Executive Mosaic is glad to announce National Intelligence Director James Clapper, for the second consecutive year, as an inductee into the 2016 edition of the Wash100 — Executive Mosaic’s annual selection of influential leaders in the government contracting arena.
Clapper has led the 17-agency intelligence community as DNI since August 2010 and concurrently serves as the U.S. president’s lead intelligence adviser.
ODNI unveiled the concept of its Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center in March 2015 for the office’s effort to help public and private sector organizations address cybersecurity issues and integrate the intelligence community’s reporting functions.
He has also helped produce a new National Intelligence Strategy in September for agencies to gather, analyze and share cyber threat information and urged policymakers in June to create a protocol for response to foreign cyber attacks on U.S. government systems.
In a July speech at the GEOINT Symposium, Clapper advocated for greater usage of commercial and unclassified imagery to support intelligence, disaster relief and emergency response missions.
“Because it’s unclassified, we can broadly share commercial imagery, whether we’re making a public diplomacy case against Russia for obfuscating what happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 or helping West Africa coordinate Ebola response,” Clapper said.
His previous roles included time as undersecretary for intelligence at the Defense Department and director of the Defense Intelligence Agency and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency‘s predecessor National Imagery and Mapping Agency.
Clapper, also a Wash100 inductee last year, is a U.S. Air Force veteran and worked in executive positions at three companies focused on the intelligence market.
Executive Mosaic congratulates James Clapper and the entire ODNI team for their selection to receive this award.