Event Archive -- 2019

This Event Archive contains information about past events that CII sponsored, co-hosted, or in which CII officers otherwise participated as moderator, panelist, or speaker in 2019.

Preserving Intelligence Integrity in a Dangerous World

The Council on Intelligence Issues

and

The International Spy Museum

Present

Panel Discussion

"Preserving Intelligence Integrity

in a

Dangerous World"

Due to great interest, this  event was "SOLD OUT"
 

See video link here: Preserving Intelligence Integrity


     Intelligence must be credible to make an important and effective impact in supporting national security policy and operations. Preserving the integrity of intelligence processes, activities, and the officers who conduct them is essential to establishing and maintaining that credibility and is the focus of this discussion.  

 

     Distinguished former senior government officials will draw from their broad experiences in intelligence, law enforcement, and policy positions inside and outside the intelligence community.  Their insights will highlight factors that enhance or undermine the credibility, effectiveness, and impact of intelligence for national security decision-makers.  Panelists will share their thoughts on objectivity, "speaking truth to power," avoiding "group think", and the challenges of "bringing bad news."


Participants

John Gannon, Moderator and Chairman, Council on Intelligence Issues

  • Adjunct Professor, Center for Security Studies, Georgetown University
  • Former: Chairman, National Intelligence Council; Assistant DCI for Analysis and Production; Deputy Director for Intelligence, CIA

 

Peter Clement

  • Senior Research Fellow/Adjunct Professor, Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs
  • Former: Deputy Assistant Director of CIA for Europe and Eurasia; Deputy Director for Intelligence for Analytic Programs

 

Robert Grenier

  • Chairman, ERG Partners; Author, Lecturer
  • Former: Director, CIA Counter Terrorism Center; CIA Station Chief and Senior Manager, Specialist in the Near East and South Asia

 

Chris Kojm

  • Professor of Practice and Director, Leadership, Ethics and Practice Initiative Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University
  • Former: Chairman, National Intelligence Council; Deputy Director, 9/11 Commission; Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, INR

 

Bill Murray

  • Founder, Alphom Group, LLC; Co-Founder and Vice President, Council on Intelligence Issues
  • Former: CIA Station Chief, Senior Manager & Operations Officer (Europe, Middle East, Balkans, South Asia)

 

The Honorable Caryn Wagner

  • Adjunct Faculty Member, National Intelligence University; Consultant, Lecturer
  • Former: Undersecretary for Intelligence & Analysis, Department of Homeland Security; Deputy Director for Analysis, Defense Intelligence Agency

 

     Panelists will highlight some of the lessons learned and improvements instituted in the aftermath of the 9/11, Iraq WMD, and intelligence community reform to further the goal of the National Security Act to provide intelligence that is "timely, objective, independent of political considerations, and based upon all sources available." They also will share their views on what more they think needs to be done to enhance the effectiveness and impact of intelligence.  

Location: 

International Spy Museum

700 L'Enfant Plaza, Washington, DC

Date: 

Tuesday December 10

Time:

Reception: 5:30 PM

Panel Discussion: 6:30 PM 

Intelligence Community Whistleblowers: Key ViewPoints

Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies, Applied Intelligence Program,

and

The International Association for Intelligence Education, Washington DC area chapter
 

present

Intelligence Community Whistleblowers: Key Viewpoints


Date:

Thursday, December 5, 2019

11:30 - 1:00 PM


Location:
Georgetown University

School of Continuing Studies

640 Massachusetts Ave., NW

Washington, DC

 

Intelligence Operations in a Digital Age

A panel of former intelligence officials will address the impact of cyber and related national security threats and how technological advances challenge intelligence policy, operational, and legal officials and affect operations. 

Panelists will discuss practical, policy, and legal factors that can influence the planning and conduct of intelligence operations, including privacy and property interests that can be affected by operations, the obstacles to operating clandestinely in an increasingly transparent world, and the operational and personal liability risks that confront intelligence officers and others seeking clarity in what applicable laws and policies allow.



