NGA and Georgetown University to host joint conference on national security
The relationship between intelligence and technology will be the focus when the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and Georgetown University co-host the second annual George T. Kalaris Intelligence Conference, “Succeeding in the Open,” Sept. 24, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Georgetown University’s Gaston Hall (3rd floor of Healy Hall, 37th and O Street, Washington).
Keynote speakers include James Clapper, director of national intelligence; Robert Cardillo, NGA director; Marcel Lettre, acting undersecretary of defense for intelligence; and prominent panelists in the intelligence community and private sector.
“Georgetown University’s Security Studies Program is truly honored to have NGA as a partner in this year’s annual conference on emerging intelligence challenges,” said CSS Director Bruce Hoffman. “The distinguished collection of government officials, leading figures in the private sector, and accomplished scholars that will gather on campus in September for this event will bring diverse and informed perspectives to the range of critical issues facing the United States.”
Experts in their respective fields will discuss a range of national security issues in an effort to connect government, academe, media and the private sector, through an intellectually rich and stimulating lineup of policy-relevant events. Engagements will entail current and future perspectives relevant to the U.S., the intelligence community and the security of the nation.
“The Georgetown University Center for Security Studies and NGA are ideal collaborators for such an event,” said NGA Director Robert Cardillo. “The lineup of topics and panels will provide an informative public forum to examine some important national security challenges.”
Panel topics include the following:
- The Advent of Non-Traditional Data
- Achieving Transparency: The Evolution of Intelligence
- The Future for Intelligence Analysis, Collection and Activities