In November, the National Counterintelligence and Security Center released the 2016 National Counterintelligence Strategy of the United States of America. The new strategy updates previous versions, and lays out how the U.S. government will identify and disrupt foreign intelligence entity (FIE) threats.
The strategy addresses counterintelligence concerns inside and outside of government, and builds on previous versions of the strategy, again calling for the integration of counterintelligence with cybersecurity operations, as it did in the 2009 version. The strategy also lays a foundation for greater cooperation and information sharing among the U.S. government, academic institutions, and the private sector.
In his opening statement within the document, President Obama states that the FIE threat “demands a whole-of-government response to safeguard our most valuable security and economic information.”
For more information on the counterintelligence strategy, please follow the links below.
National Counterintelligence Strategy of the United States of America 2016, National Counterintelligence and Security Center
National Counterintelligence and Security Center Releases National Counterintelligence Strategy, Office of the Director of National Intelligence
New Counterintelligence Strategy: Focus On Cyber, NextGov