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					DNI OPEN SOURCE CONFERENCE 2008
11-12 September 2008

Ronald Reagan Building and
International Trade Center



The DNI Open Source Conference 2008: Decision Advantage was held on September 11-12,
2008 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. More than 1500 registered
participants attended.

In conjunction with the conference, a commercial exhibition showcased over 50 open source
information and technology vendors and featured specialized open source demonstrations.

Conference Details
      Details
      Photos
      Agenda

The two-day conference explored a wide range of open source issues and open source best
practices for the Intelligence Community and its partners. Participants from the broader open
source community of interest including academia, think tanks, private industry, federal, state,
local and tribal entities, international partners, and the media were invited to attend through a
free online registration process.

The Conference Details section of this Web site has descriptions of the break-out sessions. The
agenda will contain links to keynote transcripts, photos, and break-out session presentations as
they are made available. Additionally, the official DNI Open Source Conference Blog has
commentary on the conference proceedings.

The DNI Open Source Conference 2007: Expanding the Horizons was held 16-17 July 2007
at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. More than 900 registered
participants attended. Presentations made at the conference break-out sessions are available on
the DNI Open Source Conference 2007 website.

DNI Open Source Challenge
      DNI Open Source Challenge
      Challenge Guidelines
This year's "Open Source Challenge," was a unique session where attendees presented their
solutions to current intelligence community open source challenges directly to the ODNI.
Conference registrants were invited to submit ideas and solutions to a set of open source
challenges; the most innovative challenges presented their solutions at the final plenary session
of the conference.




DNI Open Source Challenge
      DNI Open Source Challenge
      Challenge Guidelines

This year's "Open Source Challenge" was a unique session where representatives from academia;
think tanks; industry; the media; federal, state, local, and tribal government; and other diverse
sectors were invited to submit ideas and solutions to current intelligence community open source
challenges directly to the ODNI. The most innovative challenges were selected and participants
presented their solutions at the final plenary session of the conference before a welcoming
audience.




DNI Open Source Challenge Guidelines
      DNI Open Source Challenge
      Challenge Guidelines


                                                      Printer Friendly Guidelines   | Entry Cover sheet




                                     Special Announcement

                                  The Open Source Challenge

We are pleased to announce an exciting opportunity in conjunction with the DNI Open Source
Conference 2008: "The Open Source Challenge." This is a unique occasion for representatives
from academia; think tanks; industry; the media; federal, state, local, and tribal government; and
other diverse sectors to use open source information to address real intelligence challenges.
Subject matter experts from any field can apply innovative research techniques, thus giving new
insight to the Intelligence Community.

Can you provide the most innovative and relevant answer to the Challenge questions?
The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) has provided two Challenge
questions (below) and instructions to all conference registrants. Those who choose to accept the
Challenge can submit a answer for one of the two challenge questions posed. Entries will be
reviewed by a panel of judges consisting of senior IC representatives. The three entries judged to
be the best answers to Challenge questions will be announced during the opening plenary session
of the DNI Open Source Conference on September 11th and the answers will be presented at the
concluding conference plenary on September 12th. The Challenge is open to all conference
registrants, including those who are not able to attend due to overwhelming registration demand.

                                      Challenge Questions

   1. Using the best open sources to inform your answer, is Al Qaeda a cohesive organization
      with strong and centralized control, intent and direction?

   2. According to open sources, who will be the global leader in alternative fuels and why?

                                      Challenge Guidelines

   1. Challenge Participants and Entries:Entries can be submitted either by individuals or
      teams, with no limit to the number of individuals on a team. Teams can consist of
      individuals from any number of organizations, rather than representatives exclusively
      from a single university, company or organization; multidisciplinary teams are
      encouraged. Each person, however, can only enter the Challenge once—as an individual
      or part of a team, not both. At least one member of each team must be a registered
      conference attendee and entries from individuals must be submitted by a registered (not
      necessarily a confirmed) attendee. Entries should address one of the two Challenge
      questions proposed; entries attempting to address both questions will be disqualified.

