The Gate 15 Interview: Protests, Prejudice, and Perspective in Intelligence & Analysis, with Jorhena Thomas

As we continue to build out the Gate 15 Podcast series, we’re happy to usher in our newest part of the series, the monthly Gate 15 Interview. In this inaugural Gate 15 Interview, Andy Jabbour talks with Jorhena Thomas on her recent post “Intel Community, Our Turn is Coming,” as they discuss informed, inclusive analysis as well as related thoughts on current racial tensions, protests, biases, the threat environment, and how we, as individuals and as a community, can strive towards being our best.

“I listened to the new Gate 15 podcast this morning with you and Jorhena. It was awesome. Probably the best podcast I have heard in awhile. I know it is difficult to open up publicly for most of us but you and Jorhena did us all a great service by providing the commentary that you did. Well done and thanks again.” – from a valued colleague

Jorhena Thomas is a Senior Risk Consultant working with our Gate 15 team and teaches within higher education in the Washington, D.C. area. She “is an experienced international security and intelligence professional with expertise in applied intelligence, homeland security, and public safety at the international, national, and local levels. She has served as the Chief of Staff to the District of Columbia Deputy Mayor for Public Safety and Justice; Deputy Director and Operations Manager at the Washington Regional Threat Analysis Center (the District of Columbia’s intelligence fusion center); and Senior Intelligence Analyst and Program Manager with the FBI.” (read more via Georgetown University here and on LinkedIn here)

This Gate 15 Interview podcast is a monthly interview between Gate 15’s founder and Managing Director, Andy Jabbour and guests from throughout the homeland security risk management community addressing a wide range of all-hazards topics and issues, and is a companion to the soon-to-be-renamed Gate 15 Pod (with Andy, Jennifer Lyn Walker, David Pounder, and Jorhena Thomas), and the Nerd Out! Security Panel Discussion, moderated by Dave Pounder.

The Gate 15 Podcast, the Gate 15 Interview, and the Nerd Out! Security Panel Discussion are recurring discussion among our team and our valued guests as we explore the all-hazards threats and risks impacting the United States and internationally. As we seek to help apply a threat-informed, risk-based approach to analysis, preparedness and operations, we hope these podcasts are informative and maybe even a little entertaining.

Please enjoy this episode of The Gate 15 Interview, episode three, on Anchor, Apple, Spotify, as well as other locations.

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