Tag Archives: DNI

DNI Dan Coats Selected to 2019 Wash100 for Leading U.S. Intelligence Operations, Supporting National and Homeland Security

Executive Mosaic is pleased to introduce Dan Coats, director of national intelligence, as an inductee into the 2019 Wash100 — Executive Mosaic’s annual selection of the most influential voices in the government contracting arena — for leading intelligence operations and supporting U.S. national and homeland security. This marks Coats' third consecutive Wash100 award.

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IARPA Seeking Geolocation, High Frequency Emitters

The intelligence community’s research arm wants contractors to help the community improve geolocation and high frequency emitters, according to a FedBizOpps post. Through the HFGeo Program, the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity plans to figure out how to overcome ionospheric variations, high noise environments and ionospheric polarization that impacts quality …

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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 …

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Clapper Delivers at Hearing

Call it bad luck that 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 for his confirmation hearing the same week The Washington Post raised a host of questions about the Intelligence Community’s competency with …

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James Clapper Appears Before Senate Intel Committee

Yesterday, James Clapper, tapped to be the next Director of National Intelligence, appeared before the Senate Selected Committee on Intelligence where he appeared to receive broad bi-partisan approval. Tapped in June for the position by President Barack Obama, Clapper has 46 years of intelligence experience. “When President Obama asked me …

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James Clapper Up for DNI Spot

CBS News has reported that James Clapper will be nominated by President Obama to fill the vacant Director of National Intelligence position. Clapper had served as the under secretary of defense for intelligence since 2007. According to the Department of Defense, “his awards include three National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medals, …

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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 …

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NIST Issues Second Draft of Smart-Grid Cybersecurity Plan

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has issued its second draft of its strategy, Smart Grid Cyber Security Strategy and Requirements, for public review. The implementation of smart-grid technology opens up a variety of new vulnerabilities with the power grid. Foreign nations and terrorists would be capable of using …

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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. …

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Competing Proposals for Cyber Coordinator

Last Friday, Sen. Joe Lieberman, chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, outlined the key principles he hopes to include in legislation put forward with Susan Collins on cybersecurity, including a Senate-confirmed cyber coordinator positioned in the White House. On Monday, Senator Susan Collins spoke before the Homeland …

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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 …

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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 …

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