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Intelligence and Democracy

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The Intelligence and Democracy program is designed to explore potential avenues that may enable the successful reform of intelligence agencies in a democracy.  The program assists countries that are working to consolidate their democracies, which includes the institutionalization of transparent, accountable, and effective democratic intelligence systems. Key objectives include:

  • Provide an understanding of the relevance of intelligence reform in democracy
  • Provide insights on why it is important that policy makers become involved in intelligence reform in a democracy
  • Explain intelligence reform requirements, challenges & opportunities
  • If needed, assist participants in developing an action plan for intelligence reform in their countries 


The CCMR Concept of this program includes:

  • Build capacity in allied and partner governments through custom-built short courses at three levels
  • Global (Monterey)
  • Regional (Identified by Combatant Commands)
  • Bilateral
  • Emphasize interagency and multinational approaches
  • Use presentations, case-studies, and exercises
  • Allow participants to teach other participants
  • Partner with other community providers

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Cristiana Matei
Florina Cristiana (Cris) Matei joined CCMR in 2003, and is now a Program Manager for the Civil-Military Relations Program, specializing in Latin America and Intelligence & Democracy. Dr. Matei has ... Read More