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Southeast Region Security & Intelligence Conference

"Securing Our Intelligence & Protecting Our Ports"

October 10th and 11th, 2013
The Francis Marion Hotel
Charleston, SC

Ravanel Bridge, Mount Pleasant

Keeping with the tradition of The Citadel's historic role in defending the country, the Criminal Justice Department and the School of Humanities is pleased to announce the next chapter in Homeland Security. The Citadel will hold its first conference dedicated to Homeland Security and Intelligence. The conference will feature professionals and academics from various disciplines and agencies related to homeland security and intelligence.

Who Will Attend?

  • Academic and Research Institutions
  • Government Administrators
  • Maritime Professionals
  • Emergency Response Personnel
  • Security Companies
  • Technical Providers
  • Community Leaders

Conference Panels:

Thematic panels to include topics such as:

  • Port/Maritime Security
  • Emergency Preparedness/Response Port Disaster
  • Port Security Best Practices
  • US Intelligence Challenges
  • Terrorist Challenges - People and Places to Watch
  • Drug Smuggling and Human Trafficking
  • Intelligence Education
  • Law Enforcement and Intelligence
Keynote Speakers:

Director Letitia Long, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

Ms. Letitia A. Long was appointed Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency on August 9, 2010. Prior to her appointment, Ms. Long served as Deputy Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) from May 2006 until July 2010. Previously, she was the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence (Policy, Requirements, and Resources) from June 2003 until May 2006. She also served as the Deputy Director of Naval Intelligence from July 2000 to June 2003 and as the Director of Central Intelligence’s Executive Director for Intelligence Community Affairs from January 1998 to June 2000, where she was responsible for community-wide policy formulation, resource planning, and program assessment and evaluation. Ms. Long entered civilian federal service with the U.S. Navy in 1978 as a Project Engineer in training with the David Taylor Research Center. Upon completion of her degree in 1982, she continued with the David Taylor Research Center for six years, working on various submarine acoustic sensor programs. In 1988, Ms. Long joined the Office of the Director of Naval Intelligence where she managed Intelligence Research and Development programs. Ms. Long was selected into the Senior Intelligence Executive Service in July 1994 and was dual-hatted as the Director, Requirements, Plans, Policy, and Programs Office for the Navy intelligence staff, as well as the Director of Resource Management for the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI). From 1994 to 1996, Ms. Long was on rotational assignment from ONI to the DIA as the Director of Military Intelligence Staff. In 1996, Ms. Long joined DIA as the Deputy Director for Information Systems and Services where she directed DIA’s worldwide information technology and communications programs. Ms. Long was also DIA’s first Chief Information Officer. Ms. Long earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Catholic University of America. She is the recipient of the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Civilian Service, the Presidential Rank Award of Distinguished Executive, the Navy Distinguished Civilian Service Award, the Presidential Rank Award of Meritorious Executive (two awards), the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal (two awards) and the Defense Intelligence Agency Director’s Award (two awards). In 2011 Ms. Long received the Charlie Allen Award for Distinguished Intelligence Service from the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, was decorated with the Medal of Merit by the King of Norway, and was appointed to the rank of Chevalier in the National Order of the Legion of Honor of France.


Robert Cardillo, Deputy Director for Intelligence Integration, Office of the Director of National Intelligence

On September 1, 2010, Mr. Robert Cardillo was sworn in as the first Deputy Director for Intelligence Integration, Office of the Director of National Intelligence. This newly created position facilitates information sharing and collaboration through the integration of analysis and collection. Prior to this assignment he served as the Deputy Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). The deputy director is the second-ranking position at DIA and assists the director in both the daily operation and long-term planning for the organization. Mr. Cardillo also served as the Deputy Director for Analysis, Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). Mr. Cardillo began his career with DIA in 1983 as an imagery analyst. In May of 2000 he was selected to the Defense Intelligence Senior Executive Service. Throughout his career, he has served in a variety of leadership positions within the Intelligence Community. In the summer of 2009, Mr. Cardillo served as the Acting J2, a first for a civilian, in support of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Other key leadership positions included: Director, Analysis and Production and as Director, Source Operations and Management at the National-Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA). Mr. Cardillo earned a Bachelor of Arts in Government from Cornell University in 1983 and a Master of Arts in National Security Studies from Georgetown University in 1988. He is an alumnus of the Council for Excellence in Government, the Joint Chiefs of Staff Capstone Course, and Harvard University's Program for Senior Managers in Government. Mr. Cardillo is the recipient of the Presidential Rank of Distinguished Executive, Presidential Rank of Meritorious Executive, Vice President's Hammer Award, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joint Meritorious Civilian Service Award, DIA's Analyst of the Year, Director DIA's Intelligence Award, and NGA's Distinguished Civilian Service Award.