As the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) approaches its 10th anniversary in April 2015, the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) of Arlington, VA will host a half-day symposium on Tuesday, March 3, with current and former leaders of government and industry to discuss the impact of this landmark reorganization on the Intelligence Community and its role in strengthening the U.S. national security mission. INSA announced on January 13 that registration for the symposium is now open atwww.insaonline.org/integration.
The agenda for A Decade of IC Integration and the Challenges Ahead includes opening remarks from U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME), who co-authored the 2004 Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act (IRTPA) that brought the ODNI into existence, and a concluding lunchtime keynote from Director of National Intelligence James Clapper. Other key participants include the first person to hold the title of DNI, INSA Chairman Ambassador John Negroponte, and his DNI successors Vice Adm. Mike McConnell (USN, ret.) and Adm. Dennis Blair (USN, ret.). Leaders from government, industry and academia also will participate in discussions on intelligence reform-related topics to share their perspectives.
Ambassador Negroponte said, “The efforts undertaken by Senate Collins, Director Clapper and others over the last decade to enhance the integration of information, systems and personnel across the IC have been instrumental to strengthening our national security. As we continue to strive toward a more agile, efficient and effective Intelligence Community, it is timely to reflect after 10 years on the lessons learned and the steps ahead. I am pleased to be a part of this impressive agenda and I look forward to participating in the conversation.”
The March 3 symposium follows INSA’s participation in an October 2014 event with the William P. Clements, Jr. Center for History, Strategy and Statecraft and theRobert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law at the University of Texas-Austin. Intelligence Reform and Counterterrorism after a Decade: Are We Smarter and Safer? brought together leading intelligence and counterterrorism officials, policymakers and scholars. Video and audio recordings of sessions from the three-day event are available on the Strauss Center website.