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    Clapper Appointed Intelligence Chief

    Presidential nominee James R. Clapper was unanimously confirmed by the Senate yesterday to become the next Director of National Intelligence. Clapper is a retired Air Force lieutenant general who most recently served as director of military intelligence and as undersecretary of defense for intelligence. He will take over for Dennis C. Blair and will oversee […] More

  • Melissa Hathaway Responds to DNI Dennis Blair's Exit - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Melissa Hathaway Responds to DNI Dennis Blair’s Exit

    Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair has announced his resignation effective May 28, 2010. Blair will step down after serving 16 months as the nation’s highest Intelligence Community executive. “I have had no greater honor or pleasure than to lead the remarkably talented and patriotic men and women of the Intelligence Community,“ Blair said. “Every […] More

  • We Would Lose Cyberwar says former DNI Mike McConnell - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    We Would Lose Cyberwar says former DNI Mike McConnell

    Cyberwar is increasingly entering into the mindset of policy makers. Earlier this month, DNI Dennis Blair outlined the cyber threat in his Annual Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Community, saying that “The United States confronts a dangerous combination of known and unknown vulnerabilities, strong and rapidly expanding adversary capabilities, and a lack of comprehensive […] More

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    Jim Lewis on the Threat of Cyber Terrorism

    Earlier this month, DNI Dennis Blair raised the issue of cybersecurity in his testimony before Congress on the Annual Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Community. While the threats in cyberspace are only now coming into the common lexicon, James Lewis, of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), has long been cognizant of […] More

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    Google to Team with NSA

    Search engine giant Google and the largest electronic surveillance intelligence agency in the world, the National Security Agency, are teaming up to increase cybersecurity. Google is looking to finalize an agreement with NSA, which would allow the agency to analyze the Aurora attacks that took place in December, according to The Washington Post. Once NSA […] More

  • Dennis Blair: Critical Infrastructure is Severely Threatened - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Dennis Blair: Critical Infrastructure is Severely Threatened

    Yesterday, in testimony on the Annual Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, DNI Dennis Blair discussed the issue of threats from cyberspace in the beginning of his testimony. Blair said neither the public or private sector can protect U.S. critical infrastructure alone. “I am here today to […] More

  • 10 Cybersecurity Game Changers to Watch in 2010 - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    10 Cybersecurity Game Changers to Watch in 2010

    The field of cybersecurity is becoming increasingly relevant to discussions on national security. President Barack Obama placed cybersecurity in the forefront of his national security policy. In his speech May 29, 2009, Obama stated: “From now on, our digital infrastructure“¦will be treated as they should be: as a strategic security asset. Protecting this infrastructure will […] More

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    DNI Blair's Take on Cyber Issues

    DNI Dennis Blair recently spoke at the Commonwealth Club in California on cybersecurity issues and their central role to national security planning. According to govinfosecurity.com, Blair highlighted the roles of various intelligence organizations, including DHS and NSA, in the effort to better secure cyberspace. During his speech, Blair pointed that ensuring privacy and civil liberties […] More

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    DNI Places Cybersecurity as Top Mission Objective

    In the 2009 National Intelligence Strategy, Dennis Blair, director of national intelligence, placed enhancing cybersecurity as one of the six top objectives for the Intelligence Community. NIS highlights the importance of increasing cooperation and coordination between intelligence organizations, the private sector, and academia. The nation’s cyber infrastructure “is neither secure nor resilient,” according to the […] More

  • Dennis Blair: Covert Activity Laws 'Slow,' Undermine Field Operations - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Dennis Blair: Covert Activity Laws 'Slow,' Undermine Field Operations

    Retired Adm. Dennis Blair, director of National Intelligence, said in his confirmation hearings that existing laws governing the conduct of intelligence agencies are “currently slow and degrade the conduct of operations in the field.” Last month, he released a letter to the intelligence community assuring it of his continued support, attempting to put politically charged […] More

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