Coffee & Conversation with NCTC Director Christine Abizaid
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Join us online on Thursday, December 2 from 9:00-9:45am ET for Coffee & Conversation with The Honorable Christine "Christy" Abizaid, Director, National Counterterrorism Center. With the drawdown in Afghanistan and intelligence resources shifting to focus on China and Russia, what is the impact on the nation’s counterterrorism posture? What do we need to do to right-size the CT effort across government? How are we addressing the challenge of domestic violent extremism? Moderated by INSA Executive Vice President John Doyon, the conversation with Director Abizaid will cover these questions and more as we examine current NCTC missions, priorities, and the Center’s outlook for the year ahead.
About Christine Abizaid
Christine “Christy” Abizaid was sworn in as the Director of the National Counterterrorism Center on June 29, 2021. She is the eighth Senate-confirmed Director and the first woman to lead the United States’ counterterrorism enterprise.
Possessing 14 years of national security experience, Abizaid has served in key leadership positions. During the Obama Administration, Christy served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Central Asia.
Prior to joining the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Abizaid served on the National Security Council Staff as both Director for Counterterrorism and Senior Policy Advisor to the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism. She also served for seven years with the Defense Intelligence Agency’s (DIA) Joint Intelligence Task Force Combating Terrorism as the Senior Intelligence Analyst in the Afghanistan-Pakistan Division and the Iraq/Middle East Division. During this time she deployed several times throughout the Middle East, including a tour as the senior DIA counterterrorism representative in Iraq.
- Dec 02, 2021 09:00
- Dec 02, 2021 09:45