Spurring Innovation in National Security

Feb 19, 2019 / 4:00pm - 5:30pm

How can the U.S. maintain its technological edge and train innovative security professionals? Join us for a panel discussion of the intersection between innovation and the practice of US national security.

About the panelists:

Susan M. Gordon – The Honorable Susan (Sue) M. Gordon is the fifth Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence (PDDNI). As PDDNI, Ms. Gordon assists the DNI in leading the Intelligence Community (IC) and managing the ODNI. She has worked at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) for 27 years and has served in a variety of leadership roles.

Rob Joyce – Rob Joyce is the Senior Advisor for Cybersecurity Strategy to the Director of the National Security Agency (NSA). Rob has worked at NSA since 1989, holding various leadership positions within both focus areas of NSA: The Cybersecurity and Signals Intelligence missions. His previous assignment was Special Assistant to the President and Cybersecurity Coordinator at the White House. During his time as the White House he served as both the Deputy Homeland Security Advisor and Acting Homeland Security Advisor.

Allan C. Stam – Allan C. Stam is the Dean of the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia. Previously he was Director of the International Policy Center at the Gerald R Ford School of Public Policy and Professor of Political Science and Senior research scientist at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research. His research focuses on the dynamics of armed conflict between and within states.

Constance Taube – Constance Taube is the Deputy Director, National Counterintelligence and Security Center. Ms. Taube has spent 17 years working at U.S. Missions in Asia, including U.S. Embassies in China and Japan; the American Institute in Taiwan (which is the Embassy-equivalent); and the U.S. Consulate in Hong Kong, both before and after the territory’s transition to Chinese rule. Prior to her government career, which began in the mid-1980’s, she worked at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York City. Ms. Taube speaks Mandarin Chinese and French.

About the moderator:

Glenn Gaffney – Glenn Gaffney is the Executive Vice President of In-Q-Tel. He served the U.S. Intelligence Community for more than 30 years, leading analysts, operators and technologists to solve some of our nation’s most pressing intelligence challenges.


Feb 19
4:00pm - 5:30pm


Dome Room, Rotunda

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