Tag Archives: Office of the Director of National Intelligence

Ellen Lord: Pentagon, ODNI in Talks Over Section 889 Waiver Extension

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Hon. Ellen Lord, undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, said the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) are in talks over the potential extension of a waiver that would provide defense contractors more time to comply with a new rule that seeks to remove certain Chinese telecommunications equipment from the supply chain.

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OMB Releases Interim Rule to Address IT Supply Chain Security Risks

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The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has issued an interim final rule detailing how the Federal Acquisition Security Council will evaluate threat information and recommend issuance of orders to remove or exclude certain products from future procurements or information systems as part of efforts to protect the information and communications technology and services supply chain.

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National Intelligence Office Reorganizes Work Structure; John Ratcliffe Quoted

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The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) has reorganized its structure to revolve around two different operational directorates. ODNI said that it has established the Policy and Capabilities directorate and renewed the Mission Integration directorate for the agency's organizational restructuring aimed at improving work synchronization.

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CISA Provides Documents on ICAM Use in Public Safety

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The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has issued documents that discuss concepts and public safety use cases on identity, credential and access management technologies. CISA said its ICAM Value Proposition Suite features an overview of ICAM benefits and use cases in hurricane, drug, school shooting and bombing response scenarios.

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NTIA Announces Formation of Communications Supply Chain Risk Information Partnership

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The Department of Commerce’s (DOC) National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has announced the creation of a program to facilitate sharing of information on supply chain-related security risks with communications service providers and equipment suppliers.

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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

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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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President Trump Picks Christopher Miller to Oversee National Counterterrorism Center

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President Trump intends to nominate Christopher Miller, deputy assistant secretary at the Department of Defense for special operations and combating terrorism, to serve as director of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence's National Counterterrorism Center.

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