   2. Format: Entries should be prepared as a written report with a supporting PowerPoint
      presentation. The report can be no more than 3 pages in length, using Times New Roman
      12 point font, with a page size of 8 ½ x 11 inches; reports longer than 3 pages will be
      disqualified. The PowerPoint presentation cannot exceed 6 slides (including an
      introductory slide). The report and accompanying PowerPoint presentation must address
      the following topics:
          a. Challenge- what is the question posed?
          b. Issues- what are the main considerations involved in answering the question?
          c. Techniques and Tools- were any special methods or resources utilized?
          d. Key Judgments- what are the answers to the question posed?
          e. Sources- note supporting data and evidence.



   3. Evaluation Criteria: Entries will be judged according to the following criteria:
         o Precision: The proposed answer should provide direct and well-supported
            answers to the question posed. Entries providing lengthy or interesting ideas not
            directly related to the question will not fare well in judging.
         o New Insight: The proposed answer should provide illuminating information.
   o   Creativity: The proposed answer should provide creative ideas or employ new
       ways of researching and analyzing current issues. Innovative and high quality
       sources are expected.
   o   Data Visualization: New techniques and creative data visualization approaches
       that communicate key judgments and supporting data effectively will fare well in
       judging.
   o   Sourcing and Use of Open Sources: Challenge entries must be informed only by
       open source information. Open source information is defined (per ICD 301) as
       “publically available information that anyone can lawfully obtain by request,
       purchase or observation.” All sources must be fully documented and cited.
   o   Timeliness: Timeliness of submissions will be a factor in discriminating between
       high-quality submissions. Participants are urged to consider balancing the speed
       against the quality of their answer; a quick and thorough response may be better
       than an exhaustive and time-consuming analysis that reveals little more.



Submission:
   o The Challenge begins when the Challenge questions and rules are distributed to
      registrants via email; questions and rules will also be posted on the conference
      website at www.dniopensource.org at approximately 5:00 p.m. EST on
      Wednesday, August 27th, 2008.
   o The Challenge ends promptly at 5:00 EST on September 5th, 2008. No late
      entries will be accepted.
   o All entries must be sent electronically via email to info@dniopensource.org.
      Entries should consist of:
           A cover sheet with contact information (does not count against the page
              limit).
           A report following format guidelines and addressing evaluation criteria
              provided above (Challenge, Issues, Techniques and Tools, Key Judgments
              and Sources).
           A PowerPoint presentation to be used at the conference should the entry
              be selected for presentation. The PowerPoint presentation must consist of
              6 slides (including an introductory slide) following format guidelines and
              addressing evaluation criteria.
   o Entries will be time-dated according to submission time. Time of submission will
      be a factor in the judges’ decision.
   o Entries selected for presentation will be presented at the DNI Open Source
      Conference. Please note that the conference is a public and unclassified event,
      with media in attendance.



Judging:
   o Three entries will be selected for presentation at the DNI Open Source
      Conference.
           o   Entrants selected for presentation will be personally notified on Wednesday,
               September 10th, 2008. Entries selected for presentation will be announced
               publically at the DNI Open Source Conference on September 11th, 2008, and the
               entrant (or one representative from each team) will present their answers at the
               final conference session on September 12th, 2008.
           o   If a selected presentation was entered by a registered attendee who was not
               confirmed for conference attendance, the entrant will be confirmed to attend the
               full two-day event.
           o   No prizes, monetary or otherwise, will be awarded.



       All activities connected to this Challenge must be undertaken in a lawful manner.
Submissions may not include classified or proprietary information. Submitters do not have an
expectation of privacy in their submissions and all submissions may be subject to public
disclosure. The United States Government (USG) asserts unlimited rights to the use of the
submissions and may retain the submissions for an indefinite period. Selection to present at the
conference does not confer an expectation of award, compensation, contract, or endorsement
from the ODNI or USG.




                               The DNI Open Source Challenge
                                     Entry Cover Sheet



Challenge Participant(s): (Name, Title, Organization)




Entry Lead: (Name, Email, Phone)




Challenge Question Selected:
Conference Details
      Details
      Photos
      Agenda
      Speakers
      Break-out Sessions




The DNI speaks to a packed auditorium
at the DNI Open Source Conference 2007

The conference included speakers from across the broader open source community participating
in panel discussions and focus group sessions. Descriptions of the break-out sessions are
provided and the agenda will contain links to keynote transcripts and break-out session
presentations as they are made available.

