2019 Intelligence & National Security Summit Recap

2019 Intelligence & National Security Summit Recap

Overview

On September 4-5, over 1,600 IC professionals gathered at the Gaylord National Harbor for INSA and AFCEA's 2019 Intelligence & National Security Summit. The high-caliber program featured five plenaries and nine breakout sessions that examined emerging issues in cybersecurity, technology and innovation, intelligence policy and workforce readiness. 

Plenary: "Fireside Chat" - Future of Intelligence Support to National and Defense Decision Makers

Description

The opening plenary of the 2019 Intelligence & National Security Summit featured Former SOCOM and CENTCOM Commander, General Joseph Votel and WestExec Advisors co-founder and managing partner, Michèle Flournoy, as they discussed the future of intelligence assessments and the overflow of data to the IC; including how to translate this data into real-time intelligence for battlefield situations.

Participants
  • Michèle Flournoy, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, WestExec Advisors
  • General Joseph Votel, Former SOCOM and CENTCOM Commander, United States Army

Breakout Session: Cyber Supply Chain Risk Management: Identifying & Mitigating Threats to the IC

Description

In this discussion, government, industry, and academic experts identified critical supply chain threats and vulnerabilities; discussed DOD and IC rules, guidelines, and strategies to promote the security and integrity of the cyber supply chain; and propose solutions for managing risks, promoting resiliency, and encouraging public-private collaboration.

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Participants
  • Moderator: Harvey Rishikof, Professor, Temple University Beasley School of Law
  • Katie Arrington, Chief Information Security Officer, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition
  • Bob Kolasky, Director, National Risk Management Center, Department of Homeland Security
  • Scott Rush, Deputy CISO, Lockheed Martin
  • Bill Stephens, Director for Counterintelligence, Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency

Breakout Session: Applications for Artificial Intelligence

Description

This panel brought together experts and practitioners from government and from the private sector to discuss both the technologies and the operational and policy implications of the integration of AI into our analytic and decision support processes.

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Participants
  • Moderator: Terry Roberts, Founder & CEO, Whitehawk
  • Dr. Matt Gaston, Director, SEI Emerging Technology Center, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Jack Gumtow, Chief Information Officer, Defense Intelligence Agency
  • Jason Matheny, Founding Director, Center for Security & Emerging Technology
  • Brett Vaughan, AI Portfolio Lead, Office of Naval Research

Breakout Session: Military Service Intelligence Priorities Panel

Description

AFCEA Intelligence Committee Chair and former Deputy Chief of Staff of the Army, G-2 (Intelligence), LTG Bob Noonan (USA, Ret.) led a discussion with the Service intelligence chiefs to look at their modernization priorities as they support strategic decision makers, operational planning, and tactical warfighters. The panel addressed their forces' current readiness and ability to support mission needs identified by National, Department, and Service strategies.

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Participants
  • Moderator: LTG Bob Noonan (USA, Ret.), Chair, AFCEA Intelligence Committee
  • Lieutenant General Scott Berrier, Deputy Chief of Staff, G-2, Intelligence, United States Army
  • Lieutenant General Veralinn "Dash" Jamieson, Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance and Cyber Effects Operations, United States Air Force
  • Rear Admiral (upper half) Steve Parode, Director, Warfare Integration, United States Navy

Plenary: Defense Intelligence Panel Discussion

Description

Lieutenant General Vincent R. Stewart led senior Defense Department officials in a discussion of defense intelligence capabilities and requirements, how to improve collection and analysis support to the Services and operational commanders, and ways to strengthen partnerships between the Defense Department, the Intelligence Community, and industry.

Participants
  • Moderator: Lieutenant General Vincent R. Stewart, Founder & Chairman, Stewart Global Solutions, LLC
  • The Hon. Kari A. Bingen, Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, Department of Defense
  • Suzanne White, Deputy Director, Defense Intelligence Agency
  • Major General Jeffrey Kruse, Director of Intelligence (J2), U.S. Indo-Pacific Command
  • Rear Admiral Frank "Trey" Whitworth, J2, Joint Staff

Plenary: Challenges & Opportunities in Space

Description

INSA Chairman and former NGA Director Tish Long moderated a discussion with leaders from the Intelligence Community, the military, and industry as they discussed the future of space-based collection, current space operations, adversary threats to U.S. supremacy in space, and the growing privatization of space exploration.

Participants
  • Moderator: Letitia Long, Chair, Intelligence and National Security Alliance
  • Chris DeMay, Founder and CTO, Hawkeye 360
  • Dr. Stacey Dixon, Deputy Director, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  • Tina Harrington, Director, SIGINT, National Reconnaissance Office
  • Major General John E. Shaw, Deputy Commander, Air Force Space Command

Breakout Session: Active Cyber Defense: Whether or Not to Hack Back

Description

Cyber experts from government and industry discussed the legal and policy challenges that organizations face when they try to track, protect, or recover their data outside their networks, providing perspectives on what current law permits, legal gray areas, and implications for industry.

