Big Data for Intelligence Symposium

Leveraging Analytics to Drive Intelligence


November 17-18, 2014

 The  Mary M. Gates Learning Center, Alexandria, VA


DSI’s Big Data for Intelligence Symposium is designed as an educational and training “Town Hall” forum, where thought leaders and key policy-makers across military and civilian organizations can come together for actionable discussions and debate. The symposium will focus on data analysis to support time-sensitive decision-making.


2014 Confirmed Speakers Include:


  • Douglas Wise, Deputy Director, Defense Intelligence Agency


  • Dr. Patrick Dowd, Director’s Science Advisor and Chief Technical Officer, NSA/CSS


  • Annette Redmond, Director, Intelligence Community Information Management, DCS G-2, HQDA


  • Milton Downs, Deputy CIO, Central Intelligence Agency


  • Janice Glover-Jones, Acting CIO, Defense Intelligence Agency


  • Jeffrey Eggers, Chief Technology Officer, DCS ISR, HQAF


  • Duncan McCarthy, Technical Executive, InnoVision, NGA


  • Jason Lee, National Intelligence Officer for Science and Technology-based Threats, FBI


  • Patrick Sack, CTO, Oracle National Security Group


  • Dr. John Elder, Founder and President, Elder Research


  • Ed Lane, Deputy Director, NASP, National Reconnaissance Office


  • John Cronin, VP Federal Accounts, Microlink, an HP Autonomy Company


  • Mark Krzysko, Deputy Director, Enterprise Information, OUSD (AT&L)


  • Jennifer Edgin, CTO, HQMC Intelligence Directorate


  • Stephen Dennis, Innovation Director, HSARPA, DHS



About the Symposium:


  • The past ten years of war have dramatically improved the IC’s ability to collect intelligence. With ever increasing technology and sophistication of sensors, the amount of information being collected has overwhelmed analysis systems and current processes. Today the Armed Services and Defense Agencies must accelerate the development and fielding of initiatives focused on the optimization of processing, exploitation and dissemination of capabilities to achieve greater automation of intelligence and data.


  • Intelligence organizations across government have an opportunity to exploit large data sets in order to produce actionable intelligence. The technology to visualize and exploit large, unstructured data sets provides the IC with a unique opportunity to dramatically improve their effectiveness and efficiency.

Key areas this symposium will address:


  • *Utilizing the IC Cloud to improve intelligence data sharing


*Improving data management through efficient representation 


  • *Integrating data to support effective operations


  • *Advances in activity based intelligence


  • *Managing time and volume to achieve mission success


  • *Adopting the IC Information Technology Enterprise


The Symposium will bring together senior level officials from the DoD, DHS and IC, specifically the RDT&E organizations responsible for developing the tools and techniques necessary to support the useful application of large, unstructured data sets.
  • At our Symposium you will have the ability to:


  • Gain Education & Insight:  Walk away with knowledge gained from our senior level speakers on some of the complex challenges facing special operations forces today.


  • Build Partnerships: The agenda is designed to allow for ample networking opportunities and the ability to discover some of the latest technologies related to Big Data.


  • Influence:  Help foster ideas! Share your own insight and knowledge during our interactive sessions. All attendees are given the opportunity to address our speaker faculty with their questions or comments and will receive a pre-Symposium questionnaire for precise questions and subject matters you would like our speakers to address.


The Big Data for Intelligence Symposium is compliant with Department of Defense operating guidelines, and adheres to the most recent standards of the Office of General Counsel, Standards of Conduct Office:
*Currently, SOCO advisory 09-03: 7.(a)… purposes of jer 3-211 (a)(7) the Office of Government Ethics (OGE), OGE standards of ethical conduct for employees of the executive branch: currently 5 cfr part 2635 and 31 u.s.c. 1353 as it pertains to OGE standards
*Qualifies as training in compliance with 5 U.S.C. Chapter 41 and is compliant with The Office of Government Ethics, Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch: currently 5 CFR part 2635 and 31 U.S.C. 1353 as it pertains to OGE Standards.
*The Big Data for Intelligence Symposium is open to all DoD and Federal employees and is considered a compliant education and training forum

Advisory Board
DSI strives to provide the most up to date, mission relevant, topics and discussion points for our meetings. In order to assure that we are providing the best subject content possible, our Advisory Board Members have volunteered to share their respective insight and expertise with us. We are truly grateful to have their support and guidance as we strive to continually create truly effective meetings and events for all. Learn more about our Advisory Board Members.