Wednesday, September 06, 7:00 AM - 8:10 AM

  • Room: Ballroom Foyer

    Wednesday, September 06, 8:10 AM - 8:15 AM

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

      Wednesday, September 06, 8:15 AM - 9:10 AM

      • Room: Ballroom A
      Speaker(s)
      Moderator
      L. Roger Mason, Jr., Ph.D.
      Senior Vice President, National Security and Intelligence
      Noblis
      Speaker
      Tom Bossert
      Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism
      National Security Council, Executive Office of the President
      • Keynote

      Wednesday, September 06, 9:10 AM - 10:15 AM

      • Room: Ballroom B/C

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

        • Room: Engagement Theater in Ballroom B/C
        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
        • Room: Room 201
        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
        Tracks:
        • Session
        • Room: Room 202B
        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
        Tracks:
        • Session

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

        • Room: Ballroom B/C

          Wednesday, September 06, 12:45 PM - 2:00 PM

          • Room: Engagement Theater in Ballroom B/C
          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, Michael Brown, USN (Ret.)
          Vice President and General Manager
          RSA
          Panelist
          LTG Paul M. Nakasone, USA
          Commanding General
          U. S. Army Cyber Command (ARCYBER)
          Panelist
          Mark Kneidinger
          Director, Federal Network Resilience
          Department of Homeland Security
          Panelist
          Paul Abbate
          Executive Assistant Director, Criminal, Cyber, Response & Services Branch
          FBI
          Panelist
          RADM T.J. White, USN
          Commander, Cyber National Mission Force (CNMF)
          United States Cyber Command
          Panelist
          Ron Bushar
          Vice President for Professional Services, Global Services, and Intelligence Group
          FireEye
          Tracks:
          • Session
          • Room: Room 201
          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
          Dave Glawe
          Undersecretary for Intelligence & Analysis
          Department of Homeland Security
          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
          Rebecca Weiner
          Assistant Commissioner for Intelligence Analysis
          New York Police Department
          Tracks:
          • Session
          • Room: Room 202B
          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 Projects 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
            Maj Gen James Marrs, USAF
            Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff, ISR
            Head Quarters, USAF
            Panelist
            MajGen Michael Groen, USMC
            Director for Intelligence
            J-2, Joint Staff
            Panelist
            MG Christopher Ballard, USA
            Commanding General, U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM)
            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
            • Keynote

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

            • Room: Ballroom B/C
            • Reception

            Thursday, September 07, 7:00 AM - 8:15 AM

            • Room: Ballroom Foyer

              Thursday, September 07, 8:15 AM - 8:25 AM

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

              Thursday, September 07, 8:25 AM - 9:30 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
              Senator Mark Warner (D-VA)
              Vice Chairman
              SSCI
              • Keynote

              Thursday, September 07, 9:30 AM - 9:45 AM

              • Room: Ballroom B/C

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

                • Room: Room 201
                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
                Fred Hintermister
                Manager
                Electricity Information Sharing and Analysis Center
                Panelist
                John Felker
                Director
                National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC)
                Panelist
                Scott Smith
                Assistant Director, Cyber Division
                FBI
                Panelist
                Thomas Minton
                Manager, Security Governance, Risk and Intelligence
                Exelon Corporation
                Tracks:
                • Session
                • Room: Engagement Theater in Ballroom B/C
                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
                Charlie Stein
                Maryland Procurement Office Senior Contracts Advisor
                National Security Agency
                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
                • Room: Room 202B
                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
                Dr. Kathleen Hicks (Confirmed)
                Senior Vice President; Henry A. Kissinger Chair; Director, International Security Program
                Center for Strategic & International Studies
                Panelist
                Joseph Gartin
                Dean, Kent School for Intel Analysis
                CIA
                Panelist
                Shaliesh Prakash
                Chief Information Officer
                Washington Post
                Tracks:
                • Session

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

                • Room: Ballroom A
                Speaker(s)
                Moderator
                Charlie Allen
                The Chertoff Group
                Panelist
                Chris Rousseau
                Head of the Integrated Counterterrorism Center (Canada)
                Panelist
                Friedrich Grommes
                Head of Directorate TE, International Terrorism and International Organized Crime
                Federal Intelligence Service (BND)
                Panelist
                Nick Rasmussen
                Director, National Counterterrorism Center
                Office of the Director of National Intelligence
                Panelist
                Paddy McGuinness
                UK Deputy National Security Advisor for Intelligence, Security Resilience
                • 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
                  Christopher Wray
                  Director
                  FBI
                  Panelist
                  Melissa Drisko
                  Deputy Director
                  Defense Intelligence Agency
                  Panelist
                  Robert Cardillo
                  Director
                  National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
                  • Keynote

                  Thursday, September 07, 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

                    Dan Coats was confirmed as the fifth Director of National Intelligence on March 15, 2017. A former member of both the U.S. House of Representatives and, on two separate occasions, the U.S. Senate representing the State of Indiana, Director Coats is the first DNI to have served in Congress. In this session, Director Coats will discuss his approach to leading the U.S. Intelligence Community, the top priorities and concerns he has identified in his first...read more...
                    Speaker(s)
                    Moderator
                    Letitia Long
                    Chairman
                    Intelligence National Security Alliance
                    Speaker
                    Dan Coats
                    Director of National Intelligence
                    • Keynote

                    Thursday, September 07, 3:00 PM - 3:15 PM

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