12 Mar, 2013
Statement for the Record, Worldwide Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Community, Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, James R. Clapper, Director of National Intelligence, March 12, 2013
United States. Office of the Director of National Intelligence
Clapper, James R. (James Robert), 1941-
This is the Statement for the Record of James R. Clapper, Director of National Intelligence, and was submitted to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on March 12, 2013. "This year, in both content and organization, this statement illustrates how quickly and radically the world--and our threat environment--are changing. This environment is demanding reevaluations of the way we do business, expanding our analytic envelope, and altering the vocabulary of intelligence. Threats are more diverse, interconnected, and viral than at any time in history. Attacks, which might involve cyber and financial weapons, can be deniable and unattributable. Destruction can be invisible, latent, and progressive. We now monitor shifts in human geography, climate, disease, and competition for natural resources because they fuel tensions and conflicts. Local events that might seem irrelevant are more likely to affect US national security in accelerated time frames. In this threat environment, the importance and urgency of intelligence integration cannot be overstated. Our progress cannot stop. The Intelligence Community must continue to promote collaboration among experts in every field, from the political and social sciences to natural sciences, medicine, military issues, and space. Collectors and analysts need vision across disciplines to understand how and why developments--and both state and unaffiliated actors--can spark sudden changes with international implications." See the following compilation for more information: [www.hsdl.org/?abstract&did=733905]
  • URL
  • Author
    Clapper, James R. (James Robert), 1941-
  • Publisher
    United States. Office of the Director of National Intelligence
  • Date
    12 Mar, 2013
  • Copyright
    Public Domain
  • Retrieved From
    Office of the Director of National Intelligence: odni.gov/
  • Format
  • Media Type
  • Subjects
    Terrorism and threats
  • Resource Groups
    Congressional hearings and testimony
    Critical Releases
  • Series
    Worldwide Threat Assessment
    Annual Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community
  • List
    Critical Infrastructure Resilience

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