Tagged: intelligence

U.S. Counterterrorism Strikes: Combatants and Civilians by the Numbers

In accordance with the President’s Executive Order and agenda of increasing transparency with regards to the use of lethal force against terrorists, the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) has published the Summary of Information Regarding U.S. Counterterrorism Strikes Outside Areas of Active Hostilities. Current areas of active hostilities include Afghanistan,...

Collaboration Efforts in the U.S. Intelligence Community

Collaboration is the heart of Homeland Security. At the Homeland Security Digital Library (HSDL), resources from numerous government agencies, private sector entities, think tanks, nonprofits, and universities are collected, organized, and presented to strengthen the national security of the United States.  The task would be impossible without the support, hard...

House Committee on Homeland Security: Preliminary Findings on Counterterrorism Challenges of the Syrian Refugee Crisis

Released yesterday, “Syrian Refugee Flows: Security Risks and Counterterrorism Challenges,” is a Majority Staff Report by the House Committee on Homeland Security. This report presents the preliminary findings of the committee’s year-long inquiry into the counterterrorism challenges associated with Syrian refugee flows. With just ten findings and seven recommendations, this...

Protecting U.S. Interests in the Cyber Realm

It is difficult to keep track of the rate at which our environment is becoming interconnected. For example, modern car tires can now relay air-pressure to dashboard displays or smartphones via bluetooth technology. Innovation at such a rapid rate can drastically increase efficiency, but likewise it can also expose vulnerabilities....

From the Boston Marathon to the Islamic State: Countering Violent Extremism (CVE)

The Washington Institute for Near East Policy’s counterterrorism lecture series has organized numerous discussions focused on terrorism as a critical factor shaping and affecting U.S. Middle East policy. Since its inception in December 2007, the Institute’s lecture series has featured numerous officials from a diverse assortment of government agencies providing...

US Intelligence Community Releases its Worldwide Threat Assessment

Today Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James R. Clapper delivered the United States Intelligence Community’s 2015 assessment of threats to US national security. Director Clapper speaks on Global Threats like Cyber, Counterintelligence, Terrorism, Weapons of Mass Destruction and Proliferation, Space and Counterspace, Transnational Organized Crime, Economics and Natural Resources and Human Security, as...

White House’s Caribbean Counternarcotics Strategy

The flow of narcotics into the U.S. from the south has always been one of the most debated issues among U.S. policymakers, especially after President Nixon’s declaration of the “War on Drugs” in 1971. Despite the devotion of substantial resources to quell illegal smuggling, drug trafficking activity to the U.S....

Hot Off the Press: ‘Information Sharing Environment Annual Report to the Congress’ Now Available

On September 25, 2014, the Information Sharing Environment (ISE), released their “Annual Report to the Congress“. This report is an essential update on where U.S. people, projects, systems, and agencies are in the journey toward responsible information sharing in the interest of national security. This is the tenth annual report...

DNI Releases 2014 National Intelligence Strategy

Today, the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James R. Clapper published the 2014 National Intelligence Strategy of the United States of America, the document that defines the priorities of the Intelligence Community (IC). Published quadrennially, the strategy document addresses vision, mission objectives, enterprise objectives, and ethics principles for the community,...