The intelligence studies academic community has experienced exponential growth in the past 20 years resulting in a robust body of knowledge on a broad spectrum of issues relating to the intelligence community and its policy making consumers. This literature can support the ability of the foreign policy academic community to foster informed discussions about the roles and capabilities of the U.S. intelligence community and the intelligence producer-consumer relationship. But the treatment of intelligence community issues in these venues is often uneven and should reference current intelligence studies knowledge. This event will present several intelligence studies topics appropriate for foreign policy courses and textbooks and provide research references that will support the balanced and contextual presentation of U.S. intelligence community issues that relate directly to foreign policy development.
Gary Gomez is adjunct faculty with Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA, teaching intelligence studies. He is also a research fellow exploring the intelligence–policy nexus at the foreign policy think tank fp21. Gary has 20 years of experience in the U.S. intelligence community, both in government and industry, working with the DIA, NRO, NGA, CIA, DARPA, and the Office of Naval Intelligence. He has published on intelligence, airpower, and national security technology.