2020 INSA Achievement Awards - Honoring our Rising Stars!
Join us for INSA's 10th annual Achievement Awards Ceremony on February 20, 2020 at the U.S. Institute of Peace. This festive evening celebrates outstanding early and mid-career professionals in the intelligence, national security, and homeland security communities, as well as the senior leaders who inspire their success. Delivering the keynote remarks to begin the program, the Hon. Ellen McCarthy, former INSA president, will share defining moments in her career journey, as well as the importance of diversity and fresh perspectives to the national security mission.
- 6:00 - 7:00 PM: Registration and Welcome Reception (heavy hors d'oeurves)
- 7:00-8:30 PM: Award Ceremony in the Frank C. Carlucci Auditorium
- 8:30 PM: Dessert Reception
Date and location:
Thursday, February 20, 2020
U.S. Institute of Peace
2301 Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20037
Business or Service Dress/Class A (Military)
The event is open to the press
About Keynote Speaker the Hon. Ellen McCarthy
A beloved former INSA president, the Hon. Ellen McCarthy was sworn in as the Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Intelligence and Research in January 2019, marking her return to the public sector after a three-year stint as president of Noblis NSP. Previously, McCarthy served as the Chief Operating Officer for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency; the Director of Human Capital Management and Acting Director of Security in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence; the Director of Intelligence Operations, Strategy, and Policy for the U.S. Coast Guard; an all source intelligence analyst at the Office of Naval Intelligence and at Atlantic Fleet; a technical research analyst at the Institute for Defense Analysis supporting the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization. Ms. McCarthy holds a bachelor's degree from the University of South Carolina and a master's in Public Policy from the University of Maryland.