This event occurred on October 12-13, 2011.

Dear Colleague:

 

Welcome to the 30th annual AFCEA Fall Intelligence Symposium!

The government and industry members of the AFCEA Intelligence Committee are pleased to present this classified program exploring the issues surrounding the development of a multi-source collection architecture.  While intelligence remains the nation’s first line of defense, the question of where to focus new investments or where to redirect current dollars continues to receive high-level attention.  Ongoing budgetary initiatives within the national and defense intelligence communities have made investment decisions to achieve the proper balance of collection capabilities more challenging than at any other time in recent history.  Each level of the collection hierarchy, from overhead to HUMINT, from technical operations to tactical ISR will see continued pressure to further enhance cross-domain contributions and integration in a way that provides the right information at the right time for decision makers and the analysts who support them.

During the Symposium, featured speakers representing a wide variety of perspectives will set stage for stage for in-depth discussions in four focused sessions.  Session one will explore intelligence support to war-fighting operations and the operational relevance of fused information derived from national and tactical collection missions.  Session two will present views on integrating the national and tactical intelligence enterprises, including the changing collection management environment, and the degree of synergy achieved by fusing disparate forms of collection.   The third session will include senior financial officials who will address both the National Intelligence Program and the Military Intelligence Program budgets.  The final session will explore the major changes expected in the collection environment and suggest how the Intelligence Community might manage these adjustments in a constrained budget environment.

AFCEA also will honor Director Letitia Long, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, the recipient of the 2011 AFCEA Charlie Allen Award for Intelligence Service.

In addition, there will be plenty of time for networking and an exhibit area will showcase technologies impacting the Intelligence Community today.

We hope you will join us in the National Reconnaissance Office, Chantilly VA, on October 12-13, 2011 for the AFCEA Fall Intelligence Symposium.

 

Sincerely,

 

Mr. Scott Large

Former Director, National Reconnaissance Office

Symposium Co-Chair

Ms. Carol Staubach

Senior Vice President

Booz Allen Hamilton

Symposium Co-Chair