Michael Sulick, Moderator

  • Consultant, Insider Threat Issues and National Security Affairs
  • Former Director, National Clandestine Service, CIA

Daniel Ennis

  • Executive Director, Univ. of Maryland Cyber Initiative; CEO, DRE Consulting
  • Former Director, Threat Operations Center, NSA

Robert Litt

  • Of Counsel, Global Risk & Crisis Management, Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Former General Counsel, Office of the Director of National Intelligence

John Rizzo

  • Consultant, Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • Former Deputy and Acting General Counsel, CIA

Suzanne Spaulding

  • Senior Adviser, Homeland Security, International Security Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Former Under Secretary, National Protection & Programs Directorate, DHS

Kevin Zerrusen

  • Managing Director, Goldman Sachs
  • Former Director, Information Operations Center, CIA

Event Date:

June 24, 2019

Reception 5:30 - 6:30 PM

Panel 6:30 - 8:30 PM

Hosted by

Steptoe & Johnson LLP

1330 Connecticut Avenue, NW

Washington, D.C. 20036

REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED

For Information About this Panel and Other CII Activities, 
Contact Us.

The CII's educational events aim to highlight the risks and challenges facing intelligence officers as they carry out their responsibilities serving U.S.  national security interests.  CII plans to hold 3-4 events open to the public each year.

Here is an example of a prior event:


The Council on Intelligence Issues Panel Discussion

Intelligence Operations in a Digital Age

June 24, 2019 


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Due to great interest, this  event was "SOLD OUT"
 

The Council on Intelligence Issues  thanks all those who registered for this event.    To read hightlights of the panelists' remarks and the robust participation of the attendees, Read Here.

 

"Intelligence Operations in a Digital Age."

 

A panel of former intelligence officials will address the impact of cyber and related national security threats and how technological advances challenge intelligence policy, operational, and legal officials and affect operations. 


Panelists will 
discuss practical, policy, and legal factors that can influence the planning and conduct of intelligence operations, including privacy and property interests that can be affected by operations, the obstacles to operating clandestinely in an increasingly transparent world, and the operational and personal liability risks that confront intelligence officers and others seeking clarity in what applicable laws and policies allow.


Michael Sulick, Moderator

  • Consultant, Insider Threat Issues and National Security Affairs
  • Former Director, National Clandestine Service, CIA

Daniel Ennis

  • Executive Director, Univ. of Maryland Cyber Initiative; CEO, DRE Consulting
  • Former Director, Threat Operations Center, NSA

Robert Litt

  • Of Counsel, Global Risk & Crisis Management, Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Former General Counsel, Office of the Director of National Intelligence

John Rizzo

  • Consultant, Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • Former Deputy and Acting General Counsel, CIA

Suzanne Spaulding

  • Senior Adviser, Homeland Security, International Security Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Former Under Secretary, National Protection & Programs Directorate, DHS

Kevin Zerrusen

  • Managing Director, Goldman Sachs
  • Former Director, Information Operations Center, CIA

  

Event Date:

June 24, 2019

5:30 - 8:30 PM

Includes Reception


Location:

Hosted by

Steptoe & Johnson LLP

1330 Connecticut Avenue, NW

Washington, D.C. 20036


THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST


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Post from Executive Biz, GOVCON Wire, June 11, 2019

The Council of Intelligence Issues Hosting “Intelligence Operations in a Digital Age” Event on June 24th; George Jameson Quoted

George Jameson, co-founder and President of CII

On June 24th, the Council of Intelligence Issues will co-host the “Intelligence Operations in a Digital Age” event with Steptoe & Johnson at 1330 Connecticut Avenue, NW in Washington, D.C.. Advanced registration is required for the event. Fill out the Registration Form right here.

During the event’s panel, former intelligence officials will discuss practical, policy and legal factors that influence the planning and conduct of clandestine intelligence operations, how technological advances can affect operations in an increasingly transparent world and the risks that confront intelligence officers and the agents who assist them to support U.S. national security objectives.

