You are cordially invited to the
Fifth Annual Reagan Intelligence Lecture
on the topic of
A New Era of HUMINT: How the Intelligence Workforce Continues to Evolve
John R. Sano
Former Deputy Director, National Clandestine Service, CIA
Professor of Intelligence, IWP
Wednesday, April 15
The Institute of World Politics
1521 16th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
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About the lecture: John Sano will discuss how changing demographics have affected the intelligence community, and in particular the human intelligence workforce. He will review generational and technological changes, as well as changes in motivations within this workforce.
About the speaker: John Sano spent 28 years in the Central Intelligence Agency and was appointed the National Clandestine Service’s (formerly the Directorate of Operations) Deputy Director in November 2005 by then DCI Porter Goss. Mr. Sano came to this position after having previously served as Chief of the East Asia Division in the Directorate of Operations from January through November 2005.
As Deputy Director, Mr. Sano chaired the NCS’ Senior Leadership Team and oversaw the day-to-day management of the country’s Clandestine Service. In addition, Mr. Sano was an active member of the CIA’s Executive Management Team and regularly briefed senior Administration as well as Congressional Committee members on matters of national security and worldwide covert operations. Through his extensive interaction with other senior Intelligence Community members to include the National Security Council and Congress, Mr. Sano played an integral role in the establishment and direction of the newly formed NCS.
Previous positions within the CIA included serving as a Chief of Station in two foreign and one domestic location, as well as nearly 15 years of overseas experience in Asia, Eastern Europe and the Middle East. Among other senior assignments, Mr. Sano was the CIA’s chief of North Korean operations in the early 90’s and directed the CIA’s efforts during the Balkan conflict in the mid-90’s.
At IWP, he teaches a course on Covert Action and National Security.