7th Border Security & Intelligence Summit | April 10-11, 2019 | Alexandria, VA 

The 2019 Border Security & Intelligence Summit will allow members of DHS, the Federal Government, and related industry and academia the opportunity to discuss current initiatives to enhance border protection and advance intelligence capabilities. This program will promote discussions aimed at ways to eliminate the threat of transnational criminal activities and violent extremism at our borders. In essence, this summit aims to highlight the existing gaps in effectively protecting our homeland and the technological and intelligence capabilities required in order to succeed in keeping our nation safe.

2019 Confirmed Speakers:

David Glawe
Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis
Department of Homeland Security


Michael Dougherty
Assistant Secretary, Office of Policy (Border, Immigration & Trade)
Department of Homeland Security

VADM Scott Buschman
Joint Task Force-East


Mike Pullman
Deputy Director, Air and Marine Operations Center
Customs and Border Protection


Robert Hudson
Deputy Chief of Law Enforcement Operations
U.S. Border Patrol

Download the Agenda for Complete List of Speakers


Why You Should Attend This Summit:

This educational summit will bring together senior leaders the homeland security, intelligence, and law enforcement communities to discuss the operational and strategic needs for enhancing border protection and advancing intelligence capabilities for homeland security.

The main objective of this year’s summit is to highlight the current administration’s focus on the crucial need for advanced surveillance and intelligence capabilities. Discussions will center around initiatives and capabilities required to adequately support our nation’s border patrol professionals in keeping the citizens of the United States safe.

This summit will foster discussion between senior leaders with the goal of enhancing border security and creating effective partnerships between the government and private industry to find solutions for improved homeland security. Join us for an honest, closed-to-the-press, and non-attribution discussion to better understand how we protect our border from transnational crime and unlawful trade and travel.



Topics to be Covered at the 2019 Summit:

– Enhancing Border Security Through International Cooperation and Intelligence Sharing

– Tracking and Combatting TCOs Through International Cooperation on Data Collection and Analysis

– Disrupting and Degrading TCOs Through Targeted Enforcement

– Leveraging the U.S.-Mexico Relationship to Enhance Border Security

– Facilitating Legitimate Trade and Travel while Maintaining Secure U.S. Borders

– Biometrics and Border Security: How DHS Uses Newly-Developed Technology to Fortify U.S. Ports of Entry


At our Symposium You Have the Ability To:

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

  • 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 given the opportunity to address our speaker faculty with their questions, comments or ideas.


Exhibit and Sponsorship Information:

The 2019 Border Security & Intelligence Summit provides opportunities including exhibit space, round table discussions, product demonstrations, and networking receptions.

Download the Sponsorship and Exhibiting Prospectus Here.



Operating Guidance for Government Attendees:

– DSI’s symposium directly supports DHS, IC, DoD, and Government priorities by providing a conduit for officials to efficiently reach audiences outside of their respective offices that directly impact their department’s mission success, at no charge to the government, and in an efficient expenditure of time.

– DSI’s symposium will provide a forum to address and improve internal and external initiatives, meet with and hear from partner organizations, disseminate vital capability requirements to industry, increase visibility within the larger community, and generally support their mission.

– The symposium is open and complimentary to all DoD and Federal employees and is considered an educational training forum, and a widely attended gathering.

2019 Sponsors & Supporting Partners

Advisory Board

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.