DECISIONAL ADVANTAGE AND INTELLIGENCE: THE INTELLIGENCE CYCLE THROUGH THE LENS OF RUSSIAN BOUNTY

When

Thursday, July 30, 2020 -
10:00am to 11:00am

Where

Virtual meeting via Zoom

DECISIONAL ADVANTAGE AND INTELLIGENCE: 
THE INTELLIGENCE CYCLE THROUGH THE LENS OF RUSSIAN BOUNTY

A Panel Discussion 
July 30, 2020 10:00 am PST | By Zoom

Panelists: Members of The Steady State

Ambassador Jeffrey Bleich: Chief legal officer at Cruise. He is the former U.S. Ambassador to Australia, currently the chair of Pacific Gas and Electric Company and of the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Mr Bleich clerked for Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist of the US Supreme Court, Judge Abner J. Mikva of the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit and Judge Howard M. Holtzmann of the Iran-US Claims Tribunal at The Hague.

Mr. Paul Kolbe: Director of the Intelligence Project at the Belfer Center, John F. Kennedy School, Harvard University.  Paul served for 25 years in the CIA’s Directorate of Operations in a variety of foreign and domestic roles, including as Chief of Station, Chief/Central Eurasia Division, and Balkans Group Chief. His overseas assignments included operational and leadership roles in the former Soviet Union, the Balkans, Southeast Asia, Southern Africa, and Central Europe. He was a member of the Senior Intelligence Service and is a recipient of the Intelligence Medal of Merit and the Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal.

Mr. Steven Cash: Mr. Cash is Counsel with the Law Firm Day Pitney, LLP, representing individual and corporate clients in criminal, commercial litigation and national security matters. He was Chief Counsel and Staff Director (Minority) to the U.S. Senate's Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Terrorism, Technology, and Homeland Security, and Chief Counsel to Senator Dianne Feinstein. He has also served as Chief of Staff to the Director of Intelligence, Department of Energy; as Staff Director to the U.S. House of Representative's Select Committee on Homeland Security; and as a Professional Staff Member and Counsel to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. Steven also served as an Intelligence Officer with the Central Intelligence Agency, first as an Assistant General Counsel and then, with the Directorate of Operations. Before joining federal service, Steven served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Rackets Bureau and Trial Division of the New York County District Attorney's Office in Manhattan.  

Ms. Rena Epstein: Former Assistant Deputy Director of Office of the Director of National Intelligence for Strategic Planning and President’s Daily Briefing, President George W. Bush’s Daily Briefer, 24 years with the Central Intelligence Agency.

Moderator:  John Delikanakis

Partner, Snell & Wilmer LLP Sponsored by: 
University of Nevada Las Vegas William Boyd School of Law and Snell & Wilmer LLP

The Steady State is a group of veterans of the U.S. National Security Community who believe that the Nation faces grave danger.   The Steady State includes Intelligence Officers, defense policy makers, diplomats and Congressional staffers, have served the country during Democratic and Republican administrations.  Some have been lifelong Democrats; others, Republicans; some are resolutely independent.