Frederick P. Hitz ’61 - "Edward Snowden's Revelations and their Effect on U.S. Intelligence"
Department:WWS Office of Public Affairs and Communications
Audience:Open to the Public
Frederick P. Hitz ’61, former inspector general of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and adjunct professor at the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia, will present a public talk titled, "Edward Snowden's Revelations and their Effect on U.S. Intelligence” at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 6, 2014, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.
Hitz served extensively in the Central Intelligence Agency, in the CIA’s clandestine service, as legislative counsel to the director of Central Intelligence, and as deputy director for Europe in the Directorate of Operations. Hitz was appointed the first statutory inspector general of CIA by President George H.W. Bush. He served in that capacity from 1990-1998 when he retired. He was awarded the Distinguished Intelligence Medal by the Director of Central Intelligence in 1998 and received a Resolution of Commendation from the US Senate upon the fifth anniversary of his tenure as CIA Inspector General in 1995.
Hitz played a role in the investigation into the CIA's role in the alleged cocaine trafficking in the US during the Reagan administration. He also led at the CIA was the Aldrich Ames betrayal. He has written extensively about espionage and intelligence issues, including a book entitled “The Great Game: the Myth and Reality of Espionage,” and in April, 2008, “Why Spy? Espionage in an Era of Uncertainty.”