The Fifth Great Power Competition Conference offers an unparalleled lineup of luminaries from the highest echelons of the federal, military, law enforcement, and private sectors. This distinguished group of speakers provides a wealth of first-hand insight and a variety of perspectives for a critical examination of the issues facing our nation.

Speakers are listed alphabetically based on formal title and name.

  • ADM Craig Faller, USN, Retired, Former Commander, US SOUTHCOM

  • ADM James M. Loy, former Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security

  • AMB Ryan Crocker, former US Ambassador to Iraq, Afghanistan

  • Dr. Eric Eisenberg, Dean, USF College of Arts & Sciences

  • Dr. Michael O’Hanlon, Director of Research – Foreign Policy, Brookings Institution

  • Dr. Ron Sanders, Staff Director, Cyber Florida: The Florida Center for Cybersecurity

  • Eric Silagy, CEO, Florida Power & Light (FPL)

  • Frank Cilluffo, former Special Assistant to President George W. Bush for Homeland Security

  • GEN Frank McKenzie (USMC-retired), former Commander, US CENTCOM

  • GEN Keith Alexander, USA, Retired; former Director, National Security Agency

  • Gen Michael Hayden, USAF, Retired, former Director, Central Intelligence Agency and National Security Agency

  • HON Ellen E. McCarthy, Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence and Research

  • HON Fran Townsend, former Homeland Security Advisor

  • HON Janet Hale, former Under Secretary of Management, US Department of Homeland Security

  • HON Jen Easterly, Director, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, Department of Homeland Security

  • HON John S. Pistole, former Deputy Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation

  • HON Matthew G. Olsen, Assistant Attorney General for National Security, US Department of Justice

  • HON Michael Chertoff, former Secretary of Homeland Security

  • HON Michael E. Leiter, former Director of the US National Counterterrorism Center

  • HON Michael Rogers, former Chair, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

  • HON Michèle Flournoy, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, WestExec Advisors; former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy

  • HON Mike McConnell, VADM, USN, Retired, Executive Director, Cyber Florida; former Director, US National Intelligence

  • HON Ronald S. Moultrie, Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence & Security

  • John McLaughlin, former Acting Director of Central Intelligence

  • LGEN Charles W. Hooper, USA, Retired; former Director, Defense Security Cooperation Agency

  • Maj. Gen. Alexus G. Grynkewich, USAF, Director of Operations, US CENTCOM

  • Michael Allen, Managing Director & Partner, Beacon Global Strategies

  • Patrick Gorman, Executive Vice President for Cybersecurity, Booz Allen Hamilton; former CIO, US Intelligence Community

  • Peter Singer, New America Senior Fellow

  • Senator Joseph I. Lieberman, former Chair, Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee

  • USF Interim President Rhea Law

  • VADM Jan Tighe, USN, Retired, Former Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare and Director, Naval Intelligence

  • Vice Admiral Collin Green, Deputy Commander, U.S. Special Operations Command