Keynote Speakers Included:

      Mr. Charles Allen, Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis, Department of
       Homeland Security
      Mr. Glenn Gaffney, Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Collection, Office of
       the Director of National Intelligence
      Director Michael V. Hayden, Central Intelligence Agency
      Ms. Christine McKeown, Assistant Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Intelligence),
       Analytic Concepts and Strategies




A working lunch at the DNI Open
Source Conference 2007

This year's "Open Source Challenge," was a unique session where attendees presented their
solutions to current intelligence community open source challenges directly to the ODNI.
Conference registrants were invited to submit ideas and solutions to a set of open source
challenges; the most innovative challenges presented their solutions at the final plenary session
of the conference.




Conference Agenda
      Details
    Photos
    Agenda
    Speakers
    Break-out Sessions


DNI Open Source Conference 2008: Decision Advantage
11-12 September 2008
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center



Thursday, 11 September 2008


7:00 AM - 8:00 AM         Check-in and Continental Breakfast


8:00 AM - 8:05 AM         Welcoming Remarks: Ms. Sabra Horne, Senior Advisor for Outreach,
                          ODNI


8:05 AM - 8:20 AM         Opening Address: Mr. Dan Butler, ADDNI/OS(A)


8:20 AM - 9:00 AM
                          Keynote: Mr. Glenn A. Gaffney, DDNI/C (biography, presentation           )


9:00 AM - 10:00 AM        The Open Source Challenge
                          Moderator: Dr. Mark M. Lowenthal, President and CEO, The Intelligence

                          & Security Academy, LLC (presentation        )


10:00 AM - 10:30 AM       Break and Opening of the Exhibition


10:30 AM - 11:45 AM       Break-out Sessions, Module 1

                          Creating Decision Advantage with Open Source

                                Randall M. Fort, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Intelligence and
                                 Research, Department of State
                                Jennifer E. Sims, Visiting Professor in the Security Studies
                                 Program and Director of Intelligence Studies, Georgetown
                                 University
                                Frank J. Cilluffo, Director, Homeland Security Policy Institute, The
                            George Washington University

                     Moderator: Kim A. Robson, Deputy Director for Community
                     Integration, Open Source Center

                     Combating Non-State Actors via Open Source

                           Gary LaFree, Director, START Center, University of Maryland

                            (presentation      )
                           Jarret Brachman, Fellow, Combating Terrorism Center, West

                            Point (presentation     )
                           Christopher Boucek, Associate Middle East Program, Carnegie
                            Endowment for International Peace

                     Moderator: George Beebe, Director, Open Source Analysis, CIA

                     Developing Open Source Early Warning Capabilities

                           Christopher Darby, President and CEO, In-Q-Tel
                           Bruce McIndoe, President, iJET Intelligent Risk Systems
                           Robert Popp, Cofounder, Chair & CEO, National Security

                            Innovations, Inc. (presentation     )

                     Moderator: Kenneth L. Knight, National Intelligence Officer for
                     Warning

                     DHS Information Session: Operationalizing Open Source for
                     Homeland Security
                     * OSC Training - Smart Research 1: Crafting A Research Plan
                     * OSC Training - Open Source Analysis: Searching not
                     Monitoring
11:45 AM - 1:15 PM   Lunch and Exhibition


1:15 PM - 2:30 PM    Break-out Sessions, Module 1

                     Building the Open Source Enterprise


                           Doug Naquin, Director, Open Source Center (presentation        )
                           Barbara Alexander, Director of Collection Requirements, Office of
                            Intelligence and Analysis, DHS
                          Kim Robson, Deputy Director for Community Integration, Open
                           Source Center
                          James Bell, Acting Director, Office of Research, Bureau of
                           Intelligence and Research, U.S. Department of State
                          Ellen Tudisco, Chief, Defense Intelligence Open Source Program
                           Office


2:30 PM - 3:00 PM   Break and Exhibition


3:00 PM - 4:15 PM   Break-out Sessions, Module 2

                    Young Analysts Talk About the Value of Open Source

                          Kirby Plessas, Independent Contractor
                          Shelagh Dorn, Senior Supervising Intelligence Analyst, Criminal
                           Intelligence Section, New York State Police, New York State

