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Technology and Know-how Management in and for Intelligence Services

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German and English language

William E. Odom

To deal with technology and know-how management in the intelligence services, I will build my lecture around three and a half stories, stories about how dramatic changes in technology were managed and mismanaged. The first is about communications, the second about intelligence collection from space, and the third about computers. The half-story is about cryptography  making of codes  and cryptanalysis  the breaking of codes. The whole story on codes is beyond one lecture, but part of it is essential to my other stories, beginning in World War II and coming right down to the present time. Code making and breaking were the critical, although not the only, causes of the explosion of new technologies that gave us modern communications, computers, many uses of satellites in space.


Director, National Security Studies Senior Fellow
Dean emeritus and distinguished Professor of International Affairs, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. Chair

Ph.D. William E. ODOM

Director, National Security Studies Senior Fellow

 Lieutenant General William E. Odom, U.S. Army (Ret.), is a senior fellow and director of National Security Studies at Hudson Institute's Washington, D.C. office. He is also an adjunct professor at Yale University.
 As director of the National Security Agency from 1985 to 1988, he was responsible for the nation's signals intelligence and communications security. From 1981 to 1985, he served as Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence, the Army's senior intelligence officer.
 From 1977 to 1981, General Odom was military assistant to the President's Assistant for National Security Affairs, Zbigniew Brzezinski. As a member of the National Security Council staff, he worked on strategic planning, Soviet affairs, nuclear weapons policy, telecommunications policy, and Persian Gulf security issues.
 Odom graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1954, and received a Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1970.

Dr. Peter F. KROGH

Dean emeritus and distinguished Professor of International Affairs, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

 Studied Arts in Law and Diplomacy and Philosophy at Tufts University
1958-1960 Trainee and Acting Assistant Branch Manager, The New England Merchants Bank, Boston
1961-1962 Instructor in Government, Tufts University
1962-1967 Assistant Dean, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University
1963-1967 Host, television interview program, "Backgrounds" - WGBH-TV, Boston
1965 Visiting Scholar, The Brookings Institute
1967-1968 White House Fellow, Special Assistant to the Secretary of State
1968-1970 Associate Dean, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University
1970-1995 Dean and Professor of International Affairs, School of Foreign Service
1982-1988 Moderator, weekly PBS television program on foreign affairs "American Interests"
1988-2005 Moderator, PBS television foreign affairs series: "Great Decisions"
since 1995 Dean Emeritus and Distinguished Professor of International Affairs, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.


Timetable einblenden
kategorie: Alle BreakoutPlenary


13:00 - 14:15EröffnungPlenary
13:15 - 14:00Zeit des Wandels - Wandel als ChancePlenary
14:00 - 14:4550 Years of Schrödingers Reflections on Life and LivingPlenary
15:00 - 16:15Location Strategies for Know-how Intensive IndustriesPlenary
16:15 - 17:15Medical Technology and Preventive MedicinePlenary
17:15 - 18:30The Future of European Reseach - New Instruments and ResourcesPlenary
20:00 - 20:45The Living ClockPlenary
20:45 - 21:30The Devices of Wonder - the Science of Devices of WonderPlenary


09:00 - 17:00Arbeitskreis 1: RisikoBreakout
09:00 - 17:00Arbeitskreis 2: F&E Infrastruktur - eine Standortstrategie für GroßstadtbetreibeBreakout
09:00 - 17:00Arbeitskreis 3: Utilities und Infrastruktur - Rückgrat industrialisierter LänderBreakout
09:00 - 17:00Arbeitskreis 4: Kyoto und CO2 - Technologielokomotive und/oder Anlass zur Standortverlagerung?Breakout
09:00 - 17:00Arbeitskreis 5: Innovationsmotor Mikro- und NanotechnologienBreakout
09:00 - 17:00Arbeitskreis 6: Brain Gain, Brain Drain - Zukunftsnetzwerke Österreich - USABreakout
09:00 - 17:00Arbeitskreis 7: Neue Mobilität - neue Partnerschaften für die westlichen BalkanländerBreakout
09:00 - 17:00Arbeitskreis 8: Medizintechnologie und Vorsorgemedizin - Finanzierung und OrganisationBreakout
09:00 - 17:00Arbeitskreis 9: Digitalisierung der Kommunikation - "Ihr persönliches Radio- und Fernsehprogramm"Breakout
09:00 - 14:00Off AlpbachPlenary
20:00 - 20:45The Decade of Machines, that Understand SpeechPlenary
20:45 - 21:30Technology and Know-how Management in and for Intelligence ServicesPlenary


09:00 - 10:00The Location of SciencePlenary
10:00 - 11:00Reflexionen über die Technologiegespräche 2003 - Zusammenfassung "Junior-Alpbach"Plenary
11:30 - 12:15Cosmic Background RadiationPlenary
12:15 - 13:00Architecture für Science - the New Architecture of SciencePlenary