November 20 - 22, 2019|Grand Hyatt Washington

Main Day One

8:00 am - 8:50 am REGISTRATION & COFFEE

8:50 am - 9:00 am CHAIRPERSON’S OPENING REMARKS

9:00 am - 9:30 am IDENTIFYING AND MEDIATING NATIONAL SECURITY THREATS

The mission of the Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) is to equip the Homeland Security Enterprise with the timely intelligence and information it needs to keep the
Homeland safe, secure, and resilient.
• Monitoring activities of groups and movements potentially at risk for radicalization and violence
• Improving information sharing policy for the Department
• Building partnerships with nation-wide State and Major Urban Area Fusion Centers
Brian Murphy, Principal Deputy Under Secretary for the Office of Intelligence and Analysis at DHS

Brian Murphy

Principal Deputy Under Secretary for the Office of Intelligence and Analysis
DHS

9:30 am - 10:00 am CISA’S PRIORITIES FOR ADVANCING CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE PROTECTION AND RESILIENCY

Protecting the physical and cyber systems of critical infrastructure es and assets that are so vital to the United States
• Strategies in working with private partners to secure our infrastructure
• Priorities for coordinating national cyber security and communications integration center
• Coordinating security and resiliency efforts through public private partnerships
The Honorable Brian Harrell, Assistant Director for Infrastructure Security, U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency at Department of Homeland Security

The Honorable Brian Harrell

Assistant Director for Infrastructure Security, U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
Department of Homeland Security

10:00 am - 10:30 am Fireside Chat with Booz Allen Hamilton: "The Furture of Biometrics & Identity – A Commercial & Government Perspective"

10:30 am - 11:15 am MORNING NETWORKING BREAK


Victoria Short, Executive Director, Office of Procurement Operations at Department of Homeland Security

Victoria Short

Executive Director, Office of Procurement Operations
Department of Homeland Security

Jaclyn Rubino, Acting Executive Director, Strategic Programs Office at Department of Homeland Security

Jaclyn Rubino

Acting Executive Director, Strategic Programs Office
Department of Homeland Security

Darlene Bullock, Director, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization at Department of Homeland Security

Darlene Bullock

Director, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization
Department of Homeland Security

Gary Hickey, Executive Director, Office of Selective Acquisitions at Department of Homeland Security

Gary Hickey

Executive Director, Office of Selective Acquisitions
Department of Homeland Security

Track A

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm ENGAGING WITH THE PRIVATE SECTOR TO BETTER PROTECT CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURES
DHS and private sector partnerships play a vital role in preventing, preparing for,
protecting against, and responding to natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other
man-made disaster within the United States
• Weather related threats to critical supply chains
• Improving emergency protocols
• Conducting research into improving strategies and practices
Kay Mereish, Senior Advisor at DHS

Kay Mereish

Senior Advisor
DHS

Track B

11:15 am - 12:00 pm LEADERSHIP IN CYBER
Domestic and foreign threats to our financial institutions are increasing every year both
in numbers and sophistication. These challenges call for strong leadership skills.
• Strategic and forward thinking
• Mentoring and nurturing talent to increase potential
• Learning and improving by leading by example
BG (R) Kevin Nally, Chief Information Officer at United States Secret Service

BG (R) Kevin Nally

Chief Information Officer
United States Secret Service

Track B

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm DHS’S EVOLVING REQUESTS FOR DOD SUPPORT ALONG THE SOUTH-WEST BORDER
The security situation is constantly changing on the South-West border. Recently
irregular immigration has spiked with which comes unique challenges.
• DHS’s support requirements from April 2018 to present
• How and why those requests have evolved along with the evolving situation at
the SWB
• DHS’ expectations for DoD support in FY20 and beyond
Kelly Brown, Senior National Guard Advisor at Department of Homeland Security

Kelly Brown

Senior National Guard Advisor
Department of Homeland Security

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm NETWORKING LUNCHEON

IDG Group 1

1:30 pm - 2:15 pm KEY TO IDENTIFYING POTENTIAL TERRORISTS THROUGH RESEARCH
• Identity crises often plays a significant role in a person’s transition to terrorism
• Often potential terrorists will take part in certain activities that raise red flags about their intents
• Connections with known terrorists online or offline are a big factor in radicalization
Allison Smith, Co-Founder at 101 Research LLC.

