Press Releases 2021

Press Releases 2021

The Director of National Intelligence (DNI) is disclosing the aggregate amount of $62.3 billion in requested appropriations for the Fiscal Year 2022 National Intelligence Program (NIP).

 

Thursday, 27 May 2021 12:12

ODNI Statement on COVID-19 Origins

Assistant Director of National Intelligence for Strategic Communications Amanda Schoch today issued the following statement on COVID-19 Origins:

 

“The U.S. Intelligence Community does not know exactly where, when, or how the COVID-19 virus was transmitted initially but has coalesced around two likely scenarios: either it emerged naturally from human contact with infected animals or it was a laboratory accident. While two elements of the IC lean toward the former scenario and one leans more toward the latter -- each with low or moderate confidence -- the majority of elements within the IC do not believe there is sufficient information to assess one to be more likely than the other. The IC continues to examine all available evidence, consider different perspectives, and aggressively collect and analyze new information to identify the virus's origins.”

 

Monday, 03 May 2021 16:20

IARPA Launches MicroE4AI Seedling BAA

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, issued the Microelectronics in Support of Artificial Intelligence (MicroE4AI) Seedling Broad Agency Announcement (BAA).

 

Today, consistent with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (FISA), as amended (codified in 50 U.S.C. § 1873(b)), and the Intelligence Community’s (IC) Principles of Intelligence Transparency, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence released the eighth annual Statistical Transparency Report Regarding Use of National Security Surveillance Authorities.

Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines today issued the following statement regarding President Joseph Biden’s intent to nominate Thomas Monheim as Inspector General of the Intelligence Community:

 

“Tom Monheim has served as Acting Inspector General of the Intelligence Community for more than a year with the utmost professionalism and integrity. With a distinguished civilian and military background, Tom has devoted his career to serving our country and advancing U.S. national security."

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