Due to the Federal Government shutdown, the AFCEA Fall Intelligence Symposium is canceled.

In light of the cancellation we are planning a new one-day AFCEA Intelligence event which will capitalize on the Fall Intelligence Symposium program and take place on February 13, 2014 in the Johns Hopkins Kossiakoff Center, Laurel, MD . To receive additional details, please click here.

Welcome to the 2013 AFCEA Fall Intelligence Symposium!

Change is affecting the IC’s operating environment over the coming 10-15 years, as highlighted in the DNI’s Global Trends 2030 document.   All who support the IC should understand both the scope of the forecasted change and how it will drive IC mission needs and investment decisions for the foreseeable future. 

The 32nd AFCEA Fall Symposium will explore the possible impact of this change in terms of big data analytics, the relevancy of intelligence in an era of exploding information flow, and the potential for public-private partnerships to provide the tools and procedures to navigate the emerging operational environment.  If you serve the IC and want to align your strategy with the IC's priorities, this is a must attend event! 


Featured speakers including Dr. J.D. Crouch, Chief Executive Officer of QinetiQ North America; Dr. Christopher Kojm, Chairman, National Intelligence Council; Dr. Arati Prabhakar, Director, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency; GEN Stanley McChrystal, USA (Ret.), Co-founder, The McChrystal Group; and Dr. Linton Wells, III, Director, Center for Technology and National Security Policy, National Defense University; will provide the context for four focused sessions with 16 additional speakers.


Session One will concentrate on where the IC and the Department of Defense (DoD) maintain unassailable technological superiority, where they are in danger of losing their edge, and what needs to be done to prevent others from appropriating the technologies for malevolent purposes.  Session Two will explore the future scale and impact of Big Data and seek to identify the technologies and analytic methodologies needed to handle the "more is always better" ambition of intelligence.  Session Three will address the paradigm shift taking place within the IC today to incorporate more fully non-traditional information and what changes in the IC structure, leadership, and strategic planning are needed to meet the changing expectations of decision makers.  The symposium’s final session will discuss continuing and emerging challenges in the public-private partnership, to include technical, procedural, and cultural issues that must be addressed in the near term. 


AFCEA also will honor Mr. David Shedd, Deputy Director, Defense Intelligence Agency, the 2013 recipient of the AFCEA Charlie Allen Award for Distinguished Intelligence Service.


In addition, there will be plenty of time for networking and an exhibit area showcasing the latest in intelligence technologies.


We hope you will join us in the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, on October 2-3, 2013 for the AFCEA Fall Intelligence Symposium.



Symposium Co-Chairs

Mr. Judson Barnes

Director, Office of Technical Collection Affairs

Bureau of Intelligence and Research

US Department of State

National Intelligence Expert Dr. William Nolte to Speak at DeSales

Dr. William Nolte

Research Professor

Director, Center for Intelligence Research and Education

School of Public Policy

University of Maryland



Ms. Michele Weslander Quaid

Chief Technology Officer (Federal)

Innovation Evangelist

Google, Inc.