Communications Crackdown

DNI directive forbids unauthorized talk with journalists
U.S. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper / AP

Members of the intelligence community are now forbidden from unapproved contact with reporters, according to a memo issued last month by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

Shut It Down

DNI, HHS urged to shut Obamacare website until security issues resolved
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President Barack Obama and two senior aides are being urged to suspend all use of the Obamacare computer network until recent U.S. intelligence warnings of potential cyber attacks from Belarus are resolved.

Mounting Threats

DNI: China, Russia grow as cyber, space threats to U.S. security
Director of National Intelligence James Clapper testifies on Capitol Hill

China and Russia pose significant threats to U.S. cyber and space systems, the director of national intelligence (DNI) told Congress on Wednesday.

Senators Ask if NSA Collected Gun Data

Potential to construct gun database, senators say
James Clapper / AP

Senators are questioning whether the National Security Agency collected bulk data on more than just Americans’ phone records, such as firearm and book purchases.