Partner, Arnold & Porter
Former General Counsel, Central Intelligence Agency
Member, Markle Task Force on National Security in the Information Age

"State and local law enforcement have an essential role to play in protecting our homeland security. A cop on the beat may have information that can stop the next attack, but he needs to know what to look for and how to report it. To keep our country safe, information must be shared effectively, not only within the intelligence community and among federal agencies, but also among federal, state, and local governments and with key private sector partners. As outlined in the PM-ISE's annual report, the Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting Initiative has been a major focus of the ISE over the last year. The program has enjoyed enthusiastic support from the LAPD and other state and local participants. But more work needs to be done."

Jeffrey Smith heads the national and homeland security practice at Arnold & Porter LLP, which regularly counsels both US and foreign companies on a wide range of national security issues. His practice includes advising major defense and aerospace...
  • Partner, Arnold & Porter
    Former General Counsel, Central Intelligence Agency
    Member, Markle Task Force on National Security in the Information Age