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April 5, 2021

Media Advisory: Hear From Military, Academic and Industry Leaders on the Future of Intelligence and National Security

  • What: Leaders in national security and intelligence will speak during the Southern Arizona Intelligence Summit, co-hosted by the University of Arizona College of Applied Science and Technology and the University of Arizona Applied Research Corporation.
  • When: April 7-9, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Where: Online. Register via Eventbrite.

TUCSON, Ariz. — National leaders from the military, academia and private companies will discuss the outlook of national security, intelligence and law enforcement at a virtual summit April 7-9.

The Southern Arizona Intelligence Summit, co-hosted by the University of Arizona's College of Applied Science and Technology and University of Arizona Applied Research Corporation, is free and open to the public, and will be held entirely online. The three-day event will focus on the theme "The Future of Intelligence" in the government and civilian sectors.

The College of Applied Science and Technology is nationally recognized for its programs that prepare students for careers in intelligence, information operations, law enforcement intelligence and cyber operations. The college's Bachelor of Applied Science program in intelligence and information operations has been designated as an Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

The summit aims to provide an opportunity for students and professionals from various intelligence and security disciplines to hear from leaders about national security concerns and explore career prospects. The event also offers an opportunity for students to engage with government and industry leaders in the intelligence community that are looking to recruit new talent in the workforce.

The event's keynote speakers are Lt. Gen. Stephen G. Fogarty, commanding general of the U.S. Army Cyber Command; Maj. Gen. Anthony R. Hale, commanding general of the U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca; and Joseph L. Votel, a senior fellow at the Belfer Center at Harvard Kennedy School.

The event's other guest speakers are:

  • Austin Yamada, president and chief operating officer, UArizona Applied Research Corporation
  • Tim Roemer, chief information security officer, State of Arizona
  • Cynthia Hetherington, president and founder, Hetherington Group
  • Chris Hadnagy, chief human hacker, Social-Engineer LLC
  • Jeff Frazier, chief operating officer, Pryon Inc.
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Media contacts:
Kyle Mittan
University Communications

Carla Buldrini
College of Applied Science and Technology
520-458-8278 ext. 2155

Tracy Prudhomme
College of Applied Science and Technology

The University of Arizona, a land-grant university with two independently accredited medical schools, is one of the nation's top 40 public universities, according to U.S. News & World Report. Established in 1885, the university is widely recognized as a student-centric university and has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution by the U.S. Department of Education. The university ranked in the top 20 in 2019 in research expenditures among all public universities, according to the National Science Foundation, and is a leading Research 1 institution with $734 million in annual research expenditures. The university advances the frontiers of interdisciplinary scholarship and entrepreneurial partnerships as a member of the Association of American Universities, the 65 leading public and private research universities in the U.S. It benefits the state with an estimated economic impact of $4.1 billion annually. For the latest on the University of Arizona response to the novel coronavirus, visit the university's COVID-19 webpage.