December 04 - 06, 2019 | Hilton Garden Inn San Antonio-Live Oak Conference Center, Live Oak, TX

Main Day One

8:00 am - 8:50 am REGISTRATION & COFFEE

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Nelson Balido

Chairman
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 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 
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Mrs. Jennifer Barreras-Rawls

Operations Section Chief
JOINT TASK FORCE - WEST, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

9:45 am - 10:30 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 

10:30 am - 11:00 am Coffee/Networking Break

11:00 am - 11:45 am Texas in Real-Time: Responding at the Border

Sheriff Joe Frank Martinez - Sheriff, Val Verde County
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Sheriff Joe Frank Martinez

Sheriff
Val Verde County

11:45 am - 12:30 pm Ensuring Intelligence Driven Operations in a Threat Environment

Bradd Skinner - Deputy Director, Office of Field Operations; Laredo Field Office, US Customs and Border Protection
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
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Bradd Skinner

Deputy Director, Office of Field Operations; Laredo Field Office
US Customs and Border Protection

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch

1:30 pm - 2:15 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 

2:15 pm - 3:00 pm Enhancing Partnerships and Enforcement Cooperation

The use of IRS-CI’s financial investigative expertise is a powerful tool for identifying, disrupting or dismantling an international human trafficking or narcotics trafficking organization. These sorts of illicit activities, that often occur along U.S. borders, are perpetrated for the vast amounts of financial gains that are generated. Hence, invoking the assistance of an IRS-CI Special Agent on a joint investigation is an often unused resource by U.S. government agencies”.
• Understanding the investigative capabilities of IRS-CI
• Creating the need for communication/ collaboration with financial institutions in order to combat illicit activity along the U.S. border
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Carl Lundrum

Deputy Chief Patrol Agent Yuma Sector
United States Border Patrol

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Nelson Balido

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

4:00 pm - 4:00 pm End of Main Summit Day One