Agenda

 

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PRESENTATION OF THE 2020 CHARLIE ALLEN AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED INTELLIGENCE SERVICE


PANEL ONE: ADVANCING NATIONAL SECURITY THROUGH IC-PRIVATE SECTOR COLLABORATION 
USIC and Private Sector representatives will explore how the Intelligence Community is advancing intelligence collection, finding new insights from mass data, and closing intelligence gaps on national security priorities through innovative joint work and technical partnerships. Through an examination of cutting-edge joint projects, the panel will provide insight on how partnerships are assisting the US in gaining national security advantage and mitigating risk, and consider common elements of success. It will also highlight the advantages afforded to IC professionals in participating in such partnerships, particularly on complex intelligence problem sets such as cyber threat to critical national infrastructure from adversarial nations. The goal of the panel is to shed light on the question “How can we enable the IC to advance its state of art through partnerships?”

Moderator
former Director for Analysis
CIA (retired)

Panelist
Mr. Chris Button
Director of Intelligence
Analysis & Resilience Center (ARC)

Vice President, Intelligence and Cross-Cutting Capabilities
The MITRE Corporation
Founder, President and CEO
Whitehawk, Inc.
Deputy Assistant Director, Cyber Division
Cyber Policy, Intelligence and Engagement Branch
FBI
 
 

KEYNOTE ONE

Moderator
LTG Bob Noonan, USA (Ret.)
Chair
AFCEA Intelligence Committee
Speakers
Deputy Director of National Intelligence (DDNI) for Policy and Capabilities
Office of the Director of National Intelligence
Associate Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Mission Integration
Office of the Director of National Intelligence
 
 

PRESENTATION OF THE 2021 CHARLIE ALLEN AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED INTELLIGENCE SERVICE


PANEL TWO: INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY R&D INVESTMENTS
USG R&D investments have dipped to an all-time low of 0.7% of GDP compared to a high point of almost 2% of GDP in the 1960's.  The current administration is committed to investing in federal R&D.  Proposed legislation could return federal R&D to an historic post-war average of 1.1% of GDP in the next few years.  These investments would focus on innovation and entrepreneurism, advancing efforts between government, industry, and academia.  New efforts across the IC that are attempting to address this demand (CIA Labs, NGA Moonshot labs, etc).  This panel looks at how the government can/should/is addressing emerging technologies, amp up public/private partnerships, and utilize new models to capture the greater R&D ecosystem for mission success.

Moderator
Vice President of Business Development & Strategy
F5 Consulting Group
Panelists
Director of Science & Technology
ODNI 
Director of Research
NGA 
Director
CIA Federal Labs 

KEYNOTE TWO

Moderator
LTG Bob Noonan, USA (Ret.)
Chair
AFCEA Intelligence Committee
Speaker
Sergeant at Arms
United States Senate

PANEL THREE: INTELLIGENCE IN A POST-TRUTH WORLD

Moderator
Strategic Business Executive
Google Cloud
Panelists
Intelligence Community Election Threats Executive
Office of the Director of National Intelligence
Director, Civil Liberties, Privacy and Transparency
National Security Agency/Central Security Service
 
Chief, Innovation and Special Programs
Thomson Reuters Special Services
 

KEYNOTE THREE

Moderator
LTG Bob Noonan, USA (Ret.)
Chair
AFCEA Intelligence Committee
Speaker
Commander, U.S. Cyber Command
Director, National Security Agency
Chief, Central Security Service

PANEL FOUR: THE SENSING GRID AND MULTI-DOMAIN OPERATIONS 

This portion of the program looks at the “I” in JADC2.  How does intelligence support? What are the key milestones and investments?

Moderator
Senior Director, VMware
Vice Chair, AFCEA Intelligence Committee 
Panelists
Col. Andre' Abadie, USA, PhD
JADC2/Project Convergence Lead
Army Futures Command
Chief Architect 
Department of the Air & Space Force
MARS Program Manager
Defense Intelligence Agency
Deputy Director, Cyber and Command, Control, Communications and Computers Integration (DD C5I)
Joint Staff J6
 


PANEL FIVE: IS THE DOD/IC'S BUDGETARY SYSTEM ALIGNED TO THE DIGITAL ERA?

Moderator
Former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition
Panelists
Visiting Fellow
American Enterprise Institute
Former DDNI for Enterprise Capacity
Former Assistant Secretary of the Air Force and Space Force for Acquisition, Technology &
Logistics
 
Focus Questions
  • With the speed of change in the world of software and artificial intelligence, is our current budgetary process used for the last few decades keeping pace?
  • What are alternatives to the current structure? What would be the impacts to the primary stakeholders (Congress, Comptrollers) and how could they be mitigated?
  • How and who do we convince to change? Does industry have a role? Would they be able to be agile enough to adjust?