WASHINGTON - Under Secretary of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) and Chief Intelligence Officer David J. Glawe attended the 2019 Department of Defense Intelligence Information System (DoDIIS) Worldwide Conference on August 20, 2019 in Tampa, Florida, where he was a keynote speaker for the event. The DoDIIS Worldwide Conference brings together experts and innovators from the military, industry, government, and academia to share their unique insights on this year’s conference theme: Resiliency, Redundancy and Security: Adapting to Asymmetric Threats. Consistent with this year’s theme, Under Secretary Glawe discussed I&A’s role adapting to emerging threats in order to keep the homeland safe, secure, and resilient.
Under Secretary Glawe discussed I&A’s aggressive approach to creating mission centers focused on the highest priority threats to the Homeland. The mission centers provide DHS with the intelligence it needs to drive information exchanges and integrate intelligence into operational functions. They also serve as DHS’s primary coordination point with the Intelligence Community. The mission centers have enabled a unified and coordinated approach to protect the Homeland.
“Events, such as DoDIIS, are excellent opportunities to share technology expertise, best practices, but most importantly, to emphasize the importance of national security and our ability to enable early threat identification to deliver actionable intelligence to our partners,” Under Secretary Glawe stated. “We rely on our communications and information technology infrastructure to keep up with the mission demand within the Intelligence Enterprise.”
I&A was excited to be a participant at the 2019 DoDIIS and appreciated the robust partnership with the event’s host, Defense Intelligence Analysis (DIA) Director, Lt. Gen. Robert Ashley and DIA Chief Information Officer (CIO), Jack Gumtow.