Capitol Hill National Security Forum 2018

June 21, 2018 9:00 AM | Capitol Visitor Center

Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX), Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD), Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), and Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) present the second annual, bipartisan Capitol Hill National Security Forum (CHNSF) will gather national leaders and key stakeholders to address the state of our nation’s security and discuss ideas and policies for improving U.S. defenses at home and abroad. The CHNSF will be held in the Congressional Auditorium of the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center on Thursday, June 21 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.






2018 event schedule

9:30 a.m. – 9:40 a.m. \\ Congressional Auditorium
Welcome & Introduction


9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. \\ Congressional Auditorium
A Conversation on the International Dimensions of Securing the Homeland


10:40 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. \\ Congressional Auditorium
Maintaining the Edge in Great Power Competition


11:40 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. \\ Congressional Auditorium
Remarks by Senator Marco Rubio


12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.


12:30 a.m. – 1:10 p.m. \\ Congressional Auditorium
How Support for Democracy Strengthens U.S. National Security


1:10 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. \\ Congressional Auditorium
Congress’ Role in National Security and Foreign Policy


2:10 p.m. – 2:55 p.m. \\ Congressional Auditorium
Technology and Innovation in the Intelligence Community

  • Congressman Will Hurd, U.S. House of Representatives (R-TX)
  • Robert CardilloDirector, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)
  • George BarnesDeputy Director, National Security Agency (NSA)
  • Stacey DixonDeputy Director, Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA)
  • Rob JoyceSenior Advisor, National Security Agency (NSA), Former White House Cybersecurity Coordinator
  • Moderated by Suzanne Kelly, Cipher Brief


3:05 p.m. – 3:50 p.m. \\ Congressional Auditorium
Countering ISIS 2.0 and the Future of the Middle East


4:00 p.m. – 4:40 p.m. \\ Congressional Auditorium
America and the ‘Pacific Century:’ The Future of Security in East Asia

  • Jake SullivanFormer Deputy Assistant, President Barack Obama; Former National Security Advisor, Vice President Joe Biden; Yale Law School
  • Kelly MagsamenVice President, National Security and International Policy, Center for American Progress
  • Jamie FlySenior Fellow, German Marshall Fund
  • Moderated by Courtney Kube, NBC


4:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. \\ Congressional Auditorium
Closing Remarks

*schedule subject to shift pending votes

For day of event, please enter the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center via the First Street entrance. Once inside take an immediate left and see stairwell that leads to the Congressional Auditorium.

To RSVP, click here.

For TICKET INQUIRIES please contact:

Caroline Campbell at caroline.campbell@mail.house.gov


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