Digital Day 1

December 7, 2020

9:00 - 10:50 Morning Registration & Networking

10:50 - 11:00 Chairperson's Opening Remarks

11:00 - 11:30 DHS Security Priorities to Advance Homeland Defense & National Security

Richard McComb, SES - Chief Security Officer, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

With over 235,000 employees, the role of security-related programs across DHS have never been more critical to ensuring Homeland Defense and Security. As such, DHS leads a highly collaborative and uniquely decentralized security program designed to safeguard the Department’s people, property, information and systems.


  • Security-related programs for a 21st century Government: necessary next steps
  • Department-wide initiatives and priorities post FY2021
  • DHS coordination efforts and technological needs 
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Richard McComb, SES

Chief Security Officer
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

11:30 - 12:00 Vision for a Future USCG: An Operational Perspective for a 21st Century USCG

Vice Admiral Scott Buschman - Deputy Commandant for Operations, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Tasked with the Coastal and Maritime Defense of our Nation’s border, the United States Coast Guard has a unique capability needs across the maritime operating domain. The delivery of the 2018 US Coast Guard plan outlines the near-term initiatives the USCG is taking today in order to maximize readiness today and tomorrow in order to address the Nation’s complex maritime challenges anytime, anywhere.


  • USCG 2018 Strtaegic priorities: near-term needs and efforts across the Enterprise
  • Technology direction and emerging needs
  • Operational strategies to meet emerging needs to include intelligence, cyber, law enforcement, and more

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Vice Admiral Scott Buschman

Deputy Commandant for Operations
U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

12:00 - 12:30 Grabba Sponsored Session

With over 60,000 employees, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection is one of the world’s largest law enforcement organizations and is charged with keeping teerrorists and theirs weapons out of the U.S., wgile facilitating lawful international travel and trade. The session will highlight a field operations prsepctive as to U.S. CBP’s emerging efforts on the day-to-day ops, and emerging needs and priorities to advance their critical mission success.

 

  • Border protection strategies for a 21st century: operational strategies and needs
  • Ensuring security across our Nation’s borders for continued US economic prosperity
  • Securing our Nation in the COVID environment

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Diane Sabatino

Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner, Office of Field Operations
U.S. Customs & Border Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

13:00 - 13:30 Morning Networking & Meetings

Morning Track Sessions

Track A

13:30 - 14:00 Advancing US Capability to Defend the Homeland from CUAS and Airborne Threats
Timothy Bennett - PM, Air Domain Awareness, DHS S&T, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

The turbulence and rapid proliferation of the unmanned aerial system threat has hit hard and fast across multiple domains and areas of responsibility for the Armed Services. The response to UAS and sUAS threats has been massive across the Military ecosystem, and one will that continue to grow in importance as the threat evolves in complexity.

 

  • Expanding airborne threat and UAS threat defeat across multiple domains
  • Airborne threat S&T priorities
  • DHS partnership efforts across industry and necessary next steps
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Timothy Bennett

PM, Air Domain Awareness
DHS S&T, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Track A

14:00 - 14:30 DHS Efforts to Enable Rapid Technology Transfer and Commercialization via Industry Partnerships
Kalpana Reddy - Branch Chief, Technology Transfer and Commercialization, DHS S&T, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

DHS S&T's Technology Transfer and Commercialization Program serves as the centralized point to manage transition activities throughout DHS and the DHS laboratory network. Technologies developed and evaluated within the department can have tremendous potential for commercial applications throughout the nation, enhance the competitiveness of individual small businesses, and expand areas of exploration and cooperation for all non-federal partners.


  • Major goals of the TC2 team, and necessary next steps to enable continued commercialization of solutions
  • Current partnerships and opportunities on the rise
  • What does industry need to know about DHS S&T priorities
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Kalpana Reddy

Branch Chief, Technology Transfer and Commercialization
DHS S&T, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Track B

13:30 - 14:00 Developing, Evaluating and Transitioning Homeland Security Technologies into Field Use for Law Enforcement, Fire and other Emergency Response Agencies
Gladys Klemic - Physicist National Urban Security Technology Laboratory, Science & Technology Directorate U.S. Department of Homeland Security

New technologies are developed every day to enhance responder performance and safety for use across DHS’ far-reach. Ensuring their durability and performance is the main goal of the National Urban Security Technology Lab.

 

NUSTL brings together the interests and initiatives of the Homeland Security Enterprise with the first responder community. The laboratory’s mission activities in test and evaluation (T&E) and research and development (R&D) help first responders prepare, protect and respond to homeland security threats.


