November 20 - 22, 2019|Grand Hyatt Washington

Main Day Two

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

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

9:00 am - 9:30 am INSIDER THREATS: PROTECTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY FROM WITHIN

Insider threat is a malicious threat to an organization that comes from people within the organization, such as employees, former employees, contractors or business associates,
who have inside information concerning the organization’s security practices, data and computer systems.
• Protecting against workplace violence, fraud, waste and other potential workforce corruption
• Automating the continuous evaluation program
• Challenges with culture, resources and legal questions
Richard McComb, Chief Security Officer at Department of Homeland Security

Richard McComb

Chief Security Officer
Department of Homeland Security

9:30 am - 10:00 am KEYNOTE PRESENTATION BY NYPD COMMISSIONER JAMES O'NEIL

James O'Neill, Police Commissioner at NYPD

James O'Neill

Police Commissioner
NYPD

10:00 am - 10:30 am MACHINE LEARNING USE CASES IN HOMELAND SECURITY

• Implementing AI in any agency requires executive buy-in and a clear road-map of use cases to pursue
• All of the topics of this conference can yield valuable use cases (examples in cyber security)
• To see use cases everywhere, think about how your organization’s human processes can benefit from better accuracy when making decisions (examples from
border protection)
Eric Loeb, Customer Facing Data Scientist at DataRobot

Eric Loeb

Customer Facing Data Scientist
DataRobot

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

Track A

11:15 am - 12:00 pm THE NEXUS BETWEEN HOMELAND DEFENSE AND HOMELAND SECURITY HOMELAND DEFENSE: A WHOLE OF NATION MISSION
NORAD’s mission of aerospace detection and warning, and maritime warning means
that they have to work closely in coordination and partnership with the Department
of Homeland Security
• The strategic environment demands an urgent reexamination of Homeland
Defense
• Any gaps between Homeland Defense and Homeland Security must be
addressed
• DoD Mission Assurance requires whole of community partnerships
Neal Anderson, Senior Advisor to DHS at DHS

Neal Anderson

Senior Advisor to DHS
DHS

Track A

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm KEY UPDATES ON THE NATIONAL VETTING CENTER OPERATIONS
What are some of the lessons learned?
• Approaches to working with the IC community to support NVC’s operations
• Plans for expansion of vetting and enabling advanced analytics capabilities
Monte Hawkins, Director of the National Vetting Center at U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Monte Hawkins

Director of the National Vetting Center
U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Track B

11:15 am - 12:00 pm THE RACE FOR 5G: PROTECTING EMERGING FIFTH-GENERATION WIRELESS NETWORKS
5G technology promises to transform many critical industries around the country.
Protecting the flow of information throughout the network is a very high national
security priority.
• End-to-end protection of network traffic
• Investing in R&D to address threats and vulnerabilities to mobile networks
• Improving visibility of traffic from mobile devices to detect malware, cyberattacks
and data exfiltration attempts

Track B

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm MODERNIZING CBP’S IT INFRASTRUCTURE TO INCREASE NETWORK RESILIENCE AND STREAMLINING CBP OPERATIONS
CBP has hundreds of office and thousands of employees around the country.
Improving Cloud computing and protecting it from malicious attacks is the best way
to connect them and improve CBP operations.
• Implementing cloud technologies to better connect the vast CBP IT network
• Using machine learning and data analytics tools to improve CBP’s threat and fraud
detection capabilities
• Modernizing CBP network to increase bandwidth for all users and increasing
protection against attacks
Andy Price, SE Manager at Splunk Inc.

Andy Price

SE Manager
Splunk Inc.

Sonny Bhagowalia, Deputy Assistant Commissioner at Office of Information and Technology, U. S. Customs Border and Protection

Sonny Bhagowalia

Deputy Assistant Commissioner
Office of Information and Technology, U. S. Customs Border and Protection

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm NETWORKING LUNCHEON

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm DEVELOPING EFFECTIVE RESPONSE PLANS TO CBRN ATTACKS THAT MINIMIZE RISK TO PERSONNEL

CBRN threats require constant vigilance. Training and new technologies help strengthen our defenses against any possible CBRN attacks.
• Training federal government employees in how to best respond to CBRN attacks with minimal loss of services
• Identifying new and emerging technologies in the field and finding their applications within Homeland Security
Sean Crawford, Director at Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear Office, FEMA

Sean Crawford

Director
Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear Office, FEMA

2:15 pm - 2:45 pm SUPPORTING BORDER RESPONSE AND RECOVERY CAPABILITIES WITH AND BETWEEN FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL AND CANADIAN PARTNERS

Effective border policing is not possible without partnerships between not only federal and local law enforcement but also with law enforcement agencies of neighboring countries.
• Implementing plans to promote open communication and strategies across the international boundary
• Evaluating progress toward addressing capability gaps in the Northern and Southern Border
• Policies & Plans to facilitate effective response and recovery operations

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm PROTECTING NATIONS CRITICAL MANUFACTURING SECTOR

Threat to national security are not only against life and property. Sophisticated and targeted attack against a vital manufacturing sector can have catastrophic consequences.
• Preventing disruptions to manufacturing industries across multiple critical infrastructure sectors
• Protecting primary metals manufacturing
• Identification, assessment, prioritization, and protection of nationally significant manufacturing industries
Jenny Margaros, Section Chief (A) at Critical Manufacturing Sector, CISA, DHS

Jenny Margaros

Section Chief (A)
Critical Manufacturing Sector, CISA, DHS

2:15 pm - 2:45 pm BEST PRACTICES IN BOMBING PREVENTION

AD Haglund will cover the full spectrum of bombing prevention topics including:
• Risks Posed by IED Incidents
• Common Security and Resiliency Concepts and Goals for IED Incidents
• Planning Considerations for IED Incidents
Sean Haglund, Branch Chief (A) at Office for Bombing Prevention, CISA

Sean Haglund

Branch Chief (A)
Office for Bombing Prevention, CISA

2:45 pm - 3:15 pm AFTERNOON NETWORKING BREAK

3:15 pm - 4:00 pm Keynote Presentation by UNISYS


Since the Department’s founding, every secretary has endeavored to strengthen and mature DHS processes and functions in order to more effectively meet its many missions.
Experts debate, however, what a mature DHS ought to look like. This panel will explore these questions. Does ‘stove-piping’ remain an issue for DHS? What is the proper
division of effort and authorities between DHS HQ and the Components? How should DHS headquarters best support the Components in the execution of their roles and
responsibilities?
Phillip Carter, Director of the Personnel and Resources Program at Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center, RAND

Phillip Carter

Director of the Personnel and Resources Program
Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center, RAND

RADM (Ret.) Joe Nimmich, Partner, Potomac Ridge LLC at Former Deputy Administrator FEMA, 2014-2017

RADM (Ret.) Joe Nimmich

Partner, Potomac Ridge LLC
Former Deputy Administrator FEMA, 2014-2017

Mark Dolan, Regional Director at Southeast, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Mark Dolan

Regional Director
Southeast, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Dr. Brodi Kotila, Senior Political Scientist, RAND at Former Assistant Secretary for Strategy, Plans, Analysis and Risk, 2015-2017

Dr. Brodi Kotila

Senior Political Scientist, RAND
Former Assistant Secretary for Strategy, Plans, Analysis and Risk, 2015-2017

4:45 pm - 5:00 pm CHAIRPERSON’S CLOSING REMARKS