                           Intelligence Center (presentation  )
                          Matthew Burton, Independent Consultant

                    Moderator: Jan Karcz, Director, Analytic Development, Open
                    Source Center

                    Beyond Counterintelligence in the New World of Open Source


                          Don Burke, Intellipedia Doyen, CIA (presentation        )
                          Joe Goldberg, Senior Director, Business Intelligence, Motorola
                          Bill Fiora, Competitive Intelligence, Nixon Peabody, LLP

                    Moderator: M.E. Bowman, Deputy, National Counterintelligence
                    Executive

                    The Convergence of Social Networks and New Technologies

                          Richard O'Neill, Founder and President, The Highlands Group
                          J.C. Herz, Author and Technologist

                    Moderator: Richard Russell, DNI/CIO/DD for Intelligence
                    Community Enterprise Solutions

                    DHS Information Session: Operationalizing Open Source for
                    Homeland Security (Repeated)
                    * OSC Training - Smart Research 2: Behind the Google Search
                    Page: Advanced Internet Search Techniques
4:15 PM - 6:00 PM      Exhibition Reception /Meet the Speakers


Friday, 12 September 2008


7:00 AM - 8:00 AM      Check-in and Continental Breakfast


8:00 AM - 8:05 AM      Welcoming Comments: Sabra Horne, Senior Advisor for Outreach, ODNI


8:05 AM - 8:30 AM      Introduction: Barbara Alexander, DHS
                       Keynote: Charlie Allen, Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis,
                       DHS (biography)


8:30 AM - 9:15 AM      Managing the Balance Between Privacy and National Security
                       with Open Source

                       Introduction: Richard Willing, Public Affairs Director, Office of the
                       Director of National Intelligence

                               Jeff Jonas, Chief Scientist, IBM Entity Analytics, and Distinguished
                                Engineer, IBM
                               Jonathan Zittrain, Profesor of Law and Co-Founder, Berkman
                                Center for Internet and Society, Harvard Law School
                               Alexander Joel, Civil Liberties Protection Officer, ODNI

                       Moderator: David Shedd, Deputy Director of National Intelligence
                       for Policy, Plans, and Requirements
9:15 AM - 9:45 AM      Break and Exhibition


9:45 AM - 10:45 AM     Break-out Sessions, Module 3

                       The Evolving Role of Open Source in Protecting the Homeland

                               Charles Rapp, Director, Maryland Coordination and Analysis
                                Center
                               Rob Simmons, Former Member of Congress
                               Bart R. Johnson, Director of Homeland Security and Law
                                Enforcement

                       Moderator: Barbara Alexander, Director of Collection
                       Requirements, Office of Intelligence and Analysis, DHS
                      Open Source in All Source Analysis

                            Tony Olcott, Director, Academic Outreach, Open Source Center
                            Rafael J. Brinner, Counterterrorism Analysis, Maritime
                             Intelligence Fusion Center Pacific, United States Coast Guard
                            Doug Randall, Partner, Monitor Group

                      Moderator: Richard Immerman, Assistant Deputy Director of
                      National Intelligence for Analytic Integrity and Standards &
                      Analytic Ombudsman

                      The Best Open Sources

                            Kevin O'Connell, President and Chief Executive Officer, Innovative
                             Analytics and Training, LLC
                            George R. Hoguet, Managing Director, Senior Portfolio Manager,
                             and Global Investment Strategist, State Street Global Advisors
                            Rear Admiral (ret.) Rose LeVitre, Senior Advisor, DDNI/A

                      Moderator: Tom Sanderson, Deputy Director and Senior Fellow,
                      Transnational Threats Program, CSIS

                      * OSC Training - Smart Research 3: Exploring the Invisible
                      Web & the Advantages of a Curated Web
                      * OSC Training - The Future Direction of Open Source
                      Training
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM   Break and Exhibition


11:15 AM - 11:45 AM   Introduction: Dan Butler, ADDNI/OS(A)
                      Keynote: Christine McKeown, OUSDI (biography)


11:45 AM - 12:45 PM   Introduction: Doug Naquin, D/OSC
                      Keynote: Director Michael Hayden, D/CIA (biography)


