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Every year, the RSA Conference (RSAC) brings together over 40,000 people to collaborate on emerging trends and strategies to best address current and future cyber threats.

 

At this year’s conference in San Francisco on June 6, Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines offered insights into the Intelligence Community’s evolving role in cybersecurity.

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines released the following statement on the confirmation of Kenneth L. Wainstein as Under Secretary of Homeland Security for Intelligence and Analysis:

 

“On behalf of the Intelligence Community (IC), I warmly welcome Kenneth L. Wainstein to the IC and congratulate him on his Senate confirmation to lead the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A). I cannot think of a better person to take on this leadership role.

 

“Ken is a former Homeland Security Advisor and experienced public servant, and I look forward to working with him as he fulfills I&A’s critically important mission, which includes the sharing of timely and actionable intelligence with State, Local, Tribal and Territorial, and private sector partners in support of our national security.”

 

At the Defense Intelligence Agency’s Pride Month kick-off event, Christy Abizaid, Director of the National Counterterrorism Center and former DIA officer, delivered a keynote speech describing her experiences in government and the private sector - and reinforced the importance of bringing your whole self to work. Abizaid spoke to IC workforce members from the DIA Tighe Auditorium, where 20 years ago, almost to the day, she began her civil servant career as a DIA analyst.

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines today issued the following statement:

 

"On behalf of ODNI and the entire Intelligence Community, I welcome Vice Admiral Frank Whitworth as the eighth Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). I have had the great pleasure of working with him in his role as the J2 for the Chairman, and I have found him to be a leader with integrity and passion. An expert strategist and consummate intelligence professional, he will lead NGA's spectacular workforce into the future at a time when its role in our national security could not be more critical.

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) released its report, Best Practices to Protect Privacy, Civil Liberties, and Civil Rights of Americans of Chinese Descent in the Conduct of U.S. Intelligence Activities. The report was prepared in response to Section 5712 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 and Section 620 of the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021. This report is the result of an interagency examination of the privacy, civil liberties, and related civil rights controls used by the Intelligence Community (IC) when conducting intelligence and counterintelligence activities to counter the national security threats posed by the People’s Republic of China.

 

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