Ahead of the Summit, we spoke with Mr. Russ Travers, Deputy Director of the National Counterterrorism Center. In this exclusive Q&A, Mr. Travers shares insights on:
- The largest challenges in terrorism analysis
- How the use of machine learning and artificial intelligence will evolve over the next five years within the realm of intelligence analytics
- The immediate benefits of machine learning and artificial intelligence for the counterterrorism enterprise
- Top takeaways to expect from Mr. Traver's upcoming presentation at Intelligence Analytics 2019
Everything You Need to Know About the $2.7 Billion Increase in the U.S. Intelligence Budget for FY 2019
Ahead of the summit, we took a look at the $2.7
billion increase in the U.S. intelligence budget for FY19. The intelligence
budget provides for the National Intelligence Program and the Military
Intelligence Program. Download this infographic for a complete breakdown of spending!
The Department of Defense (DoD) released the Military Intelligence Program (MIP) top line FY19 budget request back in late February 2018, totaling $21.2 billion. This total is a $2.2 billion increase from FY18 and includes both the base budget and Overseas Contingency Operations funding. No additional MIP budget figures will be released as they are classified. The DoD also released the aggregate amount of appropriations requested for the FY19 National Intelligence Program (NIP) back in late February 2018, totaling $59.9 billion. This total is a $0.5 billion increase from FY18 and also includes funding requested to support Overseas Contingency Operations.
Ahead of the summit, we spoke with COL Benjamin Ring, Director, ARD/J-9, USCYBERCOM, to learn about the growing use of AI and ML within intelligence analytics. More specifically, COL Ring shares insights on:
- Five year outlook on the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning within intelligence analytics
- The benefits of utilizing artificial intelligence and machine learning today in the defense intelligence sector
- The future of intelligence analytics in military procedures & the challenges that will have to be overcome to reach this goal
- Best practices for applying data analytics in cyber
- Reasons to attend COL Ring's upcoming presentation at Intelligence Analytics 2019
This infographic details where the requested $5 billion increase in funding was allocated. The Trump administration requested $57.7 billion for the National Intelligence Program (NIP), an increase from a re-quested $54.9 billion in FY 2017. The Administration additionally requested $20.7 billion for the Military Intelligence Program (MIP), up from a requested $18.5 billion in FY 2017.
Prior to Intelligence Analytics 2019, we sat down with two of our speakers from 2018, (Ret.) Lieutenant General Robert Otto and Mr. Grant Scott, to discuss upcoming projects, trends in artificial intelligence and machine learning, how intelligence analytics will transform in the next few years, and much more.
We spoke with Deputy Assistant Director at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Donald Freese, Information and Technology Branch. Mr. Freese graciously gave us a glimpse into what his session on “Cyber Analytics: Leading Quality Through The Human Dimension” will discuss in even greater detail at the summit. He also touches on where he sees the future of intelligence analytics within the next 2-5 years, and what he is looking forward to about the summit this May.