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Information Sharing: Adapting and Improving an Expanded ISE

January 26, 2012 • 2:00 – 8:45 pm EST

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In 2004 the U.S. Congress passed the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act, which established the Information Sharing Environment (ISE) to facilitate the exchange of terrorism-related information across the U.S. security apparatus. Since that time, the United States has greatly improved and expanded its information sharing infrastructure. Yet despite marked progress, the United States still faces significant information sharing challenges. As recent incidents have shown, rapid changes in information sharing practices, procedures and technology have had ramifications for both security and privacy. As the ISE and government information sharing efforts mature, technology, cultural, policy and legal mechanisms will have to continue to evolve and be strengthened to meet these challenges. Please join the CSIS Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Program for a full-day conference to discuss the challenges of and future for expanded information sharing.


9:00 – 9:30am: Registration and Breakfast

9:30 – 10:30am: Information Sharing, ISE, and the Way Forward
•    Keynote address by James Clapper, Director of National Intelligence

10:30 – 10:45am:  Break

10:45 – 11:45am: Information Sharing and the Future of the ISE

•    Kshemendra Paul, Program Manager, Information Sharing Environment
•    David Shedd, Deputy Director, Defense Intelligence Agency
•    T. Doran, Senior Director, Information Sharing and Safegaurding Policy, White House National Security Staff 
•    Moderated by Rick “Ozzie” Nelson, Director of the CSIS Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Program

11:45am – 12:00pm: Break

12:00 – 1:00pm: Strengthening and Expanding the Culture of Information Sharing

•    Corin Stone, Deputy Assistant Director of National Intelligence for Policy and Strategy, Office of the Director of National Intelligence
•    Aaron Kustermann, Chief of Intelligence, Illinois State Police
•    Melissa Smislova, Associate Deputy Under Secretary for Analysis, Department of Homeland Security
•    Eric Velez-Villar, Deputy Assistant Director, Director of Intelligence, Federal Bureau of Investigation
•    Moderated by Josh Kussman, CSIS non-resident Senior Associate and Senior Vice President, The Sentinel HS Group, LLC.

1:00 – 1:30pm: Lunch

1:30 – 2:30pm: Efficiency, Scope, and Privacy in an Expanded Information Sharing Architecture

•    Michael Howell, Deputy Program Manager, Information Sharing Environment
•    Dan Chenok, Vice President for Technology Strategy and Senior Fellow, Center for Business and Government, IBM Global Business Services
•    Clark Smith, Director, Information Sharing and Intelligence Enterprise Division, Office of Intelligence and Analysis, Department of Homeland Security
•    Wesley Wilson, Group Chief, Information Integration Group, Directorate of Intelligence, National Counterterrorism Center
•    Moderated by Evan Wolff, CSIS non-resident Senior Associate and Partner, Hunton & Williams

2:30 – 2:45pm: Break

2:45 – 3:45: Advancing Policy and Legal Operational Frameworks for Expanded Information Sharing

•    Kathleen Turco, Associate Administrator, Office of Governmentwide Policy, U.S. General Services Administration
•    Karen Evans, former Administrator, E-Government and Information Technology, Office of Management and Budget
•    Alex Joel, Civil Liberties Protection Officer, Office of the Director of National Intelligence
•    Moderated by Adam Isles, CSIS non-resident Senior Associate and Director, Strategy & Policy Consulting, Raytheon Homeland Security

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