February 12, 2020 · Counterintelligence Intelligence Strategy

A New Counterintelligence Strategy

The National Counterintelligence and Strategy Center rolled out their roadmap for the next two years and, on paper at least, it looks like a step in the right direction. If you've read Blogs of War or listened to Covert Contact over the past few years you'll recognize a lot of points that people like myself and William J. Tucker (and plenty of others) have been making for some time.

Director Bill Evanina has been making rounds in the media to support the rollout and I get these sense that we'll hear more. That's good because you can't pull off a "whole-of-society" strategy without clear, consistent, and persistent communication. This has to be both a sprint and a marathon.

Can we execute a robust counterintelligence strategy in the current political environment? I have my doubts. We have committed, skilled, and patriotic people working on this but they are facing stiff headwinds. I wish them the absolute best. Really. The stakes couldn't be higher.

In the meantime, we're still eating punches. Every. Single. Day.

Here's a quick round-up of previous counterintelligence related podcasts and posts:

Covert Contact Episodes

Blogs of War Posts

I have more thoughts on this, a lot more, but I'll have to get to them in future posts. Until then, please set aside some time to think about your personal vulnerabilities and perform the same analysis at work. We each have a role to play in this mess.

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