Ali discusses DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis's role in insurrection

December 3, 2021 Bloomberg Government

The Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Intelligence and Analysis faced criticism after the January 6 insurrection, with critics saying it could have helped to prevent. Javed Ali, professor of practice, commented on his former employer and their role in preventing the insurrection.

“Could we have had a better sense of what Russia was doing in 2016? Would we have a better sense of how things were shaping up in the run-up to the 2020 elections and then Jan. 6?” Ali said. “Those are all questions we can’t answer, but I’d like to think that if I&A were pointing in the right direction, we may have been ahead of those kind of threats.”