2021 Scheduled Speakers Include:
Patrick J. Lechleitner
Acting Executive Associate Director (EAD) for Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)
Assistant Director, Directorate of Intelligence
Mr. Paul Knierim
Chief of Intelligence Division
Deputy Director, Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF)
Lyston Lea, SES
National Maritime Intelligence-Integration Office (NMIO)
MG Randall Simmons, ARNG
Commanding General, JTF-N
Director, Counter Network Division, National Targeting Center
Download the 2021 Agenda Here
Why You Should Attend This Summit:
DSI’s 9th Annual Border Security and Intelligence Summit will focus on the policies and technologies necessary to ensure the continued safety of the U.S. Homeland through the protection and security of our nation’s borders.
TCOs continue to adapt their tactics, techniques, and procedures, supported by ever increasingly sophisticated networks and technologies.
Our society’s continual expansion of data and the utilization of online activities by malicious actors continues to place difficult challenges for our federal and state intelligence divisions towards processing, exploiting and disseminating information into meaningful intelligence at the speed of relevance. Cargo processed at our ports of entry continues to grow while ports begin to move to greater levels of digitization, bringing higher demands on screening and physical and cybersecurity requirements.
To this end, the 2021 Summit topics will focus on operational strategies, advanced technologies, and current capability gaps to further enhance the information, intelligence and investigative enterprises that support the security of our borders and Nation: from supporting the disruption of TCOs and drug cartels ‘beyond the border’ to aiding efficient cargo and maritime port security operations.
The Summit’s educational ‘Town Hall’ format will serve as a conduit for cross-collaboration and the interchange of knowledge. Join us for an honest, open discussion between senior leaders across the federal government, the US military, academia, and industry to better understand how to protect the border from transnational crime and unlawful trade and travel.