Tag Archives: Senate Intelligence Committee

Sen. Mark Warner: Mandatory Cyber Threat Reporting Bill in the Works

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Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., said the Senate Intelligence Committee is developing a bipartisan bill to incentivize companies to disclose cyber vulnerabilities as an early warning to government authorities and critical infrastructure operators. Warner, a three-time Wash100 Award recipient, cited the SolarWinds hack as an example of how a sophisticated cyber adversary could launch attacks on any entity and the challenge of addressing the threat.

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William Burns Confirmed as CIA Director

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The Senate confirmed William Burns, former deputy secretary of state, a veteran diplomat and 2021 Wash100 Award recipient, to lead the CIA as its director. During his confirmation hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee in February, he said politics should not interfere with intelligence work. Burns is president of the international affairs think tank Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

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CIA Nominee William Burns Appears Before Senate Intelligence Committee for Confirmation Hearing

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William Burns, President Biden’s nominee to lead the CIA, said in his opening statement during his Senate confirmation hearing that politics should not interfere with intelligence work. Burns told lawmakers how he would deal with China if confirmed as CIA director. He cited the importance of “firmness and consistency” in responding to Russian aggression.

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David Norquist Tapped to Help Lead DoD Task Force on Unidentified Aerial Phenomena

David Norquist

The Department of Defense (DoD) is creating a task force that will launch Congress-mandated inquiries into alleged UFOs or unidentified aerial phenomena that were previously observed by U.S. Navy aircraft. David Norquist will help manage the task force which will be officially announced in the coming days, according to CNN's sources.

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Senate Committee OKs Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal 2021; Sen. Mark Warner Quoted

Sen. Mark Warner

The intelligence-focused committee within the Senate has passed a bill that aims to bolster the continued performance of the U.S. intelligence community. The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence said Wednesday that it's given its approval of the Fiscal Year 2021 Intelligence Authorization Act that provides the IC with new funds, authorities and boosted congressional oversight.

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DNI Nominee Rep. John Ratcliffe Appears Before Senate Intell Panel for Confirmation Hearing

John Ratcliffe

Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) on Tuesday fielded questions from members of the Senate Intelligence Committee during his confirmation hearing for the role of national intelligence director, CNN reported. Senators questioned Ratcliffe over his views on the intelligence community’s investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential elections, treatment of whistleblowers under the Trump administration and origin of the new coronavirus in China.

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Senate Panel Releases Report on IC’s Assessment of Russian Election Interference

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The Senate Intelligence Committee issued a bipartisan report reaffirming the intelligence community’s findings about Russia’s involvement in the 2016 U.S. presidential elections, The Hill reported Tuesday. Analysts involved in the IC assessment “were under no politically motivated pressure to reach specific conclusions” and that the ICA offers a “coherent and well-constructed intelligence basis” for the Russian interference, according to the report.

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Sen. Mark Warner Asks OMB to Clarify Relief for Contractors Involved in National Security Missions

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Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.), vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee and a three-time Wash100 award winner, has asked the Office of Management and Budget to release a directive that would direct agencies to implement a provision in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act that offers relief to contractors supporting the country’s national security missions.

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