During her 20-year CIA career, Ms. Wood served in the Director’s area and three Agency directorates—analysis, operations, and digital innovation—leading a wide variety of the Agency’s missions related to counterterrorism, the Middle East, and open source. She delivered the President’s Daily Brief to senior Administration officials in the George W. Bush Administration, stood up the Sherman Kent School’s Senior Analyst Program, and led the analytic team that prepared the CIA Director for briefings to Congress and National Security Council meetings.
Ms. Wood was selected for the Agency’s Senior Intelligence Service and finished her career at CIA as the Deputy Director of the Innovation & Technology Group at the CIA’s Open Source Center where she successfully led programs and technical experts that extracted meaning from big data and created tools, methodologies, and infrastructure for the future.
Ms. Wood graduated from Occidental College with an A.B. in Political Science. She is currently serving as a non-resident Fellow for the Intelligence Project at the Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and on the Advisory Board for the International Spy Museum in Washington, DC.
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A Blueprint for the Future: The CIA in 2021 and Beyond
by Marc Polymeropoulos and Kristin Wood
Oct 20th, 2020