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Upcoming CII Talks, Panels, Other Events 

CII and the International Spy Museum Present:

A panel of experts will discuss objectivity in intelligence analysis and operations, including what it means to "speak truth to power" & bringing news that might not please those making policy decisions or operational plans.

Date: Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Time: 6:30 PM

Location: International Spy Museum

Additional information about this event will be available at a later date.


Council on Intelligence Issues

June 24 Panel

"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


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

Thank you for your interest.





Parking & Other Information for the June 24 Event

Steptoe & Johnson is located at 1330 Connecticut Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20036. 

Parking is available at several nearby locations: 

21 Dupont Circle

1333 New Hampshire AVe, N.W.

1300 19th Street, N.W.

1233 20th Street, N.W. 

1776 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.

 Admission to the Building


Please allow sufficient time for entry to the panel location.

All registrants must show the security guard in the lobby a government-issued ID prior to admission.


Due to the overwhelming interest in this event, attendance has reached the room's seating capacity.









CII Past Events and Plans for 2019



Council on Intelligence Issues Collaborated with the Bar Association of the District of Columbia in January, 2019


 "A Practioner's Guide to Balancing Government and Employee Interests in  Disputes Involving Classified Information" 

Sponsored by the Bar Association of the District of Columbia, moderated by the Council on Intelligence Issues

Shreve Ariail

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

Nina Ginsberg

Founding Partner, DiMuro Ginsberg. P.C.
President-Elect, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Bill Di lorio
Deputy General Counsel for Litigation, Defense Intelligence Agency

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

W. George Jameson, Moderator
President & Co-Founder, Council on Intelligence Issues
Former Senior Official, CIA

 Event Date

 Wednesday, January 30, 2019


Event Time & Location 

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Hosted by:

Reed Smith LLP

1301 K Street, NW

Suite 1000 - East Tower

Washington, DC

(McPherson Square Station)


Event Purpose

Panel discussion about challenges and best practices in litigating matters involving government employees when classified information may be at issue.  

Panelists included current and former officials from the CIA, DIA, Department of Justice, and the private sector with experience in navigating the challenges raised when access to classified information can be necessary but contentious or opposed.  

Reception and refreshments included.


CII Plans for Fall, 2019


"Intelligence Analytic and Operational Objectivity: Speaking Truth to Power" or "Bringing Bad News"


Please Contact Us with your thoughts and interest in volunteering to assist CII.







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The Council on Intelligence Issues (CII) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established in 2010 to educate intelligence personnel and the public about important intelligence and other national security interests.  CII helps current and former officers, employees, and families of the CIA and other intelligence community agencies who may need legal counseling or other assistance in connection with their intelligence service.

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