NGA And Georgetown University to host joint conference on national security
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The relationship between intelligence and technology will be the focus when the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and Georgetown University co-host the second annual George T. Kalaris Intelligence Conference, “Succeeding in the Open,” Sept. 24, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Georgetown University’s Gaston Hall (3rd floor of Healy Hall, 37th and O Street, Washington). 

Keynote speakers include James R. Clapper, director of national intelligence; Robert Cardillo, NGA director; Marcel Lettre, acting undersecretary of defense for intelligence; and prominent panelists in the intelligence community and private sector.

“Georgetown University’s Security Studies Program is truly honored to have NGA as a partner in this year’s annual conference on emerging intelligence challenges,” said CSS Director Bruce Hoffman. “The distinguished collection of government officials, leading figures in the private sector, and accomplished scholars that will gather on campus in September for this event will bring diverse and informed perspectives to the range of critical issues facing the United States.”

Experts in their respective fields will discuss a range of national security issues in an effort to connect government, academe, media and the private sector, through an intellectually rich and stimulating lineup of policy-relevant events. Engagements will entail current and future perspectives relevant to the U.S., the intelligence community and the security of the nation.
“The Georgetown University Center for Security Studies and NGA are ideal collaborators for such an event,” said NGA Director Robert Cardillo. “The lineup of topics and panels will provide an informative public forum to examine some important national security challenges.”

Panel topics include the following:
  1. The Advent of Non-Traditional Data
  2. Achieving Transparency: The Evolution of Intelligence
  3. The Future for Intelligence Analysis, Collection and Activities
The conference is open to the media and may be recorded.  The conference will also be webcast live on UStream and  Media wishing to attend must RSVP to McKenzie Stough of the Georgetown Office of Communications, NGA and Georgetown will tweet the conference using the hashtag #NGAatGU. 

Comments from conference speakers, panelists and moderators are all considered on-the-record with direct attribution.  The conference Q & A sessions will be for the Georgetown students and registered conference attendees, and are not intended for members of the media to ask questions.  Media members with specific questions for speakers, panelists or moderators are encouraged to contact the Georgetown or NGA media representatives, who will attempt to facilitate such interaction. For additional logistics and administrative details, please see the contact details below. 


Don Kerr, Chief of Media
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