New threats such as cyberterrorism complement traditional threats such as weapons of mass destruction among the defense intelligence capabilities underpinning future intelligence activities.
Emerging and evolving threats join potential innovations as the drivers for intelligence technology development.
The National Security Agency is focusing inward and outward as it reshapes its technology policy.
Rather than devote valuable resources pursuing every possible technology solution, the intelligence community complements similar efforts in the commercial sector.
Intelligence oversight is an important function in a democracy. But, with transparency and secrecy requirements colliding, it becomes increasingly difficult the more it is pursued.
Other threats to the United States may make daily headlines, but space and cyberspace are below the public radar while at the top of many lists of concerns.
The United States has far better oversight and transparency about its intelligence operations than do many of the nations criticizing it, according to the two leading congressmen in the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.
Defeating ISIL will require ground forces from Arab countries. The United States must step up and commit to supporting them if they are to prevail.
When the going gets tough, the intelligence community gets rough treatment by friends and foe alike.
Technology-spawned information has become too untamed for government to manage it.