Type: Public event

The Future of US Intelligence 20 years after 9/11

Fireside Chat with Charles Luftig, Deputy Director of National Intelligence Policy and Capabilities, hosted by Javed Ali, Associate Professor of Practice at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy


Charles Luftig, Javed Ali

Date & time

Apr 10, 2024, 4:00-5:00 pm EDT


Betty Ford Classroom (Room 1110) Joan & Sanford Weill Hall
735 S State St, Ann Arbor 48105, MI

About the Event:

Join us for a fireside chat with Charles Luftig, Deputy Director for National Intelligence Policy and Capabilities, as we commemorate the 20-year anniversary of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act (IRTPA). Moderated by Javed Ali, this conversation will reflect on the past two decades, exploring the pivotal role of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) and navigating through current challenges and opportunities amidst a dynamic threat landscape. Their conversation will not only shed light on the state of intelligence today but also envision the future, shaped by technological advances like open source intelligence, social media, artificial intelligence, and language learning models.

About the Speaker:

Charles Luftig is the Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Policy and Capabilities and is responsible for ensuring the Intelligence Community is best postured for the threats and challenges of an uncertain future through strategy, policy, and capabilities development. He oversees seven organizations within the Policy and Capabilities Directorate: IC Human Capital; Acquisition, Procurement, and Facilities; Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity; Science and Technology; Data and Partnership Interoperability; Policy and Strategy; and Requirements, Cost and Effectiveness.

Mr. Luftig has extensive national security experience having served in a variety of national security roles, including at the National Security Division of the Department of Justice, and as Deputy General Counsel at the Office of Management and Budget where he provided legal advice and strategic counsel on areas that included information technology, cybersecurity, data privacy, Federal procurement, Federal permitting, and oversight of agency performance. He also served in multiple senior National Security Council positions. He most recently served as the Chief of Staff to the Director of National Intelligence.

Immediately prior to joining ODNI in January 2021, Mr. Luftig worked as a senior manager at Bridgewater Associates where he helped oversee four departments, focusing on issues such as cybersecurity and corporate policy, data governance, data privacy, security/technology risk, compliance, and third-party risk.

Mr. Luftig is a graduate of the University of Michigan and the University of Virginia School of Law.

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