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US National Security: Funded and Executed by Government, Delivered by Industry

Tue, May 5, 2015, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

You are cordially invited to a lecture on the topic of

US National Security:
Funded and Executed by Government, Delivered by Industry 

Douglas D. Thomas
Director of Counterintelligence and Corporate Investigation at Lockheed Martin 

Tuesday, May 5
6:00 PM

The Institute of World Politics
1521 16th Street NW
Washington, D.C.
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Mr. Thomas will discuss his views and opinions of leadership, U.S. government and the private sector in national security affairs, drawing on his 35 years as a Counterintelligence Senior Executive for two different U.S. government agencies.  He will emphasize the importance of partnership and information sharing between the US government and the private sector.  He will share examples of economic espionage and describe why insider threat trends are going to increase and what this could mean to national and economic security in broader terms than generally viewed.  Mr. Thomas will conclude by describing problems caused by the fact that the threat landscape has changed, but our understanding and efforts to mitigate threats have not.

Doug ThomasDouglas D. (Doug) Thomas is the Director of Counterintelligence Operations and Investigations for Lockheed Martin Corporation.  In this capacity, he leads a staff that is responsible for providing advice and guidance relative to investigations, counterintelligence and counterterrorism matters impacting the Corporation.  He is also the primary face to the Intelligence Community.  His primary roles are to identify intelligence and terrorism threats to Lockheed Martin Corporation, work with internal and external partners to mitigate those threats, and provide oversight over security-related investigations across the enterprise.

Prior to joining Lockheed Martin, Mr. Thomas was the Principal Deputy Director of Counterintelligence for the Nation following a mini-confirmation process by the White House, and the House and Senate Select Committees on Intelligence.  He was the counterintelligence advisor to the Director of National Intelligence and the President of the United States.  In this capacity, Mr. Thomas chaired the National Counterintelligence Operations Board, which was comprised of the Directors of Counterintelligence for each of the agencies within the Intelligence Community.  Previous to his role within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Mr. Thomas was a Special Agent for 25 years with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations.