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American Forum - A Short History of the Business of Intelligence

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Fred Hitz
October 3, 2008
11:00AM (EDT)

Fred Hitz
Fred Hitz

Frederick P. Hitz served as CIA Inspector General and is currently a Senior Fellow at the Center for National Security Law at the U.Va. School of Law. He has been lecturing at the Woodrow Wilson School of Princeton University and at the U.Va. School of Law since 1998. A graduate of Harvard Law School, Hitz entered the Career Training Program at the CIA and served in the clandestine service in Africa. In 1974, he returned to law practice but re-entered government service in congressional liaison capacities with the State, Defense, and Energy departments before resuming his CIA career as Legislative Counsel to the Director of Central Intelligence.

Forum Series: The Business of U.S. Intelligence Gathering and Analysis

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Business of Intelligence Gathering & Analysis:

During the 2008-2009 academic year the Miller Center Forum hosted a special series on the business of gathering, analysis, dissemination and use of intelligence. The 9-11 tragedy brought to light devastating intelligence failures and raised questions regarding the need to restructure the U.S. intelligence community, its many agencies, operations and procedures.

This series examines these issues in greater detail, as well as assesses significant intelligence strengths by inviting experts from the field to offer their perspectives and policy recommendations. The series will focus on six key areas of interest with respect to intelligence: 1) history, 2) collection, 3) analysis, 4) interagency politics, 5) operations and, 6) legal issues.

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