Chairman Johnson, Ranking Member Peters, and distinguished Members of the Committee, it is my honor to testify on behalf of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to address today’s emerging worldwide threats.
First, let me briefly touch on my role – I serve as Chief Intelligence Officer and Under Secretary at the Department of Homeland Security. I am responsible for ensuring the Secretary, our 22 DHS Components, and our homeland security partners have access to the intelligence they need to keep the country safe. My focus is to ensure the unique tactical intelligence from the DHS Intelligence Enterprise is shared with operators and decision-makers across all levels of government so they can more effectively mitigate threats to the homeland. My office generates intelligence that is unbiased and based on sound analytic judgments that meets Intelligence Community standards.