Counterintelligence Expert Headlines ABA Law & National Security Event

Robert “Bear” Bryant to Speak at Luncheon Program on Jan. 31

WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 24, 2012—Newly retired counterintelligence executive Robert “Bear” Bryant, formerly with the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, will share his perspective on issues in counterintelligence when the _ Standing Committee on Law and National Security meets Jan. 31, noon – 1:30 p.m., at the Army and Navy Club in Washington, D.C.  Bryant’s remarks are titled “Issues in Counterintelligence: A Perspective of 40 Years.”

Since his appointment as National Counterintelligence executive in 2009, Bryant established a U.S. counterintelligence program that reflects the evolving threats to American interests with a strong focus on insider threats, emerging technical threats, cyber security and economic espionage.  Bryant was also the lead for security within the intelligence community and oversaw the DNI’s authorities as security executive agent where he was responsible for security clearance reform, reciprocity and access across the U.S. government.

Before joining the office of DNI, Bryant served as the deputy director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation where he oversaw investigations into the bombings of the federal building in Oklahoma City and Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia.  He established a crime prevention “Safe Streets Program,” which led to the development of more than 170 anti-crime task forces throughout the country.  Bryant also served as president and chief executive officer of the National Insurance Crime Bureau, where he worked to detect, prevent and deter insurance-related crime.

Robert “Bear” Bryant
Former National Counterintelligence Executive,
Office of the Director of National Intelligence


“Issues in Counterintelligence: A Perspective of 40 Years”
Sponsored by the ABA Standing Committee on Law & National Security

Tuesday, Jan. 31
Noon – 1:30 p.m.

Army and Navy Club
901 17th Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C.

For media credentialing, please contact Alexandra Buller at . There is no charge for media to attend this event.

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