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Elena Bailey, Elena Taube Baley, Elena Taube

Elena T. Bailey

Elena Taube Bailey has extensive experience in the private and public sector, including intelligence, policy, and defense, as well as, academia and nonprofit. She currently serves as an Assistant Professor at the National Defense University's (NDU's) College of Information and Cyberspace, where she teaches courses focusing on new media, the information environment, cyberpsychology, national security, and strategic thinking and communication. Bailey is also an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University, Master of Professional Studies in Applied Intelligence program. 


To help improve the open-source news information environment, Bailey cofounded Glocal—the world’s leading platform for open-source News Intelligence™ that is powered by global collective intelligence and AI—and serves as the company’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO).  

Elena speaks English. Russian, Ukrainian, and some Hebrew. She resides in the Washington Metropolitan Area with her husband. 

Counterintelligence and Intelligence

Prior to teaching full-time, Bailey served as a senior counterintelligence (CI) specialist at the Department of Defense, Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), where she focused on CI and worldwide cyber threat analysis. DTRA enables the DoD and the U.S. Government to prepare for and combat WMDs and improvised threats and to ensure nuclear deterrence. The agency’s legacy extends back to the Manhattan Engineering Project that was created to develop the world’s first atomic bomb during World War II. Prior to DTRA, Bailey served as a senior CI analyst at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), the National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC), where she supported joint CI operations and led a program that drove intelligence integration and collaboration across the intelligence community (IC). During this time, Bailey also served as a Regional Subject Matter Expert (SME) to the DoD, Department of the Army, focusing on geographic, economic, industry, political, security, and geopolitical issues in Ukraine.

Prior to her service at ODNI, Bailey served as an Intelligence Analyst at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) working closely with operations on counterterrorism efforts. Bailey also successfully completed a rotation with the U.S. Department of State (DoS), Center for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications (now the Global Engagement Center), where she focused on overt counterterrorism messaging operations. 

Foreign Governments

Between 2006 and 2007, Elena provided political and media analysis, as well as, conducted public relations and strategic communication at the Consulate General of Israel in Los Angeles, and the Consulate General of Ukraine in San Francisco.


Local Government & Politics

In 2009, Elena served as a Legislative Deputy Assistant to Councilman Greig Smith, who was succeeded by Councilman Mitchell Englander, at the Los Angeles City Hall, Council District 12, representing the San Fernando Valley. More specifically, Elena developed and maintained relationships between the district office and the diverse constituents in District 12. She also managed public relations with local, state and federal bodies, organizations, and the LA Joint Terrorism Taskforce (JTTF)—a partnership between the FBI and other law enforcement agencies charged with countering terrorism.


Between 2004 and 2005, Elena worked for the Republican National Committee as a Presidential Campaign Coordinator in Fremont, CA. Then in 2007, she went on to serve as the Field Manager of California Region 3, for a Republican presidential candidate.



Enthusiastically considering herself a lifelong learner, Elena is currently completing a Ph.D. in Strategic Communication from George Mason University. She had previously completed several Ph.D. courses in International Relations and American Government from Georgetown University, Department of Government.


Elena received an M.A. in Psychology from Harvard University and an M.B.A. from Georgetown University, McDonough School of Business with a focus in communication, strategy and management. She had also received an M.A. in Politics with a focus in International Relations and American Government from New York University (NYU).


Additionally, Elena holds a Certificate in Intelligence Analysis from the Sherman Kent School for Intelligence Analysis, which is a training school for CIA intelligence analysts, a Graduate Certificate in Advanced Marketing Management from Georgetown University, and a Graduate Certificate in Messianic Jewish Studies from the Messianic Jewish Theological Institute.


Elena had pursued her undergraduate studies at Harvard University, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and UCLA where she graduated with honors and earned a B.A. in Political Science with a focus in International Relations and a minor in Middle Eastern Studies.

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