25Apr Emerging Trends: New Tools, Threats and Thinking

Emerging Trends: New Tools, Threats and Thinking


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Join INSA and universities from the National Capital Region Intelligence Studies Consortium (ISC), for an April 25 program focused on emerging threats, tools, and new methodologies in the intelligence arena. Founded in 2018 by the National Intelligence University, the ISC promotes communication and cooperation between government and academia.

Program Details

Registration and networking breakfast

7:30–8:15 am - Provided by NIU Foundation

Opening Remarks

8:15–8:30 am
  • Dr. Irma Becerra, President, Marymount University
  • Letitia Long, INSA Chairman

Combating Terrorism with Psychology (Marymount University)

8:35–9:15 am
  • Linda Millis, Assistant Professor, Forensics and Legal Psychology Department, Marymount University

Social Computing and Its Impact on Intelligence (Virginia Tech)

9:15–10:00 am
  • Aaron Brantly, Assistant Professor, Political Science, Virginia Tech
  • Charles Clancy, Executive Director, Virginia Tech Hume Center for National Security and Technology
  • Chad Levinson, Assistant Professor, Government and International Affairs, Virginia Tech
  • Kurt Luther, Assistant Professor, Computer Science, Virginia Tech

Cyber Intelligence: Current and Emerging Trends (Georgetown University)

10:15–11:00 am
  • Chuck Brooks, Principal Market Growth Strategist, Cybersecurity and Emerging Technologies, General Dynamics Mission Systems
  • Dr. Michael Cohen, Principal Critical Infrastructure Protection Systems Engineer, MITRE
  • Dr. Frederic Lemieux, Professor of the Practice and Faculty Director of the Master's in Applied Intelligence, Georgetown University
  • Dr. Charles Pak, Adjunct Professor, Applied Intelligence and Cybersecurity Risk Management, Georgetown University
  • Jorhena Thomas, Adjunct Faculty, Applied Intelligence Program, Georgetown University

Keynote Remarks

11:00–11:30 am
  • Honorable Sue Gordon, Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence, ODNI

Improving Intelligence Analysis: Bridging the Gap between Academia and Practice (James Madison University)

12:30–1:15 pm
  • Dr. Noel Hendrickson, Professor and Founding Member of the Intelligence Analysis Program, James Madison University
  • Dr. Stephen Marrin, Associate Professor and Founding Member of the Intelligence Analysis Program, James Madison University
  • Dr. Barry Zulauf, Director, Analytic Integrity and Standards, ODNI, and Adjunct Faculty of the Intelligence Analysis Program, James Madison University

Transparency and Secrecy: Revisiting an Ongoing Tension (University of Maryland)

1:15–2:00 pm
  • Daniel Ennis, Senior Fellow, Center for International Studies at Maryland (CISSM) and Executive Director, Maryland Cyber Initiative
  • William Nolte, Research Professor, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland and Faculty Associate, Maryland Cybersecurity Center (MC²)
  • William Regli, Director, Institute for Systems Research and Interim Director, Applied Research Laboratory for Intelligence and Security, University of Maryland

Governing Intelligence:  Issues of Accountability (George Mason University)

2:15–3:00 pm
  • Ellen Laipson, Director, International Security Program, Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University
  • Colonel Jennifer Smith-Heys, Deputy Director for Intelligence, Joint Staff J2, National Military Command Center (NMCC); PhD student in public policy, Schar School of Policy and Government
  • Laurence Pfeiffer, Director, Michel V. Hayden Center for Intelligence, Policy and International Security, Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University
  • James Pfiffner, University Professor, Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University

Intelligence and National Security Policymakers – Time for a New and Adaptive Paradigm (National Intelligence University)

3:00–3:45 PM
  • Zach Brown, Consultant, Office of the Secretary of Defense
  • Josh Kerbel, Research Faculty, National Intelligence University

Closing Remarks

3:45 – 4:00 PM
  • J. Scott Cameron, President, National Intelligence University

Location & Time:
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Marymount University - Ballston Center
1000 North Glebe Road
Arlington, VA 22201

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