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UPCOMING EVENTS




                   
                   
 

FINNDTALK

CIA Chiefs of Station Mission Forum

The Ops Life: What it's like and Industry's impact in the Field

Join the FINND as we dialogue with a panel of three, recently retired, senior leaders who served as chief of station in over a dozen countries and led operations divisions at the CIA. Hear about the ops life (classified/sensitive details aside) - what it's like to live under cover, lead clandestine operations and keep America safe on the front lines - as well as how industry impacts life in the field through its contract and services support, technology and innovations.

 

 

December

19

         
                   
 

FINNDTALK

General Stanley McChrystal (Retired), former Commanding General of the Joint Special Operations Command and the International Security Assistance Force (Afghanistan)

As Founder and a Managing Partner of the McChrystal Group, General McChrystal advises senior executives at multinational corporations on navigating complex changes and onbuilding stronger teams. General McChrystal will share lessons from his time on the battlefield, in the military, and in business, emphasizing how organizations can maximize becoming an effective team.
 

 

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COMPLETED EVENTS






 






 

 

FINNDTALK

Mike Bender, Director, Laboratory for Analytic Sciences (LAS), National Security Agency (NSA)

Join the FINND for an evening with Mike Bender as he discusses the NSA's latest efforts of outreach with industry, where the NSA is looking for assistance today and how industry can engage in pilot programs and the innovation initiatives he runs for the agency. 

 

 

October

2017




 

 

FINNDTALK

LTG Jack Shanahan, Director for Defense Intelligence - Warfighter Support, Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence (USDI)

Join the FINND for an evening with the head of War Fighter Support in the USDI, who is also leading the Pentagon's Algorithmic Warfare team.  LTG Shanahan will discuss challenges and opportunities as well as share details on his search for innovative capabilities in artificial intelligence, machine & deep learning, sensing and collection capabilities for our nation's war fighters.  

 

 

September

2017




 

 

FINNDTALK

FBI Cyber Panel

Matt Fine, Technology Innovation Unit Chief, Cyber Division

James Reightler, Supervisory Special Agent, Operational Technology Division

Jeff Crocker, Supervisory Special Agent, Counterterrorism Divison

Unit Chief, Critical Incident Response Divison

Join the FINND as we dialogue with a stellar panel of FBI cyber leaders to discuss their perspectives, challenges and solutions to today's most pressing cyber matters. Pulled from various arms of the FBI, this panel will provide attendees a broad view of areas for cyber engagement with the FBI as well as an understanding of where solutions are most needed.

 

 

July

2017




 

 

FINNDTALK

Dr. Stacey Dixon

Deputy Director, IARPA

Join the FINND as we spend an evening with the Deputy Director of the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) Dr. Stacey Dixon and hear from her on current and upcoming projects/investments in innovation, research and technology for the intelligence community and national security mission space.

 

 

May

2017





 

FINNDTALK

David Bray, CIO of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

David leads the FCC's IT Transformation.  In 2016, David was named one of the top "24 Americans Who Are Changing the World" under 40 by Business Insider. He also accepted a role of Co-Chair for an IEEE Committee focused on Artificial Intelligence, automated systems, and innovative policies globally for 2016-2017.  David will talk about Digital Transformation throughout the government and promising opportunities he sees for industry.

 

April

2017




 

 

FINNDTALK

Opportunity to present IRAD work to Dr. Roper, Special Capabalities Office (SCO), DoD

After speaking at a FINND event in October 2016, Dr. Roper has asked the FINND to invite some Member companies with IRAD investments who wish to inform SCO of their work to come to his office for presentations in a classified environment (20 minute briefings followed by 10 minutes of questions for each presenting company). 2017 Member Companies must notify FINND President Louis Tucker at louis.tucker@finnd.org by the end of 2016 if they wish to participate.

 

March

2017




 

 

FINNDTALK

John Edwards, Chief Information Officer, Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

Join the FINND as we hear from the Central Intelligence Agency's Chief Information Officer.  John will touch on his journey from industry back into the CIA, describe what he found when he arrived and what has changed since his appointment back into government service.  He will also touch on where he believes industry can add value to the CIA's enterprise today.

