Remarks as delivered by James R. Clapper, Director of National Intelligence: Worldwide Threat Assessment to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Wednesday, January 29, 2014   [open pdf - 58KB]

This is the testimony of James R. Clapper, Director of National Intelligence. On January 29, the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence held an open hearing on Current and Projected National Security threats against the United States. These open hearings occur yearly, and quite a few areas of threat are on the rise, including cyber, counterintelligence, counterspace, and Transnational Organized Crime. They concluded that global threats in the cyber realm are a growing trend, and our increased reliance on cyberspace and digital networks as a nation will create growing risks to our use of digital infrastructure. Exploiting and disrupting our online activities will likely increase, the Select Committee concluded; biggest threats will come from Russia and China.

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