The overarching question imparting urgency to this exploration is: Can U.S.-Russian contention in cyberspace cause the two nuclear superpowers to stumble into war? In considering this question we were constantly reminded of recent comments by a prominent U.S. arms control expert: At least as dangerous as the risk of an actual cyberattack, he observed, is cyber operations’ “blurring of the line between peace and war.” Or, as Nye wrote, “in the cyber realm, the difference between a weapon and a non-weapon may come down to a single line of code, or simply the intent of a computer program’s user.”
Interested in learning more about what it's like to work in the Intelligence Community (IC)?
Curious as to how intelligence plays a role in US policy-making?
Wondering what it is that the IC actually does (and does not) do?
If so, please join the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs' Intelligence and National Security Fellows for an overview of the roles, functions, history, and organization of the United States Intelligence Community. The panelists come from a variety of agencies including the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Office of the Directorate of National Intelligence (ODNI), Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), National Security Agency (NSA), National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC), and the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI). Come ready to ask questions and discuss the operational and practical aspects of intelligence, as well as its role in national and international policy and decision making.
The lunch panel discussion will take place in One Brattle Square Room 401 (OB401), from 12:00-1:30 PM and is open to all Harvard faculty, fellow, students, and staff who are interested in expanding their knowledge and awareness of intelligence issues.
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Adam Jones, ODNI, Adam is a Recanati-Kaplan Fellow and career intelligence officer. After the 2016 election, he served as the primary analytic interface between the President-Elect's transition team in Washington, DC and the Intelligence Community. During the first year of the Trump Administration, he was detailed as Chief of Staff and Senior Policy Advisor to the President’s Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Advisor at the White House. He has worked on the staff of the President's Daily Brief, the National Intelligence Council, and as an operational targeter at CIA. He started his career in the Intelligence Community as the speechwriter for the DNI.
Kelly Garfallo, DIA, Division Chief, Kelly is a Recanati-Kaplan fellow at the Belfer Center’s Intelligence Project. She recently served as the Africa Division Chief, Defense Intelligence Agency’s (DIA) Defense Clandestine Service (DCS), where she led strategic programs. Her career began as a U.S. Air Force Officer where she served in command, leadership, and inter-agency assignments. She deployed to Afghanistan, held positions as a senior instructor, DoD liaison, and Chief of Operations at field and headquarters levels. Kelly holds a bachelors in history and sociology and masters in international relations.
Jeff Fields, FBI, Supervisory Special Agent, Jeff is a Mid Career student at HKS. He currently serves as a Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) on the New York FBI JTTF where he leads an interagency cyber-network and HUMINT operations task force. Prior to this post he served as SSA in the Counterterrorism Division’s HUMINT Ops Unit, and before this was deployed operationally with the National Covert Ops Section, International Terrorism Ops Section within the FBI’s National Security Branch.
Clarence Jones Jr., NSA, Technical Leader/Senior Operations Officer, Clarence is a Recanati-Kaplan fellow at the Belfer Center, working on the Intelligence Project. He joined the National Security Agency in 1984. He received his BS in Electronic Engineering Technology from The College of New Jersey, (formerly Trenton State College) in 1984, and his MS Telecommunications Management from the University of Maryland, University College in 1999. In 1997, Mr. Jones was awarded the Meritorious Civilian Service Award, by the Director, NSA. He was designated as an Intelligence Community Officer as of 2004. His research at Harvard addresses the lnternet of Things (IoT) and the impact on the Intelligence Community (IC) from an intersection of technology, policy, and security and the impact they all have on decision making.
Liz Leyne, DIA, Deputy Division Chief, Liz is a National Security Fellow at the Befer Center. She serves as a Deputy Division Chief at the Defense Intelligence Agency and has led counterterrorism teams in D.C., Afghanistan, and Iraq since 2007. She recently served as the President's Daily Briefer to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Liz also consulted for the United Nations in NYC and South Africa and was a Fulbright researcher in Jordan. Liz has a BA in History and Political Science from Villanova University and a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University.
John Wigle, Data Scientist, John is a Recanati-Kaplan Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center. With thirty years of service in the Intelligence Community, he has held numerous analytic and operational support positions. In 2016, Wigle was promoted to the Senior Analytic Service, and currently is the Intelligence Community’s adviser on post-doctoral research regarding social network analysis metrics. He holds an MS from Johns Hopkins University. His research interests include data science, robotic process automation, social network analysis, data protection, and the nexus of tribal sovereignty and national security.