Gregory Treverton, one of America’s top authorities on intelligence gathering and analysis, will talk to a LAWAC breakfast on February 28th about the role of the US intelligence agencies in an era of serious international challenges and growing domestic criticism. Treverton, who has just stepped down as Chairman of the National Intelligence Council (NIC) where he worked directly for National Intelligence Director James Clapper, will talk about the enormous scope of US intelligence efforts by 16 separate agencies to keep this country safe, and the limitations on how much of their work can be discussed in public. He will discuss the NIC’s recent “Global Report” which predicts an increase in cyber-attacks from other countries, including China and Russia. And he will explain a project he pioneered at the NIC to use big data and crowd-sourcing to help intelligence predictions.
Treverton served as Chairman of the National Intelligence Council for the last two-and-a-half years. Prior to joining the NIC, he was director of the Santa Monica-based RAND Corporation’s Center for Global Risk and Security, where he worked on intelligence, terrorism and law enforcement. He also served as director of RAND’s International Security and Defense Policy Center. Treverton had previously served in government during the Clinton Administration for the first Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and for the National Security Council where he handled Europe. From 1993-1995 he was vice chair of the National Intelligence Council, where he oversaw the writing of America's highly-valued National Intelligence Estimates. His numerous publications include: “Intelligence for an Age of Terror” (2009), “Reshaping National Intelligence for an Age of Information” (2001), and “The Next Steps in Reshaping Intelligence (2005) among others.
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