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June 26 - 28, 2019|Detroit, MI

Main Day Two

9:00 am - 9:50 am Registration and Coffee


Nelson Balido

Chairman Border Commerce and Security Council
FEMA Private Sector Office

10:00 am - 10:45 am Optimizing Connectivity at the Border for Increased Communication

• Rolling out 5G for better network infrastructure
• FirstNet, the first responder’s network for improved telecommunication
• Information sharing between government employees; sharing the highest quality of data

10:45 am - 11:30 am US Customs: Safeguarding and Increasing legitimate Trade and Travel

Jason Owens - Chief Patrol Agent, Houlton Maine U.S. Border Patrol
• Implementing trusted traveler prescreening programs
• Securing transportation networks in order to detect and delay unlawful trade and travel
• Being prepared for local emergencies

Jason Owens

Chief Patrol Agent
Houlton Maine U.S. Border Patrol

11:30 am - 12:00 pm Morning Networking Break

12:00 pm - 12:45 pm U.S. Border Patrol's Strategies For Exploiting Counter UAS Technologies

Michael J. Harrison - Associate Chief, U.S. Border Patrol
• Exploring newly acquired counter UAS technologies to defend the border
• Changing the DHS landscape: Plans to test new systems in 2019
• Protecting against UAS based threats to diminish illegal activities

Michael J. Harrison

Associate Chief
U.S. Border Patrol

12:45 pm - 1:45 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

1:45 pm - 2:30 pm Improving Coordination, and Analysis Across The International Boundary In Order to Enhance Information Sharing Systems

• Connecting databases between local and regional law enforcements in order to allow them to use each other’s data for criminal investigations
• New information sharing arrangements for increased border management and security
• Utilizing all resources to leverage intelligence for continued joint-cross border operations

2:30 pm - 3:15 pm Enforcing Air & Marine Operations To Protect The Northern Border

• Requirements and plans needed to assess the effectiveness of the air and marine force
• Strengthening partnerships with other law enforcement agencies, both domestic and international for successful operations
• Promoting organizational integration, innovation in order to improve unity and effort across DHS

Nelson Balido

Chairman Border Commerce and Security Council
FEMA Private Sector Office

3:30 pm - 3:30 pm Post Conference Networking