John Hollister Hedley


Hedley, John Hollister. Checklist for the Future of Intelligence. Occasional Paper. Washington, DC: Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, Georgetown University, 1995.


Hedley, John Hollister. "The CIA's New Openness." International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence 7, no. 2 (Summer 1994): 129-141.

The author chaired CIA's task force on internal communications and produced an agencywide newsletter, subjects which are the focus of the article.


Hedley, John Hollister. "A Colloquium -- The Intelligence Community: Is It Broken? How to Fix It?" Studies in Intelligence 39, no. 5 (1996): 11-18.

Hedley, John Hollister. "Learning from Intelligence Failures." International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence 18, no. 3 (Fall 2005): 435-450.

"Allegations of intelligence failure are inevitable.... This is true in large part because, in intelligence, failures are inevitable..... Intelligence organizations do learn (as well as suffer) from the allegations and the failures.... Even though it is impossible to learn once and for all how to prevent the reoccurrence of something inevitable, the ratio of success to failure probably can be improved." [Clark comment: Thus speaks a voice of reason.]


Hedley, John Hollister. "Reviewing the Work of CIA Authors: Secrets, Free Speech, and Fig Leaves." Studies in Intelligence, Spring 1998, 75-83.

The PRB began life in 1976 in the Office of the DCI as part of the Public Affairs office. It was moved in 1993 to the Directorate of Administration's Office of Information Technology. In 1997, it was redesignated the Publications Review Division in the directorate's Office of Information Management. The latter entity also includes the CIA component handling FOIA matters and the Historical Review Group (since early 1998).


Hedley, John Hollister. "Twenty Years of Officers in Residence." Studies in Intelligence 49, no. 4 (2005): 31-39.

The CIA's Officer-in-Residence Program "stands as a model for nurturing relations between intelligence and academia."

[CIA/Relations/Academe; RefMats/Teaching]

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