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Maritime Homeland Security Summit 2013
The Latest in Maritime Domain Awareness and Security

29 April, 2013 - 1 May, 2013, Baltimore, MD, United States

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An essential attribute of any nation is its ability to protect its citizens and to maintain sovereign control of its land, air, and sea borders. Defending the United States against its enemies is the first priority and number one commitment of the Federal Government. In the maritime domain, this means exerting and safeguarding sovereignty in the nation’s internal waters, ports and waterways, and littorals, as well as protecting vital national interests on the high seas.

“Our dedicated Coast Guard men and women are working hard every day to protect our nation’s interests. We are overseas, we are on the high seas, we are on our nation’s waters, we are in our nation’s ports and waterways, manning our operations centers and working with local agencies and industry so we can help keep our nation secure.”
-Master Chief Petty Officer of the U.S. Coast Guard Michael Leavitt

Today, the U.S. is faced with non-traditional challenges and irregular opponents who work in the shadows and choose not to fight on the battlefields of the past. They choose to exploit our weaknesses in defense and homeland security, of which the maritime domain plays an enormous role. Various government agencies have chosen to work together to exchange information, share vital resources, and define the way forward to strengthen Maritime Homeland Security.

The 11th Annual Maritime Homeland Security Summit will bring together all relevant stakeholders to discuss the most pressing issues facing the maritime community, from efforts to build new partnerships to modernizing security capabilities. Departmental policy makers, uniformed service leaders, law enforcement and industry partners will gather in Baltimore to network, share best practices and explore potential paths to fortify United States maritime security.

Maritime Homeland Security Summit will look at:

  • New capabilities and technologies for maritime surveillance, safety, and security
  • Key issues specific to policies and procedures that support maritime domain awareness
  • Best practices for coordinated maritime security integration and information sharing
  • The increasing role of the U.S. Navy, Customs and Border Protection, and local law enforcement in maritime homeland security
  • Current and future requirements of the U.S. Coast Guard

Venue & Accommodation

Tremont Plaza Suites Hotel
222 St. Paul Place
Baltimore, Maryland
21202, United States


Tremont Plaza Suites Hotel 
222 St. Paul Place | Baltimore, MD 21202

Offering a distinct combination of comfort and convenience, with easy access to the city's best, our spacious Baltimore hotel suite accommodations are certain to make your Maryland visit a memorable one. When you stay at our all-suite Baltimore hotel, you'll enjoy personalized service, thoughtful amenities and comfortably elegant guest rooms.

  • Located in the heart of downtown Baltimore, Maryland
  • Just blocks from the Inner Harbor, National Aquarium, and Science Center
  • Within walking distance of shopping, dining, and the Mt. Vernon cultural district
  • Only 10 miles to Baltimore-Washington Thurgood Marshall International Airport (BWI)

Group Rate - $145 plus 15.5% tax
Please identify you are part of the IDGA group to ensure the special rate. Note that you are eligible for this rate three day prior and three days post the event, based on availability. Book your room prior to Monday, April 8, 2013 to ensure the special rate.

Reservations Telephone – 1 (800) 873-6668

The conference agenda is available as PDF under downloads.


  • RADM Samuel Cox, USN, Director, National Maritime Intelligence-Integration Office
  • F.R. "Joe" Call III, SES, Director, DHS Executive Agent for Maritime Domain Awareness
  • CAPT Curtis Dubay P.E., USCG (Ret), Director, Executive Secretariat for Intelligence, Maritime Domain Awareness and Information Sharing
  • CAPT Douglas Fears, Chief, Office of Law Enforcement, U.S. Coast Guard
  • CAPT Kevin Kiefer, Commander, Sector Baltimore, U.S. Coast Guard
  • Julie Pullen Ph.D, Director, DHS National Center of Excellence for Maritime Security
  • Thomas Tomaiko, Program Manager, Maritime Security, DHS Science & Technology Directorate
  • Leslie Parish , Ph.D, Chief, Information Sharing Branch, National Maritime Intelligence-Integration Office
  • RADM Massimo Annati MM (Ret), Chairman, European Working Group for Non-Lethal Weapons
  • CAPT Mark Matthews USN, Director of Ocean Engineering, Supervisor of Salvage and Diving, Naval Sea Systems Command
  • CDR Cliff Neve, Chief of Operations, Coast Guard Cyber Command
  • Kristen Helsel, Vice President, EV Solutions, AeroVironment
  • Stephen Caldwell, Director, Maritime Security Issues, U.S. Government Accountability Office
  • CAPT Robert Watts Ph.D, USCG (Ret), Professor, Strategy and Security, National War College
  • CAPT Joseph Ahlstrom USMS (Ret), Professor, Maritime Transportation, SUNY Maritime College
  • CAPT Edward Lundquist USN (Ret), Senior Science Advisor, MCR
  • James Walker, Chief, Navigation and Operations Branch, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Bud Frank, Director of Security, Port of Baltimore, Maryland Port Administration
  • Thomas Wakeman Ph.D, Chairman, Marine Group, Transportation Research Board
  • William Watson, Vice President, Maritime Security Council


Event details

29 April, 2013
1 May, 2013
Tremont Plaza Suites Hotel
United States


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