U.S. Border & National Security Summit

December 9 – 10, 2014 | Mary M Gates Learning Center, Alexandria, VA

“Driving Border Technology & Intelligence Sharing in Homeland Security”

2nd Annual US Border & National Security Summit is designed as an educational and trainingTown Hall” forum, where thought leaders and key policy-makers across Homeland Security, Border Security, Intelligence Agencies, and law enforcement officials can come together for actionable discussions and debate.


2014 Confirmed Speakers & Participants Include:

*Frank Taylor, Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

*Peter T. Edge, Executive Associate Director, Homeland Security Investigations, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

*RDML Peter J Clarke, Deputy Director, Joint Interagency Task Force South

*Michael J Fisher, Chief, U.S. Border Patrol

*Eric Slinn, Chief Superintendent, Drugs and Organized Crime, Royal Canadian Mounted Police

*CAPT Kenneth McKown, Deputy Director, DoD Executive Agent, Maritime Domain Awareness

*Kelly Brickley, Deputy Chief, Homeland, CVE and Cyber, National Counter Terrorism Center

*Jorge Garcia, Assistant Director, Directorate of Intelligence – Intelligence Branch, Federal Bureau of Investigation

*Jon McEntee, Deputy Director for the Borders and Maritime Security Division, S&T DHS

*James Soiles, Deputy Chief of Operations for Global Enforcement, Drug Enforcement Agency

*Chris Essid, SES, Deputy Director, Office of Emergency Communications, Department of Homeland Security


Program Design & Goals:

America shares 7,000 miles of land border with Canada and Mexico, as well as rivers, lakes and coastal waters around the country. Protecting these borders from the illegal movement of weapons, drugs, contraband, and people, while promoting lawful entry and exit, is essential to US National Security, public safety, economic prosperity, and development.

DSI’s Border & National Security Summit advances goals to secure US borders through discussions on personnel, technology, and infrastructure; as well as working closely with Canadian and Mexican, federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial partners in a full spectrum event.

For border communities, important barometers for success are security and facilitation of travel and trade. It means an environment where businesses can conduct cross-border trade and flourish. DSI is proud to partner with the Border Commerce and Security Council to advance the priorities which facilitate the flow of legitimate trade and travel.


Exhibit & Sponsorship Opportunities: The US Border & National Security Summit provides opportunities in exhibit space, round table discussions, product demonstrations, to luncheon receptions for border security industry leaders to address technology offerings and today’s most innovative solutions.

For more information on exhibit & sponsorships visit: Sponsors & Supporters Page.

2014 Topics & Session Tracks On:

US Border Security & Technology

* Evaluating security efforts at our borders, including factors such as resource deployment, crime rates in border communities, and apprehensions

* Border and ISR technology gaps, including radar and sensor technologies: what’s needed and what’s not

Homeland Security Intelligence Sharing, Analysis & Collection

* Leveraging multi-source intelligence to make the best use of limited operational resources

* National Network of Fusion Centers as the two-way intelligence and information flow lead

* Strengthening multinational investigations, information sharing, and science and technology cooperation

Maritime Security & Counter Narco Terrorism Drug Interdiction

*Deterring, Disrupting, and Defeating Transnational Terrorist Organizations to include drug cartels, organized piracy operations, and radical militant groups

*Coast Guard recapitalization efforts to improve readiness and capability


At our Summit you will have the ability to:

Gain Education & Insight:  Walk away with knowledge gained from our senior level speakers on some of the most complex issues facing the extensive border security community.

Build Partnerships: The agenda is designed to allow for ample networking opportunities and the ability to discover some of the latest technologies to effectively and efficiently transform border security.

Influence:  Share your own insight and knowledge during our interactive sessions. All attendees are given the opportunity to address our speaker faculty with their questions or comments and through out “town-hall” style format.



U.S. Border & National Security Summit is compliant with Department of Defense operating guidelines, and adheres to the most recent standards of the Office of General Counsel, Standards of Conduct Office:

*Currently, SOCO advisory 09-03: 7.(a)… purposes of jer 3-211 (a)(7) the Office of Government Ethics (OGE), OGE standards of ethical conduct for employees of the executive branch: currently 5 cfr part 2635 and 31 u.s.c. 1353 as it pertains to OGE standards

*Qualifies as training in compliance with 5 U.S.C. Chapter 41 and is compliant with The Office of Government Ethics, Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch: currently 5 CFR part 2635 and 31 U.S.C. 1353 as it pertains to OGE Standards.

*The U.S. Border & National Security Summit is open to all DoD and Federal employees and is considered a compliant education and training forum.













DSI strives to provide the most up to date, mission relevant, topics and discussion points for our meetings.  In order to assure that we are providing the best subject content possible, our Advisory Board Members have volunteered to share their respective insight and expertise with us. We are truly grateful to have their support and guidance as we strive to continually create truly effective meetings and events for all.  Learn more about our Advisory Board Members.