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Profile: David Shedd, Defense Intelligence Agency Deputy Director

David Shedd has been serving as deputy director of the Defense Intelligence Agency since August 2010. In this role, Shedd helps the DIA director manage more than 16,500 military and civilian workers and lead the Defense Intelligence Enterprise, an organization within the Defense Department focused on intelligence operations. Shedd most recently …

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IARPA Kicks Off Research on Conceptual Knowledge; Brad Minnery Comments

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity has launched a research project to explore the human brain’s conceptual knowledge in a move aimed at helping the intelligence community analyze data. IARPA intends for the multi-year Knowledge Representation in Neural Systems program to identify how the brain organizes conceptual knowledge in order …

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Report: Sequester Cuts Intell Budget by $4B

Government data indicates that sequestration has trimmed the budget for intelligence programs from $72 billion to $68 billion during the past fiscal year, Fierce Government reported Wednesday. Ryan McDermott writes the data from the Defense Department and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence did not explain how the …

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IARPA Kicks Off Cryogenic Computing Program

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity is seeking proposals for a new supercomputer as the agency seeks to help other agencies address power and cooling requirements of computer systems. Phase one of the Cryogenic Computing Complexity program will have contractors build technologies for the Office of the Director of National …

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White House Deputy Cyber Coordinator Expected to Resign

Sameer Bhalotra is expected to resign as the White House’s deputy cybersecurity coordinator within the next few weeks, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. According to Federal News Radio, government and industry sources confirmed Bhalotra is scheduled to move to Northern California after his wife secured a job in the area. …

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Civilian Intel Funds Up in FY 2011, Military Intel Funds Down

U.S. civilian intelligence agencies received $54.6 billion in funds for fiscal year 2011, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence said Friday. ODNI’s funding for fiscal 2011 was $1.5 billion, or 2.8 percent, greater than the $53.1 billion appropriated in fiscal 2010, according to a Bloomberg report. In February, …

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ODNI Says 1.4M Contractors, Consultants Hold Clearances in Report

More than 1.4 million contractors and consultants have security clearances, according to a report from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. The Intelligence Authorization Act of 2010 requires the ODNI to report to Congress the number of Americans who hold security clearances. As of October 2010, nearly 4.2 …

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ODNI Launches Research Program to Predict Big Events

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence is launching a new research program to help anticipate significant societal events, it was announced Wednesay. The Open Source Indicators program, through the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, will develop and test methods that could assist intelligence analysts in anticipating the events. …

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