Jorhena Thomas

Jorhena Thomas is an experienced international security and intelligence professional with expertise in applied intelligence, homeland security, and public safety at the international, national, and local levels.

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She has served as the Chief of Staff to the District of Columbia Deputy Mayor for Public Safety and Justice; Deputy Director and Operations Manager at the Washington Regional Threat Analysis Center (the District of Columbia's intelligence fusion center); and Senior Intelligence Analyst and Program Manager with the FBI.

Jorhena has significant experience working in the interagency environment, to include integrating non-traditional local partners into the homeland security enterprise; teaching intelligence courses; leading initiatives with foreign partners and international organizations; and navigating complex, high-profile, politically-sensitive joint agency matters.

She has conducted multiple courses focused on intelligence analysis, both within and outside of the United States. Throughout her career, she has led teams of analysts on a range of projects, from complex terrorism investigations to academic-level intelligence assessments. She has been both the author and final editor of numerous classified and unclassified reports, and has mentored senior analysts in the tradecraft of effective and practical intelligence analysis.