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Avril Haines Submits Intelligence Community’s 2021 Global Threat Assessment to Congress

Avril Haines

Avril Haines, director of National Intelligence (DNI) and a 2021 Wash100 Award winner, has submitted to Congress a report detailing the global threats to U.S. national security in accordance with section 617 of the fiscal year 2021 Intelligence Authorization Act. The 2021 Annual Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community looks at the diverse array of threats the U.S. and its allies will face in the coming year. 

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Dept. of Treasury Seeks Feedback on Planned Updates to Terrorism Insurance Program

Dept. of Treasury

The Department of the Treasury plans to update technical aspects of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program in line with legislation aimed at addressing terrorism-related disruptions and stabilizing the private market following terrorist attacks. The Treasury said in a Federal Register document that the TRIP comes as part of efforts to comply with the TRIP Reauthorization Act of 2019.

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DHS Issues Homeland Threat Assessment; Chad Wolf Quoted

Chad Wolf

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued a report about national security threats facing the country based on insights collected from DHS’ operational and intelligence components. “When the American people read this [Homeland Threat Assessment] they will be more aware of the traditional threats facing the Homeland like terrorism and organized crime,” said Chad Wolf, acting DHS secretary

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Hexagon US Federal Completes $500K DoD CTTSO Laser Scanner Contract; Tammer Olibah Quoted

Hexagon US Federal has been selected as the single award prime contractor for a Department of Defense (DoD) Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office (CTTSO) laser scanner contract, a four-month contract for over $500,000, the company reported on Monday.

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Kevin McAleenan, Former DHS Secretary, Named as AE Industrial Operating Partner; David Rowe Quoted

AE Industrial Partners has appointed Kevin McAleenan, former acting Department of Homeland Security (DHS) secretary and 2019 Wash100 Award recipient, as an Operating Partner, effective immediately, to grow the company’s portfolio, AEI reported on Tuesday. He will also join the board of directors at AEI portfolio companies, Gryphon Technologies and American Pacific Corporation.

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Report: NSA Suggests Cancellation of Phone Records Surveillance Program

The National Security Agency recommends that the White House end a surveillance program that gathers data on U.S. phone calls and text messages to detect and disrupt any terrorist plot against the country, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. Sources said the recommendation stems from concerns that the program’s intelligence benefits have been outweighed by legal compliance and logistical issues.

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DHS Unveils Terrorism, Violence Prevention Committee

The Department of Homeland Security created a committee to help respond to all forms of violence. The Office for Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention will coordinate, follow through and use the agency's prevention activities including information sharing and law enforcement briefings to protect communities from potential threats, DHS said Friday.

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ODNI Launches New Governance Structure Under Transformation Initiative; Dan Coats Comments

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence has established a new organizational structure and implemented new processes as part of a transformation effort unveiled in March. “Our comprehensive approach to transformation covered many areas, including synchronizing and streamlining processes, better developing our people, improving the efficiency and effectiveness of our decisions …

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Trump Announces U.S. Exit from Iran Nuclear Deal

President Donald Trump announced Tuesday the U.S. government’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal signed in 2015. Trump also signed a memorandum that seeks to reinstate nuclear-related economic sanctions on the Middle Eastern country, according to a transcript of his remarks published Tuesday. “Any nation that helps Iran in its …

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