UT-Austin Student Completes Research on "Espionage in the Digital Age: How Technology is Impacting the Recruitment and Handling of Spies"

Jun 24, 2020

Katie Dehlinger, a UT-Austin Plan II Honors student, recently completed her research thesis on "Espionage in the Digital Age: How Technology is Impacting the Recruitment and Handling of Spies." Using the framework of the so-called "agent acquisition cycle," Ms. Dehlinger analyzed how dramatic advances in digital technology were impacting every facet of human intelligence gathering from spotting potential sources to terminating agent relationships. ISP Director Steve Slick and CIA's Resident Intelligence Officer Alan Kessler advised Ms. Dehlinger on the year-long project. Congratulations! The full thesis can be found HERE.