Inaugural intelligence and national security summit Sept. 18-19 in DC features IC leaders

Intel Summit To promote greater transparency into the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC) across public, private, academic and international sectors, senior IC leaders, including Director of National Intelligence Jim Clapper, FBI Director James Comey, and NSA Director Admiral Michael Rogers, USN, are participating in the Intelligence & National Security Summit September 18-19, in Washington, DC.

They will be among dozens of current and former government leaders scheduled to take part in the discussion at the Omni Shoreham Hotel. AFCEA International and the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) are co-hosting this unclassified event.

Summit participants will have the opportunity to attend five plenary sessions and choose from 16 breakout sessions in four tracks: Cyber, Strategic Assessment, Technology and Intelligence Imperatives. Each session will examine specific capability and investment priorities in domains that are essential to effective, transparent and accountable intelligence operations today and in the future.

“As nonprofit, nonpartisan, public-private organizations, AFCEA’s and INSA’s ultimate goal is to promote and facilitate the best, most substantive opportunities for dialogue within the national security and intelligence communities. This is a don’t-miss event for the government, industry, academia and the media,” said Maureen Baginski, summit co-chair and AFCEA Intelligence Committee chairwoman.

Underscoring the distinguished nature of the speaker lineup, one breakout session in the Intelligence Imperatives track will feature the three former directors of national intelligence: the Honorable Dennis Blair, the Honorable Mike McConnell and INSA Chairman Ambassador John Negroponte.

“The summit promises to offer incredible insights into how the intelligence and national security communities are addressing today’s threats as well as preparing for future challenges,” said Ambassador Joseph R. DeTrani, summit co-chair and INSA president. “We are so pleased to work with AFCEA to bring national thought leaders from the public, private and academic sectors together for these important and timely conversations.”

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