The Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) will host a half-day symposium on Tuesday, March 3, at the Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City in Arlington. Current and former leaders of government and industry will discuss the impact of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) on the intelligence community and its role in strengthening the U.S. national security mission.
The event begins at 7:30 a.m. with registration and a networking breakfast, and runs until 2 p.m.
The program for the day, entitled “A Decade of IC Integration and the Challenges Ahead,” includes opening remarks from U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME), who co-authored the 2004 Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act (IRTPA) that brought the ODNI into existence, and a concluding lunchtime keynote from Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.
Other key participants include the first person to hold the title of DNI, INSA Chairman Ambassador John Negroponte, and his DNI successors Vice Adm. Mike McConnell (USN, ret.) and Adm. Dennis Blair (USN, ret.). Leaders from government, industry and academia also will participate in discussions on intelligence reform-related topics.
“The efforts undertaken by Sen. Collins, Director Clapper and others over the last decade to enhance the integration of information, systems and personnel across the IC have been instrumental to strengthening our national security,” Ambassador Negroponte said. “As we continue to strive toward a more agile, efficient and effective Intelligence Community, it is timely to reflect after 10 years on the lessons learned and the steps ahead. I am pleased to be a part of this impressive agenda, and I look forward to participating in the conversation.”
Tickets are $295 for members, $375 for non-members and free for federal employees.