Accused Co-Conspirator in Louisiana Helped Administer U.S. Intelligence-Funded Academic Program

NEWSWEEK's Mark Hosenball reports on the Declassified blog:

One of four men arrested Tuesday for attempting to interfere with the telephones at the New Orleans office of Sen. Mary Landrieu previously helped run a U.S. intelligence-funded program to train would-be American spies, Declassified has learned.

Between August 2007 and October 2008, Stanley Dai worked as assistant director of a program called the Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence at Trinity Washington University, a small Catholic college in Washington, D.C., according to a school official. The official, university vice president Ann Pauley, said that the program was completely funded by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. She said the purpose of the program was to expose both undergraduates and graduate students at the university to the work of the intelligence community and to prepare them for possible careers in intelligence. She said that as a result of the program, the university established a master's degree program in intelligence and security studies. She said that the government grant funding the program ended in 2008.

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