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Event Recap

Oct 18, 2022

Congressional oversight of intelligence for great-power competition

By Aidan Poling

Missed our October 4 event on intelligence committee and community reform? Then read the recap here.

China Defense Policy

Please join the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security and its Forward Defense practice for a public conversation on “Intelligence community and intelligence committee reform,” on Tuesday, October 4, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. EDT in person and via Zoom. This event will be moderated by Rep. Michael Turner (R-OH), ranking member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI), and feature a panel of distinguished former intelligence officials. To receive the Zoom link, please click the REGISTER button above.

HPSCI is undertaking a number of initiatives to adjust the Committee’s work away from the counterterrorism focus of the last twenty years and toward strategic collection and analysis that focuses on great-power competition with China and Russia. Essential to modernizing the Committee’s oversight of the intelligence community (IC) is deconfliction and partnership across the eighteen IC components, connecting intelligence received by the Committee to key decision-makers in Congress and synchronizing intelligence funding and oversight with policymakers across the US government. HPSCI, as well as the entire Congress, must exercise its authority to conduct oversight of the IC and employ its legislative and budgetary tools to make certain all elements of IC are fully resourced, have appropriate authorities, and are fulfilling their statutory role to identify and counter the threats posed by US adversaries. Additionally, HPSCI must ensure that it appropriately coordinates with other relevant committees, including the House Armed Services Committee, Foreign Relations Committee, and House Homeland Security Committee, to further streamline efforts to meet broad US foreign policy objectives. On October 4, we will discuss these priorities.

The event will be moderated by Ranking Member Michael Turner, as well as an expert panel including The Hon. Kari A. Bingen, Senior Fellow and Director, Aerospace Security Project, Center for Strategic and International Studies and Former Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence and Security; The Hon. Jane Harman, Distinguished Fellow and President Emerita, Wilson Center and Former Ranking Member, US House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence; Dr. Matthew Kroenig, Director of Studies and Acting Director, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, Atlantic Council; and The Hon. Glenn Nye, President & CEO, Center for the Study of the Presidency & Congress and Former Member, US House Armed Services Committee.

We hope you can join us for what promises to be an important and timely discussion. To register to attend in person or receive the virtual Zoom link, please complete the registration form below.

Moderated by

Rep. Michael Turner (R-OH)

Ranking Member, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

A panel discussion featuring

The Hon. Kari A. Bingen

Senior Fellow and Director, Aerospace Security Project, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Former Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence and Security, Office of the Secretary of Defense.

The Hon. Jane Harman

Distinguished Fellow and President Emerita, Wilson Center

Former Ranking Member, US House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

Dr. Matthew Kroenig

Director of Studies and Acting Director, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, Atlantic Council

The Hon. Glenn Nye

President & CEO, Center for the Study of the Presidency & Congress

Former Member, US House Armed Services Committee

Introduced by

Forward Defense

Forward Defense, housed within the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, shapes the debate around the greatest military challenges facing the United States and its allies, and creates forward-looking assessments of the trends, technologies, and concepts that will define the future of warfare.