Allison Smith

Co-Founder
101 Research LLC.

IDG Group 1

2:15 pm - 2:45 pm WHY OUR CURRENT APPROACH TO CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE PROTECTION WON’T WORK (AND WHAT WILL…)
• The loss of power, command
and control of systems and the
interruption of operations through
manipulation or espionage is real.
• The consequences of attacks in the
Government, energy, power and
utility industries can be far more
severe and potentially catastrophic.
• IoT devices can expose an
organization attacks, our current
approach will not solve the problem
but there are solutions that will if we
act now.
Glen Gulyas, CEO at Onclave Networks Inc

Glen Gulyas

CEO
Onclave Networks Inc

IDG Group 1

2:45 pm - 3:15 pm INTEGRATING UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS (UAS) INTO LOCAL BLUE-SKY OPERATIONS AND DISASTER RESPONSE: LESSONS LEARNED FROM BODY-WORN CAMERAS (BWC)
• CNA has worked with over 260
agencies that are implementing
BWC technology
• Implementation of UAS technology
has many parallels to implementing
BWCs
• Jurisdictions can prepare for the
challenges by developing strategic
plans, exercising with stakeholders,
and providing training
Marina Chumakov Rozenblat, Center Chief Scientist at Center for Naval Analysis

Marina Chumakov Rozenblat

Center Chief Scientist
Center for Naval Analysis

IDG Group 2

1:30 pm - 2:15 pm USING AI FOR VIDEO ANALYSIS AND INCREASING SECURITY
• Improving multimedia analytics
• Increasing video data processing time through automation
• Increasing automatic threat detection
Jeffrey Alstott, Program Manager at IARPA

Jeffrey Alstott

Program Manager
IARPA

IDG Group 2

2:15 pm - 2:45 pm NATIONAL SECURITY THREATS POSED BY QUANTUM COMPUTING & STRATEGIES TO MITIGATE THEM
• Deploying more resilient cryptography standards
• Investing in quantum computing solutions
• Developing partnership with private industry to share technological know how

IDG Group 2

2:45 pm - 3:15 pm THE IMPORTANCE OF SUCCESSFUL PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS IN DISASTER RESPONSE

Rick Neudorff, Emergency Command Center Operation Manager at Lowes Companies Inc.

Rick Neudorff

Emergency Command Center Operation Manager
Lowes Companies Inc.

IDG Group 3

1:30 pm - 2:15 pm PREPARING SLTT STAKEHOLDERS FOR RESPONSE TO AND RECOVERY FROM A CYBERATTACK: BUILDING RESILIENCE
• For four years, CNA has supported
cybersecurity exercises at the state,
county, and local levels
• Cyberattacks provide unique
challenges to Continuity of
Operations plans, and need to be
addressed specifically
• We have compiled (and would like
to share!) a list of the most common
challenges and lessons learned
Dawn Thomas, Co-Director of the Center for Emergency Management Operations at Center for Naval Analysis

Dawn Thomas

Co-Director of the Center for Emergency Management Operations
Center for Naval Analysis

IDG Group 3

2:15 pm - 2:45 pm USING ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND SITUATIONAL AWARENESS TECHNOLOGIES FOR CRITICAL INCIDENT RESPONSE
• Enhancing quick decision-making skills
• Improving awareness connectivity between first responders
• Improving patient outcomes and healthcare
-How TCO’s are evolving, their scale, and scope;
-What role TCO’s play in the movement of narcotics, contraband, and people across the border; and
-How U.S. law enforcement is targeting these illicit networks
Blas Nunez-Neto, Senior Policy Researcher at Rand Corporation

