September 28, 2014 In an interview with 60 Minutes the president, citing the director of national intelligence, acknowledged that U.S. intelligence overestimated the ability of the Iraqi army to fight the group.
Director of National Intelligence James Clapper testifies during a hearing before Senate Select Intelligence Committee on Wednesday.
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January 29, 2014 James Clapper, the director of national intelligence, listed "insider threats," alongside cyber attacks and terrorism. This marks the first time unauthorized disclosures are given such prominence in a threat assessment report.
November 19, 2013 Leaks by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden have put pressure on the intelligence agency to release more information about its activities. Among the records is a court ruling that the agency repeatedly exceeded its authority.
National Intelligence Director James Clapper waits for a hearing of the Senate Judiciary on Wednesday.
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October 4, 2013 A senior U.S. government official says some intelligence agencies are able to focus only on the biggest threats: counterterrorism and nuclear nonproliferation. So other issues are falling by the wayside.
Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has apologized for a "clearly erroneous" response to a question about surveillance on Americans. The question was asked before the Senate Intelligence Committee in March.
July 2, 2013 When National Intelligence Director James Clapper was asked in March by Sen. Ron Wyden if the NSA collects "any type of data at all on millions, or hundreds of millions of Americans," he answered, "No sir," before adding, "Not wittingly." Clapper says that answer was clearly wrong.
March 10, 2011 The top U.S. intelligence official, said China and Russia were the biggest mortal threats to the U.S., alarming senators who thought that Iran and North Korea fit the bill more. James Clapper's statement that Gadhafil will likely remain also raised some senatorial eyebrows.
December 22, 2010 When he was asked Monday about high-profile arrests made earlier that day in Great Britain, James Clapper hadn't heard about them. The White House says he should have been briefed, but was focused on other national security issues.
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