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Upcoming CII Talks, Panels, Other Events 


The Council on Intelligence Issues


The International Spy Museum Present

A Panel Discussion

"Preserving Intelligence Integrity in a Dangerous World"

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." 

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.  


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



International Spy Museum

700 L'Enfant Plaza, SW

Washington, DC 20024

Event Date:

Reception 5:30 - 6:30 PM

Panel 6:30 - 8:30 PM

For Information, visit the Spy Museum website and click on RSVP Here.


For Information About this Panel and Other CII Activities, 
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Parking & Other Information for the December 10 Event Presented by the Council on Intelligence Issues in Collaboration with the International Spy Museum will be available at a later date



CII Plans for 2020

CII is developing its programs for the coming year.  Among the topics being considered for possible panels, lectures, or other discussion are: 

  • Security clearance challenges, including reform, navigating security processes, and protecing personal and national security interests.

  • Whistleblower protections, challenges, and what intelligence officers ought to know.

  • Personal liability risks facing intelligence officers, what insurance does and doesn't cover, and how to protect yourself.

In addition, CII is considering several historical events with current relevance or interest:

  • Intelligence challenges in the Afghan war against the Soviet Union.

  • A selected at successful U.S. agents, the risks they faced, and the benefits to the United States.

  • Working with foreign partners: Challenges, risks, and benefits. 

  • Lessons Learned: A look at significant investigations with legal and policy ramifications.

CII welcomes comments and suggestions. If you have ideas about future topics or speakers, or if you want to volunteer your services as a speaker or otherwise at a CII event, please Contact Us.

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