DNI Clapper: global threats make upcoming transition particularly challenging

james-clapper-insa-sept-2016Calling presidential transitions “a very vulnerable time for the country,” Director of National Intelligence James Clapper spoke about the role of the Intelligence Community as a source of stability and continuity at the opening session of the Intelligence & National Security Summit.

“I believe that in this time of change, when we don’t know today who our next intel customer number one will be, what our national priorities will be or what challenges we’ll face next, I’m confident that our unique accesses and insight will continue to help our national leaders manage this inevitable uncertainty, and for a long time to come,” Director Clapper said to an audience of more than 1,000 at the Washington Convention Center.

Following his remarks, Director Clapper and Letitia Long, chairman of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA), participated in a question-and-answer session.

Click here for the complete transcript of Director Clapper’s remarks and the Q-and-A.

Source: INSA