U.S. – Canada Border Security Summit                                        Registration Closed


An “Intelligence-Based” Road Map for Securing and Managing the U.S. – Canadian Border

April 3 -4 , 2012: Dearborn, MI – The Dearborn Inn: A Marriott Hotel

This Summit will directly benefit the following nonprofit  foundations through our charitable donations:

United States : The Roger L. Von Amelunxen FoundationSupporting Agents and families of CBP & ICE  (http://www.rogerfoundation.org/)  

Canada: The RCMP Foundation- National Remembrance Fund: In memoriam to fallen RCMP employees (http://www.rcmp-f.ca/national-remembrance-fund/)   

DSI’s Border Security Summit is designed as an educational and training “Town Hall” forum, where thought leaders and key policy-makers across U.S. and Canadian local, state, provincial and federal law enforcement offices can come together for actionable discussions and debate. This Summit will focus on the “multi-layered, intelligence-driven approach” that prioritizes emerging threats, vulnerabilities and risks,  and  enhances our individual and shared border security efforts.


2012 Summit Speakers Included:

  • Mark S. Borkowski, Assistant Commissioner, Office of Technology Innovation and Acquisition, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • Richard Comerford, Regional Director General, Southern Ontario Region, CBSA
  • Anh Duong, SES, Director,Borders and Maritime Security Division, S&T Directorate, DHS
  • Randy Gallegos, Chief Border Patrol Agent, Detroit Sector, U.S. Border Patrol
  • Joe Oliver, Chief Superintendant, Director General for Border Integrity, RCMP
  • RDML Michael Parks, USCG,  Commander, 9th District, United States Coast Guard
  • Stephanie Kirkland, Director General, Biometrics Project Office, Citizenship and Immigration Canada
  • Tracy Reinhold, Associate Executive Assistant Director, National Security Branch, FBI
  • Jody Thomas, Deputy Commissioner, Operations, Canadian Coast Guard


  • Why Should You Attend This Summit?
  • With a border almost 3 times the size of that shared between the U.S. and Mexico, and with a vast degree of difference in topography,  the U.S. - Canadian border has its own unique sets of challenges when it comes to securing and managing the border.
  • With over  $1billion dollars in trade per day, it is vital to both economies to manage the flow of goods and persons in an efficient manner without compromising the security of either country.
  • In December 2012 the first annual  "Beyond the Border Implementation Report" was jointly released by U.S. and Canada analyzing the past year's work agreed to in the “Beyond the Border Declaration” Action Plan of 2011.
  • This Summit will address several of the key focus areas of the 2012 Action Plan Report,  including "enhancing U.S.- Canadian shared understanding of the common threat environment through joint, integrated threat assessments, and  improving U.S. - Canadian intelligence and national security information sharing." This must however,  be coupled with facilitating the lawful flow of goods and people across our shared border and at POEs in order to create a more effective, efficient, secure, and economically viable border.
  • At our Summit, we will address questions such as:
  • What are the most significant challenges to advancing seamless cross-border law enforcement operations?
  • Where are the greatest gaps in domain awareness?
  • How might technology address these gaps?
  • What role exists for industry – where and how do they contribute?

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 will receive a pre-Summit questionnaire for  precise questions and subject matters you would like our speakers to address.

 By attending one of our events, you will discover an environment that strives to encourage real discussion and debate among its attendees, while fostering new and continued relationships amongst all in attendance. Our speaker faculty and subject matters are chosen through an in depth process of research, and are designed to provide a full spectrum perspective towards the issue at hand.

US/Canada Subject Matter:

  • > A Mission central approach to supply chain security: creating a unified and sustainable security posture that can assist in facilitating global cargo trade for air/land/sea
  • > Enhancing trade facilitation by linking security to business strategy: promoting the lawful cross-border mobility of people and goods, including removing barriers to cross border trade and travel to support jobs and economic growth while balancing perimeter security needs
  • > Creation of force-multipliers: intelligence-driven enforcement teams designed to increase information and intelligence sharing capabilities between U.S. and Canadian authorities that reach "Beyond the Border"
  •  >Interoperable usage of intelligence : intelligence-driven approach prioritizing enforcement activities based on emerging threats, vulnerabilities, and risks: "Shared Vision for Perimeter Security and Competitiveness”, including joint facilities, programs, and operations
  • >Advancing radio interoperability and bi-national communication systems
  • >Strengthening  joint investigations, information sharing, and science and technology cooperation
  • > Partnerships with federal, state, local, tribal, and bi-national law enforcement agencies, as well as with the public and private sector to enhance "Border quality of life"
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  •   Download Here the 2012 Summit After Action Report

__________________________________________________________________________________________   DSI’s team specializes in the extensive research and development of our Summits'  content and focus areas, and we will assemble the most respected minds in the US and Canadian federal, state, and provincial offices, along with key leaders in industry with the sole objective of advancing the mission critical needs of each respective community. 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.   __________________________________________________________________________________________
The U.S. / Canada Border Security Summit is compliant with Department of Defense operating guidelines, and adheres to the most recent standards of the Office of General Council, 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. / Canada Border Security Summit is open to all DoD and Federal employees and is considered a compliant education and training forum.

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