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Senior Instructors

John P. Slattery
Senior Instructor

Mr. Slattery spent more than 30 years with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), retiring in 2008 as a member of the Senior Executive Service and serving as Deputy Assistant Director for Counterintelligence (CI) within the FBI’s National Security Branch. He had executive oversight of a multi-million dollar annual budget and numerous operational support programs; he also chaired boards, committees and national-level working groups which dealt with sensitive techniques and interagency relationships as they applied to FBI national security operations around the world. 


Mr. Slattery facilitated sensitive, operational liaison relationships between the FBI and its various partner agencies throughout his career, especially in the realm of CI, national security activities and undercover operations.  Between 2002 and 2006 he served extended assignments to executive-level management positions within the intelligence community to include Chief of the Counterespionage Group at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA); a position mandated by presidential directive and created to centralize and unify leadership surrounding CIA efforts to detect and mitigate insider threats.  Mr. Slattery also served as the Director of Public Affairs, Training & Education within the Office of the National Counterintelligence Executive (now part of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence - ODNI).


As a field agent Mr. Slattery spent more than 10 years in a variety of undercover roles. He subsequently became a Supervisory Special Agent and later a National Program Manager in the FBI headquarters section responsible for the selection, training, psychological assessment and backstopping of covert personnel. He delivered classroom and practical instruction, conducted operational/psychological “readiness” evaluations, represented FBI equities in interagency and international forums on covert investigations and developed innovative solutions for many complex challenges facing covert operations in the law enforcement community.


Mr. Slattery’s currently operates Specialty Resource Consulting (SRC), LLC, which provides intelligence-driven services and solutions to the private sector including due diligence and vetting support to athletic programs, organizations and franchises. The SRC approach includes forward-thinking ways to analyze and extract useful ‘behavioral indicators’ from social media and the development of discreet and reliable sources of information to better inform decision-makers in professional and collegiate sports.


Mr. Slattery has been featured on CNN, NPR, CBS Sixty Minutes, NBC Nightly News, NBC Today Show, BBC and WTOP Radio and has been quoted by the AP, Time Magazine, Reuters, Security Magazine, New York Times and Washingtonian Magazine.   


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