The Lawfare Podcast: Sasha O'Connell on Turning a Ship Like the FBI

By Jen Patja Howell
Tuesday, August 13, 2019, 7:10 PM

Sasha O'Connell is Executive in Residence in the School of Public Affairs at American University, as well as AU's director of the Terrorism and Homeland Security Policy Masters program. She also had a long career at the FBI where she served in a variety of strategic management positions. She was basically the FBI's Chief Strategy Officer.

She joined Benjamin Wittes in the Jungle Studio to talk about what it takes to turn a ship like the FBI when it comes to issues like IT, technology, and investigative focus—like changing an organization to focus on terrorism and then noticing that you also have to focus on cybersecurity. They also talked about how to make an organization like the FBI think about recruiting diversity.