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IC Net Assessment: Interview With Director Flynn

Posted by Colin Clark on


The new office will, director Dan Flynn told me, assess what other intelligence agencies around the world are doing and why, what the most effective technologies will be to cope with those changes, how the world is changing strategically and make recommendations to the Director of National Intelligence.

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Trump’s Ukraine Intervention May Violate FCPA, Arms Export Laws: Experts

Posted by Colin Clark on


The president’s personal intervention was “highly improper,” one arms export expert says, concluding that the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act “appears to have been criminally violated here.”

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IC Must Embrace Public Data to Use AI Effectively: Sue Gordon

Posted by Theresa Hitchens on


To stay ahead of adversaries, the IC must change its internal “data ownership” culture that allows those who collect data to believe “they are the ones who get to determine how it’s used,” says Sue Gordon.

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AI, Cybersecurity, & The Data Trap: You Don’t Know Normal

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


“How do I even know what’s normal and what’s abnormal so I can detect anomalies? We simply don’t know,” says Dean Souleles, chief technology advisor for the Director of National Intelligence.

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In 1st Interview, PDUSDI Bingen Talks Artificial Intelligence, Project Maven, Ethics

Posted by Colin Clark on


We’ve got teams that are working side by side with the JAIC team and obviously the leadership continuity there is key for us. And we’re also working across DoD. I see lines with the AIM initiative (Augmenting Intelligence using Machines) within the IC,

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IoT, AI Mean More Targets for US Adversaries, says Gordon

Posted by Theresa Hitchens on


“This is such a data-rich world that the person who can command that data first is the one who’s gonna have a real advantage.”

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US Gives Russia 60 Days Before INF Withdrawal; NATO Comes Around

Posted by Paul McLeary on


After five years of talks and a wall of Russian denials, NATO and Washington call Putin’s bluff and say they’re ready to do something about Russian violations of a 31 year-old arms control treaty. But Europe is worried.

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North Korean Denuclearization Potentially Moving In ‘Positive Direction’: Gen. Hyten

Posted by Colin Clark on


“Things are moving (in) a positive direction,” Gen. Hyten said of North Korean, while Russia’s new 2-megaton underwater drone “does not change” the strategic balance.

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DNI Will ‘Do Really Great Work’ To Clear Huge Clearance Backlog

Posted by Colin Clark on


It ain’t sexy, but the massive backlog of 730,000 clearance investigations is costing companies money, the Intelligence Community good people and causing headaches for everyone. The redoubtable Sue Gordon, principal deputy Director of National Intelligence, told some 3,000 intelligence professionals today that “this year we’ll do really great work on reducing the backlog.”

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ODNI Shifts Reponsibilities As 90% Of IC Programs Hit Green

Posted by Colin Clark on


INSA HQ: Drive milestone decision authority down as low as is possible. Speed decision-making. Let the Intelligence Community agencies create simple and clear requirements and manage their programs, as long as everything goes along swimmingly. That outlines the changes to acquisition that the Office of the Director of National Intelligence plans to make over the… Keep reading →

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