNI’s pick, Stephanie O’Sullivan, as principle deputy. She will hold the second-highest position in the Intelligence Community. In addition to her …

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3 Things You Should Know about the Intelligence Budget

The budget for the nation’s myriad of intelligence activities is bucking the historical trend in three important ways. First, unlike overall defense spending, which is expected to flat-line or decline in the coming years, the intelligence budget, which has doubled in the past 10 years, is growing and will likely …

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Observers Predict Further Changes as Clapper Takes New Budget Role

Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper’s move to assert more authority over the intelligence budget has some observers predicting more changes down the road. Clapper described a few weeks ago a “conceptual agreement” he had reached with Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates to move the intelligence budget, which had …

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Clapper Details Contracting Cuts, Cyber Role

Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper, Jr. said he would “smartly” cut back intelligence service contracts over the next two to three years, according to a report in Federal Times. “What I’d look to do is profit from what happened to us in the 1990s,” he said at the …

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ODNI Releases $53 Billion Intel Budget

In likely the most complete disclosure of the intelligence budget ever released, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence revealed the annual cost of U.S. intelligence for 2010: $53.1 billion. Federal News Radio also reported an additional $27 billion for military intelligence in addition to the amount for the …

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DNI Tells Intelligence Community to Keep Mum about Secrets

In a memo addressing the Intelligence Community, Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper warns about “blabbing secrets” to the media, calling leaking classified information a practice that is not “in.” “We have established procedures for authorized officers to interact with the media,” Clapper wrote in the memo. “For everyone …

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ODNI Dispels Myths about Contractors, Intelligence Community

In response to yesterday’s first installment of The Washington Post’s “Top Secret America” series on the Intelligence Community, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence released a document dispelling some common myths surrounding the IC’s use of and relationship with contractors. In the document, ODNI outlines some widely held …

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John D. Negroponte

John D. Negroponte is the former U.S. deputy secretary of state and director of national intelligence, and currently serves as research fellow and lecturer in international affairs at his alma mater, Yale University. Negroponte began his career in 1960 when he joined the Foreign Service and was posted in Asia, …

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