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07Apr OSINT: Thinking Outside the SCIF

OSINT: Thinking Outside the SCIF

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Join hundreds of intelligence and national security colleagues for INSA's virtual Spring Symposium, OSINT: Thinking Outside the SCIF, taking place April 7-8 from 2:00-4:00 pm ET. Both days will kick off with a keynote followed by a panel discussion. This program is open to the press.

Keynotes & Panels

Wednesday, April 7

  • Keynote: John McLaughlin, Former Acting Director of the CIA; Distinguished Practitioner in Residence, Johns Hopkins University
  • Panel: The OSINT Advantage: Reimagining Policy and Culture

Thursday, April 8

  • Keynote: MG Mary-Kate Leahy, Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-2
  • Panel: Emerging Technology and the Future of OSINT

New! Keynote Speakers

Previously serving as both the Deputy Director and Acting Director of CIA, John McLaughlin is the Distinguished Practitioner in Residence at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University. In this role, he teaches, conducts research, and engages in conversations across media about intelligence and foreign affairs. Starting his career as a U.S. Army Officer in the Vietnam War and dedicating much of his life to service in the CIA, Mr. McLaughlin has experience in analysis, clandestine operations, and technology as it relates to almost every corner of our globe. He is a recipient of the National Security Medal, among several other awards.

Major General (MG) Mary-Kate Leahy currently serves as the Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence for the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-2. Prior to her current role, MG Leahy spent time as the the Commander of the 108th Training Command; the Director of the Army Reserve Engagement Cell and the Deputy Commanding General of the Mobilization and Reserve Affairs in Germany. Her joint assignments include Director of the J-2 at the U.S. Southern Command and Chief of the Joint Document Exploitation Center in Iraq. MG Leahy is the recipient of the Defense Superior Service Medal, among other honors.

 

