Biden Intel Director Calls For MORE Diversity, Inclusion

"I think there is no question that we have to do better on diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility," DNI Haines said.

  • Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines emphasized the importance of “diversity, equity, and inclusion” for intelligence agencies during a House Intelligence Committee hearing on March 9, a meeting that was convened to discuss global threats.
  • Representative Andre Carson raised concerns about workforce development, demanding that Haines and other panelists explain how they plan to ameliorate the underrepresentation of minorities in American intelligence communities.
  • “What are your organizations doing to improve diversity when it comes to recruiting and retaining your workforces?” Carson asked the panel and Haines. “Does the IC need to devote more resources to professional development? How do you all plan on tackling those very apparent issues?”