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Friday, December 09, 2005

Weldon to keynote Fall Intelligence Symposium

Well, it sounds like someone is interested in what he has to say. But notice, this is "at the Top Secret/SI/TK level" so it won't do you any good to try sneaking in.

From Congressman Weldon's web site:

Tuesday, December 13

Congressman Weldon is a keynote speaker at the Fall Intelligence Symposium.

(9 a.m.)

From the conferences's web site:

December 13-14, 2005
National Reconnaissance Office
Chantilly, Virginia
INTELLIGENCE: The Way Forward

This two-day, Top Secret SI/TK symposium has been designed to provide you with the continuing professional education you need to stay current in your profession and to facilitate dialogue between the Intelligence Community and Industry.


And this:

9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
NRO Welcome
Dr. Donald Kerr
Director
National Reconnaissance Office

9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Keynote Address
The Honorable Curt Weldon
U.S. House of Representatives

10:00 a.m.-10:45 a.m.
Break and view exhibits
Sponsored by Convera


You know, this is especially interesting considering what Rory O'Connor has reported:

It was hard to believe, I told him, that neither DOD nor DIA had any data on Able Danger, since “several DIA analyst and officials” had toured a secret Raytheon-run Able Danger facility in Garland, Texas “between approximately August 2000 and January 2001.

“Maybe you should query Art Zuelke, the DIA chief of the Transnational Warfare Group or his colleague, Cal Temple, who was sent down to find out how the project was working,” I suggested. “Or maybe try the National Reconnaissance Office, since even to enter the facility one had to have an additional NRO clearance.”


Here is a list of industry exhibits at the conference, too.