David Cariens is a retired CIA officer – 31 year career. Most of his time at the Agency was spent as a political analyst dealing with Eastern Europe. In this capacity he wrote for all levels of the U.S. government – from the President to the working level analysis and policymakers. He served as an officer in Eastern Europe and asan editor at the BBC/FBI facility outside London. He headed the CIA University program to teach new analysts writing and briefing skills. He also served on the CIA’s Inspertor General’s staff. Cariens is a victim’s rights advocate (all volunteer) working with the victims of the Virginia Tech tragedy. He takes no money for his work on behalf of school shooting victims and their families. He is the author of “Virginia Tech: Make Sure This Doesn’t Get Out,” published in January 2014.