Virginia Tech NSEP/IC CAE Colloquium

The annual National Security Education Program Colloquium is the highlight of our educational programs. It allows students from across the university to interact with leaders from the intelligence and national security community and includes a student research poster session, panels featuring government and industry speakers, networking sessions, and a keynote address. The theme for 2019 is The Weaponization of Information and Artificial Intelligence.

2019 National Security Education Program Colloquium

Hosted by: The Hume Center for National Security and Technology
and the Virginia Tech Integrated Security Destination Area

Sponsored by SAIC

Theme: The Weaponization of Information and Artificial Intelligence

April 16, 2019, Latham Ballroom A, The Inn at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA


The 2019 Hume Center/ISDA Colloquium is April 16, 2019 at the Inn at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA.
Online registration is now closed. Please join us by registering on-site outside of Latham Ballroom A at the Inn at Virginia Tech.

Agenda - April 16, 2019

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Theme: The Weaponization of Information and Artificial Intelligence

9:00 a.m. Welcome – Col. Paul Mele, Commanding Officer of the Virginia Tech Army ROTC

9:10 a.m. Student Team Presentation – Hack RFML Attack & Resilience Teams 

9:40 a.m. Day of Remembrance Moment of Silence – Led by Madison Dillow, Cadet Sergeant, Corps of Cadets

9:45 a.m. Artificial Intelligence: Opportunities and Threats for the Intelligence Community

Dr. Jonathan Black – Hume Center Aerospace and Ocean Systems Lab (Moderator)
Sarita B. – Federal Bureau of Investigation
Kirk Jenne – Aveshka, Inc.
Jasen Halmes – CACI
Karen Metzler – Northrop Grumman

10:45 a.m. Networking Break and Refreshments

11:00 a.m. Student Team Presentation – CyberLeaders Teams 

11:30 a.m. Student Team Presentation – SAIC Team 

12:00 noon Lunch (Latham Ballroom B)

1:00 p.m. Workforce Development for Emerging National Security Technologies

Caroline Frampton – SAIC (Moderator)
Mike B. – Central Intelligence Agency
Deborah Golden – Deloitte
Dr. Patty Finch – Northrop Grumman
Kent Pride – Raytheon

2:00 p.m. Student Team Presentation – CACI Team 

2:20 p.m. Break

2:30 p.m. Technical and Policy Considerations of Cyber Influence Operations

Chris A. – National Security Agency (Moderator)
Christopher C. – Federal Bureau of Investigation
Phil Harvey – Raytheon
Dr. Chad Levinson – Virginia Tech School of Public and International Affairs
Dr. David Raymond – Virginia Cyber Range

3:30 p.m. Student Team Presentation – Northrop Grumman team 

3:55 p.m. Concluding Remarks – Ehren Hill, Associate Director for Outreach

4:00 p.m. Student Poster Session and Reception

6:00 p.m. Announcement of Poster winners – Dr. Alan Michaels, Director of Electronic Systems Lab

6:00 p.m. Keynote Address – Dr. T. Charles Clancy, Hume Center Executive Director
                "Disruptive Technologies and their Impact on National Security

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