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November 2018 | Washington, D.C

Emily Keplar

Intelligence Functional Manager, Collection & Reporting
Department of Homeland Security

Emily Keplar serves as the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Intelligence Functional Manager for Collection and Reporting. Ms. Keplar is responsible for integrating and standardizing the DHS Intelligence Enterprise specifically regarding Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR), Document and Media Exploitation (DOMEX), Open Source Intelligence (OSINT), and Human-Derived Intelligence (HDI) / Reports Officers.

Ms. Keplar started her DHS career with the Customs and Border Protection Office of Air and Marine in 2010 working Unmanned Aerial Systems as the Southwest Border Operations and Intelligence officer where she implemented intelligence planning and collection management into CBP’s unmanned operations.  She moved to the Office of Intelligence in 2011 as the National ISR Collections and Operations Manager and in 2012 was assigned as the Director of Intelligence for the Joint Field Command, Arizona. In 2013 she took a position at CBP headquarters where she was then selected to become DHS’s Functional Manager for Collection and Reporting as well as the Chair of the DHS ISR Working Group.

Prior to DHS, Ms. Keplar’s background includes active duty US Air Force intelligence, ISR support to the US Army at Task Force ODIN Iraq, ISR analysis, planning, training and program management.  Her collection management and mission planning efforts during Operation Iraqi Freedom were lauded by Multi-National Force-Iraq Generals Petraeus and Odierno for the dramatic increase in multi-discipline intelligence collections obtained through her efforts.

Ms. Keplar holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Intelligence in Government and Society from George Mason University.




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