CUSTOMS AND IMMIGRATION FOCUS DAY

8:00 - 8:45 REGISTRATION AND COFFEE

While registering for the Focus Day, enjoy breakfast and lively peer-to peer conversation.

8:45 - 9:00 CHAIRPERSON’S OPENING REMARKS

9:00 - 9:45 KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: MODERNIZING INFRASTRUCTURE TO SUPPORT THE OFFICE OF BIOMETRIC IDENTITY MANAGEMENT OPERATIONS

Shonnie Lyon, Director, Office of Biometric Identity Management
• Supporting partners with necessary information to act timely on immigration and law enforcement matters on a local, federal and international level
• Innovating platforms with increased bandwidths to increase storage capabilities
• Securing networks and safe guarding information

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Shonnie Lyon

Director
Office of Biometric Identity Management
• Challenges of information sharing vs protection civil liberties
• Information sharing between federal, state and local law enforcement and government agencies

Lauren Saadat

Director of Internatinonal Privacy Policy
Office of Privacy and Policy

10:30 - 11:15 STREAMLINING IMMIGRATION AND CITIZENSHIP SERVICES WITH BIOMETRICS AND IDENTITY MANAGEMENT PLATFORMS

Paul Hunter, Chief, Biometrics Strategy, US Citizenship and Immigration Services
• Investing in emerging technologies
• Improving the overall visa applicant experience
• Modernizing the process in an effort to make it more reliable and efficient

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Paul Hunter

Chief, Biometrics Strategy
US Citizenship and Immigration Services

11:15 - 11:45 MORNING REFRESHMENT BREAK

Wow - there was a lot of great information in the morning sessions. Take a moment grab a beverage and chat with your fellow attendees.

11:45 - 12:15 KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: MODERNIZING THE IMMIGRATION SYSTEM TO INCREASE PUBLIC SAFETY

Shonnie Lyon, Director, Office of Biometric Identity Management
• Advancing existing policies by investing in emerging technologies
• Improving the overall visa applicant experience
• Modernizing the process in an effort to make it more reliable and efficient

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Shonnie Lyon

Director
Office of Biometric Identity Management

12:15 - 12:45 SOLVING COORDINATION AND LOGISTICAL CHALLENGES WITH STATE AND LOCAL AGENCIES IN TIMES OF CRISIS

MaryAnn Tierney, Associate Administrator (Acting), Mission Support Bureau, FEMA
• Providing emergency management and resources to disaster areas without being hindered by logistical challenges
• Proactively developing action plans that are immediately executable during emergencies
• Developing scalable, flexible, and adaptable concepts in recovery operations

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MaryAnn Tierney

Associate Administrator (Acting), Mission Support Bureau
FEMA

12:45 - 13:45 DINE & CHAT

All the morning hustle and bustle has probably made for a muchneeded lunch break! Join us for a delicious lunch and discuss the morning sessions.

13:45 - 14:30 KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: INTERNATIONAL BEST PRACTICES TO SUPPORT GLOBAL SECURITY

• Creating shorter wait times while simultaneously increasing security through investments in biometric technologies
• Accurately monitoring and controlling foreign nationals entry/exit within the United States

14:30 - 15:15 UTILIZING ALGORITHMIC INTELLIGENCE SOLUTIONS TO ENHANCE VETTING OPERATIONS

• Identifying the primary means of transportation human trafficking utilizes when entering the United States
• Developing methods of tracking major human trafficking entry points to maximize responder presence
• Combatting the overall business model of human trafficking

Sponsored by: Mmapro

15:15 - 15:30 AFTERNOON NETWORKING & REFRESHMENT BREAK

This is your last chance to swap information with your fellow attendees - Make sure to take advantage of the break

15:30 - 16:15 KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: DEVELOPING POLICY TO PREVENT UNAUTHORIZED PERSONNEL FROM ENTERING THE UNITED STATES

• Plans and strategies to support removal enforcement operations
• Advancing vetting technology to identify unauthorized personnel

16:15 - 17:15 CHAIRPERSON’S ENDING REMARKS

See you in 2018!