Lora Shiao, who has served as executive director of the National Counterterrorism Center for the past year, will become the center’s deputy director and serve as acting director, starting April 3 until the Senate confirms a permanent director.
Sen. Mark Warner sent a letter to the acting director of national intelligence (DNI) and the director of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to issue clear guidance ensuring that security clearances will not be jeopardized due to financial impacts of COVID-19.
As the U.S. prepares for the 2020 presidential primary’s “Super Tuesday,” officials from the nation’s defense agencies are trying to quell election security concerns.
President Trump on Feb. 28 named Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, as his nominee for Director of National Intelligence, a job that has been vacant since Dan Coats resigned last August.
The business side of the intelligence community (IC) has lagged behind the intelligence gathering mission of the IC when it comes to technology and IT, but new investments are moving the human capital enterprise forward.
The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) and the National Security Agency (NSA) are both working on less classified methods of cyberthreat information sharing, according to two officials at a FedInsider webinar on Jan. 9.
In a new semiannual report, the Intelligence Community Inspector General (ICIG) within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) says that ODNI must upgrade cybersecurity controls going forward to improve management and risk mitigation of trusted privileged users inappropriately accessing, modifying, destroying, or exfiltrating classified data.
A bipartisan bill to develop a next-generation mobile communications strategy cleared the House Committee on Energy and Commerce (E&C) via a voice vote on Nov. 20.
The Network Security Information Sharing Act of 2019 cleared the House Energy and Commerce Committee via a voice vote on Nov. 20.
In a Nov. 7 letter, Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., urged Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and National Security Agency (NSA) Director Gen. Paul Nakasone to conduct a cybersecurity audit of mobile voting app Voatz to “determine whether it can reliably protect the votes of U.S. servicemembers against foreign hacking.”
The Federal government’s civilian, military, and intelligence agencies issued a statement Nov. 5 reiterating Federal support for election security at national, state, and local levels.
Federal government IT leaders agreed on Wednesday that workforce skills and data availability are two of the most important issues facing the government as it gears up to harness the benefits of machine learning and artificial intelligence in cybersecurity.
The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) announced Aug. 21 the appointment of Benjamin Huebner as chief of the Office of Civil Liberties, Privacy, and Transparency.
Susan Gordon, Principal Deputy Director for National Intelligence and a longtime member of the intelligence community, will be leaving the agency, and Joseph Maguire, director of the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC), will become acting Director of National Intelligence (DNI), according to tweets from President Trump on August 8.
President Donald Trump announced on Twitter today that he will withdraw his nomination of Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, to serve as director of national intelligence.
Dan Coats, the Director of National Intelligence, will step down on August 15, with President Trump naming Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, as his nominee to replace Coats as the head of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI).
Director of National Intelligence (DNI) Dan Coats announced on July 19 that Shelby Pierson will serve as the first Election Threats Executive (ETE) to oversee U.S. election security efforts.
The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) is expanding one of its industry outreach programs that aims to modernize the intelligence community’s (IC’s) IT through accelerated tech acquisition processes.
U.S. critical infrastructure is in solid shape, according to defense officials, and a digital transformation has helped define a proactive approach to protecting data and implementing cyber operations.
In the race to 5G dominance, the U.S. government might not have the capacity to handle the technology to lead the field, which could greatly impact information sharing, said a top intelligence official.
A bipartisan group of Federal legislators wrote Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats on May 20 urging “greater scrutiny and regulation of private companies providing highly advanced surveillance capabilities to governments with troubling human rights records.”
Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., on April 3 introduced an updated version of their Defending Elections from Threats by Establishing Redlines Act (DETER Act), which they said promises “swift and severe consequences” to Russia and other “foreign actors” if they attack U.S. political candidates, campaigns, or voting infrastructure.
In welcoming the start of April, also known as Supply Chain Integrity Month, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and Defense Department are collaborating to promote supply chain security and risk management policies and practices. CISA, which is a component of the Department of Homeland Security, said […]
The Director of National Intelligence has announced the appointment of Erin Joe as director of the Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center (CTIIC), which as its name suggests integrates cyber threat data from government and other sources, facilitates threat-data sharing and supports government interagency planning of responses to adversaries.
Sens. Ron Wyden, D-Ore, Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., and Kamala Harris, D-Calif., wrote Dan Coats, director of National Intelligence, on Monday urging him to declassify information regarding China’s attempts to influence U.S. elections.
In a letter dated Feb. 27, Sens. Mark Warner, D-Va., and Marco Rubio, R-Fla., requested Dan Coats, director of National Intelligence, produce “an unclassified report on the participation of China and other adversarial nations in the international standard setting bodies (ISSBs) for fifth-generation wireless telecommunications technologies (5G).”
John Sherman, CIO of the intelligence community (IC), offered his view today into the principles guiding his office in its efforts to create an enterprise environment for the IC and stay on the cutting edge of technology.
The National Intelligence Strategy, released yesterday by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), names cyber threat intelligence as one of seven mission objectives for the intelligence community, and addresses threats and opportunities from emerging technologies.
The National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC) has announced a new campaign to spread awareness among private sector companies to protect against nation-state cyberattacks.
The Senate failed to vote yesterday on President Trump’s nomination of William Evanina to be director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC), which is part of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.