13 Jan WHS February: Lunch with Elena Kim-Mitchell, ODNI
Join Women in Homeland Security February 10, 2015 from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm, for an in-depth look at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) — their priorities for information sharing, and the integration of the private sector in information sharing activities.
Private Sector Partnerships
About Elena Kim-Mitchell
Ms. Kim-Mitchell is the Director for Private Sector Partnerships in the Office of theÂ Director for National Intelligence (ODNI) Office of Partner Engagement. In thisÂ capacity, she promotes the ODNIâ€™s mission to facilitate intelligence sharing with theÂ private sector and leverage intelligence community partnerships with the private sector toÂ maximize benefit to intelligence missions and national security.
Prior to this position, Ms. Kim-Mitchell was the Associate Deputy Under Secretary forÂ Plans, Policy, and Performance in the Department of Homeland Security Office ofÂ Intelligence and Analysis where she was responsible for directing and coordinatingÂ intelligence policy and information sharing across the DHS Intelligence Enterprise. ThisÂ included integrating intelligence policy support to national security policies andÂ strategies, engagement with foreign organizations, national information sharing issues,Â and resource formulation and allocation.
Ms. Kim-Mitchell has nearly 30 years of policy experience in foreign and militaryÂ engagement. She stood up the first ODNI Office of Foreign and Military PartnershipsÂ where her leadership responsibilities covered a wide variety of intelligence communityÂ policy matters with foreign partners, international agencies, and multinationalÂ organizations, and efforts to facilitate intelligence community coordination andÂ collaboration with Department of Defense. She served as a career officer at theÂ Department of State for over 25 years in a variety of positions, including the ActingÂ Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Political Military Affairs responsible for bilateralÂ and multilateral military-to-military relations, foreign security assistance programs,Â international peacekeeping initiatives, critical infrastructure protection, defense tradeÂ control, and defense planning coordination. During her career, she was also responsibleÂ for bilateral and multilateral environmental policy in the East Asia and Pacific region,Â including representing the U.S. as the Senior Environment Official to the Asia PacificÂ Economic Cooperation; international narcotics policy for European and United NationsÂ Affairs; and a wide range of other national security issues and programs.
Ms. Kim-Mitchell received her Masters in Public Administration from ColumbiaÂ University in New York and an undergraduate degree in Sociology from the UniversityÂ of California â€“ Berkeley. She is 2002 graduate of the National War College with aMasters in National Security Studies, and an alumna of the Excellence in GovernmentÂ Program.