Border Security & Intelligence Summit


Alexandria, VA, United States

The 2019 Border Security & Intelligence Summit will allow members of DHS, the Federal Government, and related industry and academia the opportunity to discuss current initiatives to enhance border protection and advance intelligence capabilities. This program will promote discussions aimed at ways to eliminate the threat of transnational criminal activities and violent extremism at our borders. In essence, this summit aims to highlight the existing gaps in effectively protecting our homeland and the technological and intelligence capabilities required in order to succeed in keeping our nation safe.

Topics to be Covered at the 2019 Summit:

  • Enhancing Border Security Through International Cooperation and Intelligence Sharing
  • Tracking and Combatting TCOs Through International Cooperation on Data Collection and Analysis
  • Disrupting and Degrading TCOs Through Targeted Enforcement
  • Leveraging the U.S.-Mexico Relationship to Enhance Border Security
  • Facilitating Legitimate Trade and Travel while Maintaining Secure U.S. Borders
  • Biometrics and Border Security: How DHS Uses Newly-Developed Technology to Fortify U.S. Ports of Entry

Why You Should Attend This Symposium:

This educational summit will bring together senior leaders the homeland security, intelligence, and law enforcement communities to discuss the operational and strategic needs for enhancing border protection and advancing intelligence capabilities for homeland security.

The main objective of this year's summit is to highlight the current administration's focus on the crucial need for advanced surveillance and intelligence capabilities. Discussions will center around initiatives and capabilities required to adequately support our nation's border patrol professionals in keeping the citizens of the United States safe.

This summit will foster discussion between senior leaders with the goal of enhancing border security and creating effective partnerships between the government and private industry to find solutions for improved homeland security. Join us for an honest, closed-to-the-press, and non-attribution discussion to better understand how we protect our border from transnational crime and unlawful trade and travel.

2019 Early Confirmed Speakers:

  • Kevin McAleenan, Commissioner, Customs and Border Protection
  • David Glawe, Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis, Department of Homeland Security
  • Manuel Padilla, Jr., Director, Joint Task Force-West, Department of Homeland Security
  • Jeffrey T. Walsh, Director, El Paso Intelligence Center (EPIC), Drug Enforcement Administration
  • VADM Scott Buschman, Director, Joint Task Force-East
  • Brian Hastings, Chief of Law Enforcement Operations, U.S. Border Patrol

Venue

Mary M. Gates Learning Center/United Way
701 N. Fairfax St.
Alexandria, VA

Parking:
There is parking available at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Enter at lobby level and request a day parking ticket.
(There is no parking at the Learning Center for delegates, and street parking is limited to 2 hours)

Hotel Rooms are available at a discounted rate at:
SHERATON SUITES OLD TOWN ALEXANDRIA
801 North St. Asaph Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
Hotel Discount Reservation Link
(two walking blocks from the mary m. gates learning center)
* Please identify that you are with Defense Strategies Institute to receive your discount.

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