 

March

2017

 

 

 

FINNDTALK

Mr. Josh Kerbel, Chief Analytic Methodologist, DIA

Join us to hear Josh Kerbel speak on "Keeping the Intelligence Community Relevant in a Complex World." Josh will explore the changing shape of the national security environment and discuss the innovation imperatives--especially analytic--that those changes pose for the Intelligence Community.  He will also offer his perspective on analytic capability tools that analysts use today and expound upon how they may be improved to better meet mission needs.

 

February

2017

 



 


 

FINNDTALK

Dr. Peter Highnam, Director, Research, National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA)

Join us as Dr. Highnam reviews his research priorities for 2017, discussing how industry can participate in solving national geospatial intelligence challenges. Dr. Highnam has expressed a desire for follow-ups in a classified environment with FINND members who may have potential capabilities of interest, so come prepared to share your ideas with him.

 

January

2017

 



 


 

FINNDTALK
FINND Member Companies' Internal Discovery Summit

On November 15th at the Eastern Foundry, the FINND will hold its first-ever "internal" Discovery Summit where FINND Member companies will present select capabilities to fellow FINND Members and FINNDERs in the FINND's network. We look forward for those in the network to getting to know Member companies' capabilities better and discerning further areas for collaboration and partnership.

For a list of who the FINND member companies are, please visit our home page.


 

November

2016

 



 


 

FINNDTALK
Dr. William Roper, Director, Strategic Capabilities Office (SCO), Office of the Secretary of Defense.

Join the FINND as Dr. Roper discusses the heavy investments his office is making, and will make, for the DoD under the rubric of the "3rd offset strategy." From designing a militarized "Pokemon Go" concept to autonomous robots, SCO is at the forefront of technology innovation investment for our nations' warfighters.


 

October

2016

 


 



 

FINNDTALK
Dr. Susan Durham, Director, Advanced Systems and Technology Directorate (AS&T), National Reconnaissance Office (NRO).

Join us as Dr. Durham discusses her priorities and some of the innovations of interest to the NRO, nearly 1-year into her tenure as the Director of AS&T. From hosting the annual Science of Multi-Intelligence (SOMI) workshop to piloting classified space technologies, AS&T is involved in the most forward-leaning areas in space for our national defense.


 

September

2016

 


 





 



 

FINNDTALK
Special Event: FINND Fireside-chat with U.S. National Hero/Legend Ambassador Hugh Montgomery

The FINND is humbled and pleased to present a fireside chat with one of America's remaining heroes from The Greatest Generation to reflect on national security challenges, past/present/future. Ambassador Montgomery's lifestory reads like something out of a hollywood film: WWII combat wounded vet (parachuted into Normandy on D-day), recruited into the OSS/CIA for a 69 year career ending in 2014, a translator at the Nuremburg Trials, a CIA Station Chief serving 24 years abroad, an Ambassador to the United Nations, speaking 9 languages. At 93, Hugh is still spry and willing to share his insights, discussing his career and perspective on how national security has changed with technology and time, and offering his golden nuggets of wisdom for the next generation. Topics discussed will include the current dangers of foreign intelligence services, the changed nature of espionage, the difference it makes on who is in the White House.

Watch highlights from this event:

To get access to all future FINND events, sign up to be a Member or contact us at info@finnd.org

 

July

2016

 


 





 



 

FINNDTALK
Investing in the National Security Market: Cosponsored by Eastern Foundry

Please join the FINND and Eastern Foundry at their headquarters in Crystal City for a FINND Mission Forum on investing. Private investment companies are beginning to provide growth capital and advice to companies selling to the US Government; as such, this Mission Panel with speakers from Blue Delta Capital, SineWave Ventures, and InQTel will provide their perspectives on the role of investors in, and the technology outlook for, the public market. Moderator: Geoff Orazem (Finnd Advisor and CEO of Eastern Foundry), Panelists: Stephen Rodriguez (COO SineWave Ventures), Rachael McClure (Blue Delta Capital Partners), and Brian Smith (In-q-Tel).

 

To get access to all future FINND events, sign up to be a Member or contact us at info@finnd.org

 

July

2016

 


 





 



 

FINNDTALK
JIDA (Joint Improvised-Threat Defense Agency), Director LTG Michael H. Shields

To get access to all future FINND events, sign up to be a Member or contact us at info@finnd.org

 

June

2016

 


 





 



 

FINNDTALK
Mr. Steven Welby, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (ASD(R&E)).

