BOOK REVIEW: Life Undercover: Coming of Age in the CIA  By Amaryllis Fox Reviewed by Suzanne Kelly Suzanne Kelly is CEO & Publisher of The Cipher Brief. She previously served as an Intelligence Correspondent and Executive Producer for CNN. Prior to that, she was a freelance anchor for CNN International ...

In a climate where politics often rules the day, it’s difficult to strip out the divisiveness and drama to focus on issues that directly and indirectly impact our collective national security.  That is what The Cipher Brief has been working to do for nearly four years now.  I’d like to ...

In the mid-2000s, I was working as an Executive Producer at CNN’s global headquarters in Atlanta.  Like many reporters, I was looking for post 9/11 stories that hadn’t been told, stories that had some kind of lasting impact on society as a whole, and I was looking for people who ...

Bill Evanina is the Director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC) - a part of the U.S. Intelligence Community that leads and supports the government’s counterintelligence and security efforts.    The NCSC tackles that mission in a number of ways, but a large part of their task is ...

I launched this company two and a half years ago on a very simple idea:  let’s get a talented, experienced and vetted group of experts and professionals together to create a well-informed, dynamic national security debate based on non-partisan news reporting and analysis. And let’s create a dialogue with the ...