12:45 PM - 2:15 PM    Lunch, Exhibition Viewing Time, Exhibition Demonstrations


2:15 PM - 3:30 PM     Break-out Sessions, Module 4

                      Improving the Ability to Access Open Source in Foreign
                      Languages

                            Sean Colbath, Program Manager for Media Monitoring, BBN
                             Technologies
                           Laurie M. Gerber, Language Technology Consultant (presentation

                                  )
                           Jeffrey S. Robinson, Director of the National Virtual Translation

                            Center (presentation       )

                    Moderator: Benjamin L. Thomas, Acting Director, Foreign
                    Language Program Office, ODNI

                    Open Source Growing International Partnerships

                           Johan Truyens, Project Manager Information & Intelligence
                            Capabilities Development, European Defence Agency, Belgium

                            (presentation        )
                           Jean-Louis Tiernan, Director, Academic Outreach, Canadian
                            Security Intelligence Service
                           Carol Dumaine, Deputy Director for Energy and Environmental
                            Security, Office of Intelligence and Counterintelligence, US

                            Department of Energy (presentation         )

                    Moderator: Julianne Paunescu, Director, External Research Staff,
                    Bureau of Intelligence and Research, U.S. Department of State

                    Making Use of Emerging Media Sources

                           Noah Shachtman, Contributing Editor, Wired Magazine
                           Dwight Toavs, Professor of Systems Management, Information
                            Resources Management College, National Defense University

                            (presentation      )
                           Randal C. Barber, Director, Emerging Media Group, Open Source

                            Center (presentation       )

                    Moderator: Mike Wertheimer, Assistant Deputy Director of
                    National Intelligence for Analytic Transformation and Technology

                    * OSC Training - Smart Research 4: Maximizing Search &
                    Retrieval in Commercial Databases
                    * OSC Training - Geospatial Techniques: Completing the Open
                    Source Picture
3:30 PM - 3:45 PM   Break
 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM         The Open Source Challenge: Presentation of Solutions
                           Moderator: Dr. Mark M. Lowenthal, President and CEO, The Intelligence

                           & Security Academy, LLC (presentation     )


 4:45 PM - 5:00 PM         Concluding Remarks: Mr. Doug Naquin, D/OSC
                           Adjourn: Mr. Dan Butler, ADDNI/OS(A)


 * Open source tradecraft training will be offered throughout the conference to US Federal
 government employees and state, local, and tribal government, and law enforcement
 representatives who have authorized access to official US government dissemination
 systems.




Conference Agenda
     Details
     Photos
     Agenda
     Speakers
     Break-out Sessions


 DNI Open Source Conference 2008: Decision Advantage
 11-12 September 2008
 Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center



 Thursday, 11 September 2008


 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM         Check-in and Continental Breakfast


 8:00 AM - 8:05 AM         Welcoming Remarks: Ms. Sabra Horne, Senior Advisor for Outreach,
                           ODNI


 8:05 AM - 8:20 AM         Opening Address: Mr. Dan Butler, ADDNI/OS(A)
8:20 AM - 9:00 AM
                      Keynote: Mr. Glenn A. Gaffney, DDNI/C (biography, presentation           )


9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    The Open Source Challenge
                      Moderator: Dr. Mark M. Lowenthal, President and CEO, The Intelligence

                      & Security Academy, LLC (presentation        )


10:00 AM - 10:30 AM   Break and Opening of the Exhibition


10:30 AM - 11:45 AM   Break-out Sessions, Module 1

                      Creating Decision Advantage with Open Source

                            Randall M. Fort, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Intelligence and
                             Research, Department of State
                            Jennifer E. Sims, Visiting Professor in the Security Studies
                             Program and Director of Intelligence Studies, Georgetown
                             University
                            Frank J. Cilluffo, Director, Homeland Security Policy Institute, The
                             George Washington University

                      Moderator: Kim A. Robson, Deputy Director for Community
                      Integration, Open Source Center

                      Combating Non-State Actors via Open Source

                            Gary LaFree, Director, START Center, University of Maryland

                             (presentation      )
                            Jarret Brachman, Fellow, Combating Terrorism Center, West

