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Clapper Confirmed as Director of National Intelligence

Presidental nominee James R. Clapper was unanimously confirmed by the Senate yesterday to become the next director of national intelligence. Clapper, a retired Air Force lieutenant general who most recently served as director of military intelligence and as undersecretary of defense for intelligence, will take over for Dennis C. Blair …

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Clapper at Senate Hearing: ‘There needs to be a clear, defined, identifiable leader of the intelligence community’

President Barack Obama’s nominee for Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper, Jr. appeared in front of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence yesterday during his confirmation hearing. During his hearing, Clapper was sternly questioned for three hours on his plans for handling the nation’s Intelligence Community, which has been …

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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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David Gompert: ‘Commitment to keeping America safe will remain steadfast, whether they are reflected in the day’s news or not’

Following the first installment of a two-year investigative report published today by the Washington Post, Acting Director of National Intelligence David C. Gompert released a statement that declared that the reports do not accurately depict the Intelligence Community. The report, titled “Top Secret America”, investigated the growth of U.S.  intelligence …

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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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