December 04 - 06, 2019 | San Antonio, TX

Main Day One

8:00 am - 8:45 am REGISTRATION & COFFEE


Nelson Balido

Chairman Border Commerce and Security Council Former DHS Homeland Security Advisory Council and Executive Director FEMA Private Sector Office

9:00 am - 9:45 am Analyzing the U.S. Border as a System: the membrane, the surveillance, and the human element

In order to effectively secure the U.S. Mexico Border, it should be thought of as a system divided into three parts. The speaker of this session will go into ways of uniting the organizational structure and breaking down each border element into compartments that work together to provide one outcome. Effective border security.
·          Evaluating the border as a whole system and not in parts
·          Identifying the humanity aspect when working at the  border 

Sheriff Waybourn

Tarrant County


Sheriff Joe Frank Martinez

Val Verde County

10:30 am - 11:30 am Coffee/Networking Break

11:30 am - 12:15 pm Advancing all situational and domain awareness to support border missions

Mrs. Jennifer Barreras-Rawls - Operations Section Chief, JOINT TASK FORCE - WEST, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
Supporting border missions through situational and all domain awareness allows room to address challenges and provides understanding on how to respond in a threatening environment. This session will be led by Custom Border Patrols discussing how to appropriately notice changes across the border and respond rapidly.
·          Building and sustaining situational awareness in a threat environment
·          Using all domain awareness to predict future actions and threats
·          Being aware of air, land, and maritime border challenges and opportunities 

Mrs. Jennifer Barreras-Rawls

Operations Section Chief

12:15 pm - 1:00 pm Ensuring Intelligence Driven Operations in a Threat Environment

It is important to use intelligence for improvement of the border system as a whole. This session will go through how to share intelligence between partners and how to utilize the data given.
·          Understanding a threat environment using information and data
·          Sharing Intelligence between Law Enforcement Enterprise Partners

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm Using a scientific approach to address border challenges

Scientific breakthroughs and advancements have caused a huge gateway for the use of CIP and enhancing threat management. Here you will understand how intelligence pictures and process help conquer nearby threats.
·          Using common intelligence pictures to showcase threat capabilities
·          Ability to detect threats beyond the border
·          Using a systematic process for analyzing and distributing data 

2:45 pm - 3:30 pm Enhancing Partnerships and Enforcement Cooperation

Establishing partnerships will assist the border in creating meaningful relationships and thus actively creating new ways to guard the U.S. Mexico Border. This session will discuss how department wide cooperation and international input will help overcome border threats.
·          Establishing a unity of effort approach to effectively guard the U.S Mexico Border
·          Building international partnerships to effectively detect threats
·          Enhancing supply chain security to conduct thorough examinations at the border 

3:30 pm - 3:30 pm End of Main Summit Day two