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Guest Speakers, Research Divisions' Presentations

Through our active engagement with speakers and a variety of collaborative programs, IDA seeks to expand and strengthen its own research capability, develop new initiatives involving national security, and promote its intellectual diversity. The speaker program includes the President’s Colloquia Series, which features distinguished military and civilian leaders who talk on a range of technical and policy issues related to national security. IDA also conducts seminars on specialized topics capitalizing on the knowledge of experts in the fields relevant to IDA’s research programs.

President's Colloquium

The Honorable Lisa Porter, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering

The Honorable Lisa Porter
Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering

General Paul Selva, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

General Paul Selva
Vice Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff

The Honorable John Gibson II, DoD Chief Management Officer

The Honorable John Gibson II
Chief Management Officer, Department of Defense

13.	The Honorable Robert Daigle, Director, Cost Assessment & Program Evaluation

The Honorable Robert Daigle
Director, Cost Assessment & Program Evaluation

General David Goldfein, Chief of Staff, U.S. Air Force

General David Goldfein
Chief of Staff, U.S. Air Force

The Honorable Robert Behler, Director, Operational Test and Evaluation

The Honorable Robert Behler
Director, Operational Test and Evaluation

The Honorable Joseph Kernan, Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence

The Honorable Joseph Kernan
Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence

Dr. Jeff Pon, Director, Office of Personnel Management

Dr. Jeff Pon
Director, Office of Personnel Management

Dr. Steven Walker, Director, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Dr. Steven Walker
Director, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

The Honorable Ryan McCarthy, Under Secretary of the Army

The Honorable Ryan McCarthy
Under Secretary of the U.S. Army

The Honorable Richard Spencer, Secretary of the Navy

The Honorable Richard Spencer
Secretary of the U.S. Navy

The Honorable Linda Springer, Former Senior Advisor, Office of Management and Budget Former Director, Office of Personnel Management

The Honorable Linda Springer
Former Senior Advisor, Office of Management and Budget
Former Director, Office of Personnel Management

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Mr. Chip Fulghum
Deputy Under Secretary for Management, Department of Homeland Security

The Honorable David Norquist, Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller)/Chief Financial Officer

The Honorable David Norquist
Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller)
Chief Financial Officer

Vice Admiral Frank Pandolfe, Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Vice Admiral Frank Pandolfe
Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

General Thomas Waldhauser, Commander, U.S. Africa Command

General Thomas Waldhauser
Commander, U.S. Africa Command

General Joseph L. Votel

General Joseph L. Votel
Commander, United States Central Command

General Joseph L. Lengyel, USAF

General Joseph L. Lengyel, USAF
Chief, National Guard Bureau

The Honorable Michelle Flournoy

Ms. Michele Flournoy
Co-Founder and CEO, Center for a New American Security

Dr. Ellen Williams, Director of the Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy (ARPA-E) with Dr. David Chu, President of IDA

Dr. Ellen Williams
Director, Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy (ARPA-E)

Richard Danzig, Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of The RAND Corporation

Honorable Richard Danzig
Senior Fellow, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory

Admiral John M. Richardson, 31st Chief of Naval Operations

Admiral John Richardson, USN
Chief of Naval Operations

Dr. Greg Zacharias, Chief Scientist of the United States Air Force

Dr. Greg Zacharias
Chief Scientist, U.S. Air Force (shown with Dr. Lewis, Director, STPI)

Betty J. Sapp, Director of the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO)

Betty J. Sapp
Director, National Reconnaissance Office

P. W. Singer, Strategist for the New America Foundation

P. W. Singer
Strategist, New America Foundation

Stephen Welby, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (ASD(R&E))

Honorable Stephen P. Welby
Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering

Admiral Paul Zukunft, Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard

Admiral Paul Zukunft, USCG
Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard

Admiral Harry B. Harris, Jr., commander of the U.S. Pacific Command and Dr. David Chu, president of IDA

Admiral Harry Harris, Jr., USN
Commander, U.S. Pacific Command (shown with Dr. Chu, President, IDA)

The Honorable Peter Levine (Department of Defense, Deputy Chief Management Officer) addresses IDA.

Honorable Peter Levine
Deputy Chief Management Officer, Department of Defense

The Honorable Brad Carson (Department of Defense, Acting Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, Under Secretary of the United States Army) and Dr. Chu, President of IDA

Honorable Brad Carson
Acting Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, Under Secretary of the U. S. Army (shown with Dr. Chu, President, IDA)

Dr. William A. LaPlante, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Acquisition)

Honorable William A. LaPlante
Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Acquisition)

Gregory F. Treverton

Gregory Treverton
Title

Honorable Deborah Lee James, Secretary of the Air Force (shown with Dr. Chu, President, IDA)

Honorable Deborah Lee James
Secretary of the Air Force (shown with Dr. Chu, President, IDA)

Mike McCord, Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) and Chief Financial Officer

Honorable Mike McCord
Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) and Chief Financial Officer

General Raymond Thomas Odierno

General Raymond Odierno, USA
Chief of Staff, United States Army

James P. Woolsey

James P. Woolsey
President, Defense Acquisition University (shown with Dr. Chu, President, IDA)

Dr. Mica Endsley

Dr. Mica Endsley
Chief Scientist, U.S. Air Force

Dr. Patricia Falcone

Dr. Patricia Falcone
Associate Director for National Security and International Affairs, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (shown with Dr. Chu, President, IDA)

