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WASHINGTON – The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, announced today a multi-year research effort to improve geopolitical forecasting. The Hybrid Forecasting Competition—“HFC”—program aims to improve accuracy in predicting worldwide geopolitical issues, including foreign political elections, interstate conflict, disease outbreaks, and economic indicators by leveraging the relative strengths of humans and machines.

NCTC Deputy Director John Mulligan spoke before a crowd of about 2,000 defense and intelligence professionals as well as industry partners at the Department of Defense Intelligence Information System (DoDIIS) Worldwide Conference in St. Louis, Missouri, Aug. 15. The theme of this year's event was "Dominating Cyberspace Against Persistent Threats."

The following report encompasses the results of the Fundamental Classification Guidance Review (FCGR) for fiscal year (FY) 2017 conducted by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), as required by Executive Order (EO) 13526, “Classified National Security Information,” and in response to the Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO) memorandum of March 17, 2016. The FCGR highlights both ODNI accomplishments in classification management - to include evaluating policies, procedures, training and updating classification guides - and the challenges of implementation.

NCTC Director Nick Rasmussen participated in a counterterrorism-focused panel at the Aspen Security Forum July 22 along with Michael Chertoff, former Department of Homeland Security secretary; Gen. Michael Hayden, former director of the National Security Agency and Central Intelligence Agency; Avril Haines, former Deputy National Security Advisor during the Obama administration.

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