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April 4, 2012 in Featured
The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) is building a computer system capable of automatically analyzing the massive quantities of data gathered across the entire intelligence community and extracting information on specific entities and their relationships to one another. The system which is called Catalyst is part of a larger effort by ODNI to create software and computer systems capable of knowledge management, entity extraction and semantic integration, enabling greater analysis and understanding of complex, multi-source intelligence throughout the government.
October 8, 2009 in Government
The Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) is a member of the national Intelligence Community (IC) and ensures that information related to homeland security threats is collected, analyzed, and disseminated to the full spectrum of homeland security customers in the Department, at state, local, and tribal levels, in the private sector, and in the IC. I&A works closely with Department component intelligence organizations as well as state, local, tribal, and private-sector entities to ensure non-traditional streams of information are fused with traditional IC sources to provide a complete assessment of threats to the nation.
September 11, 2009 in Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Agency
# Smart Collection: dramatically improve the value of collected data
* Innovative modeling and analysis approaches to identify where to look and what to collect
* Novel approaches to access
# Incisive Analysis: maximizing insight from the information we collect, in a timely fashion
September 8, 2009 in News
Several months of high-level surveillance on the key suspects in the airline bomb plot was almost foiled by the nervousness of US authorities who “lost their nerve”, according to Scotland Yard’s then head of counter-terrorism operations. Andy Hayman, who was assistant commissioner specialist operations in the Metropolitan police in 2006, today outlined how the suspects were being filmed, their purchases and rubbish monitored and cars bugged in the lead-up to their arrests in August 2006, but said the police operation in the UK came close to being undermined by anxiousness from the US that the plotters be arrested as soon as possible.
August 10, 2009 in Central Intelligence Agency
An office building complex in suburban McLean, Virginia is the home of the CIA, one of the major intelligence organizations in the world, and a centralized hub for the (nearly) full spectrum of intelligence assets operated by the United States and cooperating governments, corporations, and organizations. The number of employees and the budget of the CIA is officially classified, though it is estimated (2003) that there are around 20,000 employees (not including contractors), working with around $3 billion per year.
July 22, 2009 in News
The National Security Agency is taking a cloud computing approach in developing a new collaborative intelligence gathering system that will link disparate intelligence databases. The system, currently in testing, will be geographically distributed in data centers around the country, and it will hold “essentially every kind of data there is,” said Randy Garrett, director of technology for NSA’s integrated intelligence program, at a cloud computing symposium last week at the National Defense University’s Information Resources Management College.
July 14, 2009 in U.S. Army
OSINT operations are integral to Army intelligence operations. Directly or indirectly, publicly available information forms the basis of all intelligence operations and intelligence products. The availability, depth, and range of publicly available information enable intelligence organizations to satisfy many intelligence requirements without the use of specialized human or technical means of collection.
June 23, 2009 in Office of the Director of National Intelligence
The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) is pleased to provide to Congress its second report pursuant to the Data Mining Reporting Act. The Data Mining Reporting Act requires “the head of each departrnent or agency of the Federal Government” that is engaged in an activity to use or develop “data mining,” as defined by the Act, to report annually on such activities to the Congress.
June 22, 2009 in Office of the Director of National Intelligence
On behalf of the Director of National Intelligence, I am pleased to make available the Fall 2007 Intelligence Community Legal Reference Book. The Intelligence Community draws much of its authority and guidance from the body of law in this collection. As the Director of National Intelligence seeks to better integrate the Intelligence Community, we hope this proves to be a useful resource to intelligence professionals across the Community. This document is the result of many hours of hard work. I would like to extend my thanks to those across the Community who assisted the Office of General Counsel in recommending and preparing the authorities contained herein.
June 17, 2009 in Office of the Director of National Intelligence
This Intelligence Community (IC) Directive (ICD) establishes Director of National Intelligence (DNI) policy and specifies responsibilities for the oversight, management, and implementation of IC open source activities . This ICD recognizes and establishes the roles and responsibilities of the Assistant Deputy DNI for Open Source (ADDNI/OS), the DNI Open Source Center (the Center). and the IC to ensure efficient and effective use of open source information and analysis.
June 13, 2009 in People
In late May of 2009, Ms. Guthrie began work at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) as Associate Director of National Intelligence and Intelligence Community Chief Information Officer (CIO). Guthrie, a former Deputy CIO at the Department of Defense, will help lead the Intelligence Community’s (IC) strategy to strengthen sharing, integration and management of information across 16 intelligence agencies.
May 28, 2009 in Corporations
GeoEye, Inc. (GeoEye) is a provider of imagery, imagery information products and image processing services. The Company provides its products and services to the United States government, including the national security community, international customers, and North American commercial customers. The Company sells two types of products to its customers: basic imagery and imagery information products. [...]
May 27, 2009 in People
James M. Simon, Jr., has been a member of the Board since November 2005. He currently serves as the founding Director of the Microsoft Institute for Advanced Technology in Governments.
A career Central Intelligence Agency officer, Mr. Simon was appointed [...]