Naveed Jamali


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Naveed Jamali an expert on national security, intelligence, and law enforcement. From 2005-2009, he worked undercover for the FBI, infiltrating a Russian military intelligence operation in the United States. His work resulted in significant disruption of Russia’s US-based intelligence collection apparatus. He tells the story of his time as a double agent in his book, How to Catch a Russian Spy.

Naveed accepted a commission in the U.S. Navy as a reserve intelligence officer where he served with the Office of Naval Intelligence and the Defense Innovation Unit. He went on to become an MSNBC Intelligence Analyst, a Senior Fellow in the Program on National Security at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, and a special contributor for the Military Times.

He has briefed the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence on Russian intelligence collection tactics. Naveed is also: an Editor-at-Large for Newsweek, a member of National Association of Black Journalists, a Belfer Fellow at the Anti-Defamation League’s Center for Technology and Society, and co-chairs the Swatting Mitigation Advisory Committee for the Seattle Police Department.

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