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Michael Friel

Integration Manager, National Counterterrorism Center, Office of the Director of National Intelligence
United States of America

Mike is an Integration Manager at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) in the National Counterterrorism
Center (NCTC), where he works on National Security Policy efforts related to Identity Intelligence. Prior to his current role, Mike served on the IC's Presidential Transition team for the 2020 Election at ODNI and previously worked as an Identity Intelligence analyst at NCTC. Mike is also the co-chair of his agency's LGBTQ+ Employee Resource Group (ERG) where he proudly leads a large and active group. He is also an “Out Leader” in the 2022 class with “Out in National Security”. Prior to joining the USG, Mike worked as a Paralegal, focusing on White Collar Litigation in Anti-Money Laundering and foreign tax compliance efforts. Before being a Paralegal, Mike supported the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)'s Government Relations team. Mike went to American University, where he studied International Relations, earned a certificate in European Security Studies from Sciences Po Paris, and interned with the Northern Ireland Bureau and the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.