2014 Spring Intel Symposium

We have entered an era in which voluminous data is available to national decision-makers, warfighters, intelligence professionals and individual citizens.


The Intelligence Community has the responsibility to gain access to the right data, analyze it, and produce accurate assessments that help inform both policy-makers and battlefield commanders, while preserving what has made this country great… individual rights. The 33rd annual AFCEA Spring Intelligence Symposium will examine the challenges and opportunities associated with transforming the IC’s capabilities for accessing big data and transforming it into knowledge, while also protecting civil liberties and being good stewards of taxpayer resources in a fiscally-constrained environment.

Keynote speakers will include General Keith Alexander, USA, Commander, US Cyber Command; Director, National Security Agency/Chief, Central Security Service The Honorable Michael Hayden, General, USAF (Ret.), Principal, The Chertoff Group; Mr. Ralph Osterhout, Osterhout Design Group; The Honorable Thad Allen, Admiral, USCG (Ret.), Executive Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton; and The Honorable Heidi Shyu, Assistant Secretary of the Army, Acquisition, Logistics and Technology (ASA (ALT)) (invited). These speakers will provide the context fo 16 additional speakers in r four focused.

Session one will address how the fundamentals of intelligence tradecraft are evolving with the introduction of new tools and techniques. Session two will explore what potential disruptive technologies might be advantageous for the IC to pursue, and how the IC is prioritizing finite R&D resources. Session three will discuss the array of emerging patterns, tools, techniques, and applied intelligence analysis disciplines being introduced to create unique learning environments for the emerging work force. The symposium’s final session will consider the emerging tension between uses of traditional and non-traditional sources of information.


Date: May 29, 2014

- May 30, 2014
Location: Boling AFB ,DC
Venue: Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Chappie James Boulevard Washington, DC 20032
Country: United States
Language: English
Audience: Technical