Office of the Director of National Intelligence

2007 & 2008

 2007

Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Public Affairs Office. "DNI Announces New Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Collection." ODNI News Release No. 25-07. Washington, DC: 21 Dec. 2007. Available at: http://www.dni.gov/press_releases/20071221_release.pdf.

The DNI has announced that Glenn A. Gaffney will join the ODNI as the DDNI for Collection. Gaffney is currently CIA Deputy Director for Science and Technology, "a position he has held since November 2006..... Gaffney replaces Mary Margaret Graham, the first DDNI/Collection under the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004, who will retire effective 7 January" 2008.

[DNI/07]

Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Public Affairs Office. "DoD CIO and DNI CIO Establish New Office to Enhance Information Sharing Between DoD and the Intelligence Community." ODNI News Release No. 8-07. Washington, DC: 8 Mar. 2007. [http://www.dni.gov/]

On 1 March 2007, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Networks and Information Integration (NII)/Department of Defense Chief Information Officer (CIO) John Grimes and Associate Director of National Intelligence/CIO Dale Meyerrose "signed the Unified Cross Domain Management Office Charter ... to enhance information sharing between the DoD and the Intelligence Community (IC). The charter establishes a Unified Cross Domain Management Office to support DoD and the IC and puts in place agreed upon responsibilities, functions and operations for the new organization."

[DNI/07]

Office of the Director of National Intelligence. 500 Day Plan for Integration and Collaboration. Washington, DC: 10 Oct. 2007. Available at: http://www.dni.gov/500-day-plan/500-day-plan.pdf.

From "Introduction": This plan "continues to build the foundation to enable the IC to work as a single, integrated enterprise so we can collaborate across critical missions, enhance our support to a wide range of customers and partners, contribute to our national security priorities, and reduce the risks that the nation faces today and in the future."

[DNI/07]

Office of the Director of National Intelligence. "Intelligence Community Civilian Joint Duty Program Implementing Instructions." Intelligence Community Policy Guidance (ICPG) 601.01. Washington, DC: 25 Jun. 2007. Available at: http://www.fas.org/irp/dni/icd/icpg601-01.pdf.

"[A] civilian employee will not be promoted or assigned to a senior civilian position in the IC unless that employee has been awarded joint duty certification.... Such certification requires successful completion of at least one temporary or permanent assignment of at least 12 months duration that meets the criteria for IC joint duty." Among other implementation details, the ICPG sets out a timetable for phasing in this requirement, establishes procedures for exemptions and waivers, and provides for certain internal assignments to qualify as joint duty assignments.

[DNI/07]

Office of the Director of National Intelligence. "Management, Integration, and Oversight of Intelligence Community Analysis." Intelligence Community Directive Number 200 [ICD 200]. Washington, DC: 8 Jan. 2007. Available at: http://www.fas.org/irp/dni/icd/icd-200.pdf.

This directive "establishes the policy framework for the management of national intelligence analysis and the analytic community" by the DNI. "It also delineates the authorities and responsibilites of the Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Analysis (DDNI/A)."

[Analysis/Gen; DNI/07]

Office of the Director of National Intelligence. An Overview of the United States Intelligence Community. Washington, DC: 2007. [http://www.odni.gov/who_what/061222_DNIHandbook_Final.pdf]

Although this 31-page "DNI Handbook" carries a 2007 date, it was completed and cleared for release in December 2006. These are one-to-four-page official statements about the 17 components of the U.S. Intelligence Community.

[GenPostCW/00s/Gen; Overviews/U.S./00s]

Office of the Director of National Intelligence. The National Counterintelligence Strategy of the United States of America, 2007. Washington, DC: 2007. Available at: http://www.ncix.gov/publications/policy/CIStrategy.pdf.

