Keynote Address:

Countering Evolving Threats to National Security

Charles (Chuck) Durant
Deputy Director for Counterintelligence, DOE
W. Evanina

 Mr. Charles (Chuck) Durant currently serves as the Deputy Director for Counterintelligence for the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Intelligence and Counterintelligence.  He has served in this position since January of 2011 and manages the Counterintelligence Program for DOE and the 17 national laboratories that fall under it’s purview.

     He joined the Department of Energy in February 2009, and has served in a variety of positions, including as the Deputy Director of the Operations and Investigations Division, the Senior Counterintelligence Officer for the DOE Washington Field Office, and the Director of the Operations and Investigations Division.
     From 2006 to 2009, Mr. Durant worked in the White House Military Office (WHMO), where he provided counterintelligence support to the President and associated White House offices, as well as to, Department of Defense (DoD) personnel assigned to the White House

     From 2000 to 2006, Mr. Durant served as a civilian Senior Counterintelligence Agent within several intelligence community agencies to include the DoD Counterintelligence Field Activity (CIFA); Chief of investigations for the US Army Foreign Counterintelligence Activity (USAFCA); and the Counterintelligence Division of the National Security Agency (NSA).  He participated in the investigations of convicted spies Kelly Church, George Trofimoff, and David Boone.  Mr. Durant also supported the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD).
     Mr. Durant retired from the United States Army, where he served as a Signals Intelligence Voice Interceptor (German) and as a Counterintelligence Agent.  Mr. Durant has a Bachelor of Science degree from Excelsior College and is a graduate of the Army’s Advanced Foreign Intelligence Training Course (AFCITC).  Mr. Durant is also a graduate of the Defense Language Institute German course and condensed Arabic-Iraqi course; the National Cryptologic School; and Airborne school.

Key areas of his talk will include:

The ever-evolving threat landscape creates new and unexpected challenges for even the most-seasoned security professionals. From nation-state espionage to cyber terrorism and insider threats, the security risks we face as a nation have never been greater or more diverse.  As today’s threat-intensive environment becomes more hostile with each passing day, it is vital for you to be equipped with the tools, techniques and knowledge needed to safeguard national security information from damaging breaches.  In this scene-setting keynote address, find out what threats are on the horizon for 2019 and how to safeguard your organization’s critical information.