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Nada Bakos

Former CIA Analyst and Targeting Officer

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 Nada Bakos Biography

Nada Bakos, a former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) analyst, was on the team charged with analyzing the relationship between Iraq, Al-Qaeda and 9/11. During the war, Ms. Bakos became the Chief Targeting Officer following Zarqawi and subsequently a key inspiration for the lead character in the Academy Award nominated film "Zero Dark Thirty" about the capture of Osama bin Laden. After 20 years in the intelligence field and corporate world, Ms. Bakos is currently focused on national security issues, illicit networks and regional stability around the world. As an analyst at the CIA, she wrote and contributed to key intelligence reports from the front lines in Iraq, reports delivered to the White House, Congressional leaders and Department of Defense. After leaving the CIA, Ms. Bakos applied her ability to assess and respond to complex national security issues to identifying business risks for Seattle-based Starbucks Corporate, where she translated these risks into actionable strategic communications plans in support of the company’s global expansion. Ms. Bakos has worked with C-level corporate executives, senior level government officials, and front-line-technical teams to help them understand the business – or security – related context to deploying new processes and technologies.

Ms. Bakos’ began as an analyst in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of 9/11 and later transitioned to the National Clandestine Service, where the spies work. As an analyst, she had the rare opportunity to work with some unbelievably smart and perceptive people, men and women who can discern pertinent pieces of information in volumes of data and make sense of them in a clear and concise manner, working at speeds and under pressures that few others likely experience. As Ms. Bakos’ career transitioned from an analyst to a Targeting Officer following Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, her career path was full of unanticipated and unimaginable possibilities.

As a manager in the Targeting organization, Ms. Bakos’ action arm was quite often the Special Forces teams and the CIA’s targeting teams set up to meet their unique requirements for ‘high value, actionable’ intelligence. Their targeting work focused on compiling “intelligence” collected holistically to create “targeting packages” against specific individuals and organizations vs. whack-a-mole targeting. Unlike previous wars, traditional tactical battlefield intelligence wasn't always actionable, intel had to be rooted out from multiple sources and pieced together. It is here that Ms. Bakos’ unique skill set thrived in mining and interpreting these non-traditional pieces of “intelligence” that eventually played a major role in capturing the most wanted man in history.

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  • • 5 Decision-Making Strategies Under Pressure
    • Communications and Stress: How to Develop Your 'Bottom-Line Up Front' Statement
    • Employee Engagement: How to Effectively Allow Employees to Have Autonomy and Authority
    • The Current State of Terrorism

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Nada Bakos

Former CIA Analyst and Targeting Officer

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Nada Bakos Biography

Nada Bakos, a former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) analyst, was on the team charged with analyzing the relationship between Iraq, Al-Qaeda and 9/11. During the war, Ms. Bakos became the Chief Targeting Officer following Zarqawi and subsequently a key inspiration for the lead character in the Academy Award nominated film "Zero Dark Thirty" about the capture of Osama bin Laden. After 20 years in the intelligence field and corporate world, Ms. Bakos is currently focused on national security issues, illicit networks and regional stability around the world. As an analyst at the CIA, she wrote and contributed to key intelligence reports from the front lines in Iraq, reports delivered to the White House, Congressional leaders and Department of Defense. After leaving the CIA, Ms. Bakos applied her ability to assess and respond to complex national security issues to identifying business risks for Seattle-based Starbucks Corporate, where she translated these risks into actionable strategic communications plans in support of the company’s global expansion. Ms. Bakos has worked with C-level corporate executives, senior level government officials, and front-line-technical teams to help them understand the business – or security – related context to deploying new processes and technologies.

Ms. Bakos’ began as an analyst in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of 9/11 and later transitioned to the National Clandestine Service, where the spies work. As an analyst, she had the rare opportunity to work with some unbelievably smart and perceptive people, men and women who can discern pertinent pieces of information in volumes of data and make sense of them in a clear and concise manner, working at speeds and under pressures that few others likely experience. As Ms. Bakos’ career transitioned from an analyst to a Targeting Officer following Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, her career path was full of unanticipated and unimaginable possibilities.

As a manager in the Targeting organization, Ms. Bakos’ action arm was quite often the Special Forces teams and the CIA’s targeting teams set up to meet their unique requirements for ‘high value, actionable’ intelligence. Their targeting work focused on compiling “intelligence” collected holistically to create “targeting packages” against specific individuals and organizations vs. whack-a-mole targeting. Unlike previous wars, traditional tactical battlefield intelligence wasn't always actionable, intel had to be rooted out from multiple sources and pieced together. It is here that Ms. Bakos’ unique skill set thrived in mining and interpreting these non-traditional pieces of “intelligence” that eventually played a major role in capturing the most wanted man in history.

Nada Bakos Videos

  • Ex-CIA Analyst Admits Bush Admin Wanted Saddam 9/11 Connection
  • A 'Sisterhood' of Analysts Who Helped Find Bin Laden

Nada Bakos Speaking Topics


  • • 5 Decision-Making Strategies Under Pressure
    • Communications and Stress: How to Develop Your 'Bottom-Line Up Front' Statement
    • Employee Engagement: How to Effectively Allow Employees to Have Autonomy and Authority
    • The Current State of Terrorism

FAQs on booking Nada Bakos

  • How to book Nada Bakos?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Nada Bakos for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Nada Bakos, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Nada Bakos or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Nada Bakos?

    Booking fees for Nada Bakos, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Nada Bakos, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Nada Bakos?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Nada Bakos for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Nada Bakos for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Nada Bakos or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Nada Bakos or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Nada Bakos is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Nada Bakos for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Nada Bakos generally travels from D.C., DC, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are FC (Freaky Clown), Eli Pariser, Malcolm Nance, Ben Wizner and Keren Elazari. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Nada Bakos for an upcoming event.

Nada Bakos Speaker Videos

  • Ex-CIA Analyst Admits Bush Admin Wanted Saddam 9/11 Connection
    A 'Sisterhood' of Analysts Who Helped Find Bin Laden

Nada Bakos Speaking Topics


  • • 5 Decision-Making Strategies Under Pressure
    • Communications and Stress: How to Develop Your 'Bottom-Line Up Front' Statement
    • Employee Engagement: How to Effectively Allow Employees to Have Autonomy and Authority
    • The Current State of Terrorism

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