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OPM Halts Electronic Background Checks to Address Security Flaw

The Office of Personnel Management has shut down its web portal for background investigations of federal employees and contractors after the agency found a system vulnerability, the Washington Post reported Friday. Lisa Rein writes OPM and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence collaborated to develop interim guidance for …

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DNI James Clapper: China is Top Suspect in OPM Hack

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has identified the Chinese government as the leading suspect in the recent data breach at the Office of Personnel Management, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. Damian Paletta writes that Clapper’s statement is the first direct attribution of the attack given by the administration. …

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NSA to Launch Hiring Website for Intelligence Agencies; Kathy Hutson Comments

The National Security Agency plans to launch a Web portal that will support talent recruiting efforts for the intelligence community in a similar matter to USAJobs.gov, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Kathy Hutson, human resources director at NSA, told the station the website works to support the overall employee hiring and retention effort. According to Hutson, …

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White House Seeks $54B Intelligence Budget for FY 2016

The White House has requested $53.9 billion to fund U.S. spy agencies in fiscal year 2016, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday. Damian Paletta writes that the budget proposal is up from the amount submitted last year and will cover the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the CIA and six federal …

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James Clapper: Intell Integration Key to Fight Against Threat Actors

National Intelligence Director James Clapper has said that cooperation between intelligence and homeland security agencies, law enforcement, state and local governments and the private sector could help help bolster U.S. efforts to combat cyber warfare. “It’s about helping them to recognize the cultural strengths and capabilities that each of the 17 Intelligence Community …

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Profile: Kevin Meiners, ODNI Assistant Director of Acquisition, Technology and Facilities

Kevin Meiners serves as an assistant director at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence with responsibility in acquisition, technology and facilities for national intelligence programs. He was previously responsible for the strategic planning and execution of the military intelligence program in a prior role as the deputy defense undersecretary for intelligence strategies, programs …

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