Digital Day 1 - July 28

Homeland Security Threats Focus

9:00 - 11:00 EST Morning Registration & Networking

11:00 - 12:00 EST Coordinating Responses to Emerging Homeland Security Threats

William J. Bratton - Chairman, Homeland Security Advisory Council, Executive Office of the President

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. 

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William J. Bratton

Chairman, Homeland Security Advisory Council
Executive Office of the President

12:00 - 12:30 EST Developing Effecting Training Tactics for Federal Law Enforcement

Barry Lane - Deputy Assistant Director, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC)

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. 

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Barry Lane

Deputy Assistant Director
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC)

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.

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Kimberly Weissman

Senior Communications Officer, Entry/Exit Program
US Customs and Border Protection

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Patrick Sgueglia

Product Manager, Regulatory Product Development/Biometrics
Lufthansa Airlines

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Jason Hausner

Managing Director, Passenger Facilitation
Delta Airlines

13:00 - 14:30 EST Networking Break and Lunch

14:00 - 14:30 EST NYPD Leadership on Homeland Security

Dermont Shea - Commissioner, NYPD

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. 

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Dermont Shea

Commissioner
NYPD

14:30 - 15:30 EST Surveillance and Intel Tools for Homeland Security Professionals

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.

15:30 - 16:00 EST Using Facial Recognition Technology for Counterterrorism Policing

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.

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Donnell Harvin

Chief of Homeland Security and Intelligence
District of Columbia Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency (HSEMA)

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Dr. Chris Rodriguez

Director
District of Columbia Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency (HSEMA)

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Guy Walsh

Founding Executive Director, National Security Collaboration Center
University of Texas San Antonio

17:00 - 17:50 EST Continued Networking Sessions, Virtual Happy Hour