Political Science

ROUNDTABLE: Information, IT, & the IC

Wed, 7 Mar 2018 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

The Future of Information Sharing & Technology Policy in the Intelligence Community

A discussion with Mr. John Sherman -- 
Chief Information Officer, U.S. Intelligence Community

Please join us on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at noon in the JMU Washington Center to hear from Mr. John Sherman (bio), recently appointed by President Trump to serve as CIO of the Intelligence Committee (IC).  Mr. Sherman will discuss the IC’s reexamination of how it provides a common information technology (IT) infrastructure to support sharing sensitive, classified secrets from undercover assets in the field to policymakers in DC and around the globe.

In this unclassified ​and off-the-record ​session, Mr. Sherman will discuss such topics as need-to-know, need-to-share, the government cloud, artificial intelligence, and software/infrastructure as a service. He will explore initiatives to date and provide a glimpse into how the IC, working with commercial IT services providers, can do more, faster.

The JMU Washington Center is located at 1400 16th Street, NW, Suite 320.  The Center is a 10-minute walk from the Dupont Circle Metro.  Metered street parking is available nearby.  Garage parking is $21 (entrance is at 1616 P Street, NW).  A light lunch will be provided.

​Space is limited, so please register here ASAP:


This event is sponsored by the JMU Political Science Department's Alumni Board. Questions may be directed to Collin Lee or Jamie Lockhart.

We look forward to your attendance!


Collin Lee ('99), Professional Staff, U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Appropriations

Jamie Lockhart (’08), National Director, Mission: Readiness 

This talk is part of the JMU Washington Center Public Affairs Roundtable series.




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