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Upcoming Talks, Panels, and Other Events 

Council on Intelligence Issues Upcoming Event:

Save the Date - June 24 


"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.


Event Date:

June 24, 2019

5:30 - 8:30 PM

Includes Reception


Hosted by

Steptoe & Johnson LLP

1330 Connecticut Avenue, NW

Washington, D.C. 20036

Additional information about the event and how to register will be available at a later date.



Past Event

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


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.

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.

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 will include 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.





Additional information about this event, its location, and to register are available at the BADC website. Learn More




CII Events Planned for 2019



Council on Intelligence Issues in 2019




A Practitioner's Guide to Balancing Government and Employee Interests in Disputes Involving Classified Information.  January 30, 2019 [See Events Archive]

CII Welcomes Suggestions for Events for Fall, 2019


Under consideration:

Practical Considerations When Intelligence Officers Want to Know Whether To Hire a Lawyer -- Your Agency Can't Always Help


Intelligence Analytic and Operational Objectivity: Speaking Truth to Power


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