The conference, featuring Principal Deputy Director of Intelligence Susan Gordon, examined strategy, new threats and technology challenges as well as institutional change in the intelligence community.
On March 28, 2019, the Intelligence Studies Project hosted its fifth annual spring "Intelligence in Transition" symposium, anchored by a keynote address by Susan Gordon, the principal deputy director of national intelligence. The event was co-sponsored by the Strauss Center, Clements Center and the LBJ School of Public Affairs.
The day opened with welcome remarks from LBJ Professor and ISP Director Steve Slick.
After that came the panel "Strategic Warning," with opening remarks by National Intelligence Council Chair Amy McAuliffe. Patricipants:
- Dennis Wilder, former National Security Council senior director for East Asian affairs
- Philip Bobbitt, director of the Center for National Security at Columbia Law School
- Moderator: Robert Hutchings, Walt and Elspeth Rostow Chair in National Security and professor of Public Affairs at the LBJ School of Public Affairs
Chair Amy McAuliffe and Robert Hutchings, Walt and Elspeth Rostow Chair in National Security and professor of
public affairs at the LBJ School during the symposium.
Then Assistant Attorney General for National Security John Demers joined Ellen Nakashima, the national security reporter for the Washington Post, for a conversation: "Law Enforcement Responses to New Threats."
After lunch, Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence Susan Gordon delivered keynote remarks. Adm. Bobby R. Inman, LBJ Centennial Chair in National Policy at the LBJ School, introduced her, and Steve Slick moderated the conversation.
in Transition" symposium.
- U.S. officials planning for a future in which Huawei has a major share of 5G global networks (Washington Post, April 1, 2019)
- Did The U.S. Just Concede Defeat In Its War With Huawei? (Forbes, April 2, 2019)
- U.S. braces for future 5G world largely built with mobile network gear from China's Huawei (South China Morning Post, April 2, 2019)
- US security officials plan for allies using Huawei 5G gear (Telecoms Tech, April 2, 2019)
The afternoon ended with the panel "Emerging Threats, Technology Challenges, and Institutional Change." Participants:
- Michelle Van Cleave, former national counterintelligence executive
- Matthew Travis, deputy director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency
- Samantha Ravich, fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies
- Michael Daniel, former special assistant to the president and White House cybersecurity coordinator
- John Carlin, former assistant attorney general for national security
- Moderator: Robert Chesney, Director of the Strauss Center for International Security and Law
the president and White House cybersecurity coordinator; Matthew Travis, deputy director of the Cybersecurity
and Infrastructure Agency; and Michelle Van Cleave, former national counterintelligence executive, join Robert
Chesney, director of the Strauss Center for International Security and Law.
"Intelligence in Transition" symposium details:
- ISP symposium recap
- Full agenda: "Intelligence in Transition"
- Speaker roster and biographies
- Photos: "Intelligence in Transition" ISP symposium
- Video: "Intelligence in Transition"
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