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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, announced today the launch of the Molecular Information Storage (MIST) program. MIST is a multi-year research effort to develop next-generation data storage technologies that can scale into the exabyte (1 million terabyte) regime, and beyond, with significantly reduced physical footprint, power and cost requirements, relative to conventional approaches. The program will pursue this goal by using synthetic DNA as a data storage medium and developing a new category of devices that can write information to, and read from, synthetic DNA media at scale.

A top U.S. election security official warned on Tuesday that the country faces threats from adversaries beyond Russia, and can count on "more sophisticated" attacks from other state and non-state actors ahead of the 2020 presidential election.

 

"This is not a Russia-only problem," said Shelby Pierson, who serves as the intelligence community's election threats executive within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. "Russia, China, Iran, North Korea, [and] non-state hacktivists all have opportunity, means, and potentially motive to come after the United States in the 2020 election to accomplish their goals."

Intelligence community CIO John Sherman views his partnerships with both internal and external stakeholders as key to IT modernization success.

 

Congress, America’s international allies, other federal agencies like the Department of Defense and intelligence community staff all count among these important stakeholders, he said Tuesday at the Cloudera Data Cloud Summit.

The award from the Partnership for Public Service was given based on the IC’s Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey score, which evaluated how agency employees feel about their work environment. A large agency was characterized as one with more than 15,000 employees.

 

The IC, which includes 17 different organizations, improved its spot from fifth overall last year to third, helped by a 3.6 point bump in its FEVS score and decreases in the scores of the Departments of Commerce and Transportation.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – For the 11th consecutive year, Intelligence Community (IC) employee job satisfaction ranks the IC as one of the “Best Places to Work in the Federal Government.”

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