Category: ODNI

Jack Teixeira

Inside the Discord Leak: U.S. Air Force Loves War Gamers Like Teixeira

The Discord leak is embarrassing for the National Insider Threat Task Force, a government-wide program under the Director of National Intelligence tasked with deterring, detecting, and mitigating threats just like this one. As recently as  April 10, National Security Council spokesman John F. Kirby was in the dark on key aspects of the hemorrhage, saying the...

US Troops

Director of National Intelligence Barred From Reporting on Domestic Extremists in U.S. Armed Forces

From Lawfare blog, “Getting to Ground Truth on the Reach of Domestic Violent Extremist Groups Into the Military, Veteran, and Law Enforcement Communities,“ The only House provision that was adopted in the final NDAA was a call to screen social media usage for connections to extremist ties; however, the provision was limited to reporting on...

Global Climate

Three Key Findings from the U.S. Intelligence Report on Climate Change 

With the global climate conference due to start on October 31, the U.S. intelligence community has released a report, Climate Change and International Responses Increasing Challenges to US National Security Through 2040. Some of the most important findings: Key Judgment 1: Geopolitical tensions are likely to grow as countries increasingly argue about how to accelerate...


Washington Post Calls for an Investigation of COVID’s Origins

Last August, the Office of Director of National National Intelligence published an unclassified paper on the origins of COVID-19 saying the U.S. intelligence community broadly agreed the virus was not a biological weapons but was more divided on the question of whether the virus was genetically engineered. Given those rather equivocal findings, the editors of...

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