November 20 - 22, 2019|Grand Hyatt Washington

Focus Day

8:00 am - 8:45 am Registration

8:50 am - 9:00 am Chairperson's Opening Remarks

9:00 am - 9:45 am SOLVING THE MIGRATION CRISIS: REVIEWING IMMIGRATION LAWS, IMPROVING DETENTION FACILITY CONDITIONS AND VETTING PROCESS FOR ASYLUM SEEKERS


Senator Ron Johnson, Chairman at The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

Senator Ron Johnson

Chairman
The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

9:45 am - 10:30 am USING AI AND MACHINE LEARNING TO AIDE INVESTIGATIONS

AI and Machine learning are making quick advances and law enforcement agencies are finding new uses for them to improve their functions
• The use of AI and Machine learning at HSI
• A review of the work of the Innovation Lab at HSI
• Lessons learned from using AI and machine learning tools
Alysa Erichs, Acting Executive Associate Director at Homeland Security Investigations, DHS

Alysa Erichs

Acting Executive Associate Director
Homeland Security Investigations, DHS

10:30 am - 11:15 am Morning Networking Break

11:15 am - 12:00 pm PROCUREMENT AND BORDER MANAGEMENT

CBP requires the latest in equipment and technology to do their job to the best of
their abilities. In the session we will learn what is in store for CBP when it comes to
modernization and procurement.
• Border management modernization requirements.
• The improvement of border management integration, including tailored
procurement of specialized equipment
Rose Marie Davis, Director, Innovation, Program, Acquisitions at CBP/DHS

Rose Marie Davis

Director, Innovation, Program, Acquisitions
CBP/DHS

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES IN PROTECTING ENERGY CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE

Threats to critical infrastructure are ever increasing every day. In this session we will
hear about the strategies to protect the energy grid from physical and cybersecurity
threats.
• Invest in next-generation physical security controls and cybersecurity
technologies
• Continually analyzing and gaming the energy cyber-threat landscape
• Share and communicate cybersecurity information between the public and
private sectors
Ronald Keen, Senior Energy Advisor, Office of Infrastructure Protection at Department of Homeland Security

Ronald Keen

Senior Energy Advisor, Office of Infrastructure Protection
Department of Homeland Security

11:15 am - 12:00 pm COUNTERING THE DRONE THREAT: LESSONS LEARNED ON TACTICS AND ENFORCEMENT


Brendan Groves, Associate Deputy Attorney General at U.S. Department of Justice

Brendan Groves

Associate Deputy Attorney General
U.S. Department of Justice

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm COUNTERING NUCLEAR THREAT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency enables the Department of Defense, the
United States Government and International partners to counter and deter weapons
of mass destruction and improvised threat networks.
• Understand nuclear and radiologic effects
• Deter use, mitigate effects, develop/test solutions
• Allow for operations in a contaminated environment
Jeffrey Musk, Chief, Nuclear Detection Division Nuclear Technologies at Defense Threat Reduction Agency

Jeffrey Musk

Chief, Nuclear Detection Division Nuclear Technologies
Defense Threat Reduction Agency

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm NETWORKING LUNCHEON

1:30 pm - 2:15 pm SECURING HIGH RISK CHEMICAL FACILITIES AND THE CHEMICAL FACILITIES ANTI-TERRORISM STANDARDS (CFATS)

• CISA wholistic approach to Securing High Risk Chemical Facilities
• Update on the CFATS Program to include Personnel Surety
• First Responders and CFATS- What’ s Your Role?

2:15 pm - 2:45 pm DHS S&T’s National Urban Security Technology Laboratory (NUSTL) Capability Overview

NUSTL serves the state and local first responder community by ensuring they have effective technologies and tools to prevent, protect against, respond to and recover from homeland security threats and hazards.
 
-Test and evaluation of first responder technologies
-Enabling the deployment of operationally relevant solutions 
-Equipping first responders with the knowledge to make informed technology decisions

Alice Hong, Laboratory Director at National Urban Security Technology Laboratory, Department of Homeland Security

Alice Hong

Laboratory Director
National Urban Security Technology Laboratory, Department of Homeland Security

1:30 pm - 2:15 pm THE INSIDER THREAT PROGRAM AT DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Chemical and biological defense programs increase the nation’s preparedness
against chemical and biological threats through improved threat awareness,
advanced surveillance and detection, and responsive countermeasures.
• Improving threat awareness through intelligence collecting and sharing
• Investing in advanced detection and surveillance technologies
• Putting in place responsive countermeasure policies
Sabeena Khanna, Director, Insider Threat Program at Department of Energy

Sabeena Khanna

Director, Insider Threat Program
Department of Energy

2:15 pm - 2:45 pm INCREASING THE NATION’S PREPAREDNESS AGAINST CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL THREATS

Chemical and biological defense programs increase the nation’s preparedness
against chemical and biological threats through improved threat awareness,
advanced surveillance and detection, and responsive countermeasures.
• Improving threat awareness through intelligence collecting and sharing
• Investing in advanced detection and surveillance technologies
• Putting in place responsive countermeasure policies

2:45 pm - 3:30 pm AFTERNOON NETWORKING BREAK

3:30 pm - 4:15 pm UAS SECURITY: THE FAA PERSPECTIVE ON RISK MITIGATION

• The FAA thinks about the three A’s when considering safety & security risk mitigation: Aircraft, the Airman/Operator, & Airspace
• This presentation will cover the FAA’s perspective on security risk mitigation and detail what the Agency and our security partners are doing to prevent, deter, detect, and
respond to unauthorized UAS operations in the National Airspace System
Angela H. Stubblefield, Deputy Associate Administrator Security and Hazardous Materials Safety office at FAA

Angela H. Stubblefield

Deputy Associate Administrator Security and Hazardous Materials Safety office
FAA

4:15 pm - 4:25 pm CHAIRPERSON’S CLOSING REMARKS