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Date and Location

November 7, 2019
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
L-369 Belfer Center Library



Please join the Intelligence Project for a seminar with Kristin Wood where she will offer her observations from a 20+ year career in the CIA, including her insights on the process, substance, and value of the agency's analytic work, how it is properly delivered to top policymakers, and what makes a good intelligence consumer.

She'll also discuss the growing importance of open-source data and how the rapid technological development in the information age has fundamentally changed the way intelligence is analyzed, produced, and consumed. 

Ms. Wood joined the Belfer Center as a non-resident fellow for the Intelligence Project in August of 2019. She formerly served as the Deputy Director, Innovation & Technology Group, Open Source Center, CIA.

During her 20-year CIA career, Ms. Wood served in the Director’s area and three Agency directorates—analysis, operations, and digital innovation—leading a wide variety of the Agency’s missions in positions of increasing authority. 

A late lunch will be served. Please RSVP below. 

Speakers and Presenters

Kristin Wood, Former Deputy Director of the CIA's Open Innovation & Technology Group