  • Evaluation and transition priorities
  • DHS NUSTL technology needs to facilitate next-generation response to threats / incidents
  • First responder technologies of interest and areas of use over the next 6-12 months
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Gladys Klemic

Physicist National Urban Security Technology Laboratory
Science & Technology Directorate U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Track B

14:00 - 14:30 Driving Transition of Private Industry Products across the DHS Enterprise
Ron McNeal - Transition Director, Silicon Valley Innovation Program, DHS S&T, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

DHS S&T’s Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP) is keeping pace with the innovation community to tackle the hardest problems faced by DHS and the Homeland Security Enterprise. SVIP expands DHS S&T’s reach to find new technologies that strengthen national security with the goal of reshaping how government, entrepreneurs and industry work together to find cutting-edge solutions. Based in California’s Silicon Valley, the program reaches out to innovation communities across the nation and around the world to harness the commercial R&D ecosystem for technologies with government applications and to co-invest in and accelerate technology transition-to-market.


  • SVIP current portfolio efforts
  • Transition-to-market priorities
  • Private/partnership efforts and funding efforts thus far
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Ron McNeal

Transition Director, Silicon Valley Innovation Program
DHS S&T, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Enjoy topics across a selection of critical Homeland defense focus areas

Selected Speaker Topic Rooms

The proliferation of the COVID-19 threat has been widespread not only across the US, but one affecting nations on a global scale. Delivering efficient defense needs in a constrained environment has created numerous challenges across the DoD, DHS, and the defense industry.


  • Delivering key defense needs in a COVID-19 environment
  • Ensuring readiness in a time of uncertainty
  • Lessons learned for future potential disruptions
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Rick Neudorff NEMAA NEMEA

COVID Operational Industry Coordinator
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Across the past 5 years, there has been a massive uptick in investment of missile defeat and defense programs, mostly brought along by advancements in IAMD and hypersonic weapon capabilities. Providing effective and enduring protection against rogue state missile threats to the homeland is of critical importance, and this session will highlight these ongoing efforts.

 

  • Missile defeat and defense in a hypersonic world: how has the paradigm shifted
  • Missile defense priorities in the near-term
  • Technology needs to enable next-generation defense architectures 
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Jeffrey Boulware

Technical Director
Joint Integrated Air and Missile Defense Organization (JIAMDO)

The FBI has a wide-ranging and rapidly evolving role across the aviation sector. Unmanned and manned aerial threats have proliferated across the Homeland and represent an entirely new threat vector, evolving in complexity and capability.


  • Guiding FBI aviation efforts to support improved Homeland defense and security
  • Advancing policy efforts in both UAS and Counter-UAS operations: necessary needs
  • Supporting policy and legislative efforts of the FBI's Counter-Unmanned Aircraft Systems program
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Scott Miller

Assistant Section Chief
Surveillance and Aviation Section FBI

Breakouts

IDGA’s breakout rooms offer the unique opportunity to join an intimate discussion led by one of our subject matter experts focusing on critical technology-focused topics across the CUAS space. These will be intimate sessions, boasting 20 person rooms for an exclusive look into new business opportunities. 

  • Pre-incident planning and preparedness
  • Key obstacles for law enforcement, related to communication, resource management, and changes to service patterns
  • Personal Protective Equipment identification, planning, procurement, and manage the inevitable increases in PPE demand
  • Training and education of the workforce and recommendations for personal protective equipment (PPE) necessary for protection of first responders

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Cody Hogeboom

Chief, Counterterrorism and Specialized Training
Federal Protective Service

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Jason Kepp

Assistant Director, Training and Professional Development
Federal Protective Service

15:30 - 15:30 Roundtable Speaker “Zoom Room” Breakouts


IDGA’s breakout rooms offer the unique opportunity to join an intimate discussion led by one of our subject matter experts focusing on critical technology-focused topics across the CUAS space. These will be intimate sessions, boasting 20 person rooms for an exclusive look into new business opportunities.

Roundtable “Zoom Room” Breakouts


Roundtable “Zoom Room” Breakouts: 1

15:30 - 16:15 Resilience Technology


Roundtable “Zoom Room” Breakouts: 2

15:30 - 16:15 Counter UAS


Roundtable “Zoom Room” Breakouts: 3

15:30 - 16:15 Identity Intelligence


Roundtable “Zoom Room” Breakouts: 4

15:30 - 16:15 Geospatial Intelligence

Main Day 1 End

16:15 - 19:30 Continued Networking Opportunities

19:30 - 19:30 End of Digital Day 1