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Participants
  • Moderator: John Carlin, Partner, Morrison & Foerster
  • Rich Boscovich, Assistant GC, Digital Crime Unit, Microsoft
  • Glenn Gerstell, General Counsel, National Security Agency
  • Adam Hickey, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Department of Justice
  • Wyatt Hoffman, Senior Research Analyst, Cyber Policy Initiative, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Breakout Session: The Tortoise & the Hare: Government Collaboration with Technology Innovators

Description

With technology more readily available than ever, panelists agreed that the United States must be able to deliver at mission speed through process, policy, and people. They also discussed the nature of digital connectedness, time to market, price, and the move from data scarcity to data overload. Ultimately, given that U.S. adversaries are moving quickly, the U.S. government must be able to acquire critical technologies even faster.

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Participants
  • Moderator: Lewis Shepherd, Senior Director, VMware Research
  • Kevin Meiners, Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Enterprise Capacity, Office of the Director of National Intelligence
  • Dr. Will Roper, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, United States Air Force
  • Corin Stone, Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Strategy & Engagement, Office of the Director of National Intelligence

Breakout Session: Recruiting & Developing the Workforce of the Future

Description

The days where people have three discrete phases of life - school, career, and retirement - are gone. These pursuits are intermingled with lifelong learning, work-life balance, micro careers, and the gig economy. This panel explored how these changing trends affect the current and future national security workforce, and the interplay between civil service, military service members, contractors, and commercial personnel.

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Participants
  • Moderator: Charles Clancy, Vice President, National Security Programs, MITRE
  • Loren DeJonge Schulman, Deputy Director of Studies, Center for a New American Security
  • Celia "CC" Durall, Acting Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Human Capital, Office of the Director of National Intelligence
  • Colonel Jennifer Sovada, Chief of ISR Talent Management, United States Air Force
  • Donny Weber, Chief, External Recruitment, National Security Agency

Plenary: Defending Cyberspace 

Description

In this discussion led by New York Times cyber reporter David Sanger, senior leaders from military, law enforcement, and homeland security agencies discussed cyber threats to national security and economic security, as well as the ability of the Defense Department, civilian government agencies, and the private sector to address them now and in the future.

Participants
  • Moderator: David Sanger, National Security Correspondent and Senior Writer, The New York Times
  • Lieutenant General Stephen G. Fogarty, USA, Commanding General, United States Army Cyber Command
  • Rick Howard, Chief Security Officer, Palo Alto Networks
  • Jeanette Manfra, Assistant Director for Cybersecurity, Department of Homeland Security
  • Tonya Ugoretz, Deputy Assistant Director for Cyber, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Breakout Session: Technology Futures

Description

This panel brought together noted experts from the industry and government to examine the mental models required to ensure the IC will not be overwhelmed by too much change in too short a period of time, to be able to assess the state of what is available and how it can address mission gaps.

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Participants
  • Moderator: Robert "Bob" Gourley, Co-Founder & CTO, OODA LLC
  • Robert Ames, Senior Director, National Technology Strategy, VMware
  • Akash "Aki" Jain, Chief Technology Officer, Palantir
  • Michael G. Lansdown, Chief Scientist, Directorate for Science & Technology, Defense Intelligence Agency
  • Teresa Shea, Raytheon, Vice President, Cyber Warfare & Mission Innovations

Breakout Session: Combating Disinformation

Description

Leaders from government, industry, and the media identified means by which Russian, Chinese, and other state actors have worked to influence domestic policies by manipulating both traditional and social media and how the United States can be proactive in mitigating influence operations. They also examined how traditional and social media platforms can identify and mitigate influence operations, how public efforts to unmask disinformation campaigns can complement government insights, and how U.S. adversaries are likely to adapt their disinformation campaigns to new technologies, social dynamics, and political developments.

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Participants
  • Moderator: Dr. Kathleen Hall Jamieson, University of Pennsylvania
  • Brett Horvath, President, Guardians.ai
  • Suzanne Kelly, Publisher and CEO, The Cipher Brief
  • Daniel Kimmage, Principal Deputy Coordinator, Global Engagement Center, State Department
  • Sujit Raman, Associate Deputy Attorney General, Department of Justice

Breakout Session: Continuous Evaluation: Balancing Security & Privacy

Description

Government and industry leaders examined the state of CE implementation across DOD and the IC, the potential benefits of CE, and the challenges of implementing CE consistently across the cleared community. Panelists will also address difficult unresolved issues, such as the protection of employees’ privacy rights, the choice of data sources for CE programs, the continuous adjudication of clearances based on database “hits”, and the implications of CE for both government and industry insider threat programs.

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Participants
  • Moderator: David Buckley, Managing Director, KPMG
  • Sharon Claridge, Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Brian Dunbar, National Counterintelligence and Security Center, Office of the Director of National Intelligence
  • Ben Huebner, Director, Office of Civil Liberties, Privacy, and Transparency, Office of the Director of National Intelligence
  • Tricia Stokes, Director, Defense Vetting, DCSA

Plenary: Strategic Threats & National Collection Priorities

Description

In this discussion moderated by The Washington Post's David Ignatius, top IC agency leaders discussed the traditional, non-traditional, and emerging threats the Community is facing.

Participants
  • Moderator: David Ignatius, Associate Editor & Columnist, The Washington Post
  • Paul Abbate, Associate Deputy Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Lieutenant General Robert P. Ashley, Director, Defense Intelligence Agency
  • General Paul M. Nakasone, USA, Commander, United States Cyber Command, Director, National Security Agency/Chief, Central Security Service
  • The Hon. Christopher Scolese, Director, National Reconnaissance Office
  • Vice Admiral Robert Sharp, Director, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

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