Blas Nunez-Neto

Senior Policy Researcher
Rand Corporation

Jorge Comas, Assistant Director at Counter Network Division, National Targeting Center, U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Jorge Comas

Assistant Director
Counter Network Division, National Targeting Center, U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Raul Aguilar, Division Chief, Transnational Organized Crime Division at Homeland Security Investigations

Raul Aguilar

Division Chief, Transnational Organized Crime Division
Homeland Security Investigations

Roxanna Rodriguez-Torres, Director for Transnational Organized Crime at National Security Council

Roxanna Rodriguez-Torres

Director for Transnational Organized Crime
National Security Council

IDG Group 4

1:30 pm - 2:15 pm THE FUTURE OF BIOMETRICS & IDENTITY TECHNOLOGIES
• What does the future of identity
verification look like?
• Strategies and policies for biometric
technology for the next 10 years
• Addressing privacy concerns and
data leaks
Christopher Adams, Policy Analyst at RAND

Christopher Adams

Policy Analyst
RAND

Ryan Consaul, Senior International Defense Researcher at RAND

Ryan Consaul

Senior International Defense Researcher
RAND

IDG Group 4

2:15 pm - 2:45 pm TRANSITIONING IDENTITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS TO THE CLOUD
• Update on the development of
HART
• Addressing stakeholder challenges
• Increasing collaboration and data
sharing

IDG Group 4

2:45 pm - 3:15 pm FACE RECOGNITION (FR) TECHNOLOGY - A GAME OF HIDE AND SEEK BETWEEN LAW ENFORCEMENT AND OUR ADVERSARIES
• Modern FR approaches and how
do they work
• FR and Public Acceptance
• FR and Privacy
Thirimachos Bourlai, Professor at West Virginia University

Thirimachos Bourlai

Professor
West Virginia University

3:15 pm - 3:45 pm AFTERNOON NETWORKING BREAK

3:45 pm - 4:30 pm SENSOR MODALITIES FOR SECURING THE HOMELAND

This session is intended as a primer for airspace situational awareness and, specifically, will
• review the threat of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to government, industry, and the general public
• discuss the types of aircraft and operators behind the threat
• detail the sensor modalities available for both ground and airspace situational awareness
• detail the types radar technology that can be the primary sensor for any multi-sensor security solution
Tom Driscoll, CTO & Co-Founder at Echodyne

Tom Driscoll

CTO & Co-Founder
Echodyne

During this panel we will discuss bridging the intelligence and law enforcement community divide (IC-LE) through partnerships across the federal, state, local, tribal and
territorial (FSLTT) continuum. Panelists will bring their diverse experiences and training to address topics such as the need for end to end frameworks that support field
operations, the role of advanced analytics in accelerating actionable intelligence and the importance of integrating operators’ knowledge into all phases of an integrated
science for security that enhances our defense of the Homeland.
Lilian Alessa, Deputy Chief, Global Strategies at Department of Homeland Security

Lilian Alessa

Deputy Chief, Global Strategies
Department of Homeland Security

Sean Moon, Chief, Global Strategies, Office of Strategy, Policy, and Plans at DHS

Sean Moon

Chief, Global Strategies, Office of Strategy, Policy, and Plans
DHS

Kevin Carroll, Former Security Advisor at White House

Kevin Carroll

Former Security Advisor
White House

Barrett Adams-Simmons, Regional Sector Outreach Coordinator at CISA, Department of Homeland Security

Barrett Adams-Simmons

Regional Sector Outreach Coordinator
CISA, Department of Homeland Security

Brad Hepburn, Director at California Office of Emergency Services Maritime Division, State of California

Brad Hepburn

Director
California Office of Emergency Services Maritime Division, State of California

Bridgett Lewis, Manager and Director at Port of Long Beach, California

Bridgett Lewis

Manager and Director
Port of Long Beach, California

5:15 pm - 6:15 pm EVENING COCKTAIL RECEPTION AND NETWORKING