Intelligence & National Security Summit 2018 Plenaries

Intelligence & National Security Summit 2018 Plenaries

Tuesday, September 4
  • Plenary 1: Opening Keynote with Dan Coats, Director of National Intelligence
  • Plenary 2: Key Intelligence and National Security Challenges
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Wednesday, September 5
  • Plenary 3: Defense Intelligence
  • Plenary 4: Domestic Intelligence Enterprise

 

Plenary #1: Opening Keynote with DNI Dan Coats

Description

The 2018 Intelligence and National Security Summit opened with a keynote speech from Dan Coats, Director of National Intelligence, outlining principal threats to United States security.

Participants
  • Dan Coats, Director of National Intelligence

Plenary #2: Key Intelligence and National Security Challenges

Description

Senior leaders in the intelligence community discussed the traditional, non-traditional, and emerging threats that the Intelligence Community faces in a discussion moderated by former Deputy Secretary of Defense John Hamre.

Participants
  • John Hamre, President, Center for Strategic and International Studies (moderator)
  • George Barnes, Deputy Director, NSA
  • John Rood, Undersecretary of Defense for Policy, DOD
  • Justin Poole, Deputy Director, NGA
  • Suzanne White, Chief of Staff, DIA

Plenary #3: Defense Intelligence

Description

High ranking military leaders discussed defense intelligence capabilities, the partnership between the defense and intelligence communities, and how collection and analysis support to the Services and operational commanders can be improved.

Participants
  • LTG Jeff Kimmons (ret.), Booz Allen Hamilton (moderator)
  • Kari Bingen, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence
  • Lt. Gen. John Bansemer, USAF, Assistant Director of National Intelligence for Partner Engagement, ODNI
  • LTG Darsie Rogers, USA, Deputy Director for Combat Support, Defense Threat Reduction Agency
  • MajGen Mike Groen, USMC, Director for Intelligence (J2), Joint Staff

Plenary #4: Defense Intelligence Enterprise

Description

Senior leaders of domestic security agencies discussed emerging challenges to homeland security with moderator Suzanne Spaulding, former undersecretary for the National Protection and Programs Directorate of the Department of Homeland Security. The panelists also examined the current cyber security threats, the partnership between intelligence and law enforcement, and the importance of local, state, and federal collaboration.

Participants
  • Suzanne Spaulding, Former Under Secretary, National Protection and Programs Directorate, DHS (moderator)
  • Brian Murphy, Principal Deputy Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis, DHS
  • Joshua Skule, Executive Assistant Director for the Intelligence, FBI
  • Russ Travers, Acting Director, National Counterterrorism Center
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