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June 26 - 28, 2019|Detroit, MI

Main Day One

8:00 am - 8:50 am REGISTRATION & MORNING NETWORKING

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Nelson Balido

Chairman Border Commerce and Security Council
FEMA Private Sector Office

9:00 am - 9:45 am Protecting the border infrastructure from external threats to ensure total security on both sides

Kevin Keane (Insp.) - Officer in Charge, Windsor Detachment, Ontario Div., Royal Canadian Mounted Police
-Investing in infrastructure enhancements: proper planning and coordination between border patrol agents
-Interdicting illegal goods & travel at the border
-Maintaining critical infrastructure
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Kevin Keane (Insp.)

Officer in Charge, Windsor Detachment, Ontario Div.
Royal Canadian Mounted Police

9:45 am - 10:30 am Acquiring C-UAS technologies to enhance border strategy

Maurice T. Gill - Assistant Chief US Border Patrol HQ, Law Enforcement Operations Directorate-Liaison
-Addressing counter-drone needs for national security
-Equipping law enforcement and security officials with proper training to combat unmanned aerial systems
-Detecting threats in the sky using CUAS technology
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Maurice T. Gill

Assistant Chief US Border Patrol HQ
Law Enforcement Operations Directorate-Liaison

10:30 am - 11:15 am Networking Break

11:15 am - 12:00 pm Integration of land, air and sea operations for improved border security

John Priddy - Executive Director, Air and Marine Operations
-Increasing communication across domains to enhance economic and public safety
-Preventing illegal imports and entries by employing a layered defense system
-Using intelligence and automated tools for improved awareness of travelers and cargo at air, land, and seaports
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John Priddy

Executive Director
Air and Marine Operations

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Dine and Chat

1:00 pm - 1:45 pm PANEL: The Northern Border Crisis: Local Perspectives of Border Sheriffs

Douglas Harrison - Chief Patrol Agent, U.S. Border Patrol
-Addressing capability gaps in the Northern Border to overcome influx of threats
-Supporting the needs of Border Patrol Agents in order to compensate for lack of border personnel
-Sheriff perspective on illegal entry
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Douglas Harrison

Chief Patrol Agent
U.S. Border Patrol

1:45 pm - 2:15 pm Global Trade Task Force To Mitigate Vulnerabilities Within The Commerce Stream Which Threaten Health and Public Safety, The Economy, and The National Defense

Darryl Pugh - Supervisory Special Agent, Homeland Security Investigations
Andrew Weed - Supervisory Program Manager – Trade, Field Operations, Detroit Field Office, CBP
Counterproliferation: Illegal export of United States military products, sensitive technology, weapons of mass
destruction materiel, or chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear materials.

Health & Safety: Trafficking of counterfeit, substandard, or tainted merchandise, with an emphasis on goods that
pose a threat to public health or safety including pharmaceuticals and cosmeceuticals, automotive, aerospace,
rail, and heavy industry products; and environmental crimes.

Trade Crime: Financially-motivated fraud schemes that deprive revenue from the United States government or
which harm businesses, rights holders, or undermine financial institutions.
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Darryl Pugh

Supervisory Special Agent
Homeland Security Investigations

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Andrew Weed

Supervisory Program Manager – Trade
Field Operations, Detroit Field Office, CBP

2:15 pm - 3:00 pm DHS & OBIM Operations: Identity as a Service

Kenneth Gantt - Deputy Director, OBIM
- OBIMs new cloud based super system- Operating with ports of the future
- Biometrics for lawful border entry and exit
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Kenneth Gantt

Deputy Director
OBIM

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Afternoon Refreshments and Networking Break

3:30 pm - 4:15 pm Border Patrol Agency Overview: Capability Gaps and Operation Stone Garden

-Increasing cooperation between local law enforcement agencies
-Improving threat and risk awareness to reduce vulnerability
-Mitigating hazardous threats on either side of the border

4:15 pm - 5:00 pm Supporting border response and recovery capabilities with and between federal, state, local and Canadian Partners

-Implementing plans to promote open communication and strategies across the international boundary
-International partners to evaluate progress toward addressing capability gaps in the Northern Border -Policies & Plans to facilitate effective response and recovery operations
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Nelson Balido

Chairman Border Commerce and Security Council
FEMA Private Sector Office

5:10 pm - 5:10 pm Event Social Mixer