The health and safety of exhibitors and attendees is our number one priority. This event will be in compliance with all COVID-19 health and safety protocols set forth by the NRO.


The forum will take place November 29 – December 1 at the J.D. Hill Conference Center at NRO. There will also be a Technology Exposition on November 30 and December 1 in conjunction with the forum sessions. Please check back for an updated agenda.

11:00-11:15 AMCheck-In/Registration/Security Briefing
11:15-11:45 AMNational Reconnaissance Office (NRO) Overview/Constellation Overview
Mr. Chris Ginther, Educator/Trainer
11:45-12:15 PMNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) Presentation
Mr. Kyle Wright, GEOINT Analyst, NGA Support to the Narcotics and Transnational Crime (NTC) Center
Mr. Brent Lines, Chief, Western Hemisphere Division, Office of Americas, NGA
12:15-1:00 PMDomestic DNI Representatives Program
Mr. Ryan Young, Executive Assistant Director, Intelligence Branch, FBI
Ms. Dina Corsi, Deputy Assistant Director, Intelligence Branch, FBI
1:00-1:30 PMNRO Emerging Capability Presentation/Commercial SPO (CSPO)
Dr. Jeremy Banik, Deputy Director, Commercial Systems Program Office (CSPO)
1:30-2:00 PMBreak/Refreshments
2:00-2:30 PMNRO Collaboration – GEOINT Collaboration Center (GCC)
Mr. Sean Hoyden, GEOINT Outreach Lead
2:30-3:00 PMNRO Enterprise Resource Center (ERC) Briefing
Mr. Gilbert Duncan, Mission Operations Directorate (MOD)
3:00-3:30 PMNRO Field Representative Program Overview
Mr. John Butler, Chief, Defense Programs Group
3:30-4:00 PMNRO Operational Integration Office (OIO) Overview
COL Enrique Costas, Director, OIO
4:00-4:30 PMIntelligence Discovery Cell (IDC) Overview
Dr. Kevin Truong, Chief, IDC
7:00-8:00 AMCheck-In/Registration/Technology Expo/Networking Breakfast Sponsored By GovSmart
8:00-8:15 AMAdministrative Remarks/Security Briefing
8:15-8:30 AMNRO Welcome Remarks
8:30-8:45 AMIntroduction of Keynote Speaker
8:45-9:30 AM Keynote Speaker
Mr. Paul Abbate, Deputy Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
9:30-10:00 AMBreak/Technology Exposition
10:00-10:15 AMIntroduction of Keynote Speaker
10:15-11:00 AMKeynote Speaker
Mr. Michael J. Orlando, Senior Official Performing the Duties of Director, National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC), Office of the Director of the National Intelligence (ODNI) (Invited)
11:00-11:15 AMBreak/Technology Exposition
11:15-12:15 PMNational Security – Counterintelligence (CI)/Cyber Security Presentation
12:15-1:15 PMLunch/Technology Exposition
1:15-1:30 PMIntroduction of Keynote Speaker
1:30-2:15 PMKeynote Speaker
Mr. Raymond Donovan, Chief of Operations, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) (Invited)
2:15-2:45 PMBreak/Technology Exposition
2:45-3:30 PMNRO Emerging Capability Presentation / GEOINT
3:30-4:15 PMNational Security/Transnational Organized Crime Presentation: “Chapo Capture Operation”
Mr. Derek Whitlock, Unit Chief, Special Operations Division (SOD), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), U.S. Department of Justice
4:15 PMClosing Remarks
7:00-7:45AMCheck-In/Registration/Technology Expo/Networking Breakfast Sponsored By GovSmart
7:45-8:00 AMAdministrative Remarks/Security Briefing
8:00-8:15 AMNRO Remarks/Introduction of Keynote Speaker
Maj Gen Povak, Deputy Director, NRO
8:15-9:00 AM Keynote Speaker
National Security Threat Landscape
LTG A.C. Roper, Deputy Commander, U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) and Vice Commander, U.S. Element, North American Aerospace Defense Command
9:00-9:15 AMIntroduction of Speaker
9:15-10:00 AMCivil Applications Committee (CAC) Overview
Mr. Paul Young, Director, National Civil Applications Center (NCAC), U.S. Geological Survey (USGC)
10:00-10:30 AMBreak/Technology Exposition
10:30-11:00 PMU.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Science & Technology Directorate (S&T) Overview
Mr. Jim Viar & Mr. Matt Barger
11:00-11:30 PMCounter-Unmanned Aerial Systems (c-UAS)
Mr. Shawn McDonald, Program Manager, DHS Science and Technology
11:30-12:00 PMIntroduction to In-Q-Tel
Ms. Kate van Dam, Senior Director, Agency Partnerships, In-Q-Tel
12:00-1:00 PMLunch/Technology Exposition
1:00-1:15 PMIntroduction of Distinguished Speaker
1:15-2:00 PMDistinguished Speaker
Mr. Matt Allen, Director, Office of Homeland Security, United States Department of Agriculture & Co-Chair Civil Applications Committee (CAC)
2:00-2:15PMIntroduction of Speaker
2:15-3:00 PMMigration Across the Land Border
Assistant Commissioner Ronald “Ron” Ocker, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Intelligence (CBP/OI)
3:00-3:30 PMBreak/Technology Exposition
3:30-4:45 PMNational Security Panel Discussion – Border Security/Maritime Security
-Ms. Jeanette "R-B" Rivera-Breznai, Strategic Advisor for Intelligence, U.S. Coast Guard (Panel Moderator)
-Mr. Tom Willoughby, Unit Chief, Collections, Immigration and Customs Enforcement/Homeland Security Investigations (ICE/HSI)
-Ms. Ana Gonzalez, Deputy Director of Intelligence, U.S. Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM)
-Mr. Courtney Liggins, Director, Southeast/Caribbean Regional Intelligence Center (CBP/OI)
4:45 PMClosing Remarks
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