National intelligence and homeland security leaders participating in conference that is open to public

The Citadel 2015 Intelligence and Homeland Security Enterprise Conference: current issues confronting America

September 16-18
Charleston Marriott Hotel, 170 Lockwood Blvd.

In continuation of its tradition as an educational leader in the field of U.S. national security The Citadel will host the second conference on national security studies and intelligence analysis. It is sponsored by the college’sDepartment of Criminal Justice.

The keynote speaker is Lt. Gen. Vincent Stewart, U.S. Marine Corps, director of the Defense Intelligence Agency. Stewart formerly served as the commander of Marine Forces Cyber Security.

“The conference promises to enhance our understanding of the security challenges we face on the Southeastern coast of our country and how best to address them on the nation’s behalf,” said Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences Bo Moore.

Panel sessions will address topics such as:

·        U.S. Intelligence Challenges: The Lone Wolves

·        Port/Maritime Security

·        Cyber Warfare: Offensive and Defensive Trends

·        Unmanned Aerial Systems

·        Social Media and Home-Grown Terrorism

·        Terrorist Threats — People and Places to Watch

·        Intelligence Education

·        The Nexus between Local Law Enforcement and National Intelligence

·        Transnational Organized Crime

·        Redefining the Roles of Private Industry for Intelligence Community (IC) Mission Success

Among the panelists participating:

·        Lt. Gen. Vincent Stewart, (USMC), Director, Defense Intelligence Agency

·        Maj. Gen. James M. Lariviere, USMC, Deputy Director, Politico-Military Affairs (Africa), Joint Staff

·        Rear Admiral Christopher Tomney, Commander, JIATF-South, U.S. Coast Guard

·        Captain Gary Tomasulo, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port, Charleston, South Carolina

·        Dr. Agatha Glowacki, National Counterterrorism Center

·        Dr. Edith Alexander, Program Director, IC Centers of Academic Excellence

·        Mark L. Dickeson, RG IV National Preparedness Division, Department of Homeland Security

·        Jason Johnson, National Counterterrorism Center

·        Dr. Sean P. Griffin, Head, Department of Criminal Justice, The Citadel

·        Dr. Jonathan Smith, Program Director, Intelligence & National Security Studies, Coastal Carolina University

·        Dr. Carl J. Jensen, Professor, Department of Criminal Justice, The Citadel

·        John Skipper, Sheriff Anderson County

·        Al Cannon, Sheriff Charleston County

·        Taylor Jones, Deputy Chief, Anderson County Sheriff's Office

·        Mike Brady, The Citadel, Former Director White House Emergency Operations Center

The cost to attend the conference is $250 for general admission, $99 for military, federal and state employees and $35 for students. The conference is open to the public. For more information, please visit the conference’s website or contact Mike Brady at (843) 953-0319 or