Special Notice

Due to the anticipated winter storm, the AFCEA Winter Intelligence Symposium is canceled.  Attendees, exhibitors, and sponsors will receive additional information via email.

Welcome to the 2014 AFCEA Winter Intelligence Symposium!

In late 2012, the National Intelligence Council (NIC) published its Global Trends 2030 paper, outlining a series of factors that could define the security environment of the mid-third of the 21st century.  Several of the paper’s themes were far outside the realm of traditional national security issues. 

The AFCEA Winter Intelligence Symposium will use the NIC paper not to discuss the intelligence environment of 2030, but as a starting point to explore the steps the Intelligence Community (IC) needs to take within the next decade to remain relevant.   

Featured speakers including Dr. Christopher Kojm, Chairman, National Intelligence Council; and RDML T.J. White, USN, Deputy Director, Tailored Access Operations, National Security Agency , will provide the context for three focused sessions

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 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.   

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 Johns Hopkins Kossiakoff Center, Laurel, MD, on February 13, 2014, for the AFCEA Winter 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 (Public Sector)

Innovation Evangelist

Google, Inc.