Aspen Security Forum releases 2015 agenda |

Aspen Security Forum releases 2015 agenda

Staff report

Washington — More than 80 leading experts will discuss the most critical questions about national and homeland security at the sixth annual Aspen Security Forum, presented by the Aspen Institute’s Homeland Security Program. The Forum will take place July 22-25 in Aspen. The full agenda is available at

Featured panel discussions include:

July 22

The Complexity of Today’s Global Threat Environment

6 p.m.

James Comey, Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Moderator: Wolf Blitzer, Anchor, “The Situation Room,” CNN.

July 23

Homeland Security in the Age of ISIS

9 a.m.

Jeh Johnson, Secretary of Homeland Security

Moderator: Ryan Lizza, Washington Correspondent, The New Yorker.

The Role of Law and Law Enforcement in Securing the Nation

12:45 p.m.

John Carlin, Assistant Attorney General for National Security; Caroline Krass, General Counsel, Central Intelligence Agency.

Moderator: Ken Dilanian, Intelligence Writer, The Associated Press

Beyond the Build: Leveraging the Cyber Mission Force

5:15 p.m.

Michael Rogers, Director, National Security Agency; Commander, US Cyber Command

Moderator: David Sanger, Chief Washington Correspondent, The New York Times

July 24

A Look into SOCOM

9 a.m.

Joseph Votel, Commander, US Special Operations Command

Moderator: Catherine Herridge, Chief Intelligence Correspondent, Fox News

A Word from the Intelligence Community

1:45 p.m.

Robert Cardillo, Director, National Geospatial Intelligence Agency

David Cohen, Deputy Director, Central Intelligence Agency

Nick Rasmussen, Director, National Counterterrorism Center

Moderator: Brian Ross, Chief Investigative Correspondent, ABC News

Flying the Unfriendly Skies: The Air Force’s Role in National Security

4 p.m.

Deborah James, Secretary, US Air Force

Moderator: Jennifer Griffin, National Security Correspondent, Fox News

Herding Cats: Synthesizing the Intelligence Community

5 p.m.

Jim Clapper, Director of National Intelligence

Moderator: Andrea Mitchell, Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent, NBC News

July 25

The View from Capitol Hill

9 a.m.

Ron Johnson, Chairman, Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee

Michael McCaul, Chairman, House Homeland Security Committee

Martha McSally, Member, House Homeland Security Committee and House Armed Services Committee

Moderator: Anne Gearan, National Politics Correspondent, The Washington Post

The View from the White House

11:15 a.m.

Lisa Monaco, Deputy National Security Advisor and Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism

Moderator: Mike Isikoff, Chief Investigative Correspondent, Yahoo News

The Chairman Speaks

12:45 p.m.

John McCain, Chairman, Senate Armed Services Committee; US Senator, Arizona

Moderator: Lesley Stahl, Correspondent, “60 Minutes,” CBS News

Confront the Terror Threat?

5 p.m.

Loretta Lynch, US Attorney General

Moderator: Andrea Mitchell, Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent, NBC News

Law and Order: How will the Lynch Justice Department

All sessions will be streamed live at and available to view after at Join the conversation on social media at #AspenSecurity. Follow the Security Forum on Twitter @AspenSecurity.

Sponsors for the 2015 Aspen Security Forum are IBM, Intel Security, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, and Target, and CNN is this year’s media partner.


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