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Technology and Know-how Management in and for Intelligence Services

Plenary / Panel
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.

Technology Symposium

show timetable
Kategorie: all Breakout Plenary


11:00 - 12:15OpeningPlenary
11:15 - 12:00Time of change – chage as chancePlenary
12:00 - 12:4550 Years of Schrödingers Reflections on Life and LivingPlenary
13:00 - 14:15Location Strategies for Know-how Intensive IndustriesPlenary
14:15 - 15:15Medical Technology and Preventive MedicinePlenary
15:15 - 16:30The Future of European Reseach – New Instruments and ResourcesPlenary
18:00 - 18:45The Living ClockPlenary
18:45 - 19:30The Devices of Wonder – the Science of Devices of WonderPlenary


07:00 - 15:00Working Group 1: RiskBreakout
07:00 - 15:00Working Group 2: R&D Infrastructure – a Location Strategy for Metropolitan AreasBreakout
07:00 - 15:00Working Group 3: Utilities and Infrastructure – the Backbone for an Industrialised CountryBreakout
07:00 - 15:00Working Group 4: Kyoto and CO2 – Technology Pull and/or Location PushBreakout
07:00 - 15:00Working Group 5: Innovation Motor Micro- and NanotechnologiesBreakout
07:00 - 15:00Working Group 6: Brain gain, brain drain – Future networks Austria – USABreakout
07:00 - 15:00Working Group 7: New mobility – new partnerships for the western Balkan countriesBreakout
07:00 - 15:00Working Group 8: Medical Technology and Preventive Medicine -Finance and OrganisationBreakout
07:00 - 15:00Working Group 9: Digitalisation of communication – “Your Personal Radio and TV-program”Breakout
07:00 - 12:00Off AlpbachPlenary
18:00 - 18:45The Decade of Machines, that Understand SpeechPlenary
18:45 - 19:30Technology and Know-how Management in and for Intelligence ServicesPlenary


07:00 - 08:00The Location of SciencePlenary
08:00 - 09:00Reflections on the Alpbach Technology-Symposium – Presenation of “Junior Alpbach”Plenary
09:30 - 10:15Cosmic Background RadiationPlenary
10:15 - 11:00Architecture für Science – the New Architecture of SciencePlenary