Dr. Jennifer Sims is the Senior Fellow on National Intelligence at The Chicago Council on Global Affairs as well as professor and the director of intelligence studies at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. Dr. Sims has also served as the deputy assistant secretary of state for intelligence coordination and an intelligence advisor to the undersecretary for management and coordinator for intelligence resources and planning at the U.S. Department of State. She received the National Distinguished Service Medal, the intelligence community's highest civilian honor, in 1998. Her research focuses on how intelligence can support counterterrorism, counter proliferation, and homeland security efforts. She has also written extensively on these subjects.