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The President's Daily Brief: Delivering Intelligence to the First Customer

The President's Daily Brief: Delivering Intelligence to the First Customer

Wednesday, Sep 16, 2015   |   1:00-4:45pm   |  LBJ Auditorium

At a public event to be held in the LBJ Auditorium at the LBJ Presidential Library on September 16 from 1-4:45 p.m., the Central Intelligence Agency is scheduled to release previously classified daily briefings it gave to Presidents Lyndon B. Johnson and John F. Kennedy in the 1960s.

CIA Director John O. Brennan and Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper will deliver remarks at the event, which is titled, "The President’s Daily Brief: Delivering Intelligence to the First Customer." 

In addition, the program will feature a panel discussion and remarks by other leaders from the academic, archivist, policymaking, and intelligence communities, including:

  • Peter Clement, Deputy Assistant Director of CIA for Europe and Eurasia and former PDB Briefer, CIA
  • David S. Ferriero, Archivist of the United States
  • Porter J. Goss, Former Director, CIA
  • John Helgerson, Former Deputy Director for Intelligence, CIA
  • William Inboden, Executive Director, William P. Clements, Jr. Center for History, Strategy, and Statecraft, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Admiral Bobby Inman, Former Deputy Director of Central Intelligence, CIA
  • Joe Lambert, Director, Information Management Services, CIA
  • William H. McRaven, Chancellor, The University of Texas System
  • David Robarge, Chief Historian, CIA
  • Mark K. Updegrove, Director, LBJ Presidential Library

The President’s Daily Brief, known in Washington as the "PDB," contains intelligence analysis on crucial national security concerns. Only the president, vice president, and a small group of officials designated by the president receive the briefing. 

Director Brennan is scheduled to release the documents at the event. The collection includes PDBs from June 1961 in the early years of the Kennedy Administration through the end of President Johnson’s term in January 1969. 

The program is open to the public. Registration is required to attend. For more information, visit us at