Two weeks ago, Dr. Mark M. Lowenthal presented to DMGS students his most recent book publication, The Future of Intelligence. Dr. Lowenthal is an internationally recognized expert on intelligence, as well as the President and CEO of the Intelligence & Security Academy, LLC. Formerly, he served in several capacities of the U.S. government, including:
- Assistant Director of Central Intelligence (ADCI) for Analysis & Production;
- Vice Chairman for Evaluation, National Intelligence Council;
- Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence; and
- Staff Director, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI).
Dr. Lowenthal discussed with students intelligence challenges he expects the U.S. will encounter, such as the democratization of intelligence and big data analysis. He also posited the inherent neutrality of technology in the digital landscape, indicating our perception of it as either an intelligence opportunity or threat.
Students were given the opportunity to engage with Dr. Lowenthal during the question and answer period. He graciously continued in private conversation with several students following the conclusion of the event.