Policy Expert to Present on "Cyber Security and the Aftermath of the Snowden Leaks"

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Fairmont State University will host a presentation on “Cyber Security and the Aftermath of the Snowden Leaks” on Monday, April 21.

Sponsored by the National Security and Intelligence Program and the Open Source Intelligence Exchange (OSIX) at Fairmont State, the presenter will be Fred Fleitz, Senior Fellow, Center for Security Policy. The presentation will take place at 1 p.m. April 21 in the Falcon Center third floor conference rooms and will be followed by a reception. Admission is free and open to the public.

Fred Fleitz served in U.S. national security positions for 25 years at the CIA, DIA, Department of State and the House Intelligence Committee staff. During the administration of President George W. Bush, Fleitz was chief of staff to John Bolton, then Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security. During his tenure with the House Intelligence Committee, he was the staff expert on the Iranian and North Korean nuclear programs and briefed key National Intelligence Estimates on these issues to committee members. 

After he left government in 2011, he founded and served as Director of the Langley Intelligence Group Network (LIGNET), Newsmax Media’s global intelligence and forecasting service. He is now the LIGNET Chief Analyst. Last November, Fleitz was named a Senior Fellow with the Center for Security Policy where he has concentrated on NSA reform. Fleitz is a regular commentator on Secure Freedom radio and other radio programs and frequently appears on the Fox News Channel. 

Fleitz is the author of “Peacekeeping Fiascoes of the 1990s” (Praeger) and is working on books on intelligence reform and the Iranian nuclear program. Fleitz holds an M.A. in Political Economy from Fordham University and a B.A. in Politics from Saint Joseph’s University.

Fairmont State’s National Security and Intelligence Program is designed to provide students with the tools they need to pursue careers in research or intelligence analysis. OSIX is the laboratory and applied research arm of the University’s National Security and Intelligence Program. Students working in the OSIX lab gather and analyze intelligence from open sources, including online discussion boards, social media and chatrooms, to identify and assess national security and law enforcement threats. For more information about the National Security and Intelligence Program, click here.