April 24-25, 2024 | The Sunset Room, National Harbor, MD

*Information below pertains to 2023 summit. 2024 summit details coming soon!

DSI’s 11th Annual Border Security & Intelligence Summit will bring together DHS, IC, Federal Agencies, & Industry to discuss current/future efforts toward integrating new policies & advanced technologies that are helping to ensure the continued protection & security of our Nation’s borders. At this forum, senior level leaders from the across the USG will detail intelligence strategies & solutions toward combating transnational organized crime, illicit trade & travel, human smuggling/trafficking, & other threats to the U.S. Homeland.

2023 Confirmed Speakers Include:

Raul L. Ortiz

US Border Patrol

HON. Blas Nuñez-Neto

Assistant Secretary for Border & Immigration Policy

Pete Flores

Executive Assistant Commissioner
Office of Field Operations

MG Matt D. Smith, USA

Commanding General
Joint Task Force – North

Ryan T. Young

Executive Assistant Director
Intelligence Branch

Matthew J. Hudak

Deputy Chief
US Border Patrol

Patrick J. Lechleitner

Acting Deputy Director

Fred Gaspar

Vice President
Commercial and Trade Branch
Canada Border Services Agency

Download the 2023 Agenda Here


Why You Should Attend This Summit:

As the dangers presented by terrorism and organized crime continue to grow, US border agencies must consistently adapt to address new and evolving challenges. The success of efforts to utilize intelligent systems and data is critical to achieving current security objectives and ensuring the safety and prosperity of citizens and migrants alike.

The FY2023 budget provisions $56 billion for the Department of Homeland Security, $130 million towards increasing and improving CBP personnel and systems, and a $1.4 billion investment for DOJ immigration courts. This funding is critical towards achieving US border security goals and supporting the efforts of law enforcement agencies to detect, identify, and stop criminal activity.

The 2023 Summit will address the technologies and policies necessary to overcome current border security challenges as well as how to leverage those solutions across the Federal Government and IC. Additionally, a panel of Senior government & policy experts will examine the role of specific technological innovations and how they can support the goals of a 21st century border security strategy.

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 federal government, the US military, academia, and industry to better understand how be protect the border form transnational crime and unlawful trade and travel.
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Exhibit and Sponsorship Information:

The Border Security & Intelligence Summit provides opportunities including exhibit space, round table discussions, product demonstrations, and networking receptions. Download the Sponsorship and Exhibiting Prospectus Here:


Topics to be covered at the 2023 Summit:

– Detecting and Dismantling Transnational Criminal Threats to Increase Security and Defend US Security Interests

– Facilitating Safe and Lawful Trade and Travel at Points of Entry across the US Border

– Increasing DoD-LEA Interoperability to Strengthen US Borders and Protect the Homeland

– Modernizing Border Protection to Ensure Safety and Security Against Existing and Emerging Threats

– Embracing Innovative Technologies and Systems to Establish a 21st Century Border Security Strategy
on land & at sea

– Utilizing DHS Capabilities and Expertise to Advance Human Tracking Law Enforcement Operations

– Enabling Intelligence-Driven Decision-Making at FBI to Bolster Security across US Borders


At our Summit 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 the border security communities.

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 Government Attendees:

DSI’s Summit directly supports DHS, IC, Federal Government, and Industry 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 Summit 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 Summit is open and complimentary to all DoD and Federal employees and is considered an educational and training forum.

(Industry and academia members are charged a fee for admission)


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