NEWS RELEASE


U.S. Intelligence Community Leaders Converge at 2015 Intelligence & National Security Summit

AFCEA-INSA conference September 9-10 to focus on priorities, plans and partnerships guiding the intelligence and national security communities.


WASHINGTON, DC (Tuesday, August 25, 2015) –
To encourage strategic dialogue about the state of U.S. intelligence across public, private, academic and international sectors, several U.S. Intelligence Community (IC) leaders, including Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, will be participating in the Intelligence & National Security Summit September 9 - 10 in Washington, D.C. AFCEA International and the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) are co-hosting this unclassified event at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

“This event provides a unique and powerful public forum about the priority issues facing the U.S. intelligence and national security communities. AFCEA International and INSA are proud to be the event hosts and to model the trusted partnership that is essential to U.S. national security,” stated Maureen Baginski, summit co-chair and chair emeritus, AFCEA Intelligence Committee.

Dozens of current and former leaders from government and the private sector are scheduled to take part in the summit, including:

  • John Brennan, director, Central Intelligence Agency
  • Robert Cardillo, director, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  • Marcel Lettre, acting undersecretary of defense for intelligence
  • Adm. Michael Rogers, USN, commander, U.S. Cyber Command; director, National Security Agency; and chief, Central Security Service
  • Betty Sapp, director, National Reconnaissance Office
  • Frank Taylor, undersecretary, Intelligence and Analysis, DHS
  • Eric Velez-Villar, executive assistant director, Intelligence Branch, FBI
  • Doug Wise, deputy director, Defense Intelligence Agency


Congressmen Devin Nunes (R-CA) and Adam Schiff (D-CA), chairman and ranking member of the U.S. House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, respectively, will participate in one of five plenary sessions.

Summit attendees can choose from nine breakout sessions in three tracks: cyber, innovation and policy. The complete agenda and confirmed speaker list is available at www.intelsummit.org. CompTIA and/or GIAC have approved four of the sessions for credits toward maintaining cybersecurity credentials.

“There are few, if any, events at the unclassified level that cover the plans, priorities and partnerships of the U.S. Intelligence Community so thoroughly as this summit will in September. INSA is delighted to once again partner with AFCEA to provide an agenda that will foster dialogue between the public and private sectors on national security issues,” said Ambassador Joseph R. DeTrani, summit co-chair and INSA president.

All sessions are open to the media. On-site media registration will be accepted, but preregistration by September 4 is recommended. For credentialing requirements, media should consult the Summit Media Policy.

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About INSA
The Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) brings together members of the public, private and academic sectors to collaborate on policy challenges and solutions. As a nonprofit, nonpartisan, public-private organization, INSA’s ultimate goal is to promote and recognize the highest standards within the intelligence and national security communities.

About AFCEA International
AFCEA International, established in 1946, is a nonprofit membership organization. The association provides forums for the ethical exchange of information and is dedicated to increasing knowledge through the exploration of issues relevant to its members. Join online.

INSA Media Contact:
Ryan Pretzer
(703) 224-4672
rpretzer@insaonline.org

AFCEA Media Contact:
Maryann Lawlor
(703) 631-6179
mlawlor@afcea.org