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, 2019The 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.

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To reserve a room at the Inn at Virginia Tech, please contact the Inn (877-200-3360 or 540-231-8000) and tell them you are a part of the Hume Center NSEP (you can use Colleen Bartos’ name if needed).

Agenda - April 16, 2019

Theme: The Weaponization of Information and Artificial Intelligence

9:00 a.m. Welcome

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

9:40 a.m. Day of Remembrance Background

9:43 a.m. Moment of Silence

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

Moderator: Dr. Jonathan Black – Aerospace and Ocean Systems Lab, Hume Center
Panelist: Jasen Halmes – Director for Artificial Intelligence, CACI
Panelist: Karen Metzler – Northrop Grumman
Panelist: Sarita Buoga
Panelist: Kirk Jenne – Vice President for Defense and Intel, Aveshka, Inc.

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 

11:50 a.m. Lunch

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

Moderator: Caroline Frampton – SAIC
Panelist: Mike Burns
Panelist: Patty Finch – Northrop Grumman
Panelist: Chris Cummiskey – Cummiskey Strategic Solutions, LLC
Panelist: Kent Pride – Raytheon

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

2:20 p.m. Networking Break

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

Moderator: Chris Anderson
Panelist: Dr. Chad Levinson – SPIA
Panelist: Dr. David Raymond – Virginia CyberRange
Panelist: Phil Harvey – Raytheon
Panelist: Christopher Cope – Cyber Squad Supervisor

3:30 p.m. Student Team Presentation – NG team 

3:55 p.m. Concluding Remarks

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

6:00 p.m. Announcement of Poster winners
                Introduction of Keynote Speaker
                Keynote Address

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Spring 2014