CIA to hold first public conference on June 11

After having joined Twitter with a hilarious first tweet last week, the CIA has scheduled a public conference for June 11.

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June 6, 2014 – The Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) first public conference on national security will take place at Georgetown June 11 with scholars and experts from both academia and the intelligence community.

The conference, also sponsored by the university’s Security Studies Program, will explore, among other topics, the status of intelligence work in the 21st century, cybersecurity threats and the balance between secrecy and transparency.

“The CIA and [Georgetown’s] security studies program are natural partners for this important conference given our mutual focus on the key national security challenges facing the United States,” says CIA Director John Brennan. “By bringing together leaders from across the government, private sector, academia, policy institutes and the media, I believe this joint conference will generate fresh ideas for the future of our country and the intelligence community.”

The all-day conference in Georgetown’s historic Gaston Hall is called “Ethos and Profession of Intelligence,” and will open with remarks by former FBI director Robert Mueller.

SOURCE: Georgetown University