Oct 20, 2014
Former CIA Senior Analyst
Cindy Storer, as a Senior Analyst at the Central Intelligence Agency, was among the very few who first identified and warned about Al-Qaeda in the mid-1990s. Both before and after 9/11, Cindy researched, wrote, and briefed about Afghanistan, Islamic Extremism, Al-Qaeda and various other aspects of the “War on Terror” to senior policymakers. Her inventive model for understanding terrorism was featured as one of the Best Ideas of 2006 by the New York Times Magazine. Since leaving the CIA in 2007, Cindy has been a Fellow at the Center for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism at the University of Maryland, provided analysis training and education to US federal, state, and local agencies, and teaches intelligence and terrorism courses at Coastal Carolina University. She is also currently consulting with the International Spy Museum in Washington, DC. In 2013, Cindy was featured in the Emmy Award-winning HBO documentary Manhunt: The Inside Story of the Hunt for Bin Laden.