Frederick P. Hitz

Professor Frederick Hitz

Since 1998 Fred Hitz has been lecturing at the Woodrow Wilson School of Princeton University and at the University of Virginia School of Law. A graduate of Harvard Law School, he entered the Career Training Program at the CIA and served in the clandestine service in Africa. In 1974, he returned to law practice but re-entered government service in congressional liaison capacities with the State, Defense, and Energy departments before resuming his career at the CIA in 1978 as Legislative Counsel to the Director of Central Intelligence. Hitz was responsible for managing the Agency's response to the Intelligence Charters legislation that came out of the Church Committee hearings in 1976. In 1980, he became Deputy Director for Europe in the Directorate of Operations. Hitz was appointed the first statutory Inspector General of CIA by President George H.W. Bush. He served in that capacity from 1990-1998 when he retired. Among the many investigations he led at the CIA was the Aldrich Ames betrayal. He has written extensively about espionage and intelligence issues.

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