Listen: Chief Strategy Officer, Sasha O'connell, Benjamin discussed on The Lawfare Podcast
"<music> so i think the first piece is to understand the context for change. What is a normal date f._b._i. Headquarters quarter look like and then thinking about how you add in change right the first piece. I think that's important understand for context is the normal course of business at f._b._i. Headquarters is the paces just extraordinarily high just on the criminal side. You're talking about tens of thousands of cases that are open operational any every day and headquarters on the criminal side for example are just making sure the field offices have what they need responding to any legal process requests trying to do program management right so there's kind of a core business tempo. That's it's extremely high. I'm benjamin witness and this is the law fair podcast august thirteenth two thousand nineteen. Sasha o'connell is 'executive in residents in the school of public affairs at american university and the director of the terrorism and homeland security policy master's program there but more importantly for our purposes. She had a long career at the f._b._i. Where she served in a variety of strategic management positions she was basically the f._b._i.'s chief strategy officer. She joined me the other day in the jungle studio to talk about what takes to turn a ship like the f._b._i. What it takes on issues like i._t. And technology what it takes on issues of investigative focus focus like changing an organization to focus on terrorism and then noticing that you have to also focus on cybersecurity and we talked about how to make an organization like the f._b._i. Think about recruiting diversity. It's a wide ranging conversation with a super interesting person.."