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 592C - C4ISR Breakfast featuring The Honorable Marcel Lettre, Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence (PDUSD(I)) 

592C - C4ISR Breakfast featuring The Honorable Marcel Lettre, Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence (PDUS 


Featuring The Honorable Marcel Lettre, Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence (PDUSD(I))

Event Number

Event Date

 to 2/5/2015

Event Location
Hyatt Arlington at Washington's Key Bridge

Event Contact
Ms. Molly Holt at or 703-247-2572



The Honorable Marcel Lettre was nominated by President Obama as the Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence (PDUSD(I)) and unanimously confirmed by the United States Senate on October 31, 2013.

As the PDUSD(I), Secretary Lettre is the Deputy to the Principal Intelligence Advisor to the Secretary of Defense, Undersecretary Michael G. Vickers, who exercises authority, direction, and control on behalf of the Secretary of Defense over all intelligence organizations within the Department of Defense; is the Program Executive for the Military Intelligence Program; represents the Department on intelligence and sensitive operations to the Central Intelligence Agency, other elements of the Intelligence Community, and the National Security Council; and is dual-hatted as the DNI’s Director of Defense Intelligence.

From 2011-2013, Secretary Lettre served as a Special Assistant to Secretaries of Defense Chuck Hagel, Leon Panetta, and Bob Gates, serving as Deputy Chief of Staff to Secretary Panetta. Lettre also led both the Gates-Panetta and Panetta-Hagel transition teams. From 2009-2011, he served as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Legislative Affairs. In these roles, he supported the Secretary of Defense on defense strategy and budget development, crisis management, cyber initiatives, sensitive intelligence and counterterrorism operational decisions, significant acquisition and R&D investments, and strategic nuclear and arms control matters.

From 2005-2009, Secretary Lettre served as Senior Defense and Intelligence Advisor and then as Senior National Security Advisor to the U.S. Senate Majority Leader, handling all “Gang of Eight” intelligence matters for the Leader. In this role he shaped national security legislation and intelligence policy initiatives; supported securing passage of the annual defense and intelligence authorization bills, appropriations bills, and war supplementals; and handled Senate confirmation of senior defense and intelligence officials.

From 2002-2005, Secretary Lettre served as a Professional Staff Member on the U.S. House of Representatives Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. He supported the intelligence after-action reviews on the 9/11 terrorist attacks and on Iraqi weapons of mass destruction, and advised on the 2004 Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act which created the Director of National Intelligence.

Previously, Secretary Lettre served as an analyst for a global management consulting firm and in research roles including for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Nuclear Nonproliferation Project, the Harvard-Stanford Preventive Defense Project chaired by William J. Perry and Ashton B. Carter, and a Congressional commission examining the organization and efficacy of the U.S. government regarding intelligence and programs to counter WMD.

Secretary Lettre is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He has a masters degree from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and a bachelors from the University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee. He grew up in an Army family and is an outdoorsman and hiker, having once backpacked the full 2,100-mile length of the Appalachian Trail. He is married with two daughters.


7:00 AM - Registration & Breakfast
8:00 AM - Presentation by Secretary Lettre
8:30 AM - Welcome & Announcements
8:35 AM - AT&L/CIO Update
8:40 AM - DUSD(I) Update
8:45 AM - C4 Committee Update
8:50 AM - ISR Committee Update            
8:55 AM - INTEL Committee Update       
9:00 AM - Adjourn


Hyatt Arlington at Washington's Key Bridge
1325 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, Virginia, USA, 22209
Tel: (703) 525-1234

Metro Directions
The Rosslyn Metro Station (Orange/Blue/Silver) is about 1 block away from the Hyatt Arlington. Exit the Metro Station onto N Fort Meyer Drive, and walk towards Wilson Blvd. Turn right onto Wilson Blvd. and the hotel will be on your right.

With the C4ISR Discount, Self-Park is available for $5 per car and Valet is available for $9 per car at the hotel. Validations to receive this C4ISR Breakfast parking discount will be available at the event registration table, the morning of the breakfast.


Online Registration is now CLOSED.

Registration Fee: $70

Please register with a complete and accurate e-mail address. You will receive an e-mailed confirmation as soon as your registration has been processed.

Payment must be made at the time of registration. Registrations will not be taken over the phone.

Please register with the correct form of payment. A $25 fee will be applied to those wishing to switch forms of payment.

Online registration will close at 5:00 PM EST on Monday, February 2, 2015. You must register onsite after this date.

Cancellations received by Friday, January 30, 2015 will receive a refund minus a $25 cancellation and processing fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations received after Friday, January 30, 2015. Cancellations must be made in writing to Ms. Molly Holt, Meeting Planner, at Substitutions to this event are welcome in lieu of cancellations.

Attendee Information

Appropriate attire for this Breakfast is coat & tie for civilians and Class A uniform or uniform of the day for military personnel.

ID Badge
During Breakfast registration and check-in, each Attendee will be issued an identification badge. Please be prepared to present a valid picture ID. Your badge must be worn throughout the Breakfast.

Special Needs
NDIA supports the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. For more information, please contact Ms. Molly Holt at or (703) 247-2572 and reference Event #592C.

National Defense
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Contact Info/Inquiries/Questions

NDIA POC: Ms. Molly Holt, Meeting Planner, or (703) 247-2572.


Affiliate Associations

The Association for Enterprise Information    National Training and Simulation Association    Precision Strike Association    Women in Defense