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Expanding the Horizons
16-17 July 2007

*** The DNI Open Source Conference 2007 was held 16-17 July 2007 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. More than 900 registered participants and speakers attended. The session description section of this website includes available files of presentations made at the conference break-out sessions. ***

The Director of National Intelligence (DNI) is pleased to invite you to the “ DNI Open Source Conference 2007: Expanding the Horizons ” to be held in Washington, DC, on Monday, 16 July and Tuesday, 17 July, 2007. The conference is free and open to the public.

The conference will raise awareness about open source and encourage information sharing among the Intelligence Community and its partners in academia, think tanks, private industry, and with federal, state, local and tribal entities and international partners. The two-day conference will host participants from local, national, and international organizations from both the public and private sector.

Confirmed keynote and session speakers include:

  • Director J.M. McConnell, Director of National Intelligence
  • Ms. Frances Fragos Townsend, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism
  • The Honorable Bob Kerrey, President, The New School (Former Senator from Nebraska)
  • The Honorable Robert R. Simmons, Connecticut's Business Advocate (Former Representative from Connecticut)
  • Mr. Ted Koppel, Managing Editor, Discovery Channel
  • Mr. David R. Shedd, Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Policy, Plans, and Requirements
  • Dr. Tom Fingar, Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Analysis
  • Mrs. Mary Margaret Graham, Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Collection
  • Mr. Eliot A. Jardines, Assistant Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Open Source
  • Mr. Douglas J. Naquin, Director, Open Source Center, Office of the Director of National Intelligence

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Over 25 panels will explore the following topics:

*Social Sciences and the Human Terrain* Regional Focus: OS in Asia* The Need for Speed*
*Managing the Information Tsunami* Regional Focus: OS in Africa*
*Academic Outreach* Open Source on the Web* Meeting IC Collection Priorities*
*Technology: Improving the Use of Open Sources*
*Media: Telling the Story through Open Sources*
* Data Fusion and Data Enrichment* Training on Accessing Open Sources*
*Maximizing Information Sharing Access* Media as the Open Source*
*Libraries of the Future* Private Sector Partnerships*
*Regional Focus: OS in Latin America* Private Sector Sources of Information*
* Enabling Civil Liberties through Open Source* The Academic-Open Source Connection*
*Partnering with the Military* Improving OS Analysis* Open Source 101 Training*
*International Partnerships* Outreach to State, Local, and Tribal Partners*
*Knowledge Management* Trends in Business Intelligence* Beyond Simple Searching*

In conjunction with the conference, an outside exhibition featuring up to 65 Open Source vendors and organizations will be open for conference participants to explore. Please contact INSA at http://dnios.insaonline.org or (703) 224-4672 for more information about the exhibition.

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