The members of the Snyder Commission, erstwhile novices to the study of intelligence, all owe a debt of gratitude to a group of experts who generously lent their insight and counsel to fill an immense knowledge gap. For the patient answers, the thoughtful observations, and the long train ride to Princeton, we thank them sincerely. In particular, the Commission would like to acknowledge

Mr. Peter M. Daniher, Associate Deputy Director of Science and Technology, Central Intelligence Agency, whose superb presentation on the present state and future direction of the intelligence process shed valuable light on the current hazards of stovepiping analysis and the exciting efforts under way to use technology to improve the status quo;

Dr. Gerald K. Haines, Chief Historian of the National Reconnaissance Office, who provided a fascinating and candid account of the historical context in which American intelligence evolved during the Cold War, imparting much-needed perspective to a rapt audience;

Dr. John H. Hedley, Senior Intelligence Officer, CIA, author of A Checklist for Intelligence, whose wise reflections on the post-Cold War intelligence reform effort added new insight to the Commission's understanding of the true costs of change and the importance of synergistic collaboration between policy and intelligence;

Dr. Loch K. Johnson, Regents Professor of Political Science, University of Georgia, whose impassioned lecture on the proper role of intelligence in a democratic society elucidated the undiminished need for vigilant oversight in modern times and added new ethical dimensions to the Commission's study of intelligence;

The Honorable John H. Moseman, Director of the Office of Congressional Affairs, CIA, who provided a valuable insider's account of the work accomplished by the Commission on the Roles and Capabilities of the United States Intelligence Community, and shared the rich benefit of his extensive experience on the Hill;

The Honorable L. Britt Snider, General Counsel for Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and former Staff Director of the Aspin-Brown Commission, who in his formidable yet kind expertise helped the Commission to understand the intricacies of the relationship between the intelligence community and the Congress;

The Honorable Christopher Straub, Minority Staff Director of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, whose candid and fascinating presentation about the inner-workings of the Congressional intelligence oversight committees breathed life into a seemingly inaccessible facet of intelligence;

and Dr. Steven Aftergood of the Federation of American Scientists, who albeit not in person provided an enormous service to the members of this Commission through his scholarly devotion to intelligence reform

for their invaluable contribution to the study's progress. The Commission considers itself uniquely privileged to have reaped the cumulative benefit of their unparalleled expertise. The Snyder Commission would also like to express its sincere appreciation to Mr. Frederick P. Hitz '61, Statutory Inspector General for the Central Intelligence Agency, for his special contribution as an official consumer of our work. It is our fervent hope that the intelligence community will benefit in a meaningful way from this Commission's small but earnest endeavor.

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