From "Preface": "This National Counterintelligence Strategy ... elaborates the fundamental responsibility for US intelligence to warn of and help prevent terrorist attacks against the homeland, engage other asymmetric threats, and provide reliable intelligence on traditional and enduring strategic issues. It also describes a way forward by which the counterintelligence organizations of the US government will engage elements in the public and private sectors to address the threat posed by the intelligence activities of foreign powers and groups and protect our nation’s secrets and the means by which we obtain those secrets."

[CI/00s; DNI/07]

2008

Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Public Affairs Office. "DNI Announces Information Sharing Strategy for Intelligence Community." ODNI News Release No. 07-08. Washington, DC: 4 Apr. 2008. Available at: http://www.dni.gov/press_releases/20080404_release.pdf.

The ODNI has announced "the first-ever strategy to improve the ability of intelligence professionals to share information.... The document, titled the U.S. Intelligence Community Information Sharing Strategy, complements a related national strategy that President Bush released last year."

[DNI/08]

Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Public Affairs Office. "DNI Names First Director of IARPA." ODNI News Release No. 1-08. Washington, DC: 9 Jan. 2008. Available at: http://www.dni.gov/press_releases/20080109_release.pdf.

DNI Mike McConnell announced on 9 January 2008 that Dr. Lisa Porter will be "the first Director of the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA).... IARPA sponsors research aimed at game-changing breakthroughs and compliments the mission-specific science-and-technology research already being conducted by intelligence agencies. Porter ... comes to IARPA following service as the NASA Associate Administrator for the Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate.... Dr. Tim Murphy has served as Acting Director of IARPA since June 2007.... Murphy will serve as Deputy Director of IARPA when Porter begins as Director."

[DNI/08]

Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Public Affairs Office. "DNI Names New Director for Homeland Security and Law Enforcement." ODNI News Release No. 2-08. Washington, DC: 31 Jan. 2008. Available at: http://www.dni.gov/press_releases/20080131_release.pdf.

DNI Mike McConnell has "appointed Bart R. Johnson as director for homeland security and law enforcement support and outreach within the DNI’s Office of Policy, Plans, and Requirements.... Prior to joining the ODNI, Johnson served with the New York State Police for 23 years, retiring as a colonel.... He succeeds Michael Tiffany, who now works for the ODNI's Inspector General."

[DNI/08]

Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Public Affairs Office. "DNI Names New Director of Public Affairs." ODNI News Release No. 06-08. Washington, DC: 3 Apr. 2008. Available at: http://www.dni.gov/press_releases/20080403_release.pdf.

On 31 March 2008, Richard Willing joined the ODNI as Director of Public Affairs.

[DNI/08]

Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Public Affairs Office. "New Policy Makes Information Sharing a Factor in Employees' Performance Reviews." ODNI News Release No. 16-08. Washington, DC: 6 Oct. 2008. Avai;able at: http://www.fas.org/irp/news/2008/10/odni100608.html.

On 24 September 2008, the Office of the Program Manager for the Information Sharing Environment (PM-ISE) and the Office of Personnel Management released an official guidance entitled "Inclusion of Information Sharing Performance Evaluation Element in Employee Performance Appraisal." The new "policy applies to federal agencies that are members of the Information Sharing Council or handle terrorism-related information, and to employees responsible for sharing the information or supporting these activities. Among other steps, the policy directs agencies to work with their human resources departments to add items about information-sharing skills and behaviors to performance appraisals."

[DNI/08]

Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Public Affairs Office. "Second National Fusion Center Conference Held to Foster Greater Collaboration." Washington, DC: 20 Mar. 2008. Available at: http://www.dni.gov/press_releases/20080320_release.pdf.

The second annual National Fusion Center Conference was held 18-20 March 2008 in San Francisco. It was attended by more than 900 federal, state, and local law enforcement and homeland security officials. "Participants discussed how to best incorporate fusion centers at the state level and in major urban areas into national plans to improve the sharing of information related to terrorism.... [T]here are more than 50 operational centers in 46 states."

[DHS/08; DNI/08]

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