SECOND CPP DINNER FOR THE SPRING 2019 CLASS
On July 1st – Partnership for a Secure America held the second of three off-the-record dinners with Special Agent Peter Ahearn to discuss how the FBI changed following the terror attacks of 9/11, the inter-agency process and how federal law enforcement fits into the national security apparatus. Mr. Ahearn served as a Senior Advisor with the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI). In this role, he was responsible for assisting the ODNI in the areas of national intelligence integration, human intelligence policy, homeland security, national security and law enforcement intelligence programs, national intelligence budget and congressional intelligence oversight matters.
This was a closed event for the Spring 2019 Congressional Partnership Program fellows.
This event was made possible by the generous support of the Carnegie Corporation of New York.
Peter Ahearn served two years as a Senior Advisor with the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI). In this role, he was responsible for assisting the ODNI in the area of National Intelligence integration, Human Intelligence policy, providing guidance on Homeland Security, National Security and law enforcement intelligence programs, National Intelligence budget, and Congressional intelligence oversight matters.
Prior to his retirement from the FBI in March 2006, Mr. Ahearn served in a variety of positions of increasing responsibility. In March 2001, the Bureau appointed Mr. Ahearn to the position of Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the Buffalo, New York, Division, which was recognized during his tenure with multiple Director’s awards, Attorney General’s Awards, and the Service to America Medal for its work in the “Lackawanna Six” international terrorism case, James Charles Kopp anti-abortion terrorist and Teamster Local 91 RICO prosecution in Niagara Falls, NY. He was instrumental in establishing the FBI supported Regional Computer Forensics Lab for Western New York, the Buffalo FBI’s Cyber Security program and Public Corruption Task Force. He oversaw crisis management and tactical operations having been a former FBI SWAT team leader.
Mr. Ahearn graduated from Rutgers University in 1976 with a degree in Business Administration and Accounting. His consulting firm, Ahearn Consulting Group in the Washington, D.C. area, is a company that provides executive consulting and business development on National Security, Cyber Security, Crisis Management and Law Enforcement matters.