CISTP Hosting Visitors from National Intelligence Council

On Tuesday March 13th, the Center for International Strategy, Technology, and Policy (CISTP) is hosting the Deputy National Intelligence Officer for WMD & Proliferation with the National Intelligence Council, R. Stockton Butler. He, along with Zachary Bernstein, Principal Deputy to the National Intelligence Officer for WMD and Proliferation, will share opportunities in Washington, DC. This meeting will be held in Habersham 136 from 3-4:30pm. Light refreshments will be served!

Stockton Butler currently serves as the Deputy National Intelligence Officer for Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) and Proliferation within the National Intelligence Council (NIC) under the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.  In this capacity, Mr. Butler leads the US Intelligence Community’s strategic analysis on nuclear issues and manages the preparation, coordination, and production of National Intelligence Estimates and other community-coordinated products.  Prior to his current detail to the NIC, for 8 years Mr. Butler managed the U.S. government’s Nuclear Materials Information Program—an interagency effort managed by the Department of Energy’s Office of Intelligence and Counterintelligence.  He has also held positions at the National Nuclear Security Administration and US Government Accountability Office.  He holds degrees in Chemistry, Russian Language, and Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies from the University of North Carolina.

Zachary Bernstein “Zack,” currently serves as Principal Deputy to the National Intelligence Officer (NIO) for WMD and Proliferation at the National Intelligence Council, overseeing all-source strategic intelligence analysis on nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons, missile systems, and WMD terrorism for senior policymakers in the Executive and Legislative branches. Prior to his current role, Zack spent nine years as an intelligence analyst for the Department of State covering chemical and biological weapons issues, including as senior analyst during the Syrian chemical weapons crisis. Zack received his M.S. in International Security Studies and B.A. in International History from Georgetown University, and resides in the District with his husband Rob and their son Asher.

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