Tag Archives: Office of the Director of National Intelligence

Carnegie Mellon’s SEI Unveils White Papers on 3 Pillars of AI Engineering; Rachel Dzombak Quoted

Rachel Dzombak

Carnegie Mellon University’s Software Engineering Institute has released white papers on three pillars of artificial intelligence engineering: human centered, robust and secure and scalable. The human-centered pillar of AI engineering seeks to ensure that AI platforms are developed in accordance with the ethical principles of the Department of Defense and other agencies.

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ODNI Absorbs National Intelligence University; Avril Haines Quoted

Avril Haines

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) has taken over the stewardship of Bethesda, Maryland-based National Intelligence University (NIU), the only accredited federal degree-granting institution of the intelligence community. NIU's organizational transition from the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) to ODNI represents a milestone in its 59-year history of preparing future IC leaders. 

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NSA, CISA, ODNI Issue ‘Potential Threat Vectors to 5G Infrastructure’ Analysis Paper

NSA-ODNI-CISA Analysis

The National Security Agency (NSA), Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) have released an analysis paper that assesses vulnerabilities associated with the adoption of 5G technology. The document analyzes the major threat vectors across 5G domains and those are policy and standards, supply chain and 5G systems architecture.

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ODNI Issues Report on Use of National Security Surveillance Authorities; Ben Huebner Quoted

Ben Huebner

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) has issued its annual statistical transparency report on the U.S. intelligence community’s use of national security surveillance authorities. The report offers information on the federal government’s use of National Security Letters and authorities under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978.

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NIC’s Global Trends 2040 Report Cites Demographics, Environment, Economics & Technology

Office of the Director

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) posted the National Intelligence Council's (NIC) Global Trends 2040: A More Contested World, a quadrennial report that details factors that could affect the national security environment over the next two decades. Demographics, the environment, economics and technology are the four structural forces highlighted in the Global Trends 2040 report.

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Gen. Paul Nakasone on CYBERCOM’s Response to SolarWinds Breach, ‘Defend Forward’ Concept

Gen. Paul Nakasone

Gen. Paul Nakasone, commander of U.S. Cyber Command (CYBERCOM) and a 2021 Wash100 Award recipient, said CYBERCOM continues to play a “key role” in the U.S. government’s ongoing response to the SolarWinds hack. He also mentioned in his speech the cyber threats posed by Russia, China, Iran and North Korea and the importance of partnerships with the U.S. private sector and foreign allies.

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Federal Commission Eyes $32B Annual Spending for AI Research by FY 2026

Domain-Aware

The National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (NSCAI) has submitted its draft report to Congress stating that annual AI research and development spending must reach $32 billion by fiscal year 2026. Eric Schmidt, chairman of NSCAI, said at the group's plenary session that it is vital to take an incremental approach to addressing recommendations detailed in the report.

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ODNI Issues Updated Attorney General Guidelines for Intell Activities; John Ratcliffe Quoted

John Ratcliffe

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) has updated guidelines for facilitating intelligence operations in compliance with established U.S. personal information protections. The unclassified AG Guidelines come as part of a multiyear effort to ensure that the intelligence community is consistent in protecting constitutional rights while collecting information across disparate sources.

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Cyber Unified Coordination Group Provides Update on SolarWinds Orion Compromise

Cyber Attack

The FBI, Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the National Security Agency (NSA) issued a joint statement on Tuesday through the newly created cyber unified coordination group (UCG) to provide updates on an advanced persistent threat actor allegedly linked to Russia. 

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