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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

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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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Huge Intel Leadership Shifts: New Directors For NRO, NGA

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NGA HQ: The low grading noise you could barely hear yesterday was the sound of the tectonic plates of American intelligence shifting as the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency and the National Reconnaissance Agency got new directors. The nugget of news is that Vice Adm. Bob Sharp replaces Robert Cardillo as NGA director and President Trump… Keep reading →

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HASC Dems Press To Resume Korea Wargames; Trump Tweets Vs. Intel Community

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Democrats challenged President Trump over his freeze on US military exercises with South Korea, while Trump lashed out on social media against intelligence officials who questioned his achievements.

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

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

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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

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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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Exclusive — Rethinking Intel In The Age of Trump: DNI Coats & PDDNI Gordon

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The great challenge for intelligence agencies in the age of Trump was dramatically highlighted this month when a senior South Korean delegation arrived at the White House carrying a secret bombshell message. North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un wanted a face-to-face summit with President Donald Trump to discuss Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons program. Waiting to debrief… Keep reading →

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North Korea Won’t Give Nukes Up ‘At Any Price:’ Top Korea Intel Officer

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OMAHA: The deep fissures over how to solve our knottiest national security problem, North Korea’s development of nuclear weapons, were on full display here this afternoon as the government’s top expert said Kim Jong-un “does not intend to negotiate those capabilities away at any price.” Markus Garlauskas, the North Korea officer for the Director of… Keep reading →

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Hill Intel Committees Order DNI, NSA/CyberCom Review

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Ever since the day of its creation, critics have slammed the Office of Director of National Intelligence as an expensive and unnecessary bureaucracy, a threat to the longtime primacy of the Director of Central Intelligence and a toothless tiger. Much of that changed during the joint tenures of DNI Mike McConnell and SecDef Bob Gates… Keep reading →

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