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The Fulcrum Balance: Agile Leadership in a Modern, Connected World

 

The 40th annual AFCEA Intelligence Symposium returns to the NGA Campus East in Springfield, Virginia on July 20-21, 2022. This classified (TS/SI/TK/NOFORN) two-day flagship intelligence event is a forum for Intelligence Community professionals and an ideal venue for learning and networking.

 

The symposium will focus on the ideas, investments, and priorities needed to maintain equilibrium within the IC while addressing the multiple threats and threat axes captured in the 2022 Intelligence Community Threat Assessment:  In the coming year, the United States and its allies will face an increasingly complex and interconnected global security environment marked by the growing specter of great power competition and conflict, while collective, transnational threats to all nations and actors compete for our attention and finite resources. These challenges will play out amidst the continued global disruption resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, contention over global efforts to deal with a changing climate, increasingly powerful non-state actors, and rapidly evolving technology, all within the context of an evolving world order where the continued diffusion of power is leading actors to reassess their place and capabilities in an increasingly multipolar world. These challenges will intersect and interact in unpredictable ways, leading to mutually reinforcing effects that could challenge our ability to respond, but also introducing new opportunities to forge collective action with allies and partners against both the renewed threat of nation-state aggression and emerging threats to human security.