Securing and Managing Our Borders 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 2
  • The Threat and Environment: Southern, Northern and Coastal Borders.
  • Balance of intelligence, technology, equipment use, and border infrastructure.
  • Detection and prevention of measures.
  • Leveraging “Smart Border” technology to multiply the effect of enforcement personnel.
Moderator:  Anthony Kimery, Online Editor; Mgr., Online Media Division, Homeland Security Today
Speaker(s):  
Dr. Gary M. Shiffman , Former CBP Chief of Staff; Managing Director, The Chertoff Group
Jay Kalath, Vice President, General Manager – National Security Operations, and CTO, ARRAY Information Technology
Lothar Eckardt, Executive Director, National Air Security Operations , U. S. Department of Homeland Security

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Theater 2
  • Terrorism and organized crime continue to pose significant threats to the United States.
  • Improving coordination, communication, and response between local, state and federal agencies.
  • Law enforcement efforts to combat border crime and violence.
  • Challenges to local law enforcement in the South.
Moderator:  Anthony Kimery, Online Editor; Mgr., Online Media Division, Homeland Security Today
Speaker(s):  
Richard Valdemar, Gang Task Force, FBI
Sylvia Longmire, Author, Cartel: The Coming Invasion of Mexico's Drug Wars
Michael Johnson, Special Agent, ICE-Homeland Security Investigations, National Program Manager, Border Enforcement Security Task Force

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

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):  

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Theater 2
  • Integrated surveillance system for border security.
  • Common operating picture / command and control.
  • Critical infrastructure protection.
Speaker(s):  
John Appleby, Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency, Science & Technology Directorate , U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security
Sponsored by: AUVSI

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

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