 

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May

2016

 


 





 



 

FINNDTALK
Adam "Jay" Harrison, DoD National Security Accelerator


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April

2016

 


 



 
Innovators'
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2016 Innovators' Showcase
Where the Future Advances Intelligence

Selected abstracts were presented before an audience of leading government scientists, technologists and engineers. IR&D Topics of Interest:

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Autonomous Systems
  • Miniaturization
  • Robotics
  • Game Changing Ideas


 

 

 

 


 



 

FINNDTALK
Dr. David Honey Director of Science and Technology (S&T), ODNI


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April

2016

 

 


 



 

Mission
                          Forum
Sean Grimaldi, Director Enterprise Data Systems and Services, Agency Business Systems, Directorate of Support and
Thomas “Blake” Bowman, Chief of Engagement and Stewardship for the Directorate of Analysis 

To get access to all future FINND events, sign up to be a Member or contact us at info@finnd.org

 

 

March

2016

 

 


 



 

FINNDTALK
with Doug McGovern, Director of Information Technology Services ("T") and Chief Information Officer, NGA


To get access to all future FINND events, sign up to be a Member or contact us at info@finnd.org

 

 

February

2016

 

 


 



 
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FINNDTALK
with FINND President Louis Tucker
"A View on Special Operations from the Field"

To get access to all future FINND events, sign up to be a Member or contact us at info@finnd.org

 

 

 

November

2015

 

 


 



 
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FINNDTALK
with Bran Ferren, Co-Founder of Applied Minds and former President of Disney Imagineering

"INNOVATION AND THE IC"

First of a kind extended, 3-part FINND Talk with one of the world's great innovators, Bran Ferren, Co-Founder of Applied Minds and former President of Disney Imagineering.

Starting in the morning with a classified Talk at DIA Headquarters, then another classified Talk at NRO Headquarters in the afternoon and finishing up with an unclassified FINND Talk for the FINND network in the evening.

To get access to all future FINND events, sign up to be a Member or contact us at info@finnd.org

 

 

October

2015

 

 


 



 

FINNDTALK
with Christopher Zember, Director of the Department of Defense Information Analysis Centers

To get access to all future FINND events, sign up to be a Member or contact us at info@finnd.org

 

 

October

2015

 

 


 



 

FINND co-sponsored the 2nd Annual GWU Intelligence Careers Forum

Invited employers included:

Central Intelligence Agency
Defense Intelligence Agency
Federal Bureau of Investigation
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
National Reconnaissance Office
National Security Agency
US Department of Homeland Security
Booz Allen Hamilton
Northrop Grumman
Leidos

 

 

October

2015

 

 


 



 

FINNDTALK
Tony Davis, Director of S&T, USSOCOM

Watch highlights from this event:

To get access to all future FINND events, sign up to be a Member or contact us at info@finnd.org

 

 

July

2015

 

 


 



 
Innovators'

2015 Innovators' Showcase
Where the Future Advances Intelligence

Selected abstracts were presented before an audience of leading government scientists, technologists and engineers. IR&D Topics of Interest:

  • Vulnerabilities and malicious functionality in software and firmware
  • Novel sensing technologies and phenomenologies
  • Space mission assurance and survivability
  • Enhanced processing and management of data from disparate sources
  • Maximizing analytic insight from fused datasets
  • Technologies to support detection of global proliferation activities
  • Bonus Area – Game changing technologies


 

 

 


 



 
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FINNDTALK
with Gil Klinger, A Visiting Distinguished Scholar at the NRO and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Space Strategic & Intelligence Systems

To get access to all future FINND events, sign up to be a Member or contact us at info@finnd.org

 

 

June

2015

 

 


 



 
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FINNDTALK
on the Future of NGA Industry Outreach and Innovation

Mike Geggus, NGA Industry Innovation Advocate
Todd Johanesen, NGA Analysis Technology Executive
Scott Webster, NGA SOURCE Technology Executive
Stacey Dixon, NGA INNOVISION Acting Deputy Director


To get access to all future FINND events, sign up to be a Member or contact us at info@finnd.org

 

 

May

2015

 

 


 



 

FINNDTALK
with LTG Raymond Palumbo
DUSD(I) Warfighter Support and Director, ISR Task Force


Watch highlights from this event:

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April

2015

 

 


 



 
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FINNDTALK
with Cathy Johnston
Director of Intelligence, DIA

To get access to all future FINND events, sign up to be a Member or contact us at info@finnd.org

 

 

April

2015

 

 


 



 
cialogo

with opening remarks from Deputy Director Sue Gordon
24 companies invited from all over the world to present their solutions against NGA's "hard problems"

To get access to all future FINND events, sign up to be a Member or contact us at info@finnd.org

 

 

February

2015

 

 


 



 

FINNDTALK
with Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger
Senior Defense Appropriations Committee Member
Speaking on Cyber and Space


 

 

January

2015

 

 


 



 

Mission
                          Forum
Engaging Congress: When Does it Make Sense?

