Avril Haines

September 13, 2021
By Robert K. Ackerman
Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines speaks by video to the live audience at the opening luncheon of the 2021 Intelligence and National Security Summit. Photo by Herman Farrer

The U.S. intelligence community sees five priorities as it adjusts to a new era in global security, according to its top official. Avril Haines, director of national intelligence, explained to a luncheon audience that these priorities are all vitally important as the community retools to face new threats in a changing world.

Haines was addressing the opening session of the Intelligence and National Security Summit hosted by AFCEA International and INSA and being held at the Gaylord Convention Center near Washington, D.C., September 13-14. Haines spoke via videoconference to the luncheon keynote, which featured social distancing among the dining tables.