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October 23-25, 2017 | Washington, D.C

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Video

Laser Weapon System (LaWS) demonstration aboard USS Ponce

The U.S. Navy has released this footage of the Laser Weapon System (LaWS) Operational demonstration aboard USS Ponce. View the Video here.


Presentations

Holding the Line in the 21st Century

Colleen Manaher is the Executive Director, Planning, Program Analysis, and Evaluation Office Office of Field Operations at U.S. Customs and Border Protection. She discusses the keys to reliably meeting security compliance, encouraging industry driven innovation, and incorporating next generation requirements into existing security procedures.

Mission Solutions for Homeland Security

Joe Cloyd is the Technical Fellow & Director, Network Solutions OU at Northrop Grumman Technology Services. He discusses securing wireless communications for first responders, ensuring reliability and survivability of products in austere environments, and utilizing custom flexibility solutions to meet changing plans and mission sets.

Nuclear Terrorism Impacts and Zoned Approach to Response

Josh Dozor is the Director, Planning Division, Response Directorate at the Federal Emergency Management Agency. He discusses understanding the full severity of nuclear terrorism threats, deep dive into DHS plans and policy for responding to an incident, and developing cross departmental relationship to ensure effective response.

Whitepapers

The DoD Cyber Security

Read the latest official DoD strategy for cyber operations, from its strategic goals to its plans for managing multiple services. The United States is committed to an open, secure, interoperable, and reliable Internet that enables prosperity, public safety, and the free flow of commerce and ideas. These qualities of the Internet reflect core American values – of freedom of expression and privacy, creativity, opportunity, and innovation.

Cyber Security Review - 84 Page Digital Magazine

Introducing the inaugural edition Cyber Security Review.

- The Current State of Cyber Warfare
- Towards Mulinational Capability Development in Cyber Defense
- Public Private Partnership in Cybersecurity

Smart Borders: Increasing Security Without Sacrificing Mobility

The interlinked and international nature of the world economy makes exponential growth quite lucrative, yet this economy also becomes increasingly susceptible to a range of risks from organized crime and terrorist groups to emerging technology. Dynamic disruptions will force governments and industry to re-imagine policies and business practices related to the movement of goods and people to remain competitive in this new global order. Read more in this Deloitte report about the government's opportunity to envision and realize Smart Borders.

Homeland Security Week After-Action Report by Deloitte

This special report provides a detailed Homeland Security Week summary, quotes and statistics from the high profile DHS speakers at the conference and key themes across their presentations. The report covers topics including The Changing Threat Landscape, Driving Solutions into the Field, Navigating the Data Stream and Partnering with the Private Sector.

Global Defense Outlook

Instability in Ukraine, Japan's efforts to revitalize its defense, continued military buildups in China, and U.S. debates over post-war defense spending and force posture -- what drove these shifts and did nations respond? The evolving global economy, combined with changing security threats facing the largest defense spenders, is driving revisions in defense planning and spending. Adaptation, collaboration, and investment have emerged as the top priority defense management strategies at mid-decade. Read more in this whitepaper, courtesy of Deloitte.

Securing the Global Supply Chain to Protect the American Consumer

In the nearly 15 years since the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, the global security community’s focus on preventing similar attacks has been unrelenting. Indeed, the United States has been free of large-scale terrorism since 2001 due in large part to these efforts. Despite this success, public discourse related to domestic and international terrorism is largely focused on the movement of individuals. While this emphasis is unsurprising, it must not result in an overly prescribed view of the terrorist threat landscape.

Fast Track Your Attendance

Convince Your Boss Letter

Present your boss with this customizable letter detailing the reasons why you should attend the upcoming Homeland Security Week this November in Washington D.C. and you'll be sure to receive permission to join us.

Interviews

Collaborating Joint Order Operations: Border Enforcement Security Task Force Units

In this sensational interview, Nelson H. Balido, CEO of the Border Commerce and Security Council and Managing Associate at Balido & Associates, discusses the timely topic of the influx of 50,000 unaccompanied and illegal minors into the U.S.

He also discusses what it will take to get the U.S./Mexican border under control, what will temper the cartel's influence there and how local, state and federal governments can work together to facilitate better security management practices.

Articles

Directed Energy Systems: Analysing the Myths and Misconceptions

n spite of the rapid progress of directed energy systems, there remains a wealth of uphill challenges for the market. In particular, there is an enormous amount of uncertainty when it comes to the true costs and capabilities of these systems, not to mention how much pressure other issues will place on their development, from safety to legal considerations. Courtesy of Defense IQ

Nelson Balido: Homeland Security Too Important to be Sidelined by Spat

House Republicans have used a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security to vent their spleen over the president’s executive order to grant a temporary amnesty to those individuals in the country illegally. Senate Democrats might be in the minority now, but they still have the filibuster at their disposal, and they’re not going along with the Republicans’ move.

Top 10 Strategies for Securing the U.S - Mexico Border

Increasing alarm at America’s illegal immigration figures – and the escalation of violence in the Mexican drug wars – has turned the need to secure its southern border into a hot political issue. Presented here are the top 10 strategies that have been employed in securing the border. 

Top 3 Game Changers for the Navy's Directed Energy

We put this together for the Directed Energy & Next-Gen Munitions Summit, but since this is a field with tangible applications to Homeland Security, we wanted to share this here as well. The Navy is currently developing three potential new weapons that could improve the ability of its surface ships to defend themselves against enemy missiles. They are Solid State Lasers (SSLs), the Electromagnetic Railgun (EMRG), and the Hypervelocity Projectile (HVP).

Exclusive Content

[Magazine] Three Critical Factors to Securing the Homeland

Ensuring homeland security is a moving target—an on-going and eternally evolving battle. The latest technological changes, as well as the socio-political environment, both at home and abroad, contribute to the difficulty of the task. In advance of Homeland Security Week, we’ve made it our mission to inform you of the latest innovations to facilitate the maintenance of a current and complete big picture view, so that you can more effectively do your duty.

2017 Homeland Security Week Advisory Board eBook

In a world with such incredible uncertainty, it is now more important than ever that industry leaders come together with leaders from across the federal government to discuss how to best support one another.

Take a moment to meet our 2017 Homeland Security Week Advisory Board which includes: The Honorable Dr. Reginald Brothers Former Under Secretary for Science and Technology, Department of Homeland Security

Podcasts

Threats to Our Nation's Security at Home and Abroad

The capabilities and lack of capabilities that currently exist around our nations border. What the threats to our nations security at home and abroad are, and how we should be able to mitigate these threats. Allen Gina speaks about this and how CT Strategies, a subsidiary of Command Consulting Group, helps to make all of that possible.

Current and Developing Advanced Security Technology

Unmanned aerial vehicles and biometrics are just a couple of border control technologies. Allen Gina, Co Founder of CT Strategies, speaks about the current and developing advanced border security technology. What some of the borders weaknesses with technology are, and whether it may be a violation of civil liberties. Also touching on what might cause a breakdown in communication between agencies.  

Immigration Problems and Border Management

Illegal immigration, criminal activity and the biggest adversaries for the United States. Allen Gina Co-Founder of CT Strategies, a subsidiary of Command Consulting Group, speaks about border control issues such as these. As well as how they might tie into an important topic during election season.