12Jul Trusting the IC

Trusting the IC

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Tune in to “Trusting the IC,” the second installment of the three-part Future of the IC Workforce multimedia series, on July 12th from 2:00pm to 3:00pm. This webinar, moderated by Lindy Kyzer, Director of Content and PR at, will address how intelligence consumers—U.S. policymakers, senior executive branch officials, and other government agencies—can trust that the intelligence they are receiving is nonpartisan and accurate.

In this virtual discussion, NSA Chief of Strategic Communications Kelli Arena and former ODNI Principal Executive Neil Wiley will examine the following:

  • what is needed to restore stakeholder trust in the intelligence and national security community
  • ways the media shapes public perception of the IC
  • how to build and strengthen the trust international partners have in the American Intelligence Community
  • and more!

Plus there will be an opportunity for audience Q&A!


About the Speakers


Kelli Arena currently serves as Chief of Strategic Communications at the National Security Agency. In this capacity, she is responsible for setting strategic vision and orchestrating a consistent message for NSA to both internal and external customers and stakeholders. This is Ms. Arena’s first position with NSA. Prior to her arrival, she was the executive director of the Global Center for Journalism and Democracy at Sam Houston State University, which trained journalists and communicators around the globe and advocated for a free press and increased transparency. She also served as the first Dan Rather Endowed Chair for Broadcast Journalism at SHSU. 

Neil Wiley retired from government service in 2021 with 38 years of experience in the national security arena, both as a naval officer and as a civilian intelligence professional.  He is currently a Professor of Practice at the University of Maryland Applied Research Laboratory for Intelligence and Security (ARLIS) and Managing Principal of Lyseon Consulting LLC. He most recently served in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) as Principal Executive, performing the duties and responsibilities of the Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence.

Lindy Kyzer (moderator) is the Senior Editor at, the premier career networking site for security-cleared professionals, where she has worked since 2011. In this role, Ms. Kyzer is responsible for the content and messaging on official ClearanceJobs web-based platforms, including their website and social media platforms. Separately, she also works as a social media and public affairs consultant for the military and public sector clients, offering social media, public affairs, and communications advice, assistance, and management. Previously, Ms. Kyzer served as a Social Media Maven and Public Affairs Specialist for the U.S. Army.

About "The Future of the IC Workforce" Multimedia Series

INSF has partnered with and Avantus Federal on a series of programs focused on IC work trends. Through a combination of videos, podcasts, and white papers, The Future of the IC Workforce will seek to build awareness of Open Source Intelligence, Trust in the IC, and Mission Integration.

Dates and details on future programs to be announced in the months ahead!

Underwritten by: 

Avantus Federal, a NewSpring Holdings Company, is a mission-focused data, cyber and space services and solutions company. As a mid-market powerhouse with an intentional blend of elite talent, infrastructure and speed to impact, Avantus leads with technical and domain expertise for its Defense, Intelligence, Homeland Security and Federal Civilian customers.

Helping to solve some of the toughest national security problems and government missions, Avantus’ offerings enable services at scale, including cyber technologies and operations, data and software solutions, digital engineering and integration, intelligence analysis and operations, space domain capabilities, transformation and advisory services and more.

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