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DNI Avril Haines Earns 4th Consecutive Wash100 Award for National Intelligence Leadership

Executive Mosaic is pleased to honor Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines for the fourth consecutive time as an inductee into the Wash100 Award for elite government contracting leaders. In 2024, she is recognized for leading the intelligence community in fighting disinformation and strengthening its resilience.

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Advanced technologies, geopolitical tensions, information warfare and peer competition have drastically changed the global intelligence landscape, making it more important than ever that the U.S. stays at the forefront of intel advancements. As Director of National Intelligence, Avril is a stalwart protector of American interests, a champion of intelligence innovation and the strategic leader we need in this complex threat landscape. Her vision and reliability are a welcome addition on this year’s Wash100 list,” said Jim Garrettson, CEO of Executive Mosaic and founder of the Wash100 Award.

Haines has remained a strong advocate of providing support to Ukraine amid its war with Russia. In January, she was one of the panelists at the World Economic Forum discussing the importance of Western aid to Ukraine.

She called the war “a grinding conflict where quite literally, we’re talking about hundreds of meters being fought over in the context of the frontlines.” “It will be extremely important for Ukraine to receive essential military assistance and economic assistance moving forward in order for them to be able to continue to manage what they have been heroically doing,” she said.

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence Foreign Malign Influence Center was publicly introduced for the first time in May when Haines testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee to explain the agency’s new measures to combat foreign disinformation. The center started operations a year earlier following a Congressional directive to address foreign interference in U.S. elections and other activities. 

“It encompasses our election threat work, essentially looking at foreign influence and interference in elections, but it also deals with disinformation more generally,” Haines said. “What we have been doing is effectively trying to support the Global Engagement Center and others throughout the U.S. government in helping them to understand what are the plans and intentions of the key actors in this space: China, Russia, Iran, etc.”

The Director of National Intelligence was also one of the government officials who participated in the first-ever classified briefing on artificial intelligence in Senate. The meeting was organized by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., to lay the foundation for AI legislation in the interest of national security. Haines briefed the senators along with other Wash100 winners, Vice Adm. Frank Whitworth, director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency; Kathleen Hicks, deputy secretary of defense; and Arati Prabhakar, director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Haines unveiled the 2023 National Intelligence Strategy in August, providing an overview of ODNI’s four-year plan to boost IC preparedness against threats posed by adversaries, climate change and health security.

She noted that the strategy will help fortify U.S. critical infrastructure through deeper study of supply chains, economic statecraft tools and awareness of emerging technologies’ impact on U.S. competitiveness.

DNI Avril Haines preserves the integrity of the intelligence community, which makes significant economic contributions to the government contracting sector. Executive Mosaic is proud to once again bestow the Wash100 recognition to her for the fourth consecutive time.

Don’t forget to vote for Haines at Wash100.com.

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