You are cordially invited to a webinar presentation on the topic:
Reagan’s Cold War: Indications & Warning Intelligence
Professor Darlene Almont
Tuesday, May 19th
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
**This event will also be streamed live on Facebook. **
About the lecture: Reagan’s efforts against the Cold War resulted in tremendous global change and the collapse of the Cold War Super Powers bi-polar power structure; including an intense paradigm shift and challenge for Indications & Warning (I&W) intelligence. Traditional Indications and Warning Intelligence – an exact and highly effective analytic method for the Cold War era and before – suddenly entered ‘identity crisis,’ as both the Intelligence Community and its policy-maker customer sought to identify the way forward for forecasting National Security threats in the changing world. Professor Almont will speak on the history, academic theory(ies), and methodological approach to managing the analysis and forecasting challenge of Non-Nation State, National Security Threat Violence in the changed world AFTER Reagan’s Cold War success.
About the speaker: IWP Adjunct Professor, Darlene Almont, is a former U.S. Air Force Major with over 30 years of experience in the intelligence community. She is an Assistant Professor at the Director of National Intelligence (DNI)/Defense Intelligence Agency’s (DIA) National Intelligence University (NIU), the U.S. government’s accredited master’s degree-granting institution; teaching Strategic Intelligence courses at the Top Secret level.
As a civilian, she worked: for the FBI as an Assistant Section Chief & Senior Intelligence Officer, Directorate of Intelligence; on the President of the United State’s Middle East Task Force (METF/Arab Spring Crisis) as (by name request) the Senior Defense Analyst & Military Intelligence Officer; for CIA’s clandestine service as a Special Operations Program Officer; with the DNI as a DNI Exceptional Analyst Research Fellow; and for the Department of Homeland Security/Transportation Security Administration (DHS/TSA), as their sole and senior-most intelligence and terrorism “Senior Intelligence Officer” subject matter expert, working defensive homeland Counter-Terrorism.
On the DNI staff, she served Joint Duty assignment positions in the National Intelligence Council and the Information Sharing Program Office.
At DIA, she has worked in almost every component, in a number of capacities: including Senior 9/11 DoD Joint Staff Target Development Officer; Senior Intelligence Officer, Directorate of Technology; Senior Intelligence Analyst, Militant Islam, Libya, Middle East/North Africa Military Leadership; Branch Chief & acting section chief, Arabian Peninsula Analysis; Iran Air & Iraq Air Defense Analyst; Military Capabilities Analyst; Battle Damage Assessment Analyst; and field-assigned HUMINT collector.
As a combat intelligence and HUMINT officer with the United States Air Force and DIA, she served as an intelligence officer for over two years in five different combat/hazardous duty zones and at every level and echelon of the military: from front-line tactical unit/squad level up through squadron/platoon, wing/company, numbered Air Force/brigade, Major Command, to Pentagon/Joint Staff; in both Air Force and joint environments; and including front-line tip-of-the-spear field/combat assignments with the most elite of army Special Forces as well as both combat zone and Pentagon Indications & Warning intelligence.
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