Digital Day 2

December 8, 2020

9:00 - 10:50 Morning Registration & Networking

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

11:00 - 11:30 Procurement Priorities to Enable Advanced Homeland Protection Capabilities

Ms Soraya Correa - Chief Procurement Officer, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is innovating how it goes about buying solutions in support of their current & future national security mission sets. The DHS is positioning itself in order to meet next-generation threats to the Homeland, and this keynote session will highlight these ongoing efforts and more.

 

  • Meeting the DHS 2020-2024vstrategic plan: procurement focus areas
  • DHS procurement priorities in the COVID environment
  • Collaborative opportunities across Government and industry to enable DHS mission sets

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Ms Soraya Correa

Chief Procurement Officer
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

11:30 - 12:00 DHS CIO Priorities in Support of National Security Goals

Karen Evans - Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Acquisition priorities
  • Future trends to be met
  • DHS immediate IT, resources and architecture needs
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Karen Evans

Chief Information Officer
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

12:00 - 12:30 Providing Strategic Deterrence in Support of US Homeland Defense from Strategic Threats

Lieutenant General Thomas Bussiere - Deputy Commander, United States Strategic Command

Today’s global strategic environment presents a litany of complex challenges to deterring near-peer adversary aggression and coercion. State and non-state actors’s threat capability across nuclear and non-nuclear threats have grown substantially across the spectrum of conflict.


  • USSTRATCOM operations in support of Homeland Defense
  • Partnership efforts with DHS and DoD homeland components
  • Advancing command and control capabilities to ensure decisive response

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Lieutenant General Thomas Bussiere

Deputy Commander
United States Strategic Command

12:30 - 13:00 Sustaining the National Defense Industrial Base in Support of Continued Homeland Defense

Stacy A. Cummings - Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Office of the Secretary of Defense.

In order to meet the next-generation of homeland security technology and capability, there requires a strategic development of plans to protect and sustain the United States’ industrial base. Maintaining a reactive, prepared, and deployable base is imperative to sustaining critical US homeland defense technologies.


  • Sustainment efforts to enable continued utilization of critical defense technologies
  • Reducing US reliance on foreign partners for critical defense needs: strategies moving forward
  • Sustainment priorities for critical next-generation technology priorities 
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Stacy A. Cummings

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition
Office of the Secretary of Defense.

13:00 - 13:30 A Rapid, Deployable, Autonomous Border and Perimeter Protection System

Larry Bowe, Jr. - President, PureTech Systems
  • AI technology enables autonomous detect, classify, and deter.
  • Self powered system
  • Communication with Central Monitoring Stations
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Larry Bowe, Jr.

President
PureTech Systems

13:30 - 14:00 Event Keynote Panel Discussion: Developing a Strategic Approach to Defending US in Cyberspace against Cyber Attacks of Significant Consequences: The Role of the US Cyberspace Solarium Commission

Senator Angus King - Co-Chair, Cyberspace Solarium Commission, US Senator, Maine
Congressman Michael Gallagher - Co-Chair Cyberspace Solarium Commission, U.S. Representative, Wisconsin's 8th District
Mark Montgomery - Executive Director, Cyberspace Solarium Commission
  • Reforming US Government’s structure and organization for cyberspace
  • Promoting National resilience and reshaping the cyber ecosystem: Necessary next steps
  • Operationalizing cybersecurity collaboration with the private sector in order to strengthen norms and non-Military tool
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Senator Angus King

Co-Chair, Cyberspace Solarium Commission
US Senator, Maine

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Congressman Michael Gallagher

Co-Chair Cyberspace Solarium Commission
U.S. Representative, Wisconsin's 8th District

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Mark Montgomery

Executive Director
Cyberspace Solarium Commission

14:00 - 14:30 Morning Networking & Meetings

14:30 - 15:00 Leveraging Opportunities for Commonality to Enhance Operational Effectiveness across DHS Mission Sets

Joseph D. Wawro - Executive Director, Joint Requirements Council, Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

The Joint Requirements Council (JRC) validates capability gaps, associated with operational requirements and proposed solution approaches to mitigate those gaps through the Joint Requirements Integration and Management System (JRIMS), leveraging opportunities for commonality to enhance operational effectiveness directly and better inform the DHS’ main investment pillars. Expanding joint requirements and commonality efforts will surely drive efficiencies across the Department, and this session will highlight those efforts.


  • Governing JRIMS execution to enhance operational effectiveness directly and better inform the DHS’ main investment pillars
  • Building component requirements capacity and capability to provide expertise Department-wide
  • Establishing and overseeing functionally aligned portfolio structures to enhance joint collaboration
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Joseph D. Wawro

Executive Director, Joint Requirements Council
Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

15:00 - 15:30 Conducting Oversight of FBI’s Manned and Unmanned Efforts: C-UAS Lines of Effort

Scott Miller - Assistant Section Chief, Surveillance and Aviation Section FBI

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

15:00 - 15:00 Roundtable Speaker “Zoom Room” Breakouts


Enjoy topics across a selection of critical Homeland defense focus areas

Selected Speaker Topics Rooms

The ever-growing role of critical infrastructure protection has continuously overlapped into the Office for Bombing Prevention’s mission set. This session highlight the efforts that advance the US’ ability to assess and respond to bombing threats.


  • Implementing the National Policy for Countering Improvised Explosive Devices
  • Advancing communication capabilities to better assess and respond to bombing threats
  • OBP technology needs for improved response
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Sean W. Haglund

Associate Director, Office for Bombing Prevention, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

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David Wulf

Director, Infrastructure Security Compliance Division, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Biometrics

15:30 - 16:00 Advancing Biometrics, Forensics and Identity Intelligence Capabilities for Improved Situational Awareness of Potential Threats
Glenn Krizay - Director, Defense Forensics and Biometrics Agency

In order to support multiple critical DHS mission sets, it is critical to continuously advance identity intelligence activities, including the utilization of biometrics and forensics.


  • Identity service lines of effort
  • DoD initiatives and technological next steps
  • Addressing identity intelligence in the COVID environment
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Glenn Krizay

Director
Defense Forensics and Biometrics Agency

S&T

15:30 - 16:00 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

End of Main Day 2

16:00 - 16:15 Chairperson's Closing Remarks

16:15 - 19:30 Continued Networking Opportunities

19:30 - 19:30 End of Digital Day 2