Intelligence Support to the U.S. President

April 11, 2023  |  12:15PM - 1:30PM
SRH 3.122 - LBJ School of Public Affairs

On Tuesday, April 11, 2023, The University of Texas at Austin’s Strauss-Clements Intelligence Studies Project, Strauss Center for International Security and Law, and Clements Center for National Security, in partnership with the LBJ School of Public Affairs, hosted Beth Sanner, former Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Mission Integration and former Director of the President’s Daily Brief, for a public talk on intelligence support to the U.S. President. For event photographs, click HERE. See below to view the video.


Beth Sanner was the Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Mission Integration from April 2019 to March 2021 where she oversaw the elements that coordinate and lead collection, analysis, and program oversight throughout the Intelligence Community. In this role, she also served as the President’s intelligence briefer. Previously she served as the Director of the President’s Daily Brief from April 2017 to April 2019 and as Vice-Chair of the National Intelligence Council from July 2015 to April 2017. For 35 years, Sanner has served in a wide range of leadership, staff, policy, and analytic positions in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the National Security Council, and the U.S. Department of State.

Prior to joining ODNI, Sanner held several senior leadership positions in CIA’s Directorate of Analysis, including leading the analytic effort on South Asia and serving as the deputy for analysis for Russian and European affairs. She also held analytic leadership roles for the Balkans, Central Europe, and Southeast Asia. Sanner was the Director of the Career Analyst Program, the training program for all new CIA analysts. Sanner is a Distinguished Graduate of the National War College, earning a Master of Science in National Security Strategy. She has a B.A. in Economics and International Affairs from The American University.