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.”