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Webcast: To Catch a Spy: The Art of Counterintelligence

Fortunato & Friends Webcast Series
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In our Special Edition of Fortunato and Friends, Constellation Chief Economist Ed Fortunato interviewed James Olson, Former Chief of CIA Counterintelligence, on the topic: To Catch a Spy: The Art of Counterintelligence.

Topics included Professor Olson’s time as a spy in the CIA, his transition from CIA work to teaching, the war in Ukraine and potential threats to the United States.

3:12 – What is a spy?

5:26 – How did Professor Olson get involved with the CIA?

9:00 – Family and the CIA

14:30 – The transition from CIA to teaching

19:00 – The war in Ukraine and insights on Russia

23:37 – What is the biggest threat to the United States?

27:15 – Chinese espionage strategies

33:25 – Compromised U.S. agents and money

36:50 – Tapping communication cables in Moscow

40:30 – On the other hand – Being spied on

45:13 – Comparing and contrasting foreign intelligence agencies

49:22 – Audience Q&A

Listen to the full webcast to hear expert insights by visiting our Fortunato & Friends Webcast resources page.

If you find the insights shared in the webcast valuable, be sure to sign up for our next Fortunato & Friends webcast on Tuesday May 3rd, at 2 p.m. ET, where our special guest will be Toby Rice, President and Chief Executive Officer of EQT, discussing the topic of Natural Gas & Energy Security.

Register today for our next Fortunato & Friends webcast.

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