The new administration is engaging in leadership and collaboration across the government on emerging homeland security threats and priorities. This session will see former NYPD and LAPD Commissioner Bill Bratton draw on his extensive knowledge and experience reducing crime across the country to help provide potential solutions to the latest homeland security challenges.
Comprehensive and applicable training is a crucial step in molding readiness among homeland security personnel. This session will engage in a discussion from top homeland security personnel on the ways that federal law enforcement are using the latest tools, tactics and training programs to build capable and competent officers.
The US Customs and Border Protection’s implementation of their Biometric Entry/Exit Program currently includes the testing of identity capabilities at exit/entry points within the US, with the goal of reducing biographic gaps and optimizing operational processes. This session will look at how CBP and major airline stakeholders have engaged in collaboration to leverage the latest technologies for identity management and biometric identification in the management of US borders.
As the police department for the country’s largest city, the NYPD is an essential stakeholder in developing effective responses to the latest homeland security challenges. This session will look at the ways that the department is leading on the use of tools and solutions for homeland security needs such as protest management, counterterrorism, identity management and counter UAS.
From tier 1 tools to UAS to sensors to video surveillance, facial recognition and detection solutions, homeland security agencies and law enforcement are depending more than ever on ways to help make their job easier through identity recognition. This session will provide an opportunity to learn how they can benefit government agencies in maintaining security of the homeland.
Facial recognition technologies are rapidly becoming one of the most useful tools in the skillset of homeland security agencies and law enforcement for counterterrorism operations. Yet the widespread use of masks during the pandemic is a major hurdle moving forward for the technology. This panel of experts will discuss the challenges and benefits of deploying facial recognition software, including post-pandemic efficacy, data integration, and potential ethical implications.
The first step in developing effective response strategies for threats is gathering actionable intelligence. However, coordination of intelligence across various agencies and law enforcement is a constant challenge. This session will look at the ways that fusion centers across the country are developing effective strategies for information sharing to better protect the homeland.