Intelligence & National Security Summit 2018 Breakout Recaps

Intelligence & National Security Summit 2018 Breakout Recaps

Tuesday, September 4

  • Breakout Session #1: Artificial Intelligence, Automation, & Augmentation
  • Breakout Session #2: Critical Infrastructure Resilience
  • Breakout Session #3: Improving Acquisition
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Wednesday, September 5

  • Breakout Session #4: Protecting the U.S. from Influence Operations
  • Breakout Session #5: Protecting U.S. Technologies
  • Breakout Session #6: Workforce of the Future
  • Breakout Session #7: Adoption of Innovative Technology
  • Breakout Session #8: Reimagining the Trusted Workforce
  • Breakout Session #9: Service Intelligence Priorities

Breakout Session #1: Artificial Intelligence, Automation, & Augmentation

Description

This breakout session addressed the application of artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) to hard challenges the Intelligence Community faces, as well as new intelligence solutions enabled by AI/ML. Senior leaders from government and industry discussed artificial intelligence at the edge, the value of augmenting analysts with artificial intelligence, and Intelligence Community policy regarding artificial intelligence.

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Participants
  • Greg Allen, Adjunct Fellow, Technology and National Security Program, Center for a New American Security (moderator)
  • Amir Khosrowshahi, Vice President/Chief Technology Officer, AI Products Group, Intel
  • Dawn Meyerriecks, Director, Science & Technology, CIA
  • Mike Bender, Director, Lab for Analytic Science, National Security Agency
  • Neil Wiley, Director for Analysis, DIA

Breakout Session #2: Critical Infrastructure Resilience

Description

Both nation-state and non-state adversaries have expressed a willingness and capability to undermine the nation’s critical infrastructure. The potential for attacks on the nation’s power grid, healthcare system, financial institutions, and other critical services threatens national security and public health and safety. Senior leaders from government and industry discussed the nature of the threat, key vulnerabilities, and the state of collaboration across federal, state, and local governments.

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Participants
  • Joe Nimmich, Senior Executive Advisor, Booz Allen Hamilton (moderator)
  • Tonya Ugoretz, Director, Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center, ODNI
  • Scott DePasquale, Senior Fellow, President and CEO, Financial Systemic Analysis and Resilience Center
  • Bob Kolasky, Director, National Risk Management Center, DHS
  • Jared Maples, Director, New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness

Breakout Session #3: Improving Acquisition

Description

The public and private sectors must collaborate to develop a more effective and efficient services acquisition process that generates higher-quality work, enhances mission capabilities, and reduces costs and delays. In this panel, moderated by ManTech President and CEO Kevin Phillips, senior acquisition executives from government national security agencies discussed their priorities, their challenges, and the measures they plan to implement to procure and oversee high-end service contracts efficiently, promptly, and with agility.

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Participants
  • Kevin Phillips, President & CEO, ManTech (moderator)
  • Kathy Zuback, Senior Acquisition Executive, NSA
  • Margaret Augustine, Procurement Executive, CIA
  • Nicole Pierce, Senior Procurement Executive, NGA

Breakout Session #4: Protecting the U.S. from Influence Operations

Description

The public and private sectors must collaborate to develop a more effective and efficient services acquisition process that generates higher-quality work, enhances mission capabilities, and reduces costs and delays. In this panel, moderated by ManTech President and CEO Kevin Phillips, senior acquisition executives from government national security agencies discussed their priorities, their challenges, and the measures they plan to implement to procure and oversee high-end service contracts efficiently, promptly, and with agility.

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Participants
  • Shane Harris, Intelligence & National Security Correspondent, The Washington Post (moderator)
  • Fran Moore, Chief of Intelligence, Financial Systemic Analysis & Resilience Center
  • Joe Morosco, Assistant Director, Office of the National Intelligence Manager for Counterintelligence, ODNI
  • Rand Waltzman, Ph.D., Senior Information Scientist, RAND Corporation

Breakout Session #5: Protecting U.S. Technologies

Description

This breakout session addresses the critical importance of protecting U.S. intellectual property – particularly information with national security applications – from adversaries. Panelists identified in which U.S. technology is especially vulnerable and discussed vulnerabilities of advanced research & development. They also discussed how innovative technology can be developed and provided uncompromised, how evolving threats are communicated to pertinent parties, the effectiveness of the CFIUS process, and the impact of proposed legislative reforms.

