The Future of the IC Workforce 2022



Episode Two, "Trusting the IC," takes place on Tuesday, July 12, from 2:00-3:00 pm ET! 

This webinar 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.

Panelists include:

  • Kelly Arena, Chief of Strategic Communications, NSA
  • Neil Wiley, Former Principal Executive, ODNI
  • Lindy Kyzer, Director of Content, ClearanceJobs (moderator)

There will also be ample time for audience Q&A!

Episode One:
Open Source...Not the Same Old Conversation

On Monday, May 2, the Intelligence and National Security Foundation (INSF) and hosted “Open Source…Not the Same Old Conversation,” a virtual discussion on the challenges and opportunities around open source intelligence. Underwritten by Avantus, the webinar, the first of INSF’s three-part “Future of the IC Workforce” multimedia series, featured The Hon. Ellen McCarthy, President of the Truth in Media Cooperative, and Ms. Patrice Tibbs, Chief of Community Open Source at CIA. Mr. Matt Scott, Senior Vice President and Mission Technology Strategist at Avantus, moderated the panel.

About the Speakers

The Honorable Ellen E. McCarthy is the ChairWoman and CEO of the Truth in Media Cooperative and Noodle LabsShe also sits on advisory boards for SAP NS2, Fortem Technologies, Exiger and Babel Street providing first hand insights on cyber security, effective leadership, driving innovation, advancing diversity and digital transformation. Ms. Mccarthy has over three decades of national security service in a variety of leadership roles spanning numerous intelligence organizations and disciplines.  Most recently appointed Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Intelligence and Research, confirmed by the U.S. Senate, and sworn in on January 17, 2019. In this role she reported to the Secretary of State and led a team that provided intelligence insights and activities to support foreign policy and national security purposes.

Patrice Tibbs joined Open Source Enterprise to serve as a Deputy Chief in August 2021. In this role, she is responsible for promoting the integration of open source efforts across the Intelligence Community (IC) in support of the IC Open Source Functional Manager and the National Open Source Committee Chair. Patrice joined the CIA in 2014 as a mid-career hire. She has a combined 25+ years of IC contractor and Agency staff expertise and has successfully led large teams, projects and contracts. Prior to her transition to the Federal Government, she held Senior Leadership positions as a successful industry IT Director, and Senior Program/Project Manager and SME with large and small companies to include General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) and L1 Identity Solutions.

About the Moderator

Matt Scott, an Army intelligence veteran, is the Senior Vice President, Intelligence Division, at Avantus Federal. His expertise includes delivering and scaling emerging technologies and data-driven mission capabilities for the U.S. Intelligence Community. Prior to Avantus, Matt co-founded and led MissionTech Solutions, a provider of multi-domain cloud engineering and development solutions in the IC. He also previously held leadership positions at Booz|Allen|Hamilton and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Matt is a voice for change in how the Intelligence Community leverages technology, open sources, and its workforce. With INSA and INSF, he has led multiple public-private partnership efforts on IC technology, talent, and diversity. In addition to his position on the Board of Trustees, he also serves on the Board of Advisors for the Center for a New American Security.

Media Coverage

Spy Agencies Look to Standardize Use of Open Source Intelligence
Federal News Network 

Intel Community Needs an OSINT Revolution

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.

Revisit 2021's Three-Part Future of the IC Workforce Videocast Series:

Episode 1 | Risks and Benefits of Remote Work 

Episode 2 | Adapting the IC Workforce: Recruiting, Retaining, Training, and Re-Skilling

Episode 3 | Enabling the Secure Hybrid Work Environment 


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