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Just Announced:
Symposium Rescheduled for January 7-9, 2015 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel

ACCO's 4th annual Defense, National Security & Climate Change Symposium will focus upon the growing efforts of U.S. defense, intelligence and national security communities on assessing and responding to climate change. With the recent publications of President Obama's executive order, a suite of Federal agency adaptation plans and recommendations from the Hurricane Sandy Task Force, this year's program will specifically address preparedness and resilience and the national security implications of climate change.  The Symposium will also address operational and installation energy considerations and greenhouse gas reduction activities throughout the Department of Defense.

Agenda Steering Committee

  • Andrew Holland Senior Fellow for Energy and Climate, American Security Project
  • Daniel Kreeger Executive Director, Association of Climate Change Officers
  • Maribeth Malloy Director of Environmental Sustainability & External Engagement, Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • Jeff Marqusee Chief Scientist, Enterprise Engineering and Environment, Noblis
  • Mary Munson Executive Director, Coastal States Organization
  • RADM David Titley (ret.) Director, Center for Solutions to Weather and Climate Risk, Penn State University
  • Mark Sutherland Senior Analyst, Marstel-Day
  • Caitlin Werrell Co-Director, Center for Climate and Security

Last Year's Featured Speakers





Sheldon Whitehouse
Senator, D-RI
U.S. Senate


Paul Tonko
Congressman, D-NY
U.S. House of Representatives


Katherine Hammack
Asst. Secretary of the Army (Installations, Energy & Environment)
U.S. Army


Dennis McGinn
Asst. Secretary of the Navy (Installations, Energy & Environment)
U.S. Navy


Jo-Ellen Darcy
Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works)
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers





Josh Sawislak
Senior Advisor to the Secretary for Infrastructure Resilience
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)


Alice Hill
Senior Advisor for Preparedness and Resilience to the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism
White House


Jonathan Powers
Federal Environmental Executive
White House Council on Environmental Quality


Tom Morehouse
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Operational Energy Plans and Programs
U.S. Department of Defense


John Conger
Acting Deputy Under Secretary of Defense, Installations & Environment
U.S. Department of Defense





Caitlin Durkovich
Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure Protection
U.S. Department of Homeland Security


Daniel Chiu
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy
U.S. Department of Defense


Kristin Jacobs
Broward County, Florida (Member, President's Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience)


RADM David Titley (ret.)
Director, Center for Solutions to Weather and Climate Risk
Penn State University


Brig. Gen. Stephen Cheney (ret.)
Chief Executive Officer
American Security Project