The Aspen Security Forum Releases 2015 Agenda

June 25, 2015

Contact: Leah Dreyfuss
Program Manager
Homeland Security Program
The Aspen Institute
202-736-2904 |

Speakers include James Clapper, James Comey, Deborah James, Jeh Johnson, Loretta Lynch, Lisa Monaco, and Michael Rogers

Washington, DC, June 25, 2015 More than 80 leading experts will discuss the most critical questions about national and homeland security at the sixth annual Aspen Security Forum, presented by the Aspen Institute’s Homeland Security Program. The Forum will take place July 22 to 25 in Aspen, CO. The full agenda is available now at

Featured panel discussions include:
Wednesday, July 22
James Comey
, Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation
Moderator: Wolf Blitzer, Anchor, “The Situation Room,” CNN
The Complexity of Today’s Global Threat Environment, 6 PM MT

Thursday, July 23
Jeh Johnson
, Secretary of Homeland Security
Moderator: Ryan Lizza, Washington Correspondent, The New Yorker
Homeland Security in the Age of ISIS
, 9 AM MT

John Carlin, Assistant Attorney General for National Security
Caroline Krass, General Counsel, Central Intelligence Agency
Moderator: Ken Dilanian, Intelligence Writer, The Associated Press
The Role of Law and Law Enforcement in Securing the Nation, 12:45PM MT

Michael Rogers, Director, National Security Agency; Commander, US Cyber Command
Moderator: David Sanger, Chief Washington Correspondent, The New York Times
Beyond the Build: Leveraging the Cyber Mission Force,
5:15PM MT 

Friday, July 24
Joseph Votel
, Commander, US Special Operations Command
Moderator: Catherine Herridge, Chief Intelligence Correspondent, Fox News
A Look into SOCOM, 9AM MT

Robert Cardillo, Director, National Geospatial Intelligence Agency
David Cohen, Deputy Director, Central Intelligence Agency
Nick Rasmussen, Director, National Counterterrorism Center
Moderator: Brian Ross, Chief Investigative Correspondent, ABC News
A Word from the Intelligence Community, 1:45PM MT

Deborah James, Secretary, US Air Force
Moderator: Jennifer Griffin, National Security Correspondent, Fox News
Flying the Unfriendly Skies: The Air Force’s Role in National Security, 4PM MT

Jim Clapper, Director of National Intelligence
Moderator: Andrea Mitchell, Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent, NBC News
Herding Cats: Synthesizing the Intelligence Community, 5PM MT

Saturday, July 25
Ron Johnson
, Chairman, Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee
Michael McCaul, Chairman, House Homeland Security Committee
Martha McSally, Member, House Homeland Security Committee and House Armed Services Committee
Moderator: Anne Gearan, National Politics Correspondent, The Washington Post
The View from Capitol Hill, 9AM MT

Lisa Monaco, Deputy National Security Advisor and Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism
Moderator: Mike Isikoff, Chief Investigative Correspondent, Yahoo News
The View from the White House, 11:15PM MT

John McCain, Chairman, Senate Armed Services Committee; US Senator, Arizona
Moderator: Lesley Stahl, Correspondent, “60 Minutes,” CBS News
The Chairman Speaks, 12:45PM MT

Loretta Lynch, US Attorney General
Moderator: Andrea Mitchell, Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent, NBC News
Law and Order: How will the Lynch Justice Department Confront the Terror Threat?, 5PM MT

All sessions will be streamed live at and available to view after at Join the conversation on social media at #AspenSecurity. Follow the Security Forum on Twitter @AspenSecurity.

Sponsors for the 2015 Aspen Security Forum are IBM, Intel Security, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, and Target, and CNN is this year’s media partner.

Editor’s Note: A limited number of press passes are still available at


View Comments