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Actionable Intelligence for Defense and Homeland Security

26 August, 2013 - 28 August, 2013, Washington, DC, United States

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Adapting Technologies to Enhance the Efficiency of Tactical Operations

One of the top priorities of the U.S. military and law enforcement agencies is to reduce the number of surprise encounters by increasing the availability and efficiency of actionable intelligence. Small units do not have the capability to send/receive critical tactical intelligence. Operators need the tools and training to help them identify friends or foes, to know where threats are, to see inside buildings and around corners or over hills and greater awareness of cultural patterns that might indicate imminent danger. Constant actionable intelligence must remain priority of all combat forces for objectives to be reached that result in successful mission outcomes.

"By providing better strategic and tactical intelligence, we can partner more effectively with other Government officials at home and abroad to protect our vital national interests."
-James Clapper, Director of National Intelligence

Timely battlefield decisions demand accurate information. This event will focus on the processes and solutions needed to enhance tactical operations through the breakdown and communication of vital intelligence. The summit will explore the ways that information is collected, processed, and shared as well as the latest requirements meant to enhance the operator’s combat capability.

Actionable Intelligence for Defense and Homeland Security will bring together all relevant stakeholders to discuss the most pressing issues facing the intelligence community. Examine future trends, identify immediate and long-term needs, and uncover up-and-coming technologies for use in evolving threat environments. Policy makers, uniformed service leaders, law enforcement and industry partners will gather in Washington D.C. to network, share best practices and explore potential paths to analyze the future of actionable intelligence.

This extraordinary event will look at:

  • Putting actionable intelligence into the hands of the operator
  • The integration of sensors, overwatch systems, predictive analysis/proactive fusion in tactical operations
  • Improving the quality and dissemination of actionable information from large quantities of data
  • New equipment and technologies available to update/replace inferior software
  • Best practices for interagency cooperation and community analytics: DoD, DHS, DoJ, and DHS

Who You Will Meet

Our Actionable Intelligence for Defense and Homeland Security is a forum on the many changing requirements and challenges of the intelligence community. You will have the opportunity to interact and network with representatives from the defense community, as well as personnel from various government agencies, law enforcement units, research, manufacturers/contractors, and technology service providers. Attendees will include Program Managers and Directors, Branch Heads, Department Chiefs, Scientists and Engineers with the following functions and expertise:

  • Tactical ISR
  • Actionable Intelligence
  • Data Management and Security
  • Cloud Computing
  • Analysis and Dissemination
  • Information Technology and Sharing
  • Surveillance and Reconnaissance
  • Interagency Cooperation
  • Geospatial Intelligence
  • Training and Doctrine

Venue & Accommodation

Washington Plaza
10 Thomas Circle, NW,
Washington, District of Columbia
20005,  United States
Phone: 202-842-1300
Fax: 202-371-9621

Washington Plaza
10 Thomas Circle, N.W.
Washington D.C., 20005
Tel: 1-202-842-1300

Discover the fresh new feel of the Washington Plaza. Designed in 1962 by world-famous architect Morris Lapidus, this recently renovated Washington DC hotel near the White House offers an engaging balance of cosmopolitan ambiance and unpretentious hospitality – perfect for international business trips, romantic getaways, and once-in-a-lifetime family vacations.

Step out our front door and explore chic, fashionable Thomas Circle, one of DC's hippest neighborhoods. Enjoy a short trek to a treasure trove of National Mall monuments and Smithsonian museums. Or experience some of Washington's premier shopping and nightlife. After a day of tours or business meetings, return to our welcoming lobby and well-appointed downtown Washington DC hotel rooms, where superb amenities and attentive but never overbearing service allow for an exceptionally relaxing stay.

Group Rate - $169 plus 14.5% per night
Please identify you are part of the IDGA – Actionable Intelligence group to ensure the special rate, based on availability. Note that you are eligible for this rate three day prior and three days post the event based on availability. Please make your reservation before July 26, 2013 in order to ensure you are eligible for the group rate.

Reservations Telephone: 1 (800) 424-1140

The conference agenda is available as PDF under downloads.

2012 Speakers included

  • Dawn Meyerriecks, Assistant Director of National Intelligence for Acquisition, Technology, and Facilities, Office of the Director of National Intelligence
  • Eric Velez-Villar, Assistant Director, Directorate of Intelligence, Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • James Chaparro, Assistant Director, Intelligence, Immigration and Customs Enforcement
  • Bobby Junker Ph.D, Department Head, C4ISR , Office of Naval Research
  • David Bottom, Director, Information Technology Services Directorate, National Geospatial-Geospatial Intelligence Agency
  • Vincent Sabio, Program Manager, Strategic Technoogy Office, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  • Martin Kruger, Program Manager, ISR-C2, Office of Naval Research
  • Ashit Talukder Ph.D, Chief, Information Access Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • Captain William Young, Chair, Tactical Command, National Tactical Officers Association
  • Jim Hendler Ph.D, Dean, Information Technology and Web Science, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


Event details

26 August, 2013
28 August, 2013
Washington Plaza
District Of Columbia
United States


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