Tag Archives: James Clapper

Virginia Contracting Activity Seeks Social Media Report Sources to Support Security Clearance Process

The Virginia Contracting Activity has begun its search for potential industry sources that can provide social media reports for use in background investigations of security clearance holders and applicants. VACA said in a FedBizOpps notice published Thursday it plans to award a one-year contract to potential contractors that can deliver social …

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UMUC to Honor John Hamre, Steven Shirley at Cyber Gala

The University of Maryland University College will honor John Hamre and Steven Shirley at a cyber event for their contributions to the field of cybersecurity. UMUC said Friday that Hamre, president and CEO of the Center for Strategic and International Studies and former defense deputy secretary, will receive the Pioneer …

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James Clapper to Keynote UMUC September Cyber Gala

The University of Maryland University College will host a gala Sept. 12 to raise funds in support of UMUC Foundation’s scholarships for cybersecurity students and honor key people in the field of cybersecurity. UMUC’s 2015 Cyber Gala will feature National Intelligence Director James Clapper as keynote speaker. The university will also present the Pioneer Award in …

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Walter Scott: DigitalGlobe Seeks Gov’t Backing for High-Res Imagery Sales

DigitalGlobe has received support from the intelligence community for the company’s bid to sell high-resolution satellite images in a move to stay competitive globally, Reuters reported Monday. Warren Strobel and Andrea Shalal write Colorado-based DigitalGlobe requested government approval nearly a year ago for its plan to develop 50-centimeter image resolutions. …

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James Clapper: China's Cyber Warfare Capabilities 'Formidable Concern' to US

China’s growing capabilities in cyber warfare and intelligence gathering are a “formidable concern” to the United States, the intelligence director told a Senate panel yesterday. Testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said the Chinese have invested significantly in cyber warfare capabilities and “this …

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The Top 20 People to Watch in 2011

As the countdown to 2011 begins, ExecutiveBiz brings you its third annual list of the Top 20 People to Watch. From government to industry, this year’s list highlights individuals focused, largely, on two critical fronts: in government, cost-efficiency and national security; on the industry side, new innovation “” and the …

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National Intelligence CIO Priscilla Guthrie Resigns

Priscilla Guthrie, CIO of the Office of the Director for National Intelligence, has resigned after approximately 18 months on the job, Federal News Radio reports. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper sent out a note to agency employees yesterday, thanking Guthrie for her contributions and announcing Charlene Leubecker as the …

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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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Robert Gates Wholeheartedly Backs Clapper for DNI

Secretary of Defense Robert Gates “winced with pain” when he heard President Obama was planning to nominate Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence James Clapper to the vacant DNI position. He knew he was about to lose one of his best. “I think the president could not have found a better …

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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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