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FBI and DEA to Join DHS, ODNI, and DoD and at Upcoming Border Security & Intelligence Summit

On January 31- February 1, 2017, senior leaders within DHS, the Intelligence Community, DoD, Dept. of Justice, State and local agencies, Industry and academia will convene in Alexandria, VA, for two days of off the record briefings and informal discussions at Defense Strategies Institute’s "Town Hall" Border Security and Intelligence Summit. Our central theme will be on “Improving all- source intelligence and operational capabilities for a joint environment.”

Washington, DC, January 03, 2017 --( Understanding the emerging threats to our borders and national security is dependent on the collection, gathering, analysis and sharing of intelligence and information from a broad array of sources on a continual basis. Partnerships to share intelligence and information and operational capabilities, among the IC community, federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial law enforcement, international government agencies, and the private sector act as force multipliers towards protecting the Homeland.

“We have created a Summit that will bring together a variety of stakeholders in order to build out two days of discussion and debates that tackle many of the areas involved in enhancing effective and efficient intelligence sharing and operational capabilities among the border security community,” stated Monica Mckenzie, Senior Partner, Defense Strategies Institute.

DSI’s upcoming Summit recognizes that in a field such as border security and intelligence, where there are multiple agents acting in tandem, it is extremely important that all involved are working towards a cohesive and holistic approach.

Several speakers include:
* Mr. Michael Potts, Deputy Under Secretary for Intelligence Operations, Intelligence & Analysis, DHS
* Mr. John Mulligan, Deputy Director, National Counter Terrorism Center, ODNI
* RADM Christopher Tomney, USCG, Director, JIATF-S
* Mr. Douglas Poole, Assistant Administrator and Chief of Intelligence, DEA
* Mr. Mark Borkowski, Assistant Commissioner, Office of Acquisition, CBP
* Mr. Joshua Skule, Executive Assistant Director, Intelligence Branch, FBI
* Mr. Michael Brown, CIO, ICE
* Mr. John McEntee, Acting Director, Borders and Maritime Security Division, S&T, DHS
* Ms. Kim Garcia, Deputy Executive Director, AMOC and Air and Marine Operations, CBP
* Ms. Nancy NyKamp, Executive Director, Intelligence, TSA

Topics will include:
1. Improving the technical capabilities and policies associated with real time ingest, correlation, analysis, security and dissemination of all - source intelligence information for enhanced border protection and awareness
2. Combating illegal trafficking, narco-terrorist threats and TCOs through strengthening joint investigations, intelligence and information sharing, and S&T cooperation
3. Leveraging and incorporating open source information into traditional Multi-INT analysis workflows and processes
4. How big data and deep learning solutions can lead to anticipatory intelligence through predicative analytics
5. Countering violent extremism through improved intelligence and information sharing
6. Technologies for improving C4ISR capabilities within and among federal and international partner agencies
7. Utilizing biometrics: maximizing mobile and multi-modal technology innovation at the border and ports of entry
8. Pushing out homeland security beyond our borders

Seating is limited –
In order to allow for actionable discussion and dialogue amongst speaker and attendees, seating will be limited. Register now to reserve your seat. Active military, government and State personnel attend complimentary.

Anyone interested in participating in the Summit can go to Defense Strategies Institute's website at for more information or contact Lisa Madison at 1-917-435-1266

About DSI:
We are a Woman Owned/Minority Owned nonpartisan Institute. In order to maintain our non-partisan stance, DSI receives no financial investment for operating costs from any outside organization, individual or group. DSI supports our Nations’ Veterans and Injured Service members and their families through our direct charitable donations . Learn more at:
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