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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.

 

This 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. It 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.

 

IMPACT, ODNI’s LGBTQ+ Employee Resource Group, held its first event in a speaker series on April 18 featuring National Security Council Senior Director for Multilateral Affairs Curtis Ried. Ried has been in the Foreign Service with the U.S. Department of State for nearly 20 years. He served all over the world, including posts in Algeria, East Timor, Indonesia, Iraq, and Israel, and developed a specialization in the Middle East before serving as a political advisor to the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in New York. Currently detailed to the NSC, Ried’s office works to coordinate U.S. engagement with the UN, including oversight of the refugee admission program. During the IMPACT event, Ried discussed his experiences at DOS and the challenges of being out in the national security workforce. He also provided career advice for less-tenured federal employees.

 

NCSC Unveils New Digital Exhibit on American Civil War Espionage on May 16, 2022

Remarks as Delivered by

The Honorable Avril Haines

Director of National Intelligence

 

Annual Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community

Opening Statement

Senate Armed Services Committee

 

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Thank you very much Chairman Reed, Ranking Member Inhofe, members of the Committee, thank you for the opportunity to speak with you today and to provide testimony, alongside General Berrier, on the Intelligence Community’s annual assessment of worldwide threats to U.S. national security.

 

Before I start, I just want to take a moment to publicly thank the men and women of the Intelligence Community for their extraordinary work to keep us safe. I know how privileged I am to be a part of this community of truly talented people, to be given a chance to do something useful in service to my country and I thank you for your support for their work.

 

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