The Intelligence Community Balances New Tech with New Threats

The intelligence community takes advantage of cutting-edge IT every day to ferret out threats and protect national security, but terrorists’ increasing access to modern communication, encryption and other technologies also increases the nation’s vulnerabilities, according to intelligence officials. Speaking earlier this month at the Intelligence & National Security Summit in Washington, D.C, officials from multiple intelligence agencies said they must do more to share data and technology tools to combat threats. “That’s why a number of us are involved in some transformational activities inside our organizations, so that we can adapt to a new operating environment,” CIA Director John Brennan said, according to FCW. Indeed, the CIA launched the Directorate of Digital Innovation in the fall of 2015, which was the spy agency’s first new directorate since 1963. The DDI is…

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