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Just Confirmed! Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats will speak at the Summit on the afternoon of Thursday, September 7th. Details forthcoming soon!

Hear from Key Leadership at the 2017 Intelligence & National Security Summit

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  Robert Cardillo

Robert Cardillo


Director
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

  Melissa Drisko

Melissa Drisko


Deputy Director
Defense Intelligence Agency

  Mike Pompeo

Mike Pompeo


Director
Central Intelligence Agency

  ADM Michael Rogers, USN

ADM Michael Rogers, USN


Commander, U.S. Cyber Command
and
Director, National Security Agency/Chief, Central Security Service

Betty Sapp

Betty Sapp

Director
National Reconnaissance Office

THE STATE OF US INTELLIGENCE:  A TIME OF TRANSITION, CHALLENGE AND INNOVATION

As a new Administration assumes the responsibilities of governing and protecting the American people, the U.S. Intelligence Community and its allied partners are faced with the imperative of ensuring that intelligence capabilities can anticipate and respond to new and existing threats to national security today and in the future. At a time of unprecedented and varied threats, and with the intriguing cyber domain evolving at an explosive pace, we are at an appropriate juncture for a public examination of what is working well and how the IC needs to adapt to meet the challenges ahead.

AFCEA International and the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) are pleased to host the fourth annual Intelligence and National Security Summit to provide the platform for this public discussion of US Intelligence’s challenges and opportunities in this year of transition, challenge, and innovation. The two-day Summit features five plenary sessions during which leaders of U.S. Intelligence and allied partners will offer their assessments of these issues.  In addition, in nine breakout sessions thought leaders from the public and private sectors will explore enduring and emerging issues that will influence the IC in the future.

Agenda

Wednesday, September 06, 7:00 AM – 8:15 AM

  • Room: Ballroom Foyer

Wednesday, September 06, 8:15 AM – 8:30 AM

  • Room: Ballroom A
 Speaker(s)
Speaker
Chuck Alsup
President
Intelligence and National Security Alliance

Wednesday, September 06, 8:30 AM – 9:45 AM

  • Room: Ballroom A
 Keynote

Wednesday, September 06, 9:45 AM – 10:15 AM

  • Room: Ballroom B/C

Wednesday, September 06, 10:15 AM – 11:30 AM

Market forces outside the Federal Government (consumer, financial services, healthcare, etc.) often drive technology development that is also critical to intelligence operations. The Intelligence Community (IC) would benefit by accessing and, in some cases, influencing the development of that technology. The venture capital and entrepreneurial communities are incentivized to bring their products to the markets that drive investment and early adoption. This panel will address how the IC, the venture capital community, and start-up entrepreneurs…read more…
Speaker(s)
Moderator
Steve Bowsher
Managing Director
In-Q-Tel
Panelist
Ann Winblad
Founding Partner
Hummer Winblad Venture Partners
Panelist
Dawn Meyerriecks
Deputy Director for Science and Technology
CIA
Panelist
Jeff Herbst
Vice President of Business Development
NVIDIA
Panelist
Scott Petry
CEO
Authentic8
  • Session
Protecting the United States and elements essential to its national security – from critical infrastructure to classified and unclassified data and networks – requires closely coordinated approaches to cybersecurity and information sharing between the public and private sectors. In this session, experts from industry and government will share their views on where public-private partnerships to enhance national cybersecurity have succeeded, and where they have fallen short. The panel will address the technical and policy considerations…read more…
Speaker(s)
Moderator
Kevin Zerrusen
Managing, Director
Goldman Sachs
Panelist
Curt Dukes
Executive Vice President
Center for Internet Security
Panelist
James Katavolos
Senior Vice President – Cyber Intelligence Center
Citibank
Panelist
Michael Daniel
President
Cyber Threat Alliance
Panelist
Paul Nicholas
Senior Director, Trustworthy Computing
Microsoft
Session
As the nascent National Background Investigations Bureau (NBIB) approaches its one-year anniversary, as well as DOD-mandated insider threat programs at many cleared government contractors, this panel will assess the status of security reform, highlighting where progress has been made as well as remaining challenges. In particular, the panel will discuss how the adoption of technologies can make the security clearance system more efficient for government and contractors while enabling improvements in the ability to detect…read more…
Speaker(s)
Moderator
Beth McGrath
Managing Director, Federal Strategy and Operations
Deloitte Consulting LLP
Panelist
Charles Phalen
Director
National Background Investigations Bureau
Panelist
Dan Payne
Director
Defense Security Services
Panelist
Tom Langer
Vice President, Security
BAE Systems
Panelist
William “Bill” Evanina
National Counterintelligence Executive
Office of the Director of National Intelligence
  • Session