Michael Sulick, former director of the National Clandestine Service for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and a consultant of Insider Threat Issues and National Security Affairs, will serve as the moderator for the panel of experienced intelligence officers. The event’s panelists will be:

  • Daniel Ennis – Executive Director of the University of Maryland Cyber Initiative, CEO of DRE Consulting and the former Director of the Threat Operations Center for the NSA
  • Robert Litt – Of Counsel, Global Risk & Crisis Management of Morrison & Foerster and the former General Counsel for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence
  • John Rizzo – Consultant of Steptoe & Johnson PLLC and the former Deputy and Acting General Counsel for the CIA
  • Suzanne Spaulding – Senior Advisor of Homeland Security, International Security Program, the Center for Strategic and International Studies and the former Under Secretary of the National Protection & Programs Directorate for DHS
  • Kevin Zerussen – Managing Director of Goldman Sachs and the former Director of the Information Operations Center for the CIA

“The Council on Intelligence Issues is very pleased to be able to present this distinguished panel of former senior officials. Our  panelists’ extensive public and private sector experience will enable them to provide unique insights into practical and operational challenges in planning and conducting secret intelligence activities,” said George Jameson, co-founder and president of the Council on Intelligence Issues.

“CII strives to educate the public about the risk of  personal and even legal jeopardy facing intelligence officers who must operate  clandestinely. This event is for anyone interested in a real world look at those risks and the national security challenges brought by technological advances and the increasing openness they often bring,” Jameson added. “Panelists also will share their perspectives on the implications of foreign cyber threats against the private sector and the challenges in building  public-private collaboration to address them effectively.”

Please join CII and Steptoe & Johnson for the “Intelligence Operations in a Digital Age” event on June 24th. The reception will begin at 5:30 PM with refreshments at 1330 Connecticut Avenue, NW in Washington, D.C. The panel discussion will begin an hour later at 6:30 PM.

Please complete the Event Registration Form in advance before attending the event. We hope to see you at the “Intelligence Operations in a Digital Age” on June 24th.

 “A Practitioner’s Guide to Balancing Government and Employee Interests in Disputes Involving Classified Information” 

NATIONAL SECURITY LAW, POLICY & PRACTICE PANEL DISCUSSION

DETAILS

Date:JANUARY 30, 2019

Time:  5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Event Category:National Security LawEvent Tags:Event

VENUE

Reed Smith LLP1301 K Street, NW, Suite 1000 - East Tower
Washington,DC20005

ORGANIZER

BADC

The BADC’s Committee on National Security Law, Policy & Practice presents “A Practitioner’s Guide to Balancing Government and Employee Interests in Disputes Involving Classified Information.”

Please join us as a panel of experts discusses best practices for reconciling the conflicting interests of Government attorneys and opposing counsel over the handling of classified information.

Sponsored by Reed Smith.

TICKETS

Admission is FREE. Light reception to follow panel discussion.

PANELISTS

Shreve Ariail
Deputy General Counsel for Litigation & Investigation, Central Intelligence Agency
Former Assistant U.S. Attorney, E.D.N.Y.

Steven A. Cash
Day Pitney LLP

William “Bill” Di Iorio
Acting Deputy General Counsel, Defense Intelligence Agency

Nina J. Ginsberg
Founding Partner, DiMuroGinsberg, PC
President-Elect, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Robert Litt
Of Counsel, Morrison & Foerster LLP
Former General Counsel, Office of the Director of National Intelligence
Former Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General

Mark Zaid
Founding Partner, Mark S. Zaid, P.C.
Founder, James Madison Project

George Jameson, Moderator

President & Co-Founder, Council on Intelligence Issues
Former Senior Official, Central Intelligence Agency

Announcement From ExecutiveBiz dated January 30, 2019:

CII Co-Founder, President George Jameson to Lead Panel on Handling Classified Info

George Jameson, co-founder and president of the Council on Intelligence Issues, will moderate a panel discussion of the Bar Association of the District of Columbia on Wednesday.

He will lead the Reed Smith-hosted session titled “A Practitioner’s Guide to Balancing Government and Employee Interests in Disputes Involving Classified Information” from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Panelists include Shreve Ariail, deputy general counsel for litigation and investigation at the CIA; Robert Litt, former general counsel at the Ofice of the Director of National Intelligence; and William Di Iorio, acting deputy general counsel at the Defense Intelligence Agency.

Jameson established CII to provide educational services in the national security and intelligence areas and to offer legal assistance to U.S. intelligence community members.

He is a former senior CIA official and the owner of Jameson Consulting, which advises government and corporate clients on security-related matters. The 33-year federal service veteran also serves as adjunct staff member at RAND Corp.

 

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