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Current Challenges for the Intelligence Community

Tue, Apr 16, 2019, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

You are cordially invited to a lecture on the topic of
Current Challenges for the Intelligence Community
Dr. Sarah Botsai

Tuesday, April 16th
4:00 – 5:00 PM

The Institute of World Politics
1521 16th Street NW
Washington, D.C.


This event is part of IWP’s Women Executives in National Security (WENS) series.

This event will be off the record. 


About the Lecture: This lecture will discuss where the Intelligence Community may be headed and will include subjects such as:

  • Public views of the Intelligence Community
  • Congressional oversight
  • Secrecy in an open society
  • The role of cyber intelligence

About the Speaker: Dr. Sarah “Sally” Botsai started work at NSA in 1957 shortly after her college graduation. She continued her education eventually earning her Ph.D. in International Relations in 1972.

Dr. Botsai spent twelve years in Operations before she was selected for a tour as the NSA representative in the White House Situation Room. She was the first NSA woman to hold this position. After her two-year tour, she was asked to return as the Deputy Director of the White House Situation Room. She held this position until 1976. She also attended the National War College, again the first NSA woman to do so, graduating in 1977.

Dr. Botsai received the Meritorious Civilian Service Award in 1976 and the Director’s Distinguished Service Medal in 1998.

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