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Lecture: The Care and Feeding of Undercover Agents 

Lifelong Learning Institute Lecture

  • October 25, 2017 at 10:30 pm

Gregory Family Theater

Speaker: Don Sheehan

Presented by the Lifelong Learning Institute, Manassas

An Undercover Operation (UCO) is a particularly sensitive and complicated investigative technique, equally effective in criminal investigations and counterintelligence/counterterrorism cases. In this presentation, you will hear how UCOs are run, the inherent stressors and human costs involved, and the large-scale network necessary to properly support Undercover Agents (UCAs). Much has been written about Undercover (UC) work, and it is widely covered on television shows and in popular movies, but real examples from actual cases, properly sanitized for security purposes, poignantly illustrate the true cost of UC work.

Don Sheehan coordinated the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Undercover activities in New Jersey from 1992 to 1995. In 1997, he was named special advisor to the FBI’s National Undercover Safeguard Program. In supporting the FBI’s Undercover Safeguard Program, Don was able to draw on his previous experience as a special agent/counterintelligence officer in the United States Marine Corps as well as his expertise in psychological testing derived from his former capacity as a school psychologist certified by the state of Maryland. He lectured on UC stress during his ten years as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Virginia and twelve years at Nova Southeastern University as an educational consultant and adjunct professor of psychology.

This event is open to the public. For more information about the Lifelong Learning Institute, Manassas, visit: lli-manassas.org