by Andrew Borene, Associate Vice President for Research at National Intelligence University > Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)

Stronger Together: Lessons from 21 Years of Intelligence Integration
“The cyber domain is emerging as the first choice of battle space for many foreign adversaries of the United States, NATO, and other vital US security partners. These adversaries with deep pockets do not adhere to the system of laws and norms for the free world. They also target infrastructure largely owned and operated by private sector entities. The result is a need for a collaborative US and allied approach to cyberspace built upon willing partnerships across international, intergovernmental and public-private boundaries. Some good news is that lessons on success exist from more than 20 years of worldwide US counterterrorism collaboration combined with a culture of “shared floorboards” and “information sharing” between diverse stakeholders in US cybersecurity.” 

Andrew Borene is a career executive in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), an attorney, and a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Andrew has more than 20 years of experience in intelligence, operations, cybersecurity, and investigations. An adjunct professor at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, he teaches an evening course on transnational crime. He also has private sector senior executive experience leading advanced technology, high risk, and rapid growth initiatives within Fortune 100 companies and as turnaround CEO of a publicly-held encryption development company. He has been a Senior Advisor to the Director of the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), an Associate Deputy General Counsel at the Pentagon, and an advisor to Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) leadership. He is a former U.S. Marine intelligence officer and Iraq veteran. Andrew holds a JD from the University of Minnesota Law School and a BA in Economics from Macalester College. He is a Life Member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a recipient of the FBI Director’s Award.