                             Point (presentation     )
                            Christopher Boucek, Associate Middle East Program, Carnegie
                             Endowment for International Peace

                      Moderator: George Beebe, Director, Open Source Analysis, CIA

                      Developing Open Source Early Warning Capabilities

                            Christopher Darby, President and CEO, In-Q-Tel
                            Bruce McIndoe, President, iJET Intelligent Risk Systems
                            Robert Popp, Cofounder, Chair & CEO, National Security
                            Innovations, Inc. (presentation     )

                     Moderator: Kenneth L. Knight, National Intelligence Officer for
                     Warning

                     DHS Information Session: Operationalizing Open Source for
                     Homeland Security
                     * OSC Training - Smart Research 1: Crafting A Research Plan
                     * OSC Training - Open Source Analysis: Searching not
                     Monitoring
11:45 AM - 1:15 PM   Lunch and Exhibition


1:15 PM - 2:30 PM    Break-out Sessions, Module 1

                     Building the Open Source Enterprise


                           Doug Naquin, Director, Open Source Center (presentation        )
                           Barbara Alexander, Director of Collection Requirements, Office of
                            Intelligence and Analysis, DHS
                           Kim Robson, Deputy Director for Community Integration, Open
                            Source Center
                           James Bell, Acting Director, Office of Research, Bureau of
                            Intelligence and Research, U.S. Department of State
                           Ellen Tudisco, Chief, Defense Intelligence Open Source Program
                            Office


2:30 PM - 3:00 PM    Break and Exhibition


3:00 PM - 4:15 PM    Break-out Sessions, Module 2

                     Young Analysts Talk About the Value of Open Source

                           Kirby Plessas, Independent Contractor
                           Shelagh Dorn, Senior Supervising Intelligence Analyst, Criminal
                            Intelligence Section, New York State Police, New York State

                            Intelligence Center (presentation  )
                           Matthew Burton, Independent Consultant

                     Moderator: Jan Karcz, Director, Analytic Development, Open
                       Source Center

                       Beyond Counterintelligence in the New World of Open Source


                               Don Burke, Intellipedia Doyen, CIA (presentation        )
                               Joe Goldberg, Senior Director, Business Intelligence, Motorola
                               Bill Fiora, Competitive Intelligence, Nixon Peabody, LLP

                       Moderator: M.E. Bowman, Deputy, National Counterintelligence
                       Executive

                       The Convergence of Social Networks and New Technologies

                               Richard O'Neill, Founder and President, The Highlands Group
                               J.C. Herz, Author and Technologist

                       Moderator: Richard Russell, DNI/CIO/DD for Intelligence
                       Community Enterprise Solutions

                       DHS Information Session: Operationalizing Open Source for
                       Homeland Security (Repeated)
                       * OSC Training - Smart Research 2: Behind the Google Search
                       Page: Advanced Internet Search Techniques
4:15 PM - 6:00 PM      Exhibition Reception /Meet the Speakers


Friday, 12 September 2008


7:00 AM - 8:00 AM      Check-in and Continental Breakfast


8:00 AM - 8:05 AM      Welcoming Comments: Sabra Horne, Senior Advisor for Outreach, ODNI


8:05 AM - 8:30 AM      Introduction: Barbara Alexander, DHS
                       Keynote: Charlie Allen, Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis,
                       DHS (biography)


8:30 AM - 9:15 AM      Managing the Balance Between Privacy and National Security
                       with Open Source

                       Introduction: Richard Willing, Public Affairs Director, Office of the
                       Director of National Intelligence
                           Jeff Jonas, Chief Scientist, IBM Entity Analytics, and Distinguished
                            Engineer, IBM
                           Jonathan Zittrain, Profesor of Law and Co-Founder, Berkman
                            Center for Internet and Society, Harvard Law School
                           Alexander Joel, Civil Liberties Protection Officer, ODNI

                     Moderator: David Shedd, Deputy Director of National Intelligence
                     for Policy, Plans, and Requirements
9:15 AM - 9:45 AM    Break and Exhibition


9:45 AM - 10:45 AM   Break-out Sessions, Module 3

                     The Evolving Role of Open Source in Protecting the Homeland

                           Charles Rapp, Director, Maryland Coordination and Analysis
                            Center
                           Rob Simmons, Former Member of Congress
                           Bart R. Johnson, Director of Homeland Security and Law
                            Enforcement