Gen Mike Hostage, USAF

General Mike Hostage III, USAF
Commander, Air Combat Command

Mr. Marcel Lettre, Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence

Honorable Marcel Lettre
Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence (shown with Dr. Chu, President, IDA)

The Honorable Alan F. Estevez

Honorable Alan F. Estevez
Assistant Secretary of Defense (Logistics & Materiel Readiness)

Ms. Stephanie O'Sullivan

Ms. Stephanie O'Sullivan
Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence, (shown with Dr. Chu, President, IDA)

General Mark A. Welsh III

General Mark A. Welsh III, USAF
Chief of Staff, United States Air Force

Dr. Arati Prabhakar, Director, DARPA

Dr. Arati Prabhakar
Director, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (shown with Dr. Chu, President, IDA)

Admiral Robert J. Papp, Jr., USCG

Admiral Robert J. Papp, Jr., USCG
Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard

Lt Gen Larry D. James

Lt. Gen. Larry D. James, USAF
Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Headquarters, U.S. Air Force

General Frank J. Grass

General Frank J. Grass
Chief, National Guard Bureau
Member, Joint Chiefs of Staff

Mr. Kenneth A. Myers, Director, DTRA

Mr. Kenneth A. Myers
Director, Defense Threat Reduction Agency

Rear Admiral Margaret DeLuca Klein with Dr. Chu

Rear Admiral Margaret Deluca Klein, USN
Chief of Staff, U.S. Cyber Command (shown with Dr. Chu, President, IDA)

Gen. William M. Fraser, III

General William M. Fraser III, USAF
Commander, U.S. Transportation Command

Cyber Seminar Series

Rear Admiral Steve Parode (Director of Intelligence, USSTRATCOM) with Dr. Margaret Myers (Division Director, ITSD)

Steve Parode
Director of Intelligence, USSTRATCOM (shown with Dr. Myers, ITSD Division Director, IDA)

Ed Felten, Computer Science and Public Affairs Professor at Princeton University

Ed Felten
White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

Dr. Shawn C. Whetstone, OED Research Staff Member

Dr. Shawn C. Whetstone
IDA Researcher
Cybersecurity Methodologies for Evaluations and Assessments in OED

Dr. Richard W. Linderman, Deputy Director for Information Systems and Cyber Technologies in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense, Research and Engineering

Dr. Richard W. Linderman
Deputy Director for Information Systems and Cyber Technologies, OASD R&E
DoD Interests in Autonomy and AI

Rob Knake

Rob Knake
Senior Fellow, Cyber Policy at Council on Foreign Relations(shown with Dr. Mussington, ITSD, IDA)
EO 13636: The NIST Framework and Cyber Information Sharing

Dr. Victor Reis

Dr. Victor Reis
Original sponsor of the U.S. nuclear Stockpile Stewardship Program
Culture, Strategy, and All Things Nuclear (mostly at DOE): An Analysis

Lieutenant General Herbert Raymond McMaster, Director, Army Capabilities Integration Center and Deputy Commanding General, Futures

Lt. General H. R. McMaster
Director, Army Capabilities Integration Center
Army Operating Concept and The Associated Army Warfighting Challenges

Bob Gourley, author of The Cyber Threat

Bob Gourley
Co-founder of Cognitio Corporation
The Cyber Threat

Rand Waltzman, program manager at DARPA

Dr. Rand Waltzman
Program Manager, DARPA (shown with Dr. Myers, Division Director, ITSD, IDA)
Information Environment Security

Marian Cherry

Ms. Marian Cherry
Tri-Chair of the Joint Information Environment Planning and Coordination Cell 
Overview of the Joint Information Environment Effort

Eric Evans, Defense Science Board's Task Force Report on Cyber Security and Reliability in a Digital Cloud

Dr. Eric D. Evans
MIT Lincoln Laboratory Defense Science Board's Task Force
Cyber-Security and Reliability in a Digital Cloud

Zachary J. Lemnios

Zachary J. Lemnios
Director, Defense Research and Engineering

IDA Research Divisions Seminar Series

Andrew Ferguson, ITSD Research Assistant

Andrew Ferguson
IDA Researcher
The “Brexit” decision

Brian Rieksts, CARD Research Staff Member

Dr. Brian Rieksts
IDA Researcher
Estimates of Successful Illegal Entry across the Southwest Land Border

Dr. David Sparrow, RSM STD

Dr. David Sparrow
IDA Researcher
The Impact of Terrain on Mobile Ad Hoc Networked Radios (and The Impact of IDA Studies on DoD)

Peter A. Parker, Ph.D., P.E.

Peter A. Parker, Ph.D., P.E.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Infusing Statistical Engineering

Dr. Gregory Cox

Dr. Gregory Cox
IDA Researcher
Puzzles, Mysteries, and Analytic Relevance

Dr. Arun S. Maiya

Dr. Arun S. Maiya
IDA Researcher
IDA Text Analytics (ITA)

Kongdan Oh Hassig

Dr. Kongdan Oh Hassig
IDA Researcher
Execution of Uncle Jang: North Korea's Young Dictator Strikes Out on His Own

Dr. Carl Gaither

Dr. Carl Gaither
IDA Researcher
Test and Evaluation of Weapon Systems Effectiveness in a Limited-Data Environment