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Karen Gibson: Intell Community’s Data Transparency Efforts Key to Addressing Info Warfare Threats

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Jeff Brody

Lt. Gen. Karen Gibson, deputy director of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence for national security partnerships, said that the intelligence community must promote transparency to address evolving threats, Defense News reported Thursday.

Gibson told audiences during the Defense News Conference in Vriginia that the community should promote cooperation to declassify data, deploy open-source technologies and institutionalize public information. Adversaries are deploying low-cost and low-risk information warfare methods that target certain groups and individuals, she added. 

According to Gibson, emerging artificial intelligence and internet-of-things capabilities will lead to greater risks to national security. “What we are seeing now is an unprecedented ability to use information as an element of warfare,” said Gibson. “IT systems have made us more connected.”