                     Moderator: Barbara Alexander, Director of Collection
                     Requirements, Office of Intelligence and Analysis, DHS

                     Open Source in All Source Analysis

                           Tony Olcott, Director, Academic Outreach, Open Source Center
                           Rafael J. Brinner, Counterterrorism Analysis, Maritime
                            Intelligence Fusion Center Pacific, United States Coast Guard
                           Doug Randall, Partner, Monitor Group

                     Moderator: Richard Immerman, Assistant Deputy Director of
                     National Intelligence for Analytic Integrity and Standards &
                     Analytic Ombudsman

                     The Best Open Sources

                           Kevin O'Connell, President and Chief Executive Officer, Innovative
                            Analytics and Training, LLC
                           George R. Hoguet, Managing Director, Senior Portfolio Manager,
                            and Global Investment Strategist, State Street Global Advisors
                           Rear Admiral (ret.) Rose LeVitre, Senior Advisor, DDNI/A

                     Moderator: Tom Sanderson, Deputy Director and Senior Fellow,
                     Transnational Threats Program, CSIS
                      * OSC Training - Smart Research 3: Exploring the Invisible
                      Web & the Advantages of a Curated Web
                      * OSC Training - The Future Direction of Open Source
                      Training
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM   Break and Exhibition


11:15 AM - 11:45 AM   Introduction: Dan Butler, ADDNI/OS(A)
                      Keynote: Christine McKeown, OUSDI (biography)


11:45 AM - 12:45 PM   Introduction: Doug Naquin, D/OSC
                      Keynote: Director Michael Hayden, D/CIA (biography)


12:45 PM - 2:15 PM    Lunch, Exhibition Viewing Time, Exhibition Demonstrations


2:15 PM - 3:30 PM     Break-out Sessions, Module 4

                      Improving the Ability to Access Open Source in Foreign
                      Languages

                            Sean Colbath, Program Manager for Media Monitoring, BBN
                             Technologies
                            Laurie M. Gerber, Language Technology Consultant (presentation

                                   )
                            Jeffrey S. Robinson, Director of the National Virtual Translation

                             Center (presentation       )

                      Moderator: Benjamin L. Thomas, Acting Director, Foreign
                      Language Program Office, ODNI

                      Open Source Growing International Partnerships

                            Johan Truyens, Project Manager Information & Intelligence
                             Capabilities Development, European Defence Agency, Belgium

                             (presentation        )
                            Jean-Louis Tiernan, Director, Academic Outreach, Canadian
                             Security Intelligence Service
                            Carol Dumaine, Deputy Director for Energy and Environmental
                             Security, Office of Intelligence and Counterintelligence, US
                                Department of Energy (presentation       )

                        Moderator: Julianne Paunescu, Director, External Research Staff,
                        Bureau of Intelligence and Research, U.S. Department of State

                        Making Use of Emerging Media Sources

                               Noah Shachtman, Contributing Editor, Wired Magazine
                               Dwight Toavs, Professor of Systems Management, Information
                                Resources Management College, National Defense University

                                (presentation      )
                               Randal C. Barber, Director, Emerging Media Group, Open Source

                                Center (presentation     )

                        Moderator: Mike Wertheimer, Assistant Deputy Director of
                        National Intelligence for Analytic Transformation and Technology

                        * OSC Training - Smart Research 4: Maximizing Search &
                        Retrieval in Commercial Databases
                        * OSC Training - Geospatial Techniques: Completing the Open
                        Source Picture
 3:30 PM - 3:45 PM      Break


 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM      The Open Source Challenge: Presentation of Solutions
                        Moderator: Dr. Mark M. Lowenthal, President and CEO, The Intelligence

                        & Security Academy, LLC (presentation        )


 4:45 PM - 5:00 PM      Concluding Remarks: Mr. Doug Naquin, D/OSC
                        Adjourn: Mr. Dan Butler, ADDNI/OS(A)


 * Open source tradecraft training will be offered throughout the conference to US Federal
 government employees and state, local, and tribal government, and law enforcement
 representatives who have authorized access to official US government dissemination
 systems.




