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American Forum - Intelligence Analysis and Dissemination

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Thomas Fingar
November 3, 2008
11:00AM (EST)

Thomas Fingar
Thomas Fingar

THOMAS FINGAR is Chairman of the National Intelligence Council, the intelligence community center for midterm and long-term strategic thinking. He became Assistant Secretary of the State Department's Bureau of Intelligence and Research (NIR) in 2004. He previously served as Acting Assistant Secretary for Intelligence and Research, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Analysis, Director of the Office of Analysis for East Asia and the Pacific, and Chief of the China Division. Between 1975 and 1986, Fingar held several positions at Stanford University, including Senior Research Associate in the Center for International Security and Arms Control, and Director of the U.S.-China Relations Program.

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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