Brian Lessenberry

National Intelligence Officer, Weapons of Mass Destruction & Proliferation at National Intelligence Council

Brian Lessenberry

Brian Lessenberry

National Intelligence Officer, Weapons of Mass Destruction & Proliferation at National Intelligence Council

Biography

Brian Lessenberry
National Intelligence Officer for Weapons of Mass Destruction and Proliferation

Mr. Brian Lessenberry was appointed National Intelligence Officer for Weapons of Mass Destruction and Proliferation in June 2011. He joined the National Intelligence Council in 2009 as Deputy National Intelligence Officer for WMD with responsibility for the arms control and counterproliferation strategy portfolio. A career intelligence officer, Mr. Lessenberry previously served as a senior proliferation analyst at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) between 1998 and 2007, specializing in strategic assessments of foreign nuclear capabilities and intentions. From 2007 to 2009, Mr. Lessenberry served as a DNI Fellow assigned to support the National Security Staff. In this capacity, he advised the Special Assistant to the President for Nonproliferation Policy and other senior policymakers on intelligence matters.

Mr. Lessenberry holds a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and a Master of Arts with Honors in International Relations from the University of Chicago. He is the recipient of the NGA Meritorious Civilian Service Medal.

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Chairman at National Intelligence Council

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Director, Analysis & Production Staff at National Intelligence Council

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National Intelligence Officer for Transnational Threats at National Intelligence Council

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Senior Fellow-Foreign Policy, Center on the United States & Europe at The Brookings Institution

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Former Chairman at National Intelligence Council

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Vice Chairman & Senior Advisor at Eurasia Group Ltd.

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Director, RAND Center for Global Risk & Security at RAND Corporation

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Former Advisor to the Chief of Staff at The United States Agency for International Development

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Senior Fellow-Foreign Policy, Center for Middle East Policy, Center for Security, Strategy & Technology & Director-the Intelligence Project at The Brookings Institution

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Affiliate Faculty at Georgetown University

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National Intelligence Officer, Weapons of Mass Destruction & Proliferation at National Intelligence Council
Education
Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service

Georgetown University is a private research university in Washington, D.C. Founded in 1789, it is the oldest Jesuit and Catholic university in the United States. Georgetown's main campus, located in Washington's Georgetown neighborhood, is noted for Healy Hall, a National Historic Landmark in the Romanesque revival style. Georgetown operates a law center on Capitol Hill and auxiliary campuses in Italy, Turkey, and Qatar.

Master of Arts in International Relations with Honors

UCE’s Office of Investments is responsible for managing the University's investment assets, which includes overseeing the endowment to ensure that it benefits both current and future generations of the University of Chicago. They oversee the broad investment strategy and provide input to the development of the strategic and tactical investment policies of the University & UCMC endowments, pension plans and self-insurance trust assets. Their strategy combines qualitative and quantitative analysis, seeking to achieve superior investment performance on a risk-adjusted basis.

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Council on Foreign Relations, Inc. provides and disseminates ideas on foreign policies to individuals, corporate members, journalists and policy makers. It operates a forum for government officials, students and other interested parties to study and discuss world issues and impact on American foreign policies. The company publishes Foreign Affairs, a magazine that comes out six times a year, along with books and studies by its own scholars. Council on Foreign Relations was founded in 1921 and is headquartered in New York City, NY.

Career History
National Intelligence Officer, Weapons of Mass Destruction & Proliferation
2009 - Current
Senior Proliferation Analyst
1998 - 2007

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) delivers world-class geospatial intelligence that provides a decisive advantage to policymakers, warfighters, intelligence professionals and first responders. Anyone who sails a U.S. ship, flies a U.S. aircraft, makes national policy decisions, fights wars, locates targets, responds to natural disasters, or even navigates with a cellphone relies on NGA. NGA enables all of these critical actions and shapes decisions that impact our world through the indispensable discipline of geospatial intelligence (GEOINT). NGA is a unique combination of intelligence agency and combat support agency. It is the world leader in timely, relevant, accurate and actionable GEOINT. NGA enables the U.S. intelligence community and the Department of Defense (DOD) to fulfill the president’s national security priorities to protect the nation. NGA also anticipates its partners’ future needs and advances the GEOINT discipline to meet them. NGA is the lead federal agency for GEOINT and manages a global consortium of more than 400 commercial and government relationships. The director of NGA serves as the functional manager for GEOINT, the head of the National System for Geospatial Intelligence (NSG) and the coordinator of the global Allied System for Geospatial Intelligence (ASG). In its multiple roles, NGA receives guidance and oversight from DOD, the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) and Congress. NGA is headquartered in Springfield, Va. and has two major locations in St. Louis and Arnold, Mo. Hundreds of NGA employees serve on support teams at U.S. military, diplomatic and allied locations around the world.

Awards & Honors
Director of National Intelligence Fellow Award
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