U.S. Border Security & Intelligence Summit

 “Improving a Joint Approach to Intelligence Sharing and Operational Capabilities “

 JANUARY 26- 27, 2016 |

DSI’s Border Security & Intelligence Summit
is designed as an educational and trainingTown Hall” forum, where thought leaders and key policy-makers across DHS, DoD, IC, Federal and State Agencies, Industry and Academia can come together for actionable discussions and debate.



  • * The Honorable Mr. Frank Taylor, Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis, DHS  providing remarks on enhancing border security through intelligence collection, analysis and sharing
  • * Mr. Peter Verga, SES, Defense Advisor to the Secretary, DHS and DHS Coordinator for Southern Border Joint Task Force who will provide an update on the work of the Joint Task Force & the Southern Border and Approaches Campaign
  • * Mr. John Mulligan, Deputy Director, National Counterterrorism Center, speaking on countering violent extremism through joint intelligence gathering, analysis and dissemination
  • * Mr. Peter T Edge, Executive Associate Director, Homeland Security Investigations, ICE speaking on moving the current operational state to the future state in regards to protecting the borders against illicit trade, travel and finance, and improving the coordination of investigations and intelligence sharing
  • * Mr. Douglas Poole, Chief of Intelligence, DEA discussing  intelligence cooperation with federal, state, local, and foreign officials for improved border and national Security: Moving from the current operational state to the future state: understanding how the DEA collects, analyzes and disseminates drug intelligence: tactical, investigative, and strategic
  • *RDML Cedric Pringle, USN, Deputy Director, JIATF-S, USSOUTHCOM  speaking on combating  illegal trafficking,  narco-terrorist threats and TCOs through interagency cooperation
  • *Dr. Mark Williamson, Director General, DRDC Centre for Security Science, Canada speaking on current initiatives for improving security intelligence information along the border, biometric technologies research, improved cargo screening for drugs and dangerous materials, as well as surveillance technologies to better identify suspicious activities
  • *Mr. David J. Glawe, Assistant Commissioner for Intelligence, CBP, on A “Unity of Effort”, multi-layered approach for improving intelligence sharing; what does CBP need from its’ partner agencies and the private sector for improving intelligence and information sharing capabilities
  • Ms. Colleen Manaher, Executive Director, Planning, Program Analysis and Evaluation, Office of Field Operations, CBP discussing CBP’s biometric Entry/Exit Program
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  • The security of our borders and Nation will continue to be tested by new and emerging threats. “The U.S. borders, – land, maritime, and air environments – cannot be effectively policed by a single DHS Component or even a single governmental entity”. A joint / layered / whole-of-government approach that leverages interagency and international partnerships as a force multiplier will continue to be the most effective way to secure the borders.
  • 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, amongst 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.
  • However, as  transnational criminal organizations, violent extremists, and individual actors increase their levels of sophistication, our Homeland and National Security Agencies and their respective partners must continually improve their capabilities and leverage their strengths in joint information and intelligence sharing, and operational capabilities.



  • DSI’s  Border Security & Intelligence Summit is a unique forum that allows for personnel from DHS, DoD, IC, Federal and State Agencies, Industry and Academia to convene in one location.  Our “Town Hall” format is designed to encourage challenging discussion and dialogue amongst all in attendance.
  • By keeping our forum off-the record and non-attribution, we allow for a level of stream of consciousness and shared ideas and thoughts to flow freely. Our agendas cover the most current priorities and strive to achieve actionable takeaways for all in attendance.
  • We limit our attendance size in order to allow everyone a chance to actively participate in the discussions and to mix and mingle with each other easily over the two days we are together.
  • We encourage you to explore our site  more, give us a call if you have any questions, and we hope to welcome you in January!


  1. Combating illegal trafficking, narco-terrorist threats and TCOs through strengthening joint investigations, intelligence and information sharing, and S&T cooperation
  2. Improving the collection, analysis, production and dissemination of intelligence information for  enhanced border protection and    awareness
  3. Advancing Joint and Interagency Task Force Initiatives: including JTF, DHS; JTF-N; and JIAT- S
  4. Improving C4ISR capabilities within and amongst federal and international partner agencies
  5. Pushing out homeland security beyond our borders
  6. Protecting maritime critical infrastructure, and improving port security
  7. Targeting technologies that enhances real time situational awareness of the threat environment
  8. Policy into practice towards investing in a risk-based strategy towards border security
  9. Utilizing biometrics: maximizing mobile and multi-modal technology innovation at the border and ports of entry


DSI’s team specializes in the extensive research and development of our Summits’ content and focus areas, and we  assemble the most respected minds in communications from U.S. military commands, leading research centers, government agencies, and industry technology providers. Our non partisan approach allows us to reach across all services and organizations to bring together a truly holistic group of decision makers and solution providers for actionable outcomes and takeaways.  


  • DSI’s Border and National Security Summit  is open and complimentary  to all DoD and Federal employees and is considered a compliant education and training forum
  • DSI’s Summit will provide a forum for Military Services, OSD, DHS, and other federal agencies to address and improve current mission critical needs and initiatives, meet with and hear from partner organizations, disseminate vital capability requirements to industry, and engage in senior level dialogue with all in attendance while increasing visibility within the larger community.



This Summit offers several distinct opportunities for a few organizations to demonstrate their technologies or solutions that address the Summit subject matter, or to partake in a thought leadership role.  If you are an organization that would like to learn more about how you can be involved, please visit us at:




SEVERAL 2015 ATTENDEES INCLUDED:  Raytheon, In-Q-Tel, ViaSat, Inc., IBM, Ultra Electronics – 3Phoenix, Booz Allen Hamilton, L-3 Mission Integration, Exelis, Dewey Electronics Corporation, K2 Solutions, Inc, Unisys Corp, Harris, University of Houston, Office of Emergency Communications – DHS, Office of Intelligence and Analysis – DHS, Border Security Division – DHS, Office of Air and Marine- CBP, National Joint Terrorism Task Force, National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC), USCG, Homeland Security – DoD, NGA

















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.