Bryan Smith - Budget Director, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
Jon Rosenwasser - Budget Director, Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
Steve Nixon - former House Defense Appropriations SubCommittee staffer (and former Director of Science and Technology for the DNI)
Tim Sample - former Staff Director of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

To get access to all future FINND events, sign up to be a Member or contact us at info@finnd.org

 

 

November

2014

 

 


 



 
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                          Forum
The Commercialization of Space

SpaceX - Josh Brost, Business Development Manager, North America
SpaceFlight
- Dr. Peter Wegner, CTO
DoD Space
- Col Troy "Krusty Endicott, DoD Executive Agent for Space Staff
NASA
- Lee Pagel, Program Executive, Commercial Spaceflight Division
University of Michigan
- Professor James Cutler, Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Michigan


To get access to all future FINND events, sign up to be a Member or contact us at info@finnd.org

 

 

October

2014

 

 

 

 

 


 



 

FINNDTALK
with Michael Jones
Chief Technology Advocate, Google

Watch highlights from this event:

To get access to all future FINND events, sign up to be a Member or contact us at info@finnd.org

 

 

 

September

2014

 

 

 


 



 


Intelligence Careers Forum
Co-Sponsored with The George Washington University Center for Career Services

     


 



 
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Mission
                          Forum
Empowering the Vendor Community for the Commercial Cloud
with Jason H., C2S COTR, Central Intelligence Agency
Hays "Skip" McCormick, Central Intelligence Agency
Tim Estes, CEO, Digital Reasoning
Steve Spano, General Manager, Defense and National Security, Amazon Web Services

Watch highlights from this event:

To get access to all future FINND events, sign up to be a Member or contact us at info@finnd.org

 

 

July

2014

 

 


 



 

FINNDTALK
with Mark Borkowski
Assistant Commissioner and Component Acquisition Executive,
Office of Technology Innovation and Acquisition (OTIA),
U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security

Watch highlights from this event:

To get access to all future FINND events, sign up to be a Member or contact us at info@finnd.org

 

 

June

2014

 

 


 



 

FINNDTALK
With Dawn Meyerriecks
Deputy Director of Science and Technology,
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

Watch highlights from this event:

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May

2014

 

 


 



 
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                          Forum
Analytic Tradecraft Meets Technology Panel with:

Randy Pherson, former National Intelligence Officer for Latin America
Carl Stuekerjuergen, former Senior Technical Advisor, DI, CIA
Brian Fila, former Special Advisor for Innovation, DIA
Mark Lowenthal, former Assistant Director of Central Intelligence (ADCI) for Analysis
Josh Kerbel, Chief Methodologist, Directorate of Intelligence, DIA
Gordon Lewis, Tradecraft Development & Capability Integration Tech Director, NSA
Greg Moulton, Director, Office of Analytic Production and Dissemination, DI, CIA
Troy Gilbert, Defense Counter-Terrorism Center

Watch highlights from this event:

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April

2014

 

 


 



 
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NGA Operations Technology Day - Accelerating Map of the World

 

 

April

2014

 




 



 

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FINNDTALK
With Pieter Decker
Deputy Director, DNI Advanced Campaign Cell
and Ted Cope
Director of NGA's INNOVISION Basic & Applied Research Office

Watch highlights from this event:

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March

2014

 

 


 



 
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FINND TALK
With Chris Inglis
former Deputy Director, NSA

Watch highlights from this event:

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February

2014

 

 

 
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FINND TALK
With Doug Wolfe
Chief Information Officer, CIA

Watch highlights from this event:

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January

2014

 

 

 
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FINND TALK
with Gus Taveras
DIA Chief Technology Officer

Watch highlights from this event:


Mission Forum
with operators & analysts
from HUMINT, GEOINT, CYBER and SPECIAL OPS

Watch highlights from this event:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November

2013

 


 
 

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