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DNI OPEN SOURCE CONFERENCE 2007
Expanding the Horizons
16-17 July 2007

Conference Agenda
Monday, 16 July 2007
7:00-8:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
Exhibition Begins
8:00-8:05 Welcoming Remarks - Ms. Sabra Horne
Senior Advisor for Outreach
8:05-8:30 Address- Mr. Eliot A. Jardines
Assistant Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Open Source
"Expanding the Horizons"
8:30-9:00 Address- The Honorable Bob Kerrey
President, The New School (Former Senator from Nebraska)
"Maximizing Open Source"
9:00-9:30 Break
9:30-10:45 Break-out Sessions - Module One
  • Managing the Information Tsunami
  • Regional Focus: OS in Africa
  • The Academic-Open Source Connection
  • Open Source on the Web
  • Data Fusion and Data Enrichment
10:50-11:20 Exhibition Time
11:20-1:00 pm Lunch
1:00-2:15 Break-out Sessions - Module Two
  • Social Sciences and the Human Terrain
  • Regional Focus: OS in Asia
  • Maximizing Information Sharing Access
  • Media: Telling the Story through Open Sources
  • Technology: Improving the Use of Open Sources
2:30-3:00 Address - Ms. Frances Fragos Townsend
Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism
"Supporting Homeland Security with Open Source"
3:00-3:15 Break
3:15-4:30 Break-out Sessions - Module Three
  • The Need for Speed
  • Regional Focus: OS in Latin America
  • Media as the Open Source
  • Private Sector Sources of Information
  • Training: Open Source 101
4:35-5:00 Address - Mr. Douglas J. Naquin
Director, Open Source Center, Office of the Director of National Intelligence
"Growing Open Source"
Tuesday, 17 July 2007
7:00-8:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
Exhibition Begins
8:00-8:05 Welcoming Comments - Mr. Eliot A. Jardines
Assistant Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Open Source
8:05-8:40 Special Presentation - Interview of Mr. Ted Koppel, Managing Editor, Discovery Channel, by David Shedd, Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Policy, Plans, and Requirements, Office of the Director of National Intelligence
8:40-9:10 Address - The Honorable Robert R. Simmons
Connecticut's Business Advocate (Former Representative from Connecticut)
"The Open Source Public-Private Partnership"
9:10-9:45 Break
9:45-10:55 Break-out Sessions - Module Four
  • Enabling Civil Liberties through Open Source
  • Partnering with the Military
  • Improving OS Analysis and Production
  • Academic Outreach
  • Training: Open Source 101
11:00-11:45 Address - Director J.M. McConnell
Director of National Intelligence
"Open Source: The Source of First Resort"
11:45-1:00 pm Lunch
1:00-2:15 Break-out Sessions - Module Five
  • Libraries of the Future
  • International Partnerships
  • Outreach to State, Local, and Tribal Partners
  • Knowledge Management
  • Training: Accessing Open Sources
2:15-2:30 Break
2:30-3:45 Break-out Sessions - Module Six
  • Meeting IC Collection Priorities
  • Private Sector Partnerships
  • Trends in Business Intelligence
  • Beyond Simple Searching
  • Training: Accessing Open Sources
3:45-4:00 Break
4:00-4:30 Address - Dr. Tom Fingar
Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Analysis
"The Nexus of Open Source and Analysis"
4:30-5:00 Address - Mrs. Mary Margaret Graham
Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Collection
"Open Source: Mission Critical"
5:00-5:05 Adjournment - Ms. Sabra Horne
Senior Advisor for Outreach


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