POC Summit Continues Critical Dialogue Between the Intelligence Community and Industry

6speakers (1)The Potomac Officers Club held its Federal Intel Summit on Thursday at the Ritz Carlton in Tysons Corner.

The latest event in POC’s “Distiguished Speaker Series” was attended by more than 250 industry and government executives and featured eight speakers with intimate knowledge of the intelligence community.

Juan Zarate, senior adviser for the Center for Strategic and International Studies and former deputy national security adviser under President Bush, kicked off the event by signing copies of his new book for attendees.

Treasury’s War” details how the Treasury Department has waged war on the financial networks of terrorist groups and rogue regimes for more than ten years, redefining the agency’s role in the federal bureaucracy.

POClogoZarate then introduced the headline speaker of the event, Mike Rogers, chairman of the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee, who spoke about  the importance of a strong Intelligence Community and the IC’s increasing role in cybersecurity.

Tish Long, director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, spoke to the summit about the intersection of geospatial intelligence, mobility and big data.

David Shedd, deputy director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, focused on public-private sector partnerships and the importance of building a capable intelligence workforce.

The summit also included a panel on the Intelligence Community Information Technology Enterprise which included Al Tarasuk, IC CIO; Grant Schneider, deputy director of information management and CIO; and Gus Hunt, former CIA CTO.

londonThe last speaker was Stephanie O’Sullivan, principal deputy director of national intelligence, who issued a strong statement about the bright future and extreme importance of intelligence agencies going into 2014 and beyond.

POC continues the momentum from this summit and will hold a signing for the book,   Character: The Ultimate Success Factor, ” by Jack London, executive chairman and former CEO at CACI.

He details his personal, corporate and military experiences focusing on his key to success, ones character.

“Genuine success is never gained by unethical or unlawful means, for dubious purposes, or at great moral cost, ” he says in the book.

The breakfast will take place on February 5, 2014 at 2941 Restaurant in Fall Church, Va.

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