October 13, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
University of Arizona
Tucson, Arizona

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Mark Your Calendars, Join Us at the Premier Intelligence Event of the Southwestern United States

The Southern Arizona Intelligence Summit


University of Arizona | October 13, 2022

Hosted by the University of Arizona, College of Applied Science and Technology in Sierra Vista, Ariz., the 2nd annual Southern Arizona Intelligence Summit (SAIS) will focus on “Diversity in the Intelligence Community.” Our Keynote Speaker will be the Director of National Intelligence Avril D. Haines.

The 2022 Southern Arizona Intelligence Summit (SAIS) provides a unique opportunity for participants to hear from and engage with senior officials from the Intelligence Community (IC), industry, and academia. Our guest speakers will offer insights into the importance of diversity of thought within the Intelligence Community. Bringing together different perspectives will allow the IC to overcome the lack of creativity and imagination that leads to group think. This critical issue must be examined and actively managed to provide the U.S. with the ability foresee and prepare for future global challenges.

The 2022 SAIS will feature guest speakers and recruiters from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the National Security Agency (NSA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), SPACEFORCE, the Department of Defense, Department of State, Department of Homeland Security, the Arizona Counter Terror Intelligence Center (ACTIC), and the Arizona’s Governor’s Office.

Invited to attend are distinguished representatives from Fort Huachuca and the United States Army Intelligence Center of Excellence (USAICoE), Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Luke Air Force Base, the Arizona National Guard, the Arizona’s Governor’s Office, members and staff from the Arizona congressional delegation, Arizona state legislators, the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), the United States Air Force Academy, leaders from the Cities of Sierra Vista and Tucson, as well as senior leaders from the Arizona Board of Regents and the University of Arizona.

A portion of the proceeds from the event will be used to provide scholarships to the next generation of intelligence professionals at the University of Arizona.

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Keynote Speaker

Avril Haines, Director of National Intelligence

Avril D. Haines, director of national intelligence, is the keynote speaker at the Southern Arizona Intelligence Summit on Oct. 13. Appointed by President Biden and confirmed by the Senate with an 84-10 vote, Haines became the seventh DNI in our nation’s history and the first woman to head the U.S. Intelligence Community. Her introductory remarks to the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence during her confirmation hearing are below.



The U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence is dedicated to overseeing the U.S. Intelligence Community—the agencies and bureaus of the federal government of the United States who provide information and analysis for leaders of the executive and legislative branches. The committee was established in 1976 by the 94th Congress.



Full Biography of Director of National Intelligence Avril D. Haines