Spy Chat LIVE with Chris Costa

Special Guest: Dr. Stacey Dixon

Join us for a hybrid Spy Chat LIVE. This will be a timely discussion of the latest intelligence, national security, and terrorism issues with a very special guest. Spy Museum Executive Director Chris Costa will lead the briefing. Costa, a former intelligence officer of 34 years with 25 of those in active duty in hot spots such as Panama, Bosnia, Afghanistan, and Iraq, is also a past Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Counterterrorism on the National Security Council. He will be joined by Dr. Stacey Dixon, Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence.

Dixon was sworn in as the Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence (PDDNI) on August 4, 2021. She currently serves as the sixth Senate-confirmed PDDNI. With more than 20 years of intelligence experience, Dixon has led the Intelligence Community at the highest ranks. She joined ODNI after serving as the eighth Deputy Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) from 2019-2021, where she assisted the Director both in leading the agency and managing the National System for Geospatial Intelligence. From 2018 to 2019, she was the fourth Director of the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), after serving as its Deputy Director from 2016 to 2018. Before joining IARPA, Dixon served as the Deputy Director of NGA’s research directorate, where she oversaw geospatial intelligence research and development. She held additional leadership roles at NGA as the Chief of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs and Deputy Director of the Corporate Communications Office. Prior to serving at NGA, Dixon was a staff member for the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. She first started her intelligence career at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in 2003, where she was assigned to the National Reconnaissance Office’s advanced systems and technology directorate.

Following the speakers’ discussion of key issues, you’ll be able to ask questions whether you are attending online or in-person.

The in-person event will have open seating available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

  Assistive listening devices will be available for the in-person program. 

  Auto-generated closed captioning will be available for this program when viewed online.