U.S. Border Security & Intelligence Summit

 “Improving all- source intelligence and operational capabilities for a joint environment”

 JAN. 31 – FEB. 1, 2017 –  The Mary M. Gates Learning Center Alexandria, VA

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.

(Over 16 sessions will occur):

  • *Mr. Michael Potts, Deputy Under Secretary for Intelligence Operations,
  •  Intelligence & Analysis, DHS
  • Mr. John Mulligan, Deputy Director, National Counter Terrorism 
  •   Center
  • *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
  • * Ms. Kim Garcia, Deputy Executive Director, AMOC and  Air and Marine Operations, CBP
  • * Mr. John McEntee, Acting Director, Borders and Maritime Security
  •   Division, S&T, DHS
  • * Mr. Charles Santangelo, PM- ISE , ODNI 
  •  *Ms. Nancy Nykamp, Executive Director, Intelligence, TSA 
  • *Dr. Ken Fritzche, Director, Identity Technology Division, (OBIM), DHS 



  • 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!




  • 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 all- source intelligence, including open source. 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.
  • 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.




 NGA, NORAD and NORTHCOM, Booz Allen Hamilton, NMIO,  DoD; S&T Division,  DHS, Honeywell, IMSAR, IBM, Perceptics, LLC, DHS/Office of Emergency Communications, Adobe Systems ,FBI, CBP General Dynamics – Mission Systems, Lockheed Martin, DHS/ CBP/ USBP, USCG, Homeland Security Investigations, ICE, MITRE, SAIC, Alion Science and Technology, DIA, Bristol Country Sheriff’s Office,Deloitte, USCIS/DHS, National Joint Terrorism Task Force/ FBI, USAF/NASIC, NSA, New Scotland Yark, UK;USCG, NJTTF, General Dynamics Information Technology; MarkLogic Corporation; Northrop Grumman;CACI/ SkyTracker; In-Q-Tel CosmiQ Works, OBIM /DHS, Microsoft, DFBA, OPNAV, Leidos, NCTC, ODNI;Unisys, Palantir, DEA, BAE Systems, SAIC,  (JHU/APL), Oracle NSG, USAID,Innovative Signal Analysis, Inc.;ARNORTH/FEMA Region V

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  • 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



  • Gain Education & Insight:  Walk away with knowledge gained from our senior level speakers on some of the complex challenges facing intelligence officers and analysts.


  • Build Partnerships: The agenda is designed to allow for ample networking opportunities and the ability to engage in constructive dialogue among all in attendance.


  • Influence:  Help foster ideas! Share your own insight and knowledge during our interactive sessions. All attendees are encouraged to address our speaker faculty and each other with their questions, comments or ideas



 Operating Guidance for Military and Government  Attendees:
  • DSI’s Border Security and Intelligence 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: