Homeland Security Week 2015

October 10 - 12, 2016

Sheraton Pentagon City , Arlington, Virginia


Sheraton Pentagon City
Arlington, Virginia

Next Generation Interagency Requirements for Evolving Homeland Security Initiatives

Featured Speakers

  • Hon. Suzanne E. SpauldingUnder Secretary, National Protection & Programs DirectorateU.S. Department of Homeland Security
    Hon. Caitlin Durkovich Assistant Secretary, Office of Infrastructure Protection U.S. Department of Homeland Security
    Randolph AllesAssistant Commissioner Office of Air and MarineU.S. Customs and Border Protection
    Michael FisherChief,U.S Border Patrol, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • Brenda B. SmithAssistant Commissioner Office of International TradeU.S. Customs and Border Protection
    Robert Novy Deputy Assistant Director Investigations - CyberU.S. Secret Service
    David MarwellSpecial Agent in Charge, HSI Dallas
    Director, Joint Task Force - InvestigationsU.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
    Dr. Jalal MaparDirector Resilient Systems Division, HSARPAU.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Dr. John FischerDirector Chemical and Biological Defense Division, HSARPAU.S. Department of Homeland Security
    Lt. Gen. Joseph L. LengyelVice ChiefNational Guard Bureau
    Randall C. ColemanAssistant Director Counterintelligence DivisionFBI
    Robert Harris Director Joint Task Force - WestU.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Vice Admiral William "Dean" LeeCommander Atlantic AreaU.S. Coast Guard
    Dr. L. Wayne BrasureDeputy Director Domestic Nuclear Detection OfficeU.S. Department of Homeland Security
    Rafael J. GarciaAssistant Director Intelligence DirectorateFBI
    Joseph DemarestAssistant Director Cyber DivisionFBI
  • Rear Admiral Christopher J. TomneyDirector, Joint Interagency Task Force – SouthU.S. Coast Guard
    Benjamin ScribnerProgram Director, National Cybersecurity Professionalization and Workforce Development U.S. Department of Homeland Security

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Thank you for attending Homeland Security Week 2015. More information on Homeland Security Week 2016 is coming soon.


Technology Innovation of the Year


Grabba, Inc.

Runner Up

Integrated Biometrics

Public/Private Partnership of the Year


Air Force Association

Runner Up

American Science and Engineering, Inc.

HSW Person(s) of the Year

VADM William Dean Lee, USCG, Director, Joint Task Force - East

David Marwell, Director, Joint Task Force – Investigations, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Commander Robert L. Harris, Director, Joint Task Force - West

Honorable Mention

Patrick Eager, HSPD-12 Program Manager, Enterprise Identity Management Office, U.S. Dept of Homeland Security

2015 Event Details

With recent threats from various terrorist organizations, radical factions, and lone wolves becoming more and more sophisticated, the need to ensure that our nation’s security at home and abroad are strongly monitored at all times by a multifaceted, interagency effort, is a necessity. Without superb intelligence, operational assets, and flawless unified communication across all stakeholders, the threat of a catastrophic outcome is an ever-increasing reality.

The 10th Annual Homeland Security Week taking place October 7-9 at Sheraton Pentagon City, will bring together top homeland security leaders from government, industry and academia alike to take a deep dive into current challenges and future requirements necessary for numerous government agencies, all directly or indirectly responsible for U.S. homeland security, to facilitate a complex, joint, multilayered plan to combat the evolving challenges our country faces.

Join 200+ attendees and speakers for interactive keynote presentations, large scale panel discussions, project updates, case studies, intimate roundtables, product demonstrations and more. Now in its 10th successful year, Homeland Security Week 2015 is the educational platform for discussing the future of homeland security.

Whats New for 2015?

  • NEW! Attend our Annual HSW Awards Reception where homeland security leaders are recognized for their continued contributions
  • NEW! Choose from two tracks focused on intelligence and operational initiatives supporting the homeland security plan moving forward
  • NEW! Participate in our Future Requirements Day as we discuss ways to position industry to better support emerging needs of the DHS
  • NEW! Meet and Interact with our esteemed Homeland Security Week 2015 Advisory Board – an incomparable group of industry leaders

An In-Depth Look at our New Features:

Homeland Security Week 2015 Advisory Board

For over 10 years, IDGA has provided a discussion based platform to encourage and promote advancement in critical areas of homeland security. However in an effort to advance the 2015 iteration of Homeland Security Week, we are partnering with the thought leaders in this community that are working diligently to help support the ongoing improvement efforts. IDGA has worked closely with the leading minds within the Homeland Security community to identify the people closest to the current challenges and future initiatives. As a result, we have brought together a collection of advisors that is unparalleled in this space, with incomparable experience. Meet each of them by attending this year’s annual event.

Annual HSW Awards Reception

Join us as we launch, the 1st and only of its kind, awards ceremony supporting the Homeland Security community. Countless stakeholders work diligently to advance and perfect the best practices currently in place to protect our national security. Come attend this gala on October 9th as we recognize the leading minds supporting these ongoing efforts! 

Homeland Security Week Highlights

Past Conference Photos

Sponsors & Exhibitors
American Medical Depot (AMD)
Cambium Networks
Lockheed Martin
Northrop Grumman
Palo Alto Networks
RELM Wireless
Networking Sponsor
National Industries for the Blind (NIB) – An AbilityOne Authorized Enterprise