Office of the Director of National Intelligence. ["Message."] 7 Jan. 2010. Available at: http://www.dni.gov/press_releases/20100107_release.pdf.
[Clark comment: Interestingly, Blair takes cognizance of the suggestions being made that the failures in this case are related to the extra layer of bureaucracy represented by the ODNI.] The following message by DNI Dennis C. Blair was sent to employees of the U.S. Intelligence Community: "While the December 25 [2009 terrorist] attempt exposed improvement needs and flaws in coordination, it did not expose weakness in the concepts of intelligence reform or suggest that its progress should be redirected. The Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act (IRTPA) and the progress of the past five years will continue to guide our future improvements."
Office of the Director of National Intelligence. Public Affairs Office. "Director Clapper Announces Steps to Deter and Detect Unauthorized Disclosures." ODNI News Release No. 9-12. 25 Jun. 2012. [http://www.dni.gov]
DNI James R. Clapper announced on 25 June 2012 "two immediate steps to help protect critical national security information from unauthorized disclosures.... Clapper is: (1) mandating that a question related to unauthorized disclosure of classified information be added to the counterintelligence polygraph used by all intelligence agencies that administer the examination (CIA, DIA, DOE, FBI, NGA, NRO, and NSA). (2) requesting the Intelligence Community Inspector General lead independent investigations of selected unauthorized disclosure cases when prosecution is declined by the Department of Justice."
For reportage, see Walter Pincus, "New Measures Approved to Stem Intelligence Leaks," Washington Post, 26 Jun. 2012; and Charlie Savage, "Intelligence Chief Announces New Rules to Curb Leaks," New York Times, 25 June. 2012.
Office of the Director of National Intelligence. "DNI Clapper Establishes the National Counterintelligence and Security Center." ODNI News Release No. 46-14. 1 Dec. 2014. [http://www.dni.gov]
DNI James R. Clapper announced on 1 December 2014 "the establishment of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center [NCSC]. National Counterintelligence Executive [NCIX] William 'Bil' Evanina will assume the additional role as the NCSC Director. DNI Clapper said the establishment of the NCSC is the next step in the effective integration of counterintelligence and security missions under a single organization structure."
For reportage see Richard Abott, "DNI Establishes National Counterintelligence and Security Center," Defense Daily, 2 Dec. 2014; and J.J. Green, "New Intelligence Agency Established," WTOP, 1 Dec. 2014.
The NCSC Website is at: http://www.dni.gov/index.php/about/organization/office-of-the-national-counterintelligence-executive-who-we-are.
[CI/10s; DNI/10s/14; DNI/NCSC]
Office of the Director of National Intelligence. Public Affairs Office. "DNI Releases Budget Figure for FY 2012 Appropriations Requested for the National Intelligence Program." ODNI News Release No. 4-11. 14 Feb. 2011. [http://www.dni.gov]
The DNI has disclosed that the aggregate amount of appropriations requested for the National Intelligence Program for Fiscal Year 2012 is $55 billion. "Beyond the disclosure of the NIP top-line figure, there will be no other disclosures of currently classified budget information because such disclosures could harm national security."
Steven Aftergood, "A New Milestone in Intelligence Budget Disclosure," Secrecy News, 15 Feb. 2011, notes that "[t]he $55 billion requested for the NIP in FY 2012 represents a slight increase over the $53.1 billion appropriated for the NIP in FY 2010. The FY 2011 NIP appropriation has not yet been published. It is supposed to be disclosed at the end of the current fiscal year."
Office of the Director of National Intelligence. "DNI Releases Budget Figure for 2013 National Intelligence Program." ODNI News Release No. 24-13. 30 Oct. 2013. [http://www.dni.gov]
"The aggregate amount appropriated to the NIP for Fiscal Year 2013 was $52.7 billion, which was reduced by the amount sequestered to $49.0 billion."
Steven Aftergood, "Intelligence Spending Dropped Sharply Last Year." Secrecy News, 1 Nov. 2013, notes that declassified budget data for FY2013 discloses that "[t]otal U.S. intelligence spending last year declined by more than 10% ... the steepest one-year decline in intelligence spending since at least the end of the Cold War." The Department of Defense disclosed that the 2013 budget for the Military Intelligence Program was $19.2 billion, but that it was reduced by sequester to $18.6 billion."
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