Break-out Session Descriptions
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      Agenda
      Speakers
      Break-out Sessions

Session Descriptions

      Creating Decision Advantage with Open Source
       In this session, we will highlight how open source can best inform decision makers on
       topics vital to national security. Open source, as the collection source of first resort, is
       unique as an enabler of all other collection disciplines and often can provide answers
       that would be challenging to collect otherwise. In balancing precious collection
       resources, it is critical to understand how and where open source best meets collection
       priorities, especially in comparison to other collection disciplines.

      Combating Non-State Actors via Open Source
       In this session, we will examine how non-state actors use open source information to
       their advantage for denial and deception. How do foreign entities use open source
       information as a tool for misinformation? How can we track terrorists’ use of the Internet
       to better understand their methods and goals?

      Developing Open Source Early Warning Capabilities
       In this session, we will discuss new and emerging technologies, collection methodologies,
       and analytic tools to better exploit open sources. How can we best harness open source
       to understand developing threats before they threaten national security?

      DHS Information Session: Operationalizing Open Source for Homeland Security
       In this informational session, the DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis will present
       Open Source tools and their practical application for a state, local and tribal homeland
       security audience.

      The Convergence of Social Networks and New Technologies
       In this session, we will discuss how open source technologies have changed the
       interconnected nature of our world, bringing together previously inaccessible knowledge,
       experiences, and people. This interconnectedness can, and is, being used to threaten
       national security. How do we better understand these technologies and how they can help
       and harm?

      Young Analysts Talk about the Value of Open Source
       This session will be presented by IC analysts, who will describe how OS uniquely benefits
       their analysis. The ODNI has invited junior analysts from the IC, from the fusion centers,
       and from the academic community to provide insight into the obstacles they face that may
       be eliminated through improved access to open source, into the achievements and break-
       throughs that are a direct result of open sources, and into the ways that open source
       access can improve their ability to provide superior analysis to decision makers.
   Beyond Counterintelligence in the New World of Open Source
    In the evolving Open Source environment of social networking, blogging, multimedia
    tools, and interactive virtual reality, what are the challenges to operating in this wide
    open world? Unbound by strictures of government classification, secrecy, or security,
    what are questions open source processional should be asking about validating data,
    preserving competitive advantage, and defending against malicious penetration,
    unauthorized use or release of data, or simple misinformation?

   The Best Open Sources
    In the interest of "Managing the Information Flood," this session will address use of the
    wealth of available open sources. In order to wade through all the possible sources and
    ensure we use the sources best suited to address information needs, we will discuss how
    to decide what constitutes best sources, how to rate sources according to IC priorities,
    and how to identify new and emerging sources. We will consider examples from medicine
    and public health, such as avian flu and other pandemics; and from defense, finance, and
    law.

   The Evolving Role of Open Source in Protecting the Homeland
    In this session, we will demonstrate the importance of open source in addressing
    homeland security intelligence and information needs, which are unique and require
    different resources and approaches. We will look at open source issues and successes in
    protecting the Homeland and ways in which open source can improve our ability to
    defend our nation.

   Open Source in All Source Analysis
    In this session, we will explore OS as the enabler of other collection disciplines. Panelists
    will discuss how OS is used by all-source analysts and how it supplements other
    intelligence disciplines such as SIGINT, HUMINT, GEOINT. How OS plays a significant
    role as the enabler of all collection efforts by supporting the work of the other "INTs."
    Open Source information is a critical part of "all-source," an equal and critical part of
    "putting the puzzle pieces together."

   Improving the Ability to Access Foreign Languages
    In this session, we will explore the vast wealth of native language information that
    resides in OS and how we can significantly improve the IC’s ability to gist foreign
    languages and improve machine translation.

   Open Source Growing International Partnerships
    In this session, we will focus on international open source efforts- how our partners
    utilize open sources, how we can integrate existing OS programs, and how we can learn
    from their experience to improve our OS exploitation.

   Making Use of Emerging Media Sources
    In this session, we will focus on new and innovative open sources of information. We will
    examine how to differentiate between well-sourced information that may be distilled into
    intelligence products and inaccurate or misleading facts and figures provided by
    unreliable sources.

				
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