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Participants
  • Harvey Rishikof, Visiting Professor, Temple University (moderator)
  • Allan Sonsteby, Deputy Executive Director, Applied Research Lab, Penn State University 
  • James Kren, Deputy Director, Defense Security Service
  • Leslie Ledda, Ph.D., Director of R&D, Intelligence, Information, and Services, Raytheon Company
  • Robert Litt, Of Counsel, Morrison & Foerster

Breakout Session #6: Workforce of the Future

Description

This breakout session will address the skills and resources that the Intelligence Community and cleared industry will need to modernize the security workforce. Senior leaders from government and industry disscussed IC and industry workforce priorities and challenges, career mobility both within government and between government and industry, the importance of diversity, the value of data analytics to plan future workforce needs, and the potential impact of retooling mid-career professionals.

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Participants
  • Richard Girven, Director, Cyber and Intelligence Policy Center, RAND Corporation
  • Harry Coker, Executive Director, NSA
  • Kristine Korva, Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP
  • Sherry Van Sloun, Deputy Chief Human Capital Officer, ODNI
  • Swetha Arbuckle, Senior Human Resource Leader, Amazon Web Services

Breakout Session #7: Adoption of Innovative Technology

Description

This breakout session explored ways in which the Intelligence Community can improve its ability to engage technology innovators and rapidly acquire cutting-edge technology. Senior leaders from government, industry, and the financial sector discussed the importance of incorporating innovative technology for mission impact, opportunities to adopt new and innovative technologies, steps that can increase the likelihood of innovation adoption, and ways investors calculate the potential commercial viability of technology with likely government applications.

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Participants 
  • Kevin Kelly, CEO, LGS Innovations (moderator)
  • Stacey Dixon, Ph.D., Director, Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA)
  • David Tennenhouse, Ph.D., Chief Research Officer, VMWare
  • Deb Frincke, Ph.D., Director of Research, NSA
  • Jean Stack, Managing Director, Baird

Breakout Session #8: Reimagining the Trusted Workforce

Description

This breakout session addressed how the Intelligence Community and cleared industry can develop a trusted workforce through the use of technology, continuous evaluation, and reforms to the existing security clearance process. Senior leaders from the public and private sectors discussed new ways to approach risk management and mitigation, the use of technology for investigations and for continuous monitoring and evaluation, and tradeoffs between security and privacy.

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Participants
  • Chuck Alsup, President, Intelligence and National Security Alliance (moderator)
  • Brian Dunbar, Assistant Director, Special Security Directorate, NCSC
  • Carrie Wibben, Director, Counterintelligence & Security Directorate, Office of the Director for Defense Intelligence, OUSD(I)
  • Jeff Jonas, Founder & CEO, Senzing
  • Matthew Eanes, Director, PAC PMO, U.S. Office of Management and Budget
  • Patricia Stokes, Director, Defense Vetting Directorate, Defense Security Service

Breakout Session #9: Service Intelligence Priorities

Description

The military Services must modernize their intelligence cadres while simultaneously supporting strategic decision makers, operational planning, and tactical warfighters. In this panel, military intelligence leaders addressed their forces’ current readiness and ability to support mission needs identified by the National Security Strategy.

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Participants
  • VADM Jake Jacoby, USN (Ret.), Chairman, AFCEA Intelligence Committee (moderator)
  • BGen Dimitri Henry, USMC, Director of Intelligence, U.S. Marine Corps
  • Lt. Gen. VeraLinn Jamieson, USAF, Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, U.S. Air Force
  • LTG Scott Berrier, USA, Deputy Chief of Staff, G-2, U.S. Army
  • RDML Robert Hayes, USCG, Assistant Commandant for Intelligence, U.S. Coast Guard
  • VADM Matthew Kohler, USN, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare and Director of Naval Intelligence, U.S. Navy
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