Wednesday, September 06, 11:30 AM – 12:45 PM

  • Room: Ballroom B/C
 Wednesday, September 06, 12:45 PM – 2:00 PM
This session brings together leaders from government and industry who have a hands-on role in developing policy and maintaining cybersecurity. The panel will focus on the state of readiness by public and private sector partners in providing cybersecurity and resiliency to the .Gov, .Mil, and .Com domains. Topics will include the Cyber Security Framework 1.1, the recruiting, training and technology resources needed to advance the cybersecurity effort and how policies and practices guiding public-private collaboration…read more…
Speaker(s)
Moderator
RADM  RADM, Michael Brown, USN (Ret.)
Vice President and General Manager
RSA
Panelist
Danny Toler
Acting Assistant Secretary, Office of Cybersecurity and Communications
DHS
Panelist
LTG Paul M. Nakasone, USA
Commanding General
U. S. Army Cyber Command (ARCYBER)
Panelist
Ron Bushar
Vice President for Professional Services, Global Services, and Intelligence Group
FireEye
  • Session
National and domestic intelligence have become closely intertwined given the nature of physical and virtual transnational threats and the vast array of federal, state, and local entities contributing to the security of the homeland. The threat environment is rapidly evolving and testing our ability to build capacity, share information with partners in real time, and maintain a proactive approach to addressing threats. This session will discuss homeland‐related priorities, how those priorities translate into key intelligence…read more…
Speaker(s)
Moderator
Dawn Scalici
Government Global Business Director
Thomson Reuters
Panelist
Gen. Norton Schwartz, USAF (Ret.)
President and CEO
Business Executives for National Security (BENS)
Panelist
Joshua Skule
Executive Assistant Director for the Intelligence Branch
FBI
Panelist
Patricia Cogswell
Acting Under Secretary for Intelligence & Analysis
Department of Homeland Security
Panelist
Rebecca Weiner
Assistant Commissioner for Intelligence Analysis
New York Police Department
  • Session
Artificial intelligence and machine learning are in the midst of a technology renaissance. Much of this is happening under the “deep learning” banner and being fueled by inexpensive graphics processing unit (GPU) resources. Meanwhile, DOD’s Third Offset Strategy is pushing for increased use of autonomy to counter sophisticated threats in real time. This panel will investigate the intersection of new technology and evolving mission requirements and explore opportunities for improving the performance of data acquisition…read more…
Speaker(s)
Moderator
Jason Matheny, Ph.D.
Director
Intelligence Advanced Research Project Activity
Panelist
Brian Sadler, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist for Intelligence Systems
U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL)
Panelist
Gunnar Carlsson, Ph.D.
Co-founder
Ayasdi
Panelist
Kristen Summers, Ph.D.
Technical Delivery Lead
IBM Watson Public Sector Global Delivery
Panelist
Lisa Porter, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President, In-Q-Tel (IQT) and Director, IQT Labs
  • Session

Wednesday, September 06, 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM

  • Room: Ballroom B/C

Wednesday, September 06, 2:30 PM – 3:45 PM

  • Room: Ballroom A
 Speaker(s)
Moderator
VADM Jake Jacoby, USN (Ret.)
Chairman
AFCEA Intelligence Committee
Panelist
Lt. Gen. VeraLinn “Dash” Jamieson
Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance
U.S. Air Force
Panelist
LTG Robert Ashley, Jr., USA
Deputy Chief of Staff, G-2 (Intelligence)
U.S. Army
Panelist
RDML Robert Hayes, USCG
Assistant Commandant for Coast Guard, Intelligence
U.S. Coast Guard
Panelist
VADM Jan Tighe, USN
Deputy Chief of Naval Operation for Information Warfare, Director of Naval Intelligence
U.S. Navy
  • Keynote

Wednesday, September 06, 3:45 PM – 5:00 PM

  • Room: Ballroom B/C
  • Reception

Thursday, September 07, 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

  • Room: Ballroom B/C

Thursday, September 07, 8:00 AM – 8:15 AM

  • Room: Ballroom A
Speaker(s)
Speaker
VADM Jake Jacoby, USN (Ret.)
Chairman
AFCEA Intelligence Committee
  • Keynote

Thursday, September 07, 8:15 AM – 9:15 AM

  • Room: Ballroom A
Speaker(s)
Moderator
Suzanne Kelly
CEO and Publisher
The Cipher Brief
Panelist
Congressman Adam Schiff (D, CA)
Ranking Member, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
U.S. House of Representatives
Panelist
Congressman Devin Nunes (R, CA) (invited)
Chairman, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
U.S. House of Representatives
Panelist
Senator Mark Warner (D-VA)
Vice Chairman
SSCI
Panelist
Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) (invited)
Chairman
SSCI
  • Keynote

Thursday, September 07, 9:15 AM – 9:45 AM

  • Room: Ballroom B/C

Thursday, September 07, 9:45 AM – 11:00 AM

Hardening U.S. critical infrastructure sectors against network attacks and vulnerabilities is a national security priority, but a comprehensive plan of action remains elusive. Key to meeting this challenge is forging a national consensus on roles and missions within government and between government and the private sector, wherein most critical infrastructure resides. This session will assess risk formulas for countering network threats to critical infrastructure, the significance of cyber vulnerabilities to national security, importance of national…read more…
Speaker(s)
Moderator
Suzanne Spaulding
Former Under Secretary for the National Protection and Programs Directorate
Department of Homeland Security
Panelist
Chris Boyer
Assistant Vice President for Global Public Policy
AT&T
Panelist
John Felker
Director
National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC)
Panelist
Scott Smith
Assistant Director, Cyber Division
FBI
Panelist
Thomas Minton
Manager, Corporate and Information Security Services
Exelon Corporation
  • Session
Acquisition reform has been a hot topic for years, yet initiatives that can deliver sustained, positive changes to the acquisition process and produce a more efficient workforce remain elusive. The acquisition system is frequently characterized as time‐consuming, resource‐intensive, bureaucratic and non‐responsive to the mission. The purpose of this panel is not to “curse the darkness” but to identify concrete proposals and actions that can be implemented without changes to legislation or regulations, within the authorities…read more…
Speaker(s)
Moderator
Jennifer Walsmith
Vice President Advance Missions and Programs, Space ISR Systems Division
Northrop Grumman Mission Systems
Panelist
Al Munson
Senior Fellow
Potomac Institute for Policy Studies
Panelist
Ellen McCarthy
President
Noblis National Security Partners
Keynote
Kevin Meiners
Assistant Director of National Intelligence for Acquisition, Technology, and Facilities
Office of the Director of National Intelligence
Panelist
Nick Buck
President and CEO
Buck Consulting Group
  • Session
Today’s “legacy” Intelligence Community (IC) is responsible for understanding a world that is rapidly – and in many ways radically – changing. To master its subject the IC itself must change to keep pace. In this session, attendees will become active participants in assessing alternative futures for effective intelligence and a transformed community over the next two decades. Audience members will vote in real time on the plausibility and value of specific hypotheses and propositions…read more…
Speaker(s)
Moderator
Patrick Tucker
Technology Editor
Defense One
Panelist
Chris Hurst
COO/Co-founder
Stabilitas
Panelist
Joseph Gartin
Dean, Kent School for Intel Analysis
CIA
Panelist
Kathleen Hicks
Senior Vice President; Henry A. Kissinger Chair; Director, International Security Program
Center for Strategic & International Studies
  • Session

Thursday, September 07, 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM

  • Room: Ballroom A
Speaker(s)
Moderator
Charlie Allen
The Chertoff Group
Panelist
Nick Rasmussen
Director, National Counterterrorism Center
Office of the Director of National Intelligence
  • Keynote

Thursday, September 07, 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM

  • Room: Ballroom B/C

Thursday, September 07, 1:15 PM – 2:30 PM

  • Room: Ballroom A
Overview Six organizations are at the core of the 17-member Intelligence Community (IC). Their responsibilities revolve around the types of information they collect, the expertise they provide and the decision-makers they support. All face evolving threats and challenges, changing circumstances and demands, and rapid advances in digital and commercial capabilities. All are called upon to produce efficiencies, while increasing effectiveness. In this session, IC directors will address their top priorities, the issues and challenges they face, and…read more…
Speaker(s)
Moderator
David Ignatius
Columnist
The Washington Post
Panelist
ADM Michael Rogers, USN
Commander, U.S. Cyber Command, Director
National Security Agency/Chief, Central Security Service
Panelist
Betty Sapp
Director
National Reconnaissance Office
Panelist
Melissa Drisko
Deputy Director
Defense Intelligence Agency
Panelist
Mike Pompeo
Director
Central Intelligence Agency
Panelist
Robert Cardillo
Director
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  • Keynote

Thursday, September 07, 2:30 PM – 2:45 PM

  • Room: Ballroom A
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Letitia Long
Chairman of the Board
Intelligence and National Security Alliance
  • Keynote

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