Intelligence & National Security Summit 2017 (Plenaries)

Intelligence & National Security Summit 2017 (Plenaries)

Wednesday, September 6 
  • Plenary 1: Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert
  • Plenary 2: Defense Intelligence Chiefs
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Thursday, September 7
  • Plenary 3: Congressman Adam Schiff & Senator Mark Warner
  • Plenary 4: International Perspectives on Combating Terrorism
  • Plenary 5: Intelligence Agency Directors 
  • Plenary 6: Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence Sue Gordon

Plenary #1: Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert

Description
In the opening session of the 2017 Summit, Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert discussed national security priorities, including cybersecurity and cyber defense, counterterrorism, intelligence integration, and reauthorization of FISA Section 702, among other topics.

Downloads
Summit 2017 Transcript - Tom Bossert (6Sept2017)
Participants
  • Tom Bossert, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, National Security Council, Executive Office of the President
  • L. Roger Mason, Jr., Ph.D., Senior Vice President, National Security and Intelligence, Noblis  (moderator)
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Plenary #2: Defense Intelligence

Description

Military Intelligence plays a central role within the Intelligence Community given its responsibilities to assess capabilities and intentions of potential adversaries.  Within the Department of Defense, Military Intelligence supports planning and execution of military operations.  Within the individual military services, it provides the basis for force structure planning and meeting Service responsibilities to man, train, equip and provide ready forces for military operations.  During this session, the Service Intelligence Chiefs will discuss current priorities, challenges and opportunities as they execute their multi-faceted responsibilities.

Participants
  • MG Christopher S. Ballard, Commanding General, U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command
  • RDML Robert Hayes, Assistant Commandant for Intelligence, U.S. Coast Guard
  • Gen. Michael S. Groen, USMC, Director for Intelligence (J2)
  • Gen. James R. Marrs, Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff, ISR, USAF
  • VADM Jan Tighe, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare/ Director of Naval Intelligence, U.S. Navy
  • VADM Jake Jacoby, USN (Ret.), Chair, AFCEA Intelligence Committee
Video

Plenary #3: Congressman Adam Schiff & Senator Mark Warner

Description

Suzanne Kelly, publisher of the The Cipher Brief, interviews Congressman Adam Schiff (R-CA), ranking member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) and Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), vice chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI), about congressional oversight of the Intelligence Community, including reauthorization of FISA Section 702, as well as congressional inquiries into Russian interference in U.S. elections.  (September 7, 2017)

 

Participants
  • Congressman Adam Schiff (D-CA), Ranking Member, U.S. House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
  • Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), Vice Chairman, U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
  • Suzanne Kelly, CEO and Publisher, The Cipher Brief (moderator)
Video

Plenary #4: International Perspectives to Combating Terrorism 

Description
Participants
  • Friedrich Grommes, Head of Directorate TE, International Terrorism and International Organized Crime, Federal Intelligence Service (BND)
  • Paddy McGuinness, Deputy National Security Advisor for Intelligence, Security, and Resilience (United Kingdom)
  • Chris Rousseau, Head of the Integrated Counterterrorism Center (Canada)
  • Nick Rasmussen, Director, National Counterterrorism Center
  • Charlie Allen, The Chertoff Group (moderator)
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Plenary #5: Intelligence Agency Directors' Panel  

Description

The Washington Post's David Ignatius moderates this discussion with FBI Director Christopher Wray, NSA Director Admiral Mike Rogers, USN; NGA Director Robert Cardillo, DIA Deputy Director Melissa Drisko, and NRO Principal Deputy Director Frank Calvelli. Panelists discussed top priorities and challenges for their agencies. 

Participants
  • Robert Cardillo, Director, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  • Melissa Drisko, Deputy Director, Defense Intelligence Agency
  • Christopher Wray, Director, FBI
  • ADM Michael Rogers, USN, Commander, U.S. Cyber Command, Director, National Security Agency
  • Frank Calvelli, Principal Deputy Director, National Reconnaissance Office
  • David Ignatius, Columnist, The Washington Post (moderator)
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Plenary #6: Sue Gordon 

Description

INSA Chairman Letitia A. Long moderates a conversation with Principal Deputy Director of National Intellience (PDDNI) Sue Gordon about the priorities and goals for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) in coordinating the Intelligence Community's mission effectiveness. 

Downloads

Summit 2017 Transcript - Sue Gordon (7Sept2017)

Participants
  • Sue Gordon, Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence
  • Letitia A. Long, Chairman, INSA (moderator)
Video
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