Meet the Panelists

Panel 1 | The OSINT Advantage: Reimagining Policy and Culture
  • Brad Ahlskog, Chief, OSINT Integration Center, DIA
    Brad Ahlskog assumed his current position in January 2020. As the Chief, Open Source Intelligence Integration Center, Mr. Ahlskog manages DIA OSINT resources, activities, and personnel, and provides oversight of Department of Defense standards for the collection, acquisition, processing, exploitation, and dissemination of OSINT. Since joining DIA in 1992, he has served in numerous positions responsible for conducting and leading analysis on Northeast Asia and also foreign weapons of mass destruction programs in the Directorate of Analysis. Most recently, he served as the senior expert for technical intelligence collection in the Directorate for Science and Technology.
  • Daniel Flaherty, Sanctions Coordinator, Bureau of Intelligence & Research, Dept. of State
    Having been with the State Departments Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR) since 2001, Daniel Flaherty currently serves as INR's Sanctions Coordinator. Mr. Flaherty leads a team responsible for organizing and delivering intelligence to all State Department officials working on sanctions issues. He also maintains senior-level briefing responsibilities, having just concluded a three-year stint as lead briefer for the Department's Special Representative for Iran and continuing to co-lead briefing responsibilities for Secretary of States' Director for Policy and Planning.
  • Ben Huebner, Chief, Civil Liberties, Privacy, and Transparency Office, ODNI
    Ben Huebner is Chief of the ODNI Liberties, Privacy, and Transparency Office. In this role, he serves as an independent, primary advisor to the Director of National Intelligence and other senior DNI officials to ensure that the Intelligence Community's missions, programs, activities, policies, and technologies protect privacy and civil liberties. Mr. Huebner previously served at CIA as the Agency's first full-time Privacy and Civil Liberties Officer.
  • Ryan Young, Assistant Director, Directorate of Intelligence, FBI
    Ryan Young was named Assistant Director of the FBI's Directorate of Intelligence in January 2020. Prior, he served as the special agent in charge of the Counterterrorism Division in the Los Angeles Field Office. Mr. Young joined the FBI in 2001 and was assigned to the Miami Field Office to work counterintelligence matters. He was promoted to supervisory special agent in charge of the Cuban Counterintelligence Squad in 2007 and the Chief of Internal Policy in the Resources Planning Office at Headquarters in 2012.
  • Dr. James Mulvenon, Director, Intelligence Integration, SOS International
    Dr. James Mulvenon is Director of Intelligence Integration at SOS International, where he has recruited and trained a team of more than forty-five Chinese, Russian, Korean, and Farsi linguist-analysts and ten cleared software developers performing collection, analysis, and operations support for the U.S. Government and corporate customers. A Chinese linguist by training, he is a leading international expert on Chinese cyber, technology transfer, espionage, and military issues.
  • The Hon. Ellen McCarthy, Former Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence & Research (moderator)
    The Hon. Ellen McCarthy served as the Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Intelligence and Research from 2019-2021. Prior to that role, she spent three years in the private sector as president of Noblis NSP. Previously, Ms. McCarthy served as the Chief Operating Officer for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency; the Director of Human Capital Management and Acting Director of Security in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence; the Director of Intelligence Operations, Strategy, and Policy for the U.S. Coast Guard.
Panel 2 | Emerging Technology and the Future of OSINT
  • Leo Garciga, U.S. Army Director of Information Management, HQDA-DCS-G2
    In March 2019, Leo Garciga was appointed the Director, Army Intelligence Community Information Management, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-2. Mr. Garciga is a career civil servant with a diverse background in acquisition, engineering, intelligence, and information technology, having served in these roles across the Department of Defense and Intelligence Community since 2003. He provides operational, technical, and security expertise and oversight of Army Intelligence Community information management and information technology capabilities across the Army.
  • Nancy Morgan, Assistant DNI for Information and Data and IC Chief Data Officer, ODNI
    Nancy Morgan became Assistant Director of National Intelligence for Information and Data in May 2019. Ms. Morgan is responsible for ensuring data that is collected, acquired, or created is appropriately protected and can be used most effectively by the greater community. She also serves as the IC's Chief Data Officer, in which she leads the IC's strategic initiative to re-imagine the future of the IC's data and information landscape. Ms. Morgan brings over 25-years of IC experience to her role.
  • Adam Lurie, President, Federal Solutions, Exiger
    Adam Lurie is the President of Exiger Federal Solutions. He joined Exiger from Convergent Solutions where he was the Chief Executive Officer. Prior, Mr. Lurie was the Vice President of the Personnel Vetting & Security business unit at GDIT. While there, he served as the General Manager for the business unit that focused on screening, vetting, and background investigations across a diverse customer set, including DOD, DHS, the IC, and OPM.
  • Dr. Don Widener, Director, Advanced Analytics Lab; CTO, BAE Systems
    Dr. Don Widener is the Director of the Advanced Analytics Lab and Chief Technology Officer for BAE Systems. He is responsible for defining strategies to accelerate the adoption of key technology priorities for the Intelligence and Security Sector, including AI. ML, and automation to augment BAE Systems's more than 2,000 intelligence analysts supporting the IC. Prior to this role, Dr. Widener served as Technical Director and Chief Engineer of the Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance portfolio.
  • The Hon. Sue Gordon, former PDDNI (moderator)
    The Hon. Sue Gordon's extraordinary three decades of public service culminated with her tenure as PDDNI from 2017-2019. Prior, she served for two years as the Deputy Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) and for 27 years at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), where she held senior executive positions in each of the Agency's four directorates. In 1998, Ms. Gordon designed and spearheaded the formation of In-Q-Tel, a private, non-profit company that accelerates the development and delivery of cutting-edge technologies to national security agencies. Ms. Gordon is currently pursuing her continued interest in strategy, technology, security, and leadership, offering her expertise to a number of organizations, including Microsoft Corporation.

Program Agenda

Wednesday, April 7
  • 2:00 - 3:00 pm ET | Welcome & Keynote remarks (including time for keynote Q&A)
  • 3:00 - 4:00 pm ET | Panel Discussion
Thursday, April 8
  • 2:00 - 3:00 pm ET | Welcome & Keynote remarks (including time for keynote Q&A)
  • 3:00 - 4:00 pm ET | Panel Discussion

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