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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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Dennis C. Blair

On Jan. 29, 2009, Dennis C. Blair became the nation’s third director of national intelligence. He retired from a 34-year-long Navy career in 2002 as a four-star admiral. During his Navy tenure, Blair served on guided missile destroyers in the Atlantic and Pacific fleets and commanded the Kitty Hawk Battle …

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