Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly today announced the appointment of Rebecca U. Weiner as the New York City Police Department’s Director of Intelligence Analysis.
“Rebecca Weiner has been actively engaged with the NYPD over the last six years in safeguarding New York City from another terrorism attack, and before that in honing her keen intellect and experience in national security issues, including transnational threats and nuclear proliferation,” Commissioner Kelly said. “New York remains at the top of the terrorists’ target list, and Director Weiner is a tremendous asset in the department’s understanding and evaluation of the threats the city faces.”
As Director of Intelligence Analysis, Ms. Weiner serves as the principal advisor to the NYPD’s Deputy Commissioner for Intelligence on all matters related to issues of international or domestic terrorism of concern to New York City. She shares responsibility for division-wide policy development and program management.
A cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School and magna cum laude graduate of Harvard College, Ms. Weiner, 35, served previously as the Intelligence Division’s legal counsel for intelligence analysis and as team leader for Middle East & North Africa-security related issues.
In March 2010, in her capacity with the NYPD, Ms. Weiner became the first person from local law enforcement to serve as liaison to the President’s National Intelligence Council. There, she participated in the coordination and production of strategic, estimative intelligence products related to transnational threats; supported and briefed the National Security Council, and represented the Intelligence community to policymakers. She also conducted interagency briefings during her year in Washington.
As legal counsel for intelligence analysis, Ms. Weiner drafted authorization statements for all Intelligence Division terrorism investigations, worked with federal and local prosecutors to develop terrorism cases, and provided legal counsel to the Intelligence Division’s management and staff. She also authored various intelligence reports, and provided strategic direction and management of intelligence collection and analysis for ongoing investigations.
Ms. Weiner served as an international security fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs; a research associate at the Monterey Institute‘s Center for Nonproliferation Studies; a biotechnology consultant in the Environment Directorate of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris; and a research consultant at Stanford University’s Program on Energy and Sustainable Development.
Ms. Weiner is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, where she previously served as research associate for its science and technology program. She is also a member of the New York State Bar. She is the author of several published scholarly articles on nuclear proliferation, international trade and national security.
Ms. Weiner succeeds Mitchell Silber who joined the private sector.