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Larry C. Kindsvater

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The Honorable Larry C. Kindsvater is president and CEO of Kindsvater Consulting, which provides strategic advice and guidance to companies seeking to support the US Intelligence Community. Kindsvater Consulting was established in September 2005 after Kindsvater retired from an extensive career in the intelligence community. Kindsvater is the former Deputy Director of Central Intelligence for Community Management (DDCI/CM), the number three officer in the Intelligence Community and the primary officer, under the Director of Central Intelligence (DCI), responsible for developing and integrating the strategic, programmatic, budget, personnel, security, and information technology policies of the Intelligence Community. During his almost 34-year career as a CIA officer, Kindsvater also held other important positions within the Intelligence Community and CIA, including Acting DDCI (the number two position in the Intelligence Community), Executive Director/Intelligence Community Affairs, and Executive Assistant to the DCI. Kindsvater served a tour overseas as a CIA officer and began his CIA career as an analyst in the Directorate of Intelligence in 1971. He has received numerous intelligence awards, including the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal and the CIA Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal. Kindsvater has written about the need to reorganize the Intelligence Community (Studies in Intelligence, the journal of the American intelligence professional) and spoken before numerous groups regarding critical intelligence issues. He also testified before the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee that drafted the "Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004." Kindsvater has an MA in economics from Bowling Green State University and a BS in business administration from Susquehanna University.

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