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Press Release: Sequestration vs. National Security

Posted by FBIIAA_admin on: March 7th, 2013


March 07, 2013 10:30 AM Eastern Time (BUSINESS WIRE)

FBI Analysts Association Calls for Solution to Avoid Damaging Cuts to National Security

WASHINGTON–The FBI Intelligence Analysts Association (FBI IAA) calls on the nation’s leaders to work together to end sequestration. If it continues and furloughs go into effect, the FBI and other national security and law enforcement agencies will be hindered from protecting the American people.

FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III advised Congress the cuts will require the FBI to do less in all programs, including counterterrorism, cyber attacks, foreign intelligence, and national and transnational criminal activities. Approximately 7000 fewer FBI employees will defend the nation daily, in addition to the 2275 positions—including 275 Intelligence Analysts—that will remain vacant at the end of the year. Mueller also warned, “the FBI is already operating on funding levels below the amount needed to maintain current services in 2013… [which undercuts] the investments made by Congress in previous years to transform and build the FBI's national security, intelligence, and criminal investigative capabilities … commensurate with the threats facing the Nation.”

Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James Clapper publicly stated the size and impact of these cuts on key collection and analysis programs will create “an immediate national security crisis situation,” and risk the “potential to miss the early signs of a threat.” The FBI IAA supports DNI Clapper’s statement that “the most important resource we have in the intelligence community is our people… and we simply can't separate the people from the mission."

FBI Intelligence Analysts are driven by their duty to serve and protect the American people. They serve alongside FBI Agents and other intelligence and law enforcement professionals, playing a key role in predicting, preventing, detecting, and disrupting an array of national security and criminal threats, to include: terrorism, cyber intrusion, espionage, WMD proliferation, public corruption, and organized and violent crimes. Many FBI analysts and their colleagues bring such unique and specialized expertise to their programs and regions that obstructing their daily contributions will adversely impact the FBI's ability to mitigate these threats.

About the FBI Intelligence Analysts Association

The FBI IAA serves as a strong, independent advocate for the professional interests of over 3000 FBI Intelligence Analysts and champions the FBI’s transformation into an intelligence-led organization.


FBI Intelligence Analysts Association
Rachel Davis Arda, Co-President
Phone: 1-866-768-9995
Fax: 202-330-5558


Intelligence Forum 2012

Posted by FBIIAA_admin on: June 30th, 2012

Title: Intelligence Forum 2012
Location: National Press Club, Washington, D.C.
Description: Integrating Intelligence: Knowledge, Decision & Action

Start Time: 17:00
Date: 2012-08-28
End Time: 21:00


FBI IAA Leadership Transition Announcement

Posted by FBIIAA_admin on: December 12th, 2011




The FBI IAA is pleased to announce the results of its 2012 Executive Board elections, as we successfully conclude the first leadership transition since incorporating in June 2009. Over the past several weeks, the Nomination Committee convened to collect and review candidate nominations, as well as elect the new board members.  To the Committee: the FBI IAA is deeply grateful for your time & service.

One of the IAA's top priorities for 2011 was the selection of, and transition to, new leaders from within our membership base, as many of our interim leaders were in their third year of voluntary service.  This transition marks the beginning of a new chapter for the FBI IAA… the only professional association exclusively dedicated to promoting the interests, welfare, and professional development of FBI Intelligence Professionals!  The Executive Board structure now features the creation of Headquarters and Field Co-Presidents, which is designed to ensure equitable representation of the diverse intelligence workforce needs at the association's highest level. 

The association deeply appreciates the tremendous legacy–of dedication, sacrifice, and success–that our Co-Founders and Steering Committee Members graciously bestowed upon us.  The 2012 Executive Board will continue your tradition of selfless service for our members and the enhancement of FBI intelligence. 

The 2012 FBI IAA Executive Board Members are as follows:
*Rachel L. Davis, Co-President (HQ)
*Joshua Adames, Co-President (Field)
*Daniel C. O'Donnell, Vice President
*Christine Bartolf, Secretary
*Mark Zajac, Treasurer (interim)




Posted by FBIIAA_admin on: June 14th, 2011


National Spokesperson Jason Collins appeared on the program FEDtalk on Friday, June 17, 2011 to discuss the FBI IAA and FBI Intelligence Analysts. Dr. Mark Lowenthal, an FBI IAA External Advisory Board Member who served from 2002 to 2005 as the Assistant Director of Central Intelligence for Analysis and Production at the Central Intelligence Agency, was also be a guest on the program. The show in its entirety can be heard at this link: http://www.federalnewsradio.com/?nid=48&sid=2423020


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