Tags Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)

Intelligence community navigating role of alerting public through information disclosures


The U.S. intelligence community, which typically works to inform policymakers at the highest levels of classification, is working to revise its products and sanitize its findings to guard the public against broad disinformation campaigns by foreign adversaries, a top official said Wednesday. In addition to educating the public on what disinformation is and how to be wary of sources of information, ahead of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine the intelligence community…

Intelligence community wants UAVs that can identify people's bodies from the air


The Office of the Director of National Intelligence’s research and development arm plans to develop biometrics capable of identifying people’s entire bodies from high above and long range, in a multi-year program announced Friday. The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity awarded Biometric Recognition & Identification at Altitude and Range (BRIAR) research contracts to seven teams and more-focused research contracts to two more. Software systems developed by the BRIAR program will…

Intelligence community gets new CIO in Adele Merritt


Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines announced Adele Merritt as the new CIO of the intelligence community on Monday. Merritt officially took the role, housed under the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, in late January. Michael Waschull had been serving as acting CIO of the IC since January 2021 and will continue on in his official role as deputy CIO. “Dr. Merritt will lead our ongoing modernization efforts…