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CIA Medal of Distinction Recipient to Speak at BTAC

What Government and Private Sectors Can Learn From Each Other

11 May 2006

NEW YORK, NY-- The Business Threat Awareness Council will hold a breakfast meeting with special guest speaker, Jan Herring on Thursday May 25, 2006 at 8:45 AM in midtown Manhattan.

His topic will be:

"Intelligence: What Can Government and Private Sectors Learn From Each Other?"

Mr. Herring will examine business-government interaction and cooperation in the post 9/11 world.

There is no charge for this event; however space is limited so you must RSVP by email to:

We will reply with meeting location details.

Mr. Herring is a veteran of the US Marine Corps and the Central Intelligence Agency (20 yrs) where he received the Medal of Distinction, the CIA s highest award. He also received letters of commendation from the President of the United States, the Attorney General, the Director of the FBI, and the Customs Commissioner for his contributions to national security and federal law enforcement.

In the private sector Mr. Herring created several corporate intelligence systems based on national security principles. At Motorola he designed and developed the first modern business intelligence system which is recognized as the most advanced operation of its kind in the corporate world.

Mr. Herring is a charter member, Fellow, and 1993 winner of the Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals (SCIP) highest honor, the Meritorious Award. In 2000 he was given the Faye Brill Service Award for his continuing contributions to SCIP. A frequent writer and lecturer on the subject of corporate intelligence, Mr. Herring is also the co-founder of the Academy of Competitive Intelligence.

Today, Mr. Herring has his own consulting firm, Herring & Associates, which assists intelligence professionals set up and manage their own Business Intelligence programs, as well as improve their existing intelligence processes.


The Business Threat Awareness Council is a voluntary group of professionals from the private and public sectors whose main goals are to improve threat awareness, promote best practices in threat management and business counterintelligence, and to disseminate this information to American businesses.

BTAC is a non-partisan and non-commercial organization. BTAC meetings are forums to exchange ideas, alert others to new and existing threats, and to meet like-minded professionals for the purpose of strengthening the infrastructure of America's commerce. For further information about BTAC and council events please visit

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