Global Counter Terrorism Track

May 16, 2012
Registration
Registration Opens

8:30 AM - 9:15 AM
Keynote Theater
Speaker(s):  
Michael Leiter, Former Director, National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC)
Session Sponsor: Christie

9:15 AM - 10:00 AM
Keynote Theater
  • This panel discussion will take a close look at some of the obstacles and challenges facing journalists when covering global counterterrorism issues including personal safety, scarce sources, controversial topics, and reporting from abroad.
  • With a combined reporting experience of over 85 years, the esteemed journalists participating in the panel will sharing their experiences.
Moderator:  David Silverberg, Editor, Homeland Security Today
Speaker(s):  
Catherine Herridge, National Correspondent, FOX News
Eileen Sullivan, Counterterrorism Reporter, Associated Press
Eric Schmitt, Senior Writer and Washington Correspondent, New York Times
Thom Shanker, Pentagon and National Security Correspondent, New York Times
Session Sponsor: Christie

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Theater 1
  • What are the implications of budgetary prioritization on the current focus of security efforts?
  • What areas will be maintained or strengthened? What are the long term affects?
  • How will this impact local and state law enforcement’s ability to prepare and respond?
Moderator:  David Silverberg, Editor, Homeland Security Today
Speaker(s):  
Michael Paddock, Founder & CEO, Grants Columnist, Grants Office, Homeland Security Today
Justin Taft, President & CEO , The Soter Group

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Theater 1
  • Deepen understanding of extremism and its origins.
  • Identify measurable actions to combat extremism.
  • Encourage cooperation between the efforts of governments, businesses, and communities.
  • Evaluate existing approaches in the U.S. and abroad.
Moderator:  David Silverberg, Editor, Homeland Security Today
Speaker(s):  
Brian Michael Jenkins, Senior Adviser to the RAND President, Rand Corporation
Ken Ballen, President, Terror Free Tomorrow, Author of Terrorists in Love
Peter S. Probst, Formerly Central Intelligence Agency and the Office of the Secretary of Defense; Senior Partner, National Security Associates WorldWide
Georgia P. Holmer, Former FBI analyst; Acting Director, Forum Foundation for Analytic Excellence

12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Lunch / Expo Hall Visit

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Theater 1
  • Impact of large events on the protection strategies for public places, buildings and transport environments.
  • Assessing the terrorist threat.
  • The role of communication infrastructure
  • The importance of police/public partnerships in delivering secure events.
Moderator:  David Silverberg, Editor, Homeland Security Today
Speaker(s):  
James M. Cawley , Senior Vice President, Security, National Basketball Association
Daniel Mullin, Senior Vice President, Department of Investigations, Major League Baseball
Fred Gardy, Adjunct Instructor, National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security and the Incident Management Training Program for the Emergency Services Training Institute, Texas A&M University System

May 17, 2012
Registration Opens

8:30 AM - 9:15 AM
Keynote Theater
  • Thad Allen will share his experience directing the response to Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil spill along with his distinguished career as 23rd Commandant in the US Coast Guard to address incident response from a unique perspective: “Where Counterterrorism and Disaster Response Meet.”
  • Are there differences in response to man-made vs. natural disasters? Allen will highlight the “unity of effort” in a global community—leadership, legal, policy and resource challenges.
Speaker(s):  
Thad Allen, Former US Coast Guard Commandant; Senior Vice President, Booz Allen
Session Sponsor: Christie

9:15 AM - 10:00 AM
Keynote Theater
Speaker(s):  

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Theater 1
  • Despite the increased sanctions the Iranian regime continues to push forward in its pursuit of a nuclear weapons capability.
  • Can a nuclear capable Iran lead to a major shift in the balance of power, creating instability in what is already one of the world’s most volatile regions?
  • What is the impact on the greater international community?
Moderator:  David Silverberg, Editor, Homeland Security Today
Speaker(s):  
Amb. Roger Noriega , Former Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs; Visiting Fellow, AEI
Clare Lopez, Senior Fellow, Center for Security Policy and the Clarion Fund
Kelley Vlahos, Author and Washington Correspondent, Homeland Security Today

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Theater 3
Moderator:  Anthony Kimery, Online Editor; Mgr., Online Media Division, Homeland Security Today
Speaker(s):  
David Tinsley, CEO, 5 Stones Intelligence
John Cassara, Former Covert Intelligence Officer, Department of Treasury Office of Terrorism Finance and Financial Intelligence
John Tobon, Section Chief, Illicit Finance & Proceeds of Crime Unit, ICE Homeland Security Investigations

12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Lunch / Expo Hall Visit

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