The Week That Will Be

The Week That Will Be

By Cody M. Poplin
Monday, May 11, 2015, 12:00 AM

Event Announcements (More details on the Events Calendar)

Monday, May 11th at 9 am: The Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings will host a conversation with two key Sunni leaders from Iraq on The Future of Iraq. Rafe al Issawi, former deputy prime minister and former minister of finance under Prime Minister Maliki, and Atheel al Nujayfi, governor of Ninewah Province and one of the most prominent Sunni leaders from Mosul, will explore the Sunni role in leading Iraq going forward, Sunni concerns about marginalization, and what role the United States might play in the reconciliation process. Kenneth Pollack will moderate. RSVP.

Monday, May 11th at 10 am: In a conversation with John Hamre at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, former Administrator of NASA Sean O'Keefe and General James Cartwright will discuss the U.S. Strategy for Civil and Military Space. Find more information on the event page.

Monday, May 11th at 10:30 am: The Center for Cyber & Homeland Security at George Washington University invites you to a discussion on the State of the Cybersecurity Union with Admiral Michael S. Rogers, Commander of the U.S. Cyber Command and Director of the National Security Agency. At the event, Admiral Rogers will provide an overview of the current state of cybersecurity threats to the United States. Register here.

Tuesday, May 12th at 10 am: The Brookings Institution will host a conversation on Meeting China Halfway: How to Defuse the Emerging U.S.-China Rivalry. Jonathan Pollack with provide introductory remarks and moderate a conversation with Lyle Goldstein, J. Stapleton Roy, and Rear Admiral Michael McDevitt (Ret.). RSVP.

Wednesday, May 13th at 10 am: The House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet will hold a hearing on Stakeholder Perspectives on ICANN: The .Sucks Domain and Essential Steps to Guarantee Trust and Accountability in the Internet's Operation. Mei-Ian Stark, Paul Misener, John Horton, Stevel Metalitz, Jonathan Zuck, Phil Corwin, Steve DelBianco, and Bill Woodcock will provide testimony. For more information, visit the Committee's website.

Wednesday, May 13th at 10 am: The Center for Strategic and International Studies will host John Sopko, the Special Investigator General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, for an event entitled Budgets and Bullets: Taking Stock of Afghanistan's Security Forces. Anthony Cordesman will moderate. Register here.

Thursday, May 14th at 10 am: Brookings will host an event entitled The Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review: Using Data to Exercise Smart Power. Tom Perriello, the Special Representative for the QDDR, will deliver a keynote address. Afterwards, George Ingram will moderate a conversation with Glenn Platt, Brandon Pustejovsky, Mark White, and Beth Tritter. RSVP.

Friday, May 15th at 10 am: The Brookings-LSE Project on Internal Displacement in collaboration with HIAS will host a discussion on Internal Displacement in Ukraine: Assessing the National Response. Speakers will include Elizabeth Ferris, Kateryna Moroz, Francois Stamm, and Alyona Vynogradova. Register here.

Friday, May 15th at 1 pm: The Project on International Order and Strategy at Brookings will host a conversation on Peacekeeping and Geopolitics in the 21st Century with Jean-Marie Guehenno. Guehenno will discussion his new memoir "The Fog of Peace: How International Engagement Can Stop the Conflicts of the 21st Century." Martin Indyk will provide introductory remarks; Bruce Jones will moderate. RSVP.

Employment Announcements (More details on the Job Board)

Senior Associate General Counsel 

ORGANIZATION:                         Office of the Director of National Intelligence

SALARY RANGE: $126,245 - $158,700
DEADLINE: June 2, 2015

Job Summary:

Provide expert legal advice to the Assistant Director for National Intelligence/Acquisition, Technology & Facilities (ADNI/AT&F), IARPA, and other senior ODNI leaders.

Provide expert legal counsel to support the development, review, and interpretation of IC-wide policies, procedures, guidelines, rules, and standards governing IC Major System Acquisitions, to include Requirements, Performance Management Plans, and Independent Cost Estimates.

Senior attorney for the OGC team that provides advice and counsel on complex legal issues including procurement law, major system acquisitions, intellectual property, fiscal law, and procurement integrity, and provides innovative and highly effective guidance on possible courses of action; and, expertly prepares complex, high profile, and persuasive legal documents on complex legal issues for a variety of internal and external recipients.

Position has the potential for supervisory responsibilities depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.


Superior multi-disciplinary legal skills and experience dealing with complex legal issues, as well as an expert ability to interpret laws, regulations, judicial decisions, Executive Orders, and statutes involving complex concepts and issues.

Expert-level knowledge of one or more of the general or specialized areas of OGC’s law practice, such as: intelligence oversight, privacy and civil liberties, federal employee ethics, National Security Law, Equal Employment Opportunity law, operations law, acquisition and appropriations, administrative law, and litigation.

Superior research abilities, including the ability to quickly integrate and synthesize the facts and law to make legally sound decisions, and recommendations pertaining to the most complex situations, or in the context of ambiguous or ill-defined situations.

How to Apply: 

Applications should be sent to either (classified email system) or (unclassified email system). Applicants submitting via JWICS are requested to submit their materials to both R. McPherson) and (Greta A. Hoyle) in lieu of the group address above. All attachments should be in Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF format.

Applications submitted through the classified email system should NOT contain classified information above the TS//SI/TK//NOFORN level.

To verify receipt of your application package ONLY, you may call (703) 275-3881.


Phone: (703)275-3811

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