Sec. Jeh Johnson, CIA's Caroline Krass, Gen. John Allen, NSA Dir. Michael Rogers Interviewed at Aspen Security Forum Today

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Jul 23, 2015, 13:47 ET from The Aspen Institute

ASPEN, Colo., July 23, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- WHAT: Upcoming live video from the 2015 Aspen Security Forum, as well as video and transcripts from previously recorded sessions, are as follows:

Wednesday, July 22
The Complexity of Today's Global Threat Environment
James Comey, Director, Federal Bureau of Investigations
Moderated by: Wolf Blitzer, Anchor, "The Situation Room," CNN

Thursday, July 23
Homeland Security in the Age of ISIL
Jeh Johnson, Secretary of Homeland Security
Moderated by: Ryan Lizza, Washington Correspondent, The New Yorker

Pivot to Europe?
Gérard Araud, Ambassador of France to the US
Paula Dobriansky, Senior Fellow, JFK Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University; Former Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs
Ramón Gil-Casares, Ambassador of Spain to the US
Moderator: Kim Ghattas, Correspondent, BBC; Author, The Secretary: A Journey with Hillary Clinton from Beirut to the Heart of American Power

Special Operators and Intelligence Analysts: the 21st Century's Lead Warriors
Kathleen Hicks, Senior Vice President, Henry A. Kissinger Chair, and Director, International Security Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies
Eric Olson, former Commander of US Special Operations Command (SOCOM)
Michael Vickers, Former Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence
Moderator: Kim Dozier, Contributing Writer, The Daily Beast; Global Analyst, CNN

The Role of Law and Law Enforcement in Securing the Nation
12:45 – 1:45pm MT, 2:45 – 3:45pm ET
LIVE here:
John Carlin, Assistant Attorney General for National Security
Caroline Krass, General Counsel, Central Intelligence Agency
Moderator: Ken Dilanian, Intelligence Writer, The Associated Press

Iraq/Syria: Worse Now than Before?
1:45 – 2:45pm MT, 3:45 – 4:45pm ET
LIVE here: 
John Allen, Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL; Former Commander, International Security Assistance Force and US Forces Afghanistan
Lukman Faily, Ambassador of Iraq to the US
Daniel Glaser, Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing, Department of the Treasury
Moderator: Eric Schmitt, Senior Correspondent, The New York Times

Cyber Policy at National & International Levels
3:00 – 4:00pm MT, 5:00 – 6:00pm ET
LIVE here: 
Keith Alexander, CEO and Co-Founder, IronNet Cybersecurity; Former Director, National Security Agency; Former Commander, US Cyber Command
Suzanne Spaulding, Under Secretary of Homeland Security for the National Protection and Programs Directorate
Chris Young, General Manager, Intel Security Group, Intel Corporation
Moderator: John Markoff, Senior Writer, The New York Times

Iran and the Bomb
4:00 – 5:00pm MT, 6:00 – 7:00pm ET
LIVE here:  
Ellen Laipson, President and CEO, Stimson Center; Former Vice Chair, National Intelligence Council
John McLaughlin, Distinguished Practitioner-in-Residence, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies; Former Acting and Deputy Director, Central Intelligence Agency
Matthew Spence, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Middle East Policy; Senior Fellow, Jackson Institute for International Affairs, Yale University
Moderator: Michael Crowley, Senior Foreign Affairs Correspondent, POLITICO

Beyond the Build: Leveraging the Cyber Mission Force
5:15 – 6:15pm MT, 7:15 – 8:15pm ET
LIVE here: 
The head of the National Security Agency and Cyber Command discusses cyber warfare, cyber terrorism, and cybercrime and how we can best defend ourselves against what most experts believe will be the cyber equivalent someday soon of Pearl Harbor.
Michael Rogers, Director, National Security Agency; Commander, US Cyber Command
Moderated by: David Sanger, Chief Washington Correspondent, The New York Times

WHERE: Daily video highlights from the Aspen Security Forum will be posted at, and event updates will be featured at,, and Stay engaged on social media with #AspenSecurity.

For a complete list of currently confirmed speakers and moderators and the agenda, please visit The 2015 Aspen Security Forum is presented by the Aspen Institute Homeland Security Program in partnership with CNN. Sponsors for the 2015 Aspen Security Forum are IBM, Intel Security, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, and Target.

Please note that we're producing many of these transcripts on a rush basis so accuracy has not yet been verified and the video serves as the authoritative record.

About The Aspen Institute

The Aspen Institute's Homeland Security Program works to heighten public awareness as to the nation's continued vulnerability to terrorism, and to persuade the nation to take the necessary steps to close the gap between how secure we should be and how secure we actually are. For more information, please visit

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