Jake Harrington

Intelligence Fellow, International Security Program

Jake Harrington is intelligence fellow in the International Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). He joins CSIS after more than a decade of service at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), where he supported the Bureau’s national security mission in a variety of roles. He most recently served as a detailee to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) Office of Legislative Affairs, where he managed the legislative engagement portfolio for the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) and other ODNI components. From 2018 to 2020, Harrington was the special assistant to the FBI chief information officer, where he focused on enterprise information technology modernization and cybersecurity. Between 2010 and 2018, he was an intelligence analyst in the FBI counterterrorism and counterintelligence divisions and advised senior FBI executives on a wide range of strategy, management, and intelligence matters.

Harrington previously worked in the International Security Program from 2005 to 2008. While at CSIS, he staffed the Independent Commission on the Security Forces of Iraq and spent a year detailed to the Pentagon in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy. Prior to joining CSIS in 2005, he was a legislative correspondent in the office of Senator Susan Collins, who represents his home state of Maine. He holds a master’s degree in international relations and international economics from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Davidson College.