American Forum - Intelligence Analysis and Dissemination